Interior Design

Arts & Crafts

Cotton + Steel Fabrics

If you are looking for unique fabrics, then your search is over.  Simply checkout http://www.cottenandsteelfabrics.com and get lost in over a thousand bright and cheerful patterns across numerous collections.  Operated by six designers, Cotton + Steel fabrics are screen printed in Japan in a facility known for its superior level of quality and attention to detail.  Here is just a sampling of their offering:

cotton_steel.png

Interior Design

A Dog’s Life

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie…In Luxe!

Whether you have one dog, five dogs, small, medium or large – you most likely have one or more dog beds.  I have two dogs but way more than two dog beds and the struggle remains on how to make them work with the decor.   My solution is to coordinate with your interiors and make them part of the room because we all know that our pets deserve a comfy and pretty place to nap.

One of my favorite new brands is from the pet store chain Hollywood Feed.  Their exclusive brand, Mississippi Made, as the name indicates,  design and manufacture the fabrics in Sherman, Mississippi. As pretty as their fabrics are, the bed covers are very durable and machine washable.  I have removed many a muddy footprint stain and the bed still looks like new.  I selected this print because it matched my paint color perfectly.  Who says you can’t have it all!

molly_mississippi_bed

Molly, the Labrador Retriever and Spark & Sparrow dog model.

Here are more inspirations that will satisfy both the designer in you and your pups!

dogslife_beds.png

  1. Hunter Handmade dog beds available at hunterhandmadeus.com
  2. Bamboo Lounge bed from P.L.A.Y. available at petplay.com
  3. Jax and Bones dog bed available at jaxandbones.com
  4. Harry Barker personalized vintage-inspired dog bed available at Neiman Marcus

Share pics of your favorite luxe pet bed.

Interior Design

My Latest Spark:

Ticking Stripes Forever

From humble beginnings to, what is now, a staple in Farmhouse style design; ticking stripe canvas was a heavy-duty material used to cover feather mattresses.  The word ticking comes from the Greek word theka, meaning case or covering.  American designer, Sister Parish, introduced ticking stripe to high society in the 1940’s when she paired it with chintz.

What I love most about ticking stripe is its clean simplicity and ability to match with many other fabrics.  My favorite is to contrast it with floral or sundial patterns.  See below for some inspiration and share your ideas.

stripes