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Design Board: Ultra Violet COTY Inspiration

Posted on January 09, 2018 | 0 comments

Dwelling & Design | Design Board | Ultra Violet

With Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year 'Ultra Violet' in mind, our newest design board features shades seeking both the fun and dramatic across the purple spectrum. Smatterings of green, gold and blue compliment, while neutrals provide perfect backdrops for letting the bolder, more energetic colors grab the attention.

Click the board for a larger view or scroll the list below to discover each component individually:

 

  1. Nina Campbell | Las Reves | Pampelonne | View

Experience Las Reves, the newest collection from celebrated designer Nina Campbell. This features an elegant, elongated wood grain pattern with the perfect subtle repeat.

 

  1. Designers Guild | Berwick | Marshall | View

A ribbed, velvet pattern with various candy colors that exhibits both fun and structured qualities.

 

    1. Stark | Petra | Purple Haze | View

This one lures us in with sexy, seductive swirls and the influence of old marbled book covers.

 

    1. Nina Campbell | Las Reves | Marguerite | View

"A floral cartouche trellis". (Nina Campbell) History Lesson: 'Cartouche' originates in Egypt and identifies an oval ring often surrounding royal hieroglyphs, protecting whatever is within. 

Explore the rest of the Las Reves collection by Nina Campbell.

 

    1. Stark | Santorini | Blue Sky | View

A delicate, open-weave textile perfect for window curtains and letting just the right amount of light thru.

 

    1. Designers Guild | Riveau Essentials | Ultramarine | View

 From Designers Guild--a deep, lush, colorful fabric with comfort and style in mind.

 

7. Julie Vos | LaFayette Necklace | Chalcedony and Pearl | Purchase

Lustrous bell cabochon with pearl accent on lightly hammered links, front toggle closure.  Semiprecious stone, pearl and imported glass. 24K gold plate. (Julie Vos)
 
    1. Designers Guild | Alexandria | Amethyst | View

"A gorgeous illustrated botanical, digitally printed on beautiful tumbled linen. The ombre ground shades delicately behind the crisp cow parsley and poppies." (Designers Guild)

 

    1. Designers Guild | Arona | Grass | View

A beautiful, bright green reminiscent of last year's Color of the Year, Greenery.  Used as a transitional reference; you can see how well it pairs with this year's Ultra Violet for evolving the palette of your space.

 

    1. Groundworks | Hutch Lavender | View

 We love this whimsical pattern designed by neo-expressionist American artist Hunt Slonem.

 

    1. Stray Dog Designs | Flower Bracelet | View

 We love Stray Dogs' eclectic nature...plus every item is uniquely made by hand.

 

    1. Osborne & Little | Matthew Williamson | Shimmer | View

"A semi-plain ottoman curtaining fabric in Matthew Williamson's highly individualized colour palette." (Osborne & Little)

 

    1. Farrow & Ball | Bumblebee | View

One of the finest patterns we've come across recently. Instant classic. 

"This was originally found in Josephine Bonaparte’s bed chamber as a silk fabric. Featuring an enchanting myriad of bumble bees and sprinkled with cheeky polka dots, this is a hypnotic design that inspires a beguiling sense of childish innocence and playfulness." (Farrow & Ball)

 

    1. Schumacher | Iconic Leopard | View

Stylish and iconic, animal prints portray a confidence in your fun-loving nature.

 

    1. Bellridge | Metropolitan | Pewter  | View

Introduce a geometric pattern to provide symmetry within a space and compliment some of the design elements, such as furniture, window dressings, mouldings, etc.

 

Additional points of interest: 

  • Explore our NEW Ultra Violet Pinterest board for some exciting ideas and inspiration we've come across.
  • Our January Anniversary Sale, featuring storewide savings* of 15-50% runs until Wednesday, January 31st. (*Some exclusions apply.) 

 

Do you dig something you see on the board? Leave a comment below or stop by the store and design center to explore all the options for turning your daydreams and design crushes into reality.

 

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Brand Focus: John Robshaw Textiles

Posted on October 03, 2017 | 0 comments

Mala Bed Collection

[Photo courtesy of John Robshaw Textiles.]

From the moment we first encountered John Robshaw’s textiles at market, we felt transported to a foreign, yet familiar place. We found ourselves swooning over the majestic elephant prints and Eastern-inspired themes, which lent themselves perfectly to everything they graced--including pillows, bed linens and stationary. A refreshing sense of “new timelessness” indicated we had found something magical, that we should embrace and share with others.

Origins

As a young painter in pursuit of his passions, John found himself traveling East seeking the perfect paint pigments for his projects. What he found was a deep connection with the local artisans he encountered and their tradition of textiles going back decades, if not centuries.

[Pictured: Unique John Robshaw block-print artwork available at www.johnrobshaw.com. Images courtesy John Robshaw Textiles.]

John fell in love with not just the natural beauty of these fabrics--including raw wool and cotton spun with loose, colorful geometric patterns--but also the time-honored production methods. He spent time with these craftsmen, learning their skills and applying their methods—particularly the process of block-printing from detailed wood carvings.

Check out our John Robshaw Textiles Pinterest board.

The Visionary Designer

Throughout the course of his international travels (which include China, India and Indonesia, among other countries), he has discovered and amassed a collection of techniques and patterns that delight his inquisitive mind and inspire his artistic heart. Mixing a variety of styles and aligning them together with his own careful twist and creative vision, he has struck a unique designer chord within himself.

