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Purl Soho – *New* Denyse Schmidt Fabrics

My wheels started turning when I read on the Purl blog that they now carry Denyse Schmidt‘s latest fabrics, a collection called Katie Jump Rope. Can’t you just imagine all the pretty things that could result from a these? I love the Sunflower Bows and the Allure Diamond. And did know that Purl not only offers these by the yard for $9, but also grouped in these great bundles for $90. You can create dolls, a full-sized quilt, trim the edges of a solid color blanket, make cafe curtains, cover a cork board, even add a trim on solid curtains, perhaps 12″ of your favorite pattern along the very bottom of a solid panel.


Hmm. Now your wheels are turning, aren’t they?

(images from the purl bee)

Posted in textiles on June 08, 2007

Design Is Mine + Jenna Rose

Summer Allen-Gibson sent over an announcement about her new blog, Design is Mine. Summer is a Jill-of-all-trades from Portland, Oregon that loves her creative city and enjoys sharing what inspires her through blogging, much like the rest of us, yet with her own unique voice and spin on things. As I looked it over, I discovered Jenna Rose, a Canadian accessories designer that makes some pretty neat things – I really like the ottomans, very fresh!


Thank you Summer for writing in, nice to know you’re out there and welcome to our great, big blogging community! :)

(images from jenna rose)

Posted in blogs, textiles on June 07, 2007

The Shade Store

I’m not sure if you caught this recently over on Apartment Therapy, but when I read about The Shade Store on AT, I immediately ordered a catalog and I’ve been drooling, and trying to decide what I want, ever since. Love. It. I usually head straight over to American Blinds and Wallpaper or Smith & Noble when I need customized blinds and shades, but I’m open to trying new things, especially when they look this hot. Too bad they don’t sell the entire room because I think this sofa is darling.

Click on images for a larger view.

With gorgeous window shades, blinds, drapery, accessories, and designer hardware, they also have these really sleek, modern panel systems that caught my eye because they glide smoothly on a track system and are perfect for large windows and doors. I’m not a fan of the standard glass sliding doors with vinyl frames, but since they’re still everywhere in homes across America, I meet a lot of homeowners looking for modern solutions for dressing them up without sacrificing daylight or style. I think these panel systems are perfect because you can select from an extensive array of fabrics or woven wood materials, and since they lay flush against the wall when closed, they almost resemble wallpaper, don’t you think?

Aren’t their product shots the best? Nothing sells a product better than images like these… The power of a terrific wall color combined with the right window treatment. Ah.

(images from the shade store)

Posted in textiles on June 06, 2007

Pioneer Linens + Lulu de Kwiatkowski Video

If you’re been following Lulu de Kwiatkowski (aka Lulu DK) and her work lately like I have (how can you not, the girl is everywhere!), you’ll really enjoy this video shot recently at Pioneer Linens in West Palm Beach, Florida where she recently had a trunk show. Although the audio/video quality isn’t the best, I really think you’ll like watching it. I certainly did. Click here for that.


Pioneer Linens offers her line of bedding (beautiful), so make sure to browse their site because it’s filled with linens that will make you have the sweetest dreams ever. My favorites include the red poppy and the oasis in red or navy from her custom line. So crisp and stylish. I also love the cane motif, bold geometric patterns are a huge trend, so of course the diamond-patterned cane scores big in my book.


A special thanks to Jotham at Pioneer Linens for writing in!

(images from pioneer linens)

Posted in bedroom, textiles on June 01, 2007

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