Island Electric

Tamara Weiss brings a whimsical sensibility to a new Midnight Farm location on Martha’s Vineyard.

An island fixture for 18 years, longstanding Martha’s Vineyard home goods shop Midnight Farm has moved across the street from its original Vineyard Haven location to 44 Main Street. Upon entering the new shop, one is struck by its old-time emporium feel: Sturdy farm tables are arrayed with scented candles, beautiful home and garden books, and colorful tabletop accessories, while well-worn floorboards, patinaed plastered walls, and an antique stained-glass window heighten the sense you have just entered a bygone era. And be assured, you won’t find the island’s ubiquitous seashell mirrors, or coastal blue and white upholstered fabrics here.

Island Electric


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Midnight Farm gets its eclectic design sensibilities from owner and interior designer Tamara Weiss. (Her longtime friend and business partner is Vineyard resident and singer/songwriter, Carly Simon.) Weiss sources one-of-a-kind items from India, Morocco, and France to bring color and whimsy to island homes. 

Items such as Bombay bedding featuring stylized poppies in indigo blue and hand-block print pillows, both by John Robshaw are perfect to dress a summer boudoir. “I will always have John Robshaw bedding in my home and store. Duvets, quilts, shams, and vintage pillows are some of the things that I adore,” Weiss notes. She also sells Four Hands furniture made from reclaimed pine and inspired by historical designs. There are also playful pieces such as red and white oak banjo cutting boards, or vibrant mermaid vases by Kalalou.

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Nancy Berry is a freelance writer who lives in Yarmouthport.

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