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NEW: Hello Petal By Rebecca Newport

I was so pleased this morning to hear from Rebecca Newport who is a London-based textile designer and interior stylist today. She recently launched Hello Petal which is a collection printed cushions digitally printed and proudly made by hand in the UK consisting of twelve unique pieces all named after flowers. Based on an original watercolor series inspired by her childhood home of Kew Gardens, London, the floral collection is a celebration of her love for color. Photographed by my friend and professional photographer, Debi Treloar in her beautiful home which doubles as a location space, I’d love to share a few of these with you if you’d like a peek at her look book?

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A little more about Rebecca, “Rebecca grew up in the beautiful and inspiring London suburb of Kew Gardens. Encouraged by her mother from an early age to paint and draw she went on to study Textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design, part of the The University of the Arts London where she sold designs to Guess Jeans and Calvin Klein. After graduating Rebecca worked in retail buying and then turned her attention to styling for interiors, still life and food. For the past four years Rebecca has worked as a stylist and now has a portfolio of international brands and magazines under her belt.” I’ve personally not visited Kew Gardens yet (have you?) but hope to do so very soon – especially now after reading this! Sounds like a lovely place and the perfect spot for me to spend a day with my little boy.

See more of Hello Petal here. Lovely, right?

Congrats on the new line, Rebecca!

(photography: debi treloar//styling: rebecca newport)

Posted in textiles on July 08, 2014

Ink & Spindle Custom Textiles

I love modern, graphic textiles in the home, don’t you? Ink & Spindle is a textile studio based out of Melbourne, Australia known for their hand printed, screen printed ethically sourced textiles. I just heard from their publicist that they are set to go live with a new site with fully customizable textiles by choosing your own ink colors and base cloth.

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Lara Cameron and Tegan Rose, who run Ink & Spindle, say that a challenge for clients was helping them to visualize the final color way for custom orders and adds, “The new online feature not only streamlines the process for customers, but it also frees up more of our time to focus on developing and expanding our range of designs”. Working with local designers and stylists to develop the new website and custom ordering process, you can now immediately share the various customizable options as you develop them with your clients by sharing the site in real time or by emailing them a link.

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

Ink & Spindle - custom textiles

So stylish and even a bit Scandi, don’t you think? And on a side note, isn’t that a GREAT sofa?!?

(images: ink & spindle)

Posted in textiles on August 13, 2013

Spring Inspired Home Decor By Michelle Smith

I was happy to hear from Michelle Smith, a designer, photo stylist and blogger whom I’ve known in the blogging world now for like, ever. Her new line of Spring-y tea towels puts me in total Sunday brunch mood, complete with twinkle lights and Carla Bruni’s new album, Little French Songs. I also think her pillows and prints are super pretty and I love the mood boards she made that inspire her designs. What do you think?

Home Decor By Michelle Smith

Home Decor By Michelle Smith

Home Decor By Michelle Smith

Home Decor By Michelle Smith

You can buy these in her online shop so definitely head over there if you want to support an independent designer and own something special that is handmade in North Carolina.

Thanks Michelle for sharing with me your pretty designs!

(images: michelle smith)

Posted in textiles on March 22, 2013

Cloud9 Fabrics: Koi

Do you love fabric as much as I do? I’m really liking Rashida Coleman-Hale’s latest designs for Cloud9 Fabrics which share her vision of Japanese Koi ponds that are floral, festive, geometric and fun! They would look gorgeous paired with patterns from the collections of other designers for a little mix and match fun. I love her modern interpretation of traditional Japanese motifs and the colorways are gorgeous and feel very current. Here are some of my favorites below.

Koi collection

I really like Ebb & Flow, Pennants Waving (in white) and Smile & Wave (in all colors). I’d love to use them for my sewing and gift wrapping projects but imagine using them for children’s clothing, quilt-making and even stool covers or seat cushions too.

What do you think?

(photos: cloud9 fabrics)

Posted in textiles on February 27, 2013

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