Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Cupcakes?  That's what I thought too!! But at second glance you will see that these are drapery rod FINIALS !  You can glimpse the matching rings in the picture.  My imagination has gone into overdrive!  Scrumptious possibilities!
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Like A Bat

Saw this picture today on Pinterest:
I see curtains tied this way from time to time. Not the most attractive way to be treated! It reminds me of a lyric from the Sheryl Crow song "It Don't Hurt", which is one of my favorite songs of hers. The lyric says "Curtains tied up like a bat", so I always think of batwings when I see this.
I've always thought this is a perfect song for a designer because it is about redecorating!

Here is a great version of "It Don't Hurt".

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Floral Notes

Perhaps it is just the cold weather, but suddenly I am noticing floral EVERYTHING and in heavy doses. From fabrics to accessories, flowers are everywhere and I am loving it!
Even visits with some of my sales reps showing their new collections are yielding a trend towards floral motifs.

You may remember this photo of a display at the J. Lambeth studio in the Washington Design Center.

This whimsical floral is from a collection by Kim Parker that we have just added to the studio. Many of the styles are printed not only on VELVET, but also on linen. They are also repeated on the most beautiful wallpaper!  It's a very happy collection. This pattern is called Ariadne's Dream.

Another comtemporary collection we just added is by Lulu DK.  This pattern is called Bloomsbury.

For you traditionalists, GP&J Baker has a gorgeous offering which includes this pattern: Dryden.
Bailey & Griffen elevates this traditional print by hand screen printing this large scale floral in the USA.  It's a work of art, really.
This lovely embroidered floral is from Kravet Couture.  Even it's name, Fun in the Sun, makes me want to have a whole roomful of draperies in this pattern.
I've posted this picture before of my favorite Osborne & Little print!
Cute stationary.  My new business cards are stripe/floral combination.
Lovely jar by Bungalow 5.
And a jar shaped lamp from Bungalow 5.
And a third offering from Bungalow 5, these decorative wall hangings.
 Even furniture doesn't escape the floral explosion.  Painted chests are everywhere.  These are by Guildmaster.
Can Spring be too far away?