jonathan adler

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.

design obssession: ikat

Timeless ikat.  No one knows it’s exact origin, but this colorful pattern has been pleasing the eyes for centuries, and is not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Holy ikat skirt!  A total showstopper.

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A touch of pattern on a neutral palette.

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Feeling creative?

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Renowed New York interior designer, Andrew James, shows off his apartment.  Love the blue and brown masculine tones – proves that guys can rock this pattern too!

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Seeing is believing.  Ikat glass mosaic by New Ravenna Mosaics.

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Beautiful!

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Order one of these tote bags from Rosanna before their gone!

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Can’t get enough?  Here’s where to find more.

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a) Aztec Dip Dye Skirt, TopShop

b) Ikat Cuff Bracelet, Need Supply Co.

c) Ikat Scarf in Turquoise Lucio, Tory Burch

d) Anik Shorts in Orange & Cream, Sheridan French

e) Ikat Cotton Clutch, FABbyCAB, Etsy.com

f) Throw Pillows, all by Pop O’ Color, Etsy.com

g) Ikat Distressed 8×10 Frame, Kit n Kaboodle Home, Etsy.com

h) Morrow Slipper Chair in Malaga Peacock, Jonathan Adler

i) Ikat Silver/Blue Wool Rug, Safavieh (to the trade only)

 

color story: tangerine + teal

What says “helllooo summer” more than sunny tangerine and refreshing teal??  Tangerine was named Pantone’s 2012 Color of the year, and teal is one of the hottest colors right now.  Pair them together and you get a match made in hue heaven.   Orange and Blue are actually opposites on the color wheel – meaning they naturally compliment each other.  (Whoever said opposites attract was dead on!)    What do you think??

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The 2 colors pop in this living room by Tobi Fairley

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Love this!

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(All photos link back to their source, if known)

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Great finds for one of this summer’s best color combos:

a) All Decked Out Dress, ModCloth

b) Burak Uyan Tangerine Sandals, Avenue 32

c) Penny Gibbous Moon Bracelet, Posh Locket

d) Tangerine & Teal Jeweled Bib, A Cut Above Boutique

e) Bright Side Clutch, Nine West

f) Moselle Sofa, Bentley Churchill, (available to the trade only – contact me to order)

g) Mrs Godfrey Chair in Tuileries Tangerine, Jonathan Adler

h) Lola Side Table, Urban Outfitters

i) Fabrics: (clockwise from top) –  36140-35 and 73023-19 , both by Duralee,  Sun & Shade Sea Scallop Coral Reef (outdoor fabric) by Waverly

j)  Capri Bottle Lamp, Jonathan Adler

k)  Lattice Rug in Blue, PB Teen

design obsession: peacock

(Source: Wikipedia)

This iconic bird is the driving force behind many products and interiors that have been surfacing in recent months.  Although it seems to be trending lately, the peacock’s reputation and influence has spanned generations.  Respected in many cultures and religions as a symbol of love, compassion, knowledge, patience, and virtue, it’s bold colors are intriguing yet inspiring.

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(Source: Design Seeds)

Stunning peacock feather Palette

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(Source: Pinterest)

This chair is so fly because it practically has wings!  (sorry I couldn’t resist haha)

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This wallpaper accent is great in this room – it adds interest without being overwhelming.

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(Source: Pinterest)

 Peacock inspired hair highlights.

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(Source: The Laquered Peacock)

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I wonder how long it took to do these nails??

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(Source: Laura U blog)

LOVE this bedroom.  The peacock inspired accents show through in a very subtle way.

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My favorite picks?? Ask and you shall receive.

a. Peacock Chair by Hive Modern – this chair comes at a pretty penny. Or 717,400 of them.

b. Dwell Studio Peacock Journal for Paper Source

c. Eddie Leather Accent Chair by Z Gallerie

d. Malone Aquamarine Vase by Z Gallerie

e. Handmade Peacock Clutch by Cutie Girlie on Etsy.com

f. Peacock Rug by Global Views (available through design firms only – contact me to order)

g.  Peacock Print by Dekanimal on Etsy.com

h.  Peacock Feather Linen Pillowcase by Giardino on Etsy.com

i.  Peacock Bowl by Jonathan Adler