summer pops of color

I’m loving designer Thom Filicia‘s latest fabric collection from Kravet!  So many fun and inspiring colors – like turquoise, lime, red-orange – that embrace the exciting yet carefree mood of summer.

Kravet everson_335

This first one is my fave.  You might not be able to tell from the picture, but the green lines are actually embroidered.

Kravet 32836_1211

Kravet 32831_24

Red-orange is where it’s at right now.

Kravet 32799_311

Kravet 32797_6

This one’s soft to the touch.  It comes in a gray and a blue as well.

Kravet 32795_3

This would make a nice herringbone pillow, throw or coverlet.

View his entire Kravet collection here.


(all photos are courtesy of Kravet and link back to their original source) 

color story: chartreuse + plum

Chartreuse and Plum: A dynamic duo.  Fresh and spunky, yet deep and powerful.  They are not your usual couple, but hey I’ve heard opposites attract.  Even as bold as each color is, these two can share the spotlight together if done correctly.

.plum and chartruese living room

Both colors a  little muted here and they compliment each other beautifully.

plum and green color scheme

Love it with the lilac or raspberry too!plum and green paint colors

.better homes and gardens purple and green room

The key is to blend the greens and purples with other neutrals, browns, blacks, or whites. Mixing in rich brown tones and/or black (as shown above) gives off a luxurious feel.  Or use white in the color scheme (shown below) to achieve a more serene & sophisticated environment.

plum and green home office

purple and green

Using gold with these 2 colors looks great too!


Bold colors = modern feel


Just a few favorite items put together just for you! 🙂

plum and chartreuse inspiration board

a:  robert allen alpenglow fabric / b: suburban home ringo fabric   / c: centenniel sofa (available to the trade only!)  / d: cb2 rex chartreuse chair / e: z gallerie new hope plum art / f: rug (available to the trade only!) / g: crate + barrel link pillow / h: etsy decorative handmade floral pillow cover /  i: jonathan adler capri lamp /  j: jonathan adler lime lacquer cube


(all photos link back to their original source, if known. inspiration board brought to you by yours truly.)

eye candy: jonathan adler for kravet

The man. The myth. The legend……. The fabric line.

Potter/artist/design genius/retailer Jonathan Adler recently paired with Kravet to develop his new happy line of fabrics.  The collection includes upbeat, funky patterns and bold colors that are characteristic of the designer’s signature style.

Don’t you just love these?? SO FUN.

Here’s my top 5 faves.   View the whole collection here.

hot off the mill: new, eye-catching fabrics

I love getting mail.  At home.  At work.  Wherever.  I think I just like having something to open!  Well, the other day we got in some new Duralee fabric books in, so of course it was like Christmas morning for me at the design studio.  Here’s a few new fabrics I’ve been drooling over.

From the Gatwick collection, I can visualize these lovelies together. 


I love the colors in these!  (Can you tell how much I enjoy blue!?)


But, just so you know, I can’t talk about Duralee and new fabrics without bringing up the John Robshaw Collection!!  Globally chic.  Classically contemporary.  These gems are also relatively new (they came out back in the Spring). 


Here’s some of my faves.


(Duralee fabrics are available to the trade only, contact me for more information.)

Lulu DK children’s fabrics

Lulu deKwiatkowski, founder and designer of Lulu DK Fabrics, teamed up with Schumacher on a new line of kids’ fabrics that are happy, tasteful, and stylish.  Thought I’d share!  (Throwing it out there now:  No, I am not pregnant, I just saw this and thought it was cool! ) 


 Apparently big kids like me love this stuff too, because I’m crazy about this fabric.


Pretty in pink. 


Inspired by her worldly travels and fine art background, Lulu’s fabrics are simple in design and bold in color.  I love the functionality:  the designs could work for young children all the way up to teens.


Pink & Green.  Nice combo for a girl’s room!


Can’t forget about the boys!


Fun star prints.


And there are wallcoverings too!  So precious.


Check out Lulu DK Child to see the whole collection! 

(All photos courtesy of Schumacher’s website)