Umbrella stands

Annie Schlechter

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Stands that Deliver Don't let April showers bring messy puddles into your foyer. These rainy-day catch-alls offer seven ways to marshal wet umbrellas with style.

LEFT TO RIGHT:
  1. Roost's simple, burl-wood bin will thrive in rustic and modern interiors alike. ($130 at Marders, 631-537-3700)
  2. This ceramic owl offers a subtle reminder about the wisdom in checking the forecast. ($120, Two's Company; 800-896-7266 for stores)
  3. Graphic and glossy, this arresting model was designed by Gino Colombini for Kartell in 1965. ($155; kartell.it for stores)
  4. Harold Klein turns expectation on its head with a witty Plexiglas umbrella. ($475 at LCR, 203-221-8131)
  5. The four slots in this sleek plastic container by Rodolfo Bonetto can accommodate both full- and pint-size umbrellas. ($150, B-Line at nova68.com)
  6. H-concept's space-saving rubber option comes in 11 colors and does triple duty—as an umbrella stand, doorstop, and vase. ($86 at japanesemoderndesign.com)
  7. When storm clouds threaten, this plated-brass stunner offers the proverbial silver lining. ($150; 800-318-3435, william-wayne.com)

Also shown:
Solid White Automatic umbrellas, #WA10, $15 each; Clear Bubble umbrella with black trim, #RB01, $18 each. All Frankford Umbrellas, umbrellasusa.com
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