John Robshaw Artisans

[Photo courtesy John Robshaw Instagram: @johnrobshaw]

John’s works display an affinity for the various histories and cultures he has become so familiar with. And he holds the highest regard for these teachers and older practitioners—whom he is inclined to utilize within the fold of his company endeavors today—for their perfectly imperfect, human touch (reference: About John Robshaw at www.johnrobshaw.com).

Products

John Robshaw Textiles

[Photo courtesy of John Robshaw Textiles.]

When admiring the wonderfully broad range of fashionable John Robshaw Textiles products, the continuity and attention to detail is unmistakable. Curved, scalloped edges define not only the elegant, fabric-adhered headboards, but also the fine stationary products as well. Thick, pulpy, recycled paper acts as the perfect canvas for holding rich, bold colors carefully applied by silkscreen or block print. Eastern themes of karma and yogi wisdom proliferate these printed materials, and indoctrinate both the giver and recipient, imbuing feelings of enlightenment and thoughtful charm.

JR Yogi Notecard

[Pictured: John Robshaw Retailer Thank You Card]

Is it possible to charge up the chakras and balance our karmic scale simply by coveting a piece of handmade fabric or paper? We’re not sure, but John Robshaw has us revisiting our feng-shui principles and pondering these ancient Eastern philosophies.

Cheers,

D&D

John Robshaw Textiles produces block printed textiles from India including bedding, wardrobe, tabletop, curtains, lounge, travel, gifts & accessories, vintage one-of-a-kind treasures, and much more.

Join us, as we feature the new Fall/Winter 2017 releases during our Bed & Bath Product Showcase.  Take 20% OFF all Matouk & John Robshaw Products.  In-store and special orders.  Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th ONLY.  Details here.

Don John Fiona

[Photo: Don Wooters & Fiona Newell Weeks of Dwelling & Design with John Robshaw at 2015 NY NOW Market.]

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Designers Guild New Releases & Design Demonstrations

Posted on September 05, 2017 | 0 comments

Designers Guild Event

Click here to register for this event.

On Friday, September 22 from 3-5pm we invite you to attend an Interior Design Workshop, featuring representatives from Designers Guild, and hosted by Dwelling & Design co-owners and designers Fiona Newell Weeks and Don Wooters.

Be the first to see the brand new Autumn/Winter 2017 Designers Guild releases, featuring the colorful textiles they are world-renowned for. Plus, take advantage of 20% OFF all Designers Guild products this weekend only.

Watch, listen and interact as we demonstrate these products and provide designer advice for how to use them within the home.

FREE Designers Guild gift bags ($45 value) for first 20 people in attendance (with registration). There is no cost to attend this event.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Brand Focus: Designers Guild

Posted on March 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Designers Guild | Fall 2016

Image courtesy of Designers Guild

For this latest blog entry, we decided to focus on one company in particular, whose amazing fashion-forward goods we carry in-store, as well as utilize in our various creative projects -- Designers Guild.


For years, having the taste and good fortune of being an exclusive regional "stockist" (as they call retailers in the UK), we have been enamored with not only their wonderfully-imaginative and extensive line of textiles and accessories, but also the way they go about crafting their products.  What is their inspiration and process?  To find these answers, it might be a good idea to start with creative genius/founder of the company, Tricia Guild.  
Designers Guild | Tricia Guild
Image courtesy of Designers Guild

Ever since Designers Guild began in 1970, Tricia Guild has intuitively put her own spin on things, often acquiring commodities from other cultures & countries, and then changing them or embellishing to get "just the right look".  She is an open collaborator, working with artists (including famous textile artist Kaffe Fassett in the 1970's) to produce fabrics, and complimenting their styles with her own.  It is often this "best of both worlds" approach and product achievement that interior designers and their clients gravitate towards.

For 2016, Designers Guild has unveiled 'Couture Rose', a spring & summer collection.  Many of the ideas generated for this line came from trips Tricia would take to The Victoria and Albert Museum, which is known as "the world's leading museum of art and design".  In the preview video (which you can watch here), she can be seen carrying a sketchbook, presumably for capturing those "lightbulb" moments or doodling a new design.  She mentions "Post-War" fashion -- also called "the golden age of couture" -- which began in 1947 with design legend Christian Dior, as an historic source of inspiration.  (And, if you are seeking that New-Vintage look, you are in luck, as many of the 2016 designs are printed on classic, natural linen.)
Image courtesy of Designers Guild

We love the materials Designers Guild has to offer because they really speak to us.  Tricia Guild has a fearlessness of color (much like our own designers Fiona & Don) and affirms that they're "good for the soul".  She is not solely committed to them, however, and rather tries to please everyone by dedicating 1/3 of the DG product line to neutrals.  This, she explains, maintains a sense of balance and prevents an over-use of color and combinations that can be "garrish".
Designers Guild | Fall 2016
Image courtesy of Designers Guild

Well, "to each their own", we like to say, but certainly we don't mind taking a page out of Tricia Guild's book (sketchbook?) from time to time.  We showcase Designers Guild in a unique bedroom-setting of our newly-expanded showroom so you can see just how gorgeous they are and would look in your own home-setting.  Come experience these fabulous fabrics and textiles yourselves!

Cheers,
D&D
P.S. Designers Guild has just released their Spring/Summer 2017 collection, entitled "Majolica".  We will be pinning the best offerings from this new line--so be sure to follow us on Pinterest.
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