Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Paul Smith Stripes...

Paul Smith, renowned for his fashion collections, has also created a stunning fabric line for the well known textile company, Maharam.

For those of you who may not know, I am obsessed with stripes. As far as I am concerned, Paul Smith's line for Maharam, "Bespoke Stripes," is the holy grail of all stripe patterned textiles.

The, "Bespoke Stripe" line was inspired by mens suiting fabric and are able to meet contract performance requirements. The contract part thrills me as I just specified the Reverberating Stripe pattern in a corporate space I am working on.

Take a look at these images - if you too love stripes, you will love these...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fingers Crossed for Sun this Weekend...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Seriously, how can one not love velvet? The short dense pile of fabric is so smooth and soft, I am surprised we do not see this fabric in more places.

Lately, I am especially digging navy velvet upholstered furniture. I think the fabric looks so warm and inviting, while also giving the piece a rich appearance.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Crate & Barrel...

Crate & Barrel is definitely not my first "go to" option when I am shopping for a client. It usually seems pretty boring and everyday for my taste. However, I recently received their fall catalog and I have to admit that I am very impressed and excited about many of their new items.

What do you think about their new fall collection?

Here are some of my favorites...

Silviano Console Table

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Philippe Starck, one of the most famous modern designers alive, is recognized for his bold reinventing of everyday objects. A classic example of Starck's innate creativity is the Ghost collection he designed for Kartell. Starck designed the Ghost chairs by reinventing the classic Louis and Victoria chairs in both an armchair and armless version by blending ultra-modern techniques and material with old world style.

Made of transparent or batch-dyed polycarbonate, while light in appearance, these chairs are extremely durable. The juxtaposition of time periods makes this chair an instant hit in any setting.

What do you think? Where would you put the Ghost chair in your home?

Victoria Ghost Chair

Louis Ghost Chair

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