Archives for the month of: June, 2011

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What fun to receive word from friends and family when a project sporting our threads is spotted! The July issue of Family Circle, pg 25-26, was one such occasion. Check out Sasha Emerson‘s contemporary home design (and the cool sofa support pillows she designed from Studio Bon Textiles’ 100% linen ‘London Bridge’ pattern in Stone!) Love Sasha’s work, and her warm genuine personality. I’ve had several fun conversations with her and she’s every bit as bright, cheery and hip as her interiors! Thank you Sasha for bringing us into your beautiful modern world.

1. Fuego 02 Electric Grill, Fuego Living  2. Lapa Ceiling Fan, Lumens  3. Bistro Basket, Sutherland Baskets   4. Seafood Boil Salad Plate, Williams-Sonoma   5. Wegner Rocking Chair, The Collection Los Angeles   6. Lemonade Glasses, Crate and Barrel  7. Altai Blanket, Hermes  8. Papillon Necklace, Kate Spade

So, whilst awaiting the last of the submissions for our Studio Bon Textiles project photo contest we came across this way cool pair of chairs offered by House of Honey. Tamara Kaye-Honey is the stylish (need we mention uber talented) proprietress behind this amazing interior design studio/shopping treasure-trove based in L.A.. We love everything she does. Great bold unique perspective while remaining totally livable. To see more of her beautiful work click here!

This particular pair of chairs is available on, short for Vintage and Modern, like a little sis to 1stDibs. And who doesn’t like another cool place to shop for one-of-a kind finds? Furniture, sculpture, art, jewelry and textiles (everyone needs a little competition) … and really, what’s not to love here? Seriously, you should check it out!

Which brings us to… the coolest use of Studio Bon Textiles’ pattern Bellows in Black. Love the contrast with the red lacquer! Check out your closest Schumacher to buy, or contact us directly,  here!

We have received so many AMAZING projects over the last several weeks for our Studio Bon Textiles photo contest… we’re simply bowled over!

No idea how we will choose the best, much less narrow it down. I’m feeling prizes (other than 1st, 2nd & 3rd place) on the horizon… what fun!  There’s just too much great stuff to only award the top 3.

Anyhoo… times not yet up, but the clocks a-ticking. 14 more days to get your best project pics in with a brief description and designer/purchaser/ firm name.

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Hey, all you have to lose is FREE FABRIC!

I must say I am VERY (yes I know all caps denotes SHOUTING) excited about our latest venture… or should I say adventure, Canada!

We will soon be available in Toronto and Montreal (within the month)!

Part of my excitement, beyond the obvious, stems from the fact that I have long been a HUGE fan of what Alexandra Yaphe, the owner and founder of Y&Co., has so articulately done with her showrooms. She has a fabulously curated group of luxury hand-printed textiles and hand-woven carpets which I have admired, from afar, for the past 7 years.  Y&Co. was the common factor among the multiple lines I drooled over, way back when, whilst I was designing interiors (and textile designer/manufacturer/business owner was but a figment of my imagination)!

So very pleased about our brand new partnership. Will post again when panels are hung and waving in this great place! I sense a couple of necessary trips on the horizon! Do you blame me?

Building a design scheme around a painting, outfit or color pallette has become a bit of a trend, as of late. Everyone from shelter pubs to fashion mags are experimenting by crossing design disciplines for inspiration. This outfit, from the inimitably crisp, tailored, spot-on-preppy style that is J.Crew, from their Summer 2011 ‘looks we love’, reminds me of how I imagine Daisy, from The Great Gatsby, would look if she hit East Egg in 2011. In the world of interiors, as in fashion, what works, is often translatable across many different mediums. Hence the trend, and success of, inspiration-borrowing.

This serene yet polished room, by Michael De Perno, was recently featured on Elle Decor. Its crisp, saturated, yet airy pallette defined by straight lines (broken only by punctuating organic forms) beckons me inward. I appreciate the primarily neutral schema with spots of earthy color throughout. Love love love this space and can see the above ‘Daisy’ kicking off her espadrilles and curling up on one of these streamlined sofas with a good book and stiff drink under a nubby blanket one cool east coast summer night. Although she wouldn’t be camouflaged in it, the room shares a light carefree sensibility with my J.Crew Daisy from the solid color planes to the clean lines and studied boheme style!

Cheers to summer (officially starting June 21st)… and to the many ways our wardrobe is influenced by and reflective of  the spaces, both figurative and literal, which we inhabit.

Room photo: Styled by Stephen Pappas • Photographed by Laura Resen