It is nearly impossible for me to list all of the vendors I work with on my list of manufacturers. And, if I don’t have an account I can usually set one up pretty easily. You never know until you ask. Recently, I had a past client email me to see if I could help her purchase DL Rhein pillows. As it turned out, I did have an account set up with a company that manufactures both DL Rhein and Trina Turk Pillows. Take a look at some of their offerings.
These images are just a small sampling of what is available through this vendor. They sell embroidered cocktail napkins, tea towels, rugs, pillows and seasonal merchandise. So what is the moral here? You never know until you ask.
At a recent trip to a fabric showroom this fun little fabric from Kravet caught my eye. It reminds me a little bit of a favorite from Hable Construction, with a much smaller price tag.
I think this sweet fabric could work well as an accent fabric in any number of spaces. What do you think, do you like it? And more important, hope you have a great weekend!
Ok, if you read blogs it is no news to you that these fabrics have hit the showrooms. You can see the full collection here. I remember the excitement I first had when I saw a test run of this fabric over a year ago. I so wanted to blog about it….but someone else had the same thought and was scolded by Lee Jofa for posting so I resisted. I will admit to having some modest yardage in my stash.
The patterns and colors scream cheerful to me! In fact, on the walls in the below image is one of my favorites, “Happy Plaid.”
There are just so many vibrant colors and patterns.
I don’t have a fabulous beach house where I can go crazy with all of these fabrics. But, I do have a space in my home with a couple in mind…..
What do you think? Could someone be happy in this room?
Ok, how strange is this? I was just scanning my blogroll for posts that had popped up since I caught up earlier today. First, I saw this image.
image via Haven and Home
And then, a few minutes later, I saw this one.
image via Holiday
Are you seeing double like me?
Despite the fact that these floors are now off the table for the remodel (both for budget and logistical reasons), these images remain the inspiration for my kitchen seating.
Many of the chairs like this that are available retail are offered in a limited selection of colors (black, white or cream). But, I may want to liven mine up so I have been searching for manufacturers who will do a custom finish vs. having to buy chairs and then have them sprayed after the fact. I’ve found a few at varying price-points.
First, these are sold in pairs and the price is fairly reasonable. This chair is actually a hand carved wood chair. The pair sells for less than $1,000 even with a custom finish. The cushions are down filled burlap.These may be the winners for me given the price. I need armless as well and like the lines.
This next version is quite a bit more. But, it is a beauty don’t you think? Again, they will do custom and pricing depends on if you want the frame only or want the cushions (and what type of fill).
This last chair can also come in a custom finish. It costs considerably more than the above two options and has more of a fretwork pattern. It is probably too much for us (especially since we don’t need arms….which would be custom) but I do love this manufacturer and this piece reminds me why.
I have also started my search for the right wing chairs for the table ends. Last night we entertained 7 adults and 6 kids for dinner. It always amazes me how everyone ends up in the kitchen standing up all night. It just reiterates to me how important kitchen seating really is! Are you the same, do you always end up in the kitchen while entertaining?
Harry is 9 months old today! No time like the present to get his room decorated, wouldn’t you say?
You may recall that about a month and a half ago Harry’s room looked like this….
Well, after some serious issues and delays (and a paint job I am still not thrilled with), the room looks like this today.
In his sink area, soffits were removed, new lighting, hardware and faucet were installed and crown molding was added taking the space from this….
And on Monday, this carpet custom (swatch below) cut for the room will be delivered.
And the dotted fabric above is currently being made into roman shades. It isn’t lost on me that our builder has strongly recommend we move out of the house for approximately 4 months during the remodel (which we hope to have completed before the Christmas holiday). But, for like 5 minutes I am going to bask in the delight of the first room in our house that actually looks close to my vision.
And with that, Happy Weekend!