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West Elm Curtains

I’m seeing lots of linen lately, have you noticed? Seems to be the “it” fabric for Fall. It’s the perfect option for someone like me who isn’t too keen on heavy textiles on windows, I’m a bit on the casual side when it comes to window treatments.


I prefer light cottons, silks, and linens over anything else. Living in northern New England where winters are really long and gray, I can’t imagine layering fabrics on my window because I’d miss my chance at enjoying the little sunlight we have. So I stick with my bamboo blinds and cotton or linen panels on each side. No frills.


I know for practical purposes, velvets and other heavier fabrics are great for the cold months, as your heat bill is much lower — but I’d rather pay more for heat to see a glimpse of sunlight which is why I’ll stick to keeping my window treatments simple. Plus, I really love natural fibers. These new drapes from West Elm are gorgeous, along with their other two-tone linen curtains, and very affordable for Fall.


(images from west elm)

Posted in textiles on September 05, 2007

notNeutral *New* Pillows

notNeutral is so L.A. with their bright colors and modern graphics, which is why I think they appeal to us no matter where we live – just owning one gives us a crack at having a little California sunshine in our own home.


And we’re in luck because when most companies are rolling out deep, rich colors in their collections for Fall, notNeutral is in eternal summer mode launching bright, hot colors and hand screened graphics in their latest designs on 14 x 18 pillows with down inserts. Aren’t these the best?

(images from notNeutral)

Posted in textiles on August 29, 2007

RawXclusive – Interior Accessories

Rebecca Winter wrote in about RawXclusive, a company she not only founded, but designs for as well. Launched at the beginning of ’06, her collection of interior accessories are stylish with an air of sophistication, each item individually hand crafted by Rebecca herself and offered in her online store in linen, cotton, and wool in a range of colors. Or, if you want something created exclusively for you, ask her about the bespoke design services that she offers.


Each design that you see here is a direct result of works on paper, she takes her intricate drawings and transfers them onto fabric using machine embroidery techniques and hand embellishment for stunning results. With Fall/Winter coming, the colors and materials that she uses are cozy and simply perfect for curling up next to by a warm fire.


Lovely work, Rebecca! Thank you for writing in.

(images from rawxclusive)

Posted in textiles on August 29, 2007

K Studio *New* Pillows

K Studio recently launched matching His and Hers pillows for Fall, all are available in either organic cotton or hemp, some in white, others in gray. K Studio has such a delicate touch, each pillow seems to carry some emotion, and I love the lines and pale color palette she’s using for Fall – very natural and clean.

In the Fall and Winter, most turn to deep, rich colors and although they are beautiful, in certain regions saturating a home in these tones is a bit draining. I live in the northeast and like to keep my color palette light and bright. These pillows are perfect for me, but despite how cute they are, my favorite will always be the woodland creatures pillow.

(images from 2modern)

Posted in textiles on August 28, 2007

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