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NEW! Henry Road Store in LA {and 20% off}

A new Henry Road store! Wow, what GREAT news for Paula Smail, Henry Road, and all of her loyal fans! Paula just opened and will celebrate the grand opening this weekend. How great is this? Not only does it provide a home for her collection but also gives her a chance to showcase her collection of custom one-of-a-kind lampshades, upholstered furniture and to offer an eclectic selection of home and gift wares that she’s currently loving. She sent over some photos for decor8 readers to enjoy and wanted to let us know that she is offering a 20% off promotion on her website (enter coupon code: STORE at checkout) so everyone can join in the celebration whether based in lovely Los Angeles or not.

How fetching is this blue storefront, am I right?

Art shown by Michelle Caplan, lamp by Paula Smail.

The Grand Opening is May 3 and 4 and, “We’re celebrating all weekend with a ‘Mad Tea Party’ catered by our friend Lisa, from Cake Monkey.” Location: 3949 Laurelgrove Ave, Studio City, CA 91604 (South of Ventura, 2 blocks west of Laurel Canyon).

Thanks, Paula for the BIG NEWS. We are so proud to see yet another independent small business making some major progress. Congrats!

(images from henry road)

Posted in Shop Tours, shopping, textiles, travel on May 02, 2008

Sugar Snap for Free Spirit

Cape Cod-based Melissa Averinos from the beautiful blog Yummy Goods wrote in about an exciting announcement that she made today — she’ll soon debut a line of fabric called Sugar Snap for Free Spirit that will be available in August ’08. How cool is that? Here’s a peek.


Great colors and patterns, imagine how happy she must be to launch a line of fabric, thrilling! Just imagine all of the fun projects for the sew queens out there, myself included. She also just helped design the new Free Spirit blog, buttons and banners by Averinos herself. This is one busy lady on the move. Congrats, Melissa!

(images from melissa averinos)

Posted in textiles on April 28, 2008

Gum Drop Pillow DIY

I was so pleased this week when Belinda, the web editor of Real Living magazine sent word from Australia that she made a gum drop pillow for her son’s bedroom. Of course, she used the oh-so-popular Amy Butler pattern and she did such a lovely job… But she mixed things up a bit and opted to use a giraffe print and it came out really great. I have to show you.


Isn’t this great? Read more here. Thanks Belinda for sharing this with us. Looks like a fun weekend project, don’t you think?

(image from belinda graham)

Posted in diy, textiles on April 25, 2008

Mystic Valley Traders {bedding}

I’m asked quite often for bedding help so I thought you may like to add another resource to your list that I just found in Country Living magazine last night (the benefits of being sick is that you get to do lots of reading in bed with zero guilt).

A little country meets modern, Mystic Valley Traders carries a range of organic bedding to add some beauty to that boudoir, my favorite is the Turtle Bay collection.

More bedding sources here.

(images: mystic valley trading)

Posted in bedroom, textiles on April 18, 2008

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