This Suzanne Kasler designed dining room has been in my inspiration files for a while now. In fact, it sealed the deal on the round vs. rectangular debate when I was shopping for my dining room. (The table below is by New Classics and was out of my price range….but I love mine by Henredon just the same).
Photography by Tria Giovan for Traditional Home
I also love the mirror which was from Mrs. Howard in Atlanta. So, today while doing some research for a client, I was excited to come across this newish mirror from Theodore Alexander. Not bad in the look alike category, in my opinion. Do you agree?
And, for those of you wondering about the other products, the chairs are from Artistic Frame. The fabulous grasscloth is from Phillip Jeffries and the fabric for the draperies is from Kelly Wearstler via Schumacher. I love it all!
On an unrelated note, thanks for all of the comments and emails of encouragement after my last post. I got a TON done off my to do list this week—which is making me feel much better. Today, while sitting through my joyous 28 week glucose test (praying I pass) I even made progress on one of the potty training books recommended (thanks Mindy)….so maybe success in that arena will follow soon too!
Regardless, hope you have a great weekend!
I apologize in advance that my posting may become a little more intermittent and brief in the next few weeks. I am officially in the third trimester, business has really picked up, we list our house right after Labor Day and still have to find a house in Dallas. Finding a preschool there that will take a 2.5 year old child mid-year has been next to impossible (any Dallas readers have any leads in the Park Cities?); and oh yes, I am trying to potty train Maddie before baby #2 arrives…..and progress is slow at best! How is that for keeping it real around here?
So, at the moment I am busy decluttering and trying to work my way through my ever growing “to-do” list while keeping my sanity.
But, I wanted to share this beauty I saw on Facebook earlier this week. This chandelier is in new product development at Niermann Weeks and will reportedly hit showrooms soon.
Coquille Chandelier, Camel & Gold Leaf Finish
Now, this image lifted my spirits. Isn’t it beautiful?!? I think I’ll dream of it today as I am in my dark basement storage room sifting through and organizing what seems like more stuff than it should be humanly possible for a family to collect!
I love the look of large scale chevron drapery panels.
image via Lonny
image via Decorno
And, I am hoping they will find their way into our new home. Nursery, perhaps? Who knows….but in the meantime here is a roundup of large scaled prints at a variety of price points, some available retail….some trade only. Enjoy!
via Premier Fabrics, available in more colors
House of Mann
Rubie Green, more colors available
Rubie Green, more colors available
via Kast Fabrics
What about you? Do you like chevron or do you think it is too trendy? Have any great fabric finds to share?
I am totally in love with this pattern (Flowering Quince) from Clarence House.
Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
Photo by Gemma Costas
But, I also realize that every budget may not allow for fabric that is over $170 per yard or wallpaper that is over $80 per yard. So, check out this fabric from Braemore called “Flowering Branch.”
Here, designer Caitlin Creer used the fabric to upholster a chair. Doesn’t it look fantastic?
Can you guess the price on this look alike? If you google the pattern you can find it available for as low as about $15 / yard! Do you have your heart set on the wallpaper? Consider having the fabric paper backed for use on the walls. Now, that’s a look for less, don’t you think?
There are so many fabric lines available today (both retail and trade only) it is almost impossible to keep up. I stumbled upon this amazing line thanks to a customer who needed pricing on a particular pattern. After obtaining this information, I took the time to look at the collection for myself and instantly fell in love.
While these patterns are not trendy or cutting edge (the designer credits “Cotswold countryside” as her inspiration), I love the sweet and homey vibe and the relaxing color palate. I am a sucker for birds and am loving the yellow and charcoal tones used below. I could see this in a gender neutral nursery, a relaxing sun room, or a cozy guest retreat.
You may recall that I have a bird inspired wallpaper planned for the ceiling in my son’s nursery once we move. So, it should not surprise you that I am particularly drawn to this collection with a similar feel. In fact, I’ve purchased some light blue gingham fabric for the room (planning to use it as one of the crib bumper sides or perhaps for accent pillows)….and am wondering if these might coordinate. Perhaps I could paper back this fabric and use on the ceiling as well as on the reverse of the bumper? The possibilities are endless! A full range of coordinating ginghams are featured in this line as well.
And I love the colors in this print from the “Meadow” Collection….
All images from Vanessa Arbuthnott
Click here to see the full range of Vanessa Abruthnott’s fabrics and wall-coverings and to read about how Ms. Abruthnott found herself in the textile business. In the meantime, if you have any questions on the line, need samples or pricing, please do not hesitate to contact me.
For the latest installment in this series, I’ve spotted a great trio of rustic iron and wood tables over at Crate & Barrel. The “Atacama” table is available as a coffee table, side table, and console table.
And, it looks like these tables are manufactured in Chile by Andres International, Inc. The US corporate headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado with a distribution center in High Point, NC. The company was founded in 1988 and has grown substantially, now manufacturing out of a 70,000 sq ft. state of the art factory in Santiago, Chile.
Several years ago I purchased a mirror from Crate & Barrel from this manufacturer and have been quite pleased with the quality and craftsmanship.
For more information on this, or any other item you see on my blog, please contact me.