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Crushing on Thibaut – Tanzania

I know you have probably already seen this paper on blogs, pinterest, etc. but I have been meaning to blog about my love of it for a while.

Thiabut Tanzania Wallpaper available via Maddie G DesignsTiffany Richey Design

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Blue and White Fabric Find….

I want to do blue and white for our guest room and have previously shared these two inspiration images.

Brunschwig & Fils

photo by Stephen Karlisch

Yesterday, I received an email that Thibaut is running a special until the end of the year (which I am, of course, passing on to my customers).  So, I decided to hop over to their site and just browse around a tad.  And low and behold, look what I found….I really, really like it.



I still am in total love with the Brunschwig fabric in the top image.  But it is CRAZY expensive (like retails at over $350 a yard) and I have to pick my crazy splurges carefully.  While Thibaut fabrics aren’t bargains, they are generally pretty reasonable as far as “trade only” fabrics go and they have such great products (and often have coordinating wallpapers).  One other thing I love about Thibaut is that they offer room views to accompany many of their fabrics and wallpapers.  I don’t know about you, but it really helps me envision things better when I have something more than a small swatch to view.

Anyhow, I think I am going to pop over to the design center to pick up a sample later this week.  We shall see.

Thibaut Chelsea Collection–”Coco” Wallpaper

Since I first posted the below photo featuring Osborne & Little wallpaper, I have received lots of requests for help ordering this paper.

image via Design*Sponge

Currently, I have a client who was hoping to use this paper in her daughter’s nursery.  Unfortunately, it has now been discontinued and there is no stock available.  Finding out that the paper had been discontinued was a real disappointment.  So, she asked that I keep my eyes out for an alternative.

Last week I picked up a copy of “fresh Home” magazine and was drawn to this image from the weekend home of John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon.

John Loecke Interior Design 

I think the paper they used (Thibaut’s Coco from the Chelsea Collection - available in 6 colorways) is a great alternative.

What do you think?

I think I’ve Seen You Before….Duralee Abstract

Never one to stress much about anything on the home-front, my husband started to panic this past weekend.  He wants a crib and a glider ordered for our little one, stat.  Of course, with this came opinions on what the crib should look like and a desperate attempt to get me to focus by taking us on a family trek up to a huge baby store in Maryland.  (Mind you, getting us there Monday night about 40 minutes before it closed, lest I get too enthused….he didn’t want to shop long).

Anyways, the trip only served to accomplish two things. 

First, we realized there is no way we are going to convince Maddie that she should forgo her “cot” (husband is an Australian and this is what they call cribs) for her new little brother.  In fact, she was running around the store with glee…..letting us know exactly which “cots” she wanted for “Baby H”.  They were all decked in pink, of course!  With the transitions of a big move and a new baby on the horizon….there is no way I am going to displace her….even though I know that she’ll be ready for her “big girl” bed probably the day the little one is ready to move from a bassinet to a crib.  Oh well, such is life.

Second, we learned there are so many options for cribs….and are now only more confused.  I am in the cheap and “disposable” camp (with good safety ratings, of course) as this will likely be our last.  As such, I am leaning towards more modern styles as I do not particularly care if they are dated in a few years.  Of course, my husband gravitated to the big solid wood “investment” pieces.  We’ll figure it out soon I hope.  In the grand scheme of things…I am not overly stressed about this.

In the meantime, I took only a cursory glance at crib bedding as I’ve got a few ideas floating around in my head–and I plan to have ours made by my workroom.

Anyways, here was one of the sets that caught my eye.  Specifically, it was the greek key motif in grey that caught my attention.  After all, you know I am currently on a grey and yellow kick.

Glenna Jean “Sydney” Collection 

At first, I was sure that this was  Thibaut’s Malay Ikat fabric that I had blogged about here.  I loved it then, and still love it.   But, upon closer inspection….I realized this fabric was not the same.

After a bit more searching I think I’ve found the source.  It appears to be Duralee’s “Abstract” in Graphite.  This fabric is also available in Indigo and Cocoa.  I can source it for under $25/yard.  Not too bad….

What do you think?  Do you like it?

In other news, don’t forget about my giveaway of six yards of the new Thom Filicia fabric!  The winner will be announced next Monday.

Chinoiserie Inspired Chairs

I am often contacted by people looking for sources on various looks.  The Chinese Chippendale / Chinoiserie inspired chair is a popular request these days.

Below is an example of this style of chair in a very traditional setting, with a wood finish.  I believe these chairs are by Dessin Fournir, and are pretty pricey (just being honest).

image via Traditional Home, photo credit Tria Giovan

While the following images feature the popular lacquered look.

Elle Decor via here

via WaterLeaf Interiors

So, where do you find these chairs, you ask?  They are available at all different price points. For more information on pricing, feel free to contact me.

Napa Home & Garden

Bungalow 5

Noir Furniture

Incidentally, here are the Noir chairs used in a room by Webb Designs (aka, Joni from Cote de Texas).  Don’t you love the addition of the slips?  I should add that most of the chairs featured here are available in both arm and side chair versions.

There are also plenty of high-end versions of these chairs available….

Baker Furniture

Althorp Living History

Ficks Reed

Ann Getty House Collection

I also like the versions available from Artistic Frame, as they are available in a myriad of different finishes.  And, the chair can easily be modified into a barstool or an office chair, the cushion can be customized, etc.

Artistic Frame

And, of course, you can find these chairs in the design catalogs, such as Ballard Designs and William Sonoma HomeJonathan Adler also has a nice option in multiple colors.  Finally, it is always worth looking on Craigslist, eBay, etsy and 1stDibs.com for a vintage set.

Last but not least, want to see the chair motif on your walls?  Check out this paper from Thibaut, available in 5 colorways.

So, do you like the look….do you prefer a bold lacquer or something more subdued?  And, do you have a source we should know about?  I’d love to hear about it if you do.

Loving Thibaut’s Malay Ikat!

I love a good geometric print.  And, have had these dining room chairs (specifically, the fabric)  in my inspiration files since I first saw them in Southern Living Magazine a few months back.  This image is from the home of designer Megan Young.

photo by Laurey W. Glenn

Then today, while on the Thibaut website researching for a client, I came across the Malay Ikat Fabric.  And, while certainly not the same fabric as above….it gave me the same feeling.  Yes, I get excited about fabric…..are you really surprised?

In addition to the Malay Ikat on the chairs, the wallpaper and curtain fabric are also Thibaut (Kirkwood, Aqua and Brown on Cream).  Both are part of the Shangri-Li collection.    I am just loving this….can see the fabric used in any number of relaxed spaces throughout the house!

It comes in 6 colorways.

What do you think?  Do you like this fabric as much as I do?