A note of thanks to Vanessa (aka Turquoise) for seeking me out for tips to include in her home renovation feature for the LA-based newspaper, Westside Today. In the article, Vanessa gives some great pointers on how to find the right person to get your home improvement project off the ground. Click here to see what Vanessa suggests…
Thanks again, Vanessa!
Just in! If you want to add oomph to your interiors, visit Dutch By Design. They just added lots of goodies to their website for Fall, and we all know how important it is to have that one very special “it” accessory in a room (or two, or three, well anyway!). Perhaps the boho style white shell chandelier ($170) will work in your home? Or this funky canvas art for your new apartment ($28)?
(images from dutch by design)
Susie from SUM sent me a few shots of her unique and beautiful line of decorative home accessories. She has several collections, Living, Working, etc. and each begin with a wallpaper design and from there she applies that design to a variety of accessories. Interesting design process, isn’t it?
Her first collection debuted this spring 2006 with Floral Femme Fatale. This wallpaper is sold in 3 panels that can be configured in several different ways. They retail for $98.00 each (green shown below).
For fall 2006, she’s created a second colorway in Black, White and Silver for her best sellers – four items from each category. ‘Living’ features wallpaper, serving trays ($35 and $45 shown), coasters (set $30), nesting storage boxes (set of 3 $68 shown), etc. ‘Working’ has notebooks ($16 and $25), magazine files ($20), hanging file boxes ($37.50) etc.
Susie tells me that she has two other wallpaper designs in production and will
hopefully launch a few more in the next six months. From there, she may expand them into a full range of accessories as well. We’ll see what the future holds, but for now, here’s a glimpse of her wares. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
If you are interested in purchasing SUM designs for yourself or for your store, please contact Susie directly. Her email address can be found on the homepage of her website.
Thanks Susie for the photos, and a big thanks to decor8 reader Leah for the tip, too!
When I came across these blue and red textiles over at Kathryn M. Ireland this morning, I thought about all the wonderful prospects. A throw for the foot of a bed, a duvet cover, some pillows… I love these two tone prints, so crisp. Kathryn has lots of batik prints that I like, and although I’m not big on toile, I love the toile patterns that she offers. You should seriously check them out.
If you have time, read her bio. Fascinating.
(images from kathryn m. ireland)
Thanks to Holly’s Plate, I found out about Amy’s art sale online and was able to purchase my new friend, heli-nest, just in time before everything sold out (top left). I’m so excited to have a little Amy art, it’s so sweet! In addition to her art, did you know that she’s collaborated with another talented Amy, Amy Bengtson, to produce these limited edition rosewood necklaces, Egg and Nest? I absolutely adore these, and although I don’t post much about jewelry on decor8, I couldn’t resist… These necklaces are selling out fast, so don’t miss out!
Details: Rosewood inlaid with mother of pearl, sterling silver. ($95)
(images from amy ruppel and amy bengtson)