How fantastic is this sofa size tapestry pillow available at Adams & Comer in Connecticut! At nearly 46″ wide – this pillow really would make a statement. I just love the edging detail!
I often make my clients the finish decorative pillows for their interiors. I love that my handiwork is part of their homes. At the end of the day, I have lots of leftover fabrics (plus, I keep buying more!). I usually spend a weekend a month whipping up some cute pillows and I’d like to … Read more
California based Kaaya is a home décor and textiles firm, created by Vinitha Watson, that specializes in high-quality hand crafted materials for the home using only natural fibers and sustainable methods of production. How pretty are these pillows. The embroidery and crewel work is such a classic touch! Almost all the items in the collection … Read more
One of the most joyful aspects of being a designer is having long term relationships with clients. One of my favorites was a lovely couple who wanted a smashing mastersuite makeover in order to help sell their oceanside home. With spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean just outside the bedroom, the owner wanted to capture … Read more
Well, it’s 2008 at last. I’m always ambivalent about the New Year, what with all the resolutions and taking stock. Sometimes, it all feels too much! 2007 was a busy year, that’s for sure. This blog really started taking off and I was dedicated to doing near daily posts. I mostly made that happen, but … Read more
Spode, that bastion of English country style has released a fresh new pattern, create by textile artist Kim Parker. I just love this whimsical set called Emma’s Garland. So light and breezy!Kim also designs for The Rug Company: …and has a line of cute pillows available on her website:These wall panels are available through Horchow.Beautiful … Read more
I’m loving this furniture collection from Viesso, based in Santa Monica. This black and white floral chair (above) is fun and fabulous. Their fabrics are modern and graphic, yet still soft and laid back. They offer great customization options on their website – you can virtually build your item and order it. They offer three … Read more
I wanted to take a moment to welcome a new sponsor of ::Surroundings::. Donna Elle Seaside Living is based, fittingly, on Nantucket. Surrounded as she is with such natural beauty, its not wonder that Donna, an interior designer, was inspired to create a collection of beautiful textiles, pillows rugs and more. Life’s a Breeze™ began … Read more
I meant to write about this pillow a few weeks ago, but never got around to it. Mainly because when I made it, I didn’t document the process. Anyway, I got a second chance and thought it would be a good DIY project to share. The pillow above (and the one below) were embroidered by … Read more
The Jonathan and Tim interview was set at JA’s store. Here are some of the items seen: The Lampert Sofa – nice seating for Messrs. Adler and Gunn. Needlepoint pillows – not your Great Aunt Lulu’s needlpoint! The Bel Air Lamp Click here for all Top Design posts.