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Kathryn Ireland for Scalamandre…..

Kathryn IrelandMiguel Flores-Vianna, Veranda

Kathryn IrelandVictoria Pearson, House Beautiful

Kathryn IrelandPhotographer Unknown

I love Kathryn’s work and have loved the glimpse into her life and professional process on Million Dollar Decorators.  She already has her own fabric line.  However, she has recently teamed up with Scalamandre with a licensed collection.  Take a look……

Kathryn Ireland for ScalamandreGeoffrey Sokol, Architectural Digest

Kathryn Ireland for ScalamandreGeoffrey Sokol, Architectural Digest

Kathryn Ireland for Scalamandre FabricScalamandre

It is a great collection with a little something for everyone.  To see the full line, go to Scalamandre and scroll through the Spring 2013 collections.

I am one meeting away from being off for the long weekend.

Anyone else ready to welcome summer?

Thank you! Fabric Found Scalamandre’s “Bali”

One of the things I love about blogging is the interaction with so many others who share the same interests.  That was apparent when so many of you took the time yesterday to help out and offer suggestions when I put out a plea to help me find an elusive fabric.  Well, thanks to the response of Daniela over at Aesthetic Oiseau my client and I have finally found this fabric.  Daniela, thank you so much and thanks to everyone else who took the time to offer suggestions and confirmation.  We so appreciate it!

Here is a close up of Scalamandre’s Bali fabric in “Multi on Bamboo.”

Scalamandre Bali, Multi on Bamboo ( 26734-004)

It is available in a total of seven colorways, each spectacular in its own right.  Of course, this fabric doesn’t come cheap.  It is $240 per yard….would definitely be a splurge for many of us!

Scalamanadre Bali, Multi on Magnolia (26734-001)

Scalamandre Bali, Multi on Turquoise (26734-002)

Scalamandre Bali, Multi on Lilac (26734-003)

Scalamandre Bali, Multi on Mango (26734-005)

Scalamandre Bali, Multi on Coral (26734-006)

Scalamandre Bali, Milti on Periwinkle (26734-007)

It is a beauty, don’t you think?

Thanks again everyone!

Scalamandre’s Iconic Zebras Wallpaper available in Two New Colorways…..

What could be more fun than Scalamandré’s Zebra Wallpaper?

Miles Redd  (photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Elle Decor)


Kate Spade’s Bathroom via here


Massucco Warner Miller (photo by Werner Straube for Traditional Home)


How about two new colorways recently introduced…..




Personally, I am loving the yellow.  What about you?

A little birdie…

Until I find the source on the Anthropologie paper I blogged about yesterday, here is a round-up of some other favorite papers featuring our feathered friends….

Schumacher– Birds and Butterflies

Schumacher– A-Twitter

Scalamandre– Aviary

Julia Rothman for Hygge & West

Zoffany– Gustavius, Eleonora

Nina Campbell– Perroquet

Osborne & Little– Grove Garden

Brian Yates– Pip, Early Bird

I really have a thing for birds (remember my dining room chandelier?)  I’d love to incorporate one of these papers into a future project.

And with that, I hope you have a great weekend!

Scalamandre Aviary Wallpaper – Perfect for a Little Girl!

Things always seem to come in threes…..

1) I posted about Scalamandre’s Aviary Fabric here.

2) I saw the wallpaper version (see below) in the girl’s side of a jack-n-jill bathroom in one of the Dallas homes we toured last weekend.

3) This week, a customer requested a quote on this  fabric, and I subsequently learned the fabric is being discontinued and that remaining stock is limited.

I love the combination of pink and green for a little girl.  And oh how I am in love with this paper!  Despite the fact that the fabric is being discontinued, the wallpaper remains available in 6 colorways.  And, if you need a ton of the fabric, Scalamandre will print the fabric…..but the minimum order of 100 yards…ummm….probably not happening very often!

Scalamandre’s Island Cloth Collection

Scalamandré has launched an indoor/outdoor fabric line called the “Island Cloth” collection. Take a look at some of these pretties….

Neptune’s Treasure

Antigua and Seashell Baroque…

Antigua, Swirl, Polka Dots and St. Barts

The buoyant outdoor ensemble of stripes and prints is of 100% solution-dyed acrylic and is colorfast and stain resistant.   Here are some fun patterns from the collection (each comes in multiple colorways).

How can you go wrong with stripes, checks and polka dots?

In all, there are over 30 patterns in this collection.  The pricing ranges from relatively affordable to pretty pricey, so there is a nice range.  Do any of these strike your fancy?  For more info, feel free to contact me.

It’s all in the details…..

It is often the little details that take something from good to great.  Today, I was perusing the website of Liz Williams Interiors and noticed this image from a 2003 Better Homes & Gardens publication titled “Window and Wall Ideas.”

I immediately recognized this fabric (Scalamandré Aviary in Taupe), a sample of which I have in my files from a trip to the Design Center.  The fabric ended up not working for the intended project and I sortof forgot about it.  But, this image gave me some renewed interest.  I love the band of brown fabric on the edge of these panels, and even think the small bow details could be sweet for a bedroom.

I did a similar band down my family room drapes in our old house.  Unfortunately, the images are on a currently defunct computer that I must get to my IT person to rescue with a whole host of other missing data! 

As I’ve mentioned before, we are on a decorating freeze as a cross country move may be in our future.  But, this doesn’t stop me from planning in case we don’t end up moving.  I am thinking a neutral grasscloth wallpaper for my master bedroom with the subtle blue from this fabric pulled up on to the ceilings.  I’ve got three windows in the master bedroom and a triple window in our sitting room…..I am thinking this fabric would work well for simple pinch pleated panels, with interest added by way of a band of solid fabric. 

Do you have a project where the little details made the project?  I’d love to see photos or hear about it.