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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.

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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

Designer’s Guild *New* US Online Store!

I’m still on vacation, but I had to drop in and say hello and blog some exciting news of course… Designer’s Guild of London now has an online store for the US. Yup. I told you, this is huge for Tricia Guild fans in the states. Just look at these patterns and colors – hot, hot, hot! Anyway, I had to share. See you tomorrow everyone!

(images from designers guild)

Posted in bedroom, textiles on May 30, 2007

Purl: *New* Liberty of London Fabrics

Purl has some glorious new prints from Tana Lawn for Liberty of London, a British textile artist renowned for making some of the best quality cotton, yet very lightweight, fabrics every — it’s almost translucent. Imagine transforming these patterns into breezy curtains for summer?

(images from purl)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, textiles on May 14, 2007

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