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Akasha

Akasha?s vision for home furnishings and accessories is ?clean innovative design?, which is obvious the moment you step into their virtual store.


With a focus on ethnic prints and patterns, their line of bedding and pillows will certainly appeal to those with a love of Asian pattern, bold color and lots of rich texture. All of their textiles are made by hand in India, including the blockprints and the intricate embroidered works.

Thank you Shilpa for sharing your designs with us!

(images from akasha)

Posted in bedroom, textiles on September 05, 2007

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

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