42 AUGUST 2 0 1 9 INTERIOR DESIGN
A collection of vintage tiled mirrors from
Mexico hang on the wall near the front, and
a bottle of Illegal Mezcal is displayed on the
table next to little ceramic bowls traditionally
used for sipping the liquor.
“I think lately with clients, they want the
products to be not only beautiful but functional,”
Heius said. “For example, our clients
use our ceramics for drinking and also for
jewelry display, shaving brushes, a lot of different
Displayed on the shelves on one side of
the space are beautiful enamelware printed
with palm trees, ants, bicycles and butterflies.
“Mexico takes great pride in enamelware,”
Heius said. “They are two sisters
who have this business, and it’s all painted.
They take something like a traditional cup
and make something funky.”
Beyond Mexico, and a nod to Heius’ roots,
there are some hand-painted Romanian
bowls throughout the space. The linens are
also all sourced from Italy, but come originally
from the Netherlands. The modern sofa
and armchairs are made to order from North
Carolina, and the funky light fixtures come
from a company in Seattle.
But INCASA makes a point to go hyperlocal
“In addition to focusing on homemade
products, we actually make a lot of our products
here in Astoria,” Heius said.
All the pillows and drapes are designed