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.

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

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

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

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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) 

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.)

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.


Holy ikat skirt!  A total showstopper.


A touch of pattern on a neutral palette.


Feeling creative?


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!


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




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


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


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)


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)