26 Oct 2010
What good timing. I was just flipping through Lonny Magazine’s latest issue and spotted not only a feature on John Robshaw (whom I just wrote about in my last posting), but also Lulu de Kwiatkowski (designer behind label Lulu DK). Her LA home is profiled and I had to share some photos.
It’s a given that each room is filled with stunning fabrics, but what I love the most is her free-spirited art collection. These pieces add such character to her house.
Below: How great is that underwater photograph in the living room?
I get excited just flipping through my Slim Aarons coffee table book. Imagine what I’d be like with a framed photograph over my fireplace, like this one!
Below: I believe this is one of the designer’s own beautiful pieces.
Below: I’m not sure what I love more, the amazing wall hanging or Lulu’s son’s bed and bedding.
Below: Hamptons beach wallpaper made from a friend’s photograph. Another totally original idea.
The entire house has that great mix of feeling totally together, but relaxed and livable at the same time. You can tell that a lot of personal attention went in to filling the space as opposed to buying pieces out of a magazine. I’m feeling inspired. You?
On that note, here are some final shots of LuluDK bedding and fabrics. Lulu DK fabrics also happen to be available at Y&Co. Sorry, I can’t help it!
25 Oct 2010
All of this talk about kids’ rooms and playspace has got me thinking about fabrics. I can’t wait to add colourful drapes in my daughters’ rooms and I’m dreaming up a long banquette in the basement lined with amazing cushions and pillows.
Now, for the sake of full disclosure, all of the fabric lines listed below are available at Y&Co (my sister’s company) – but, come on, tell me they’re not stunning!
Below: I smile every time I see this photo for John Robshaw Textiles. Classic. As a designer and entrepreneur, I also can’t help but admire how this company has grown and maintained its roots with local artisans in India. Beautiful collection all around.
Vanderhurd has the most stunning collection of fabrics. Hand-printed, hand-embroidered, hand-woven, it doesn’t matter. I’ll take it all, thank you. Seen below: Flower Cut Out 15, Flower Cut out 5, Grande Etoile 6, Grande Prisme 5
Below: Handprinted Belgian linen fabrics by Santa Barbara based Raoul Textiles. The Suriname print featured at the bottom of this post is one of my personal favourites.