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Monday, May 18, 2009

Why Not a New Pillow or Two?

I love design, color, texture and patterns. So, when I found this beautiful line of pillows at the New York Gift Show this past February; I thought I had lost my mind. The Pillows are available to the trade from Bayaa/Weavetree and are made from 100% cotton – silk patch (the embroidery is applied to the silk patch). The pillows come in wonderfully delicious colors such as, the citrine/black (shown), bone/black (shown), storm/citrine (dark grey/black background with yellow embroidery) cobalt/emerald (cobalt background with bright emerald embroidery), coffee and mushroom (coffee background with mushroom embroidery) and red/pumpkin (red background with orange embroidery). It is the citrine/black that did it for me, I love it! I just can’t get enough of the vivid yellow and black together. Adding fresh new pillows to any space can be a very useful tool in creating an exciting new look.

These beautiful pillows are found right in my own backyard….from a company called Filling Spaces located in the Portland, Oregon area. They are made from 100% silk and are available to the trade. http://www.filling-spaces.com/

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Decorating with Malachite Motifs

It first really hit me that the "look" of malachite had really made its way back into interior design - when I saw it at the Las Vegas Design Center. I first spoted the malachite wallpaper at one of my favorite showrooms, Tozoi Home. At first I thought hmmmm....not really sure if I like it or not, but the more I looked at it - the more I liked it. In fact, I think it is absoulutly stunning how the malachite wallper sets off all the varrious accessories. Tony Duquette, a legendary Hollywood decorator made malachite very popular in the 1970's. Jim Thompson resently lauched the Tony Duquette luxury textile called Gemstone, which comes in Royal Blue, Smoke Grey, Rice Paper and Emerald..

Dawnridge (circa 1980) home of the late Tony Duquette - showing his signature malachite printed fabric. I just saw a Marsan chair from Baker, upholsted in the Emerald Gemstone cotton from Jim Thompson. Simply amazing!

Cole and Son - malachite wallpaper....love the red!!!

These modern little beauties are from Global Views.