While some are out enjoying a beautiful summer day, I’m home working like a mad woman [insert poor whiney voice here], putting the finishing touches on a trend report for HGTV. While taking a mini break, I decided to check in on Virginia Johnson to see what she’s up to lately. Oh. My. Goodness. My day is made. You can now purchase all of her textiles online. I have to share! Isn’t this great? I’ve been trying to decide on the fabrics that I want to use for the Amy Butler gumdrop pillow that I plan to make in July, but now that I found all of Virginia’s textiles online (super easy to order), I’m going to jump in and just go for it. Aren’t these exuberant colors simply intoxicating?
Stacy McCallum from Pixie Dust contacted me last week and so nicely sent over some samples of their poplin textiles, available by the yard via their website. They’re so soft, and the colors are completely dreamy. The pagoda and topiary are my favorites, especially in the lime and blue colorways, I can see them both in the home (especially a baby’s nursery, so sweet) and in a multitude of craft projects, perhaps covering a bulletin board or as part of a quilt or blanket.
(images from holly becker for decor8 and pixie dust)
I’m doing a lot of research around ethnic prints and patterns right now, so decor8 will reflect a lot of that this week. I love the work of Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia of Ankasa and just found out via blink decor that they’re soon to open their own store in NYC.
I like their modern take on traditional patterns, especially all of the embroidered work, and the strong colors against crisp white. Makes me appreciate why so many love to keep the foundation pieces in their space neutral, a great canvas for layering in colors and patterns, swapping them with each season, or as your design mood changes. For me, that’s monthly. :)
(images from ankasa)
I think these would look so pretty on the wall in a work space to showcase all the things that inspire you at the moment. I love the simplicity here. Lena is so right, things really do look lovely against linen. Have you ever tried selecting a surface and with your camera, styling objects against it to see what you can come up with like Lena did? Mini studies like this can be a lot of fun, why not try it sometime?
(images from shim + sons)