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Design Crush :: Lulu DK

LuLu DK butterfly table runner and pink peonies // fiesta ideas

A few years ago a butterfly fabric by Lulu deKwaitkowski for Schumacher inspired the color palette and theme for a family party. I spotted the playful pattern in another textile of Lulu’s that was used to cover walls. It’s hard to see from the image below, but the fabric is a gorgeous linen and the butterflies are in shades of blue with gold metallic accents. It is quite striking.

butterfly wallcovering - Lulu DK textiles #butterflies

The image, found on Lulu’s blog reminded of how much I love her aesthetic – colorful, chic and always inviting. Her sophisticated, yet relaxed style is a result of her polar upbringing in bustling Manhattan and the laid-back beach lifestyle of the Hamptons and Bahamas. It’s most apparent in her LULU DK collections of fabrics, rugs, bedding, artwork and other decor items.

LuLu DK heart rug and artwork // girl's bedroom

This sweet child’s room features LULU DK’s heart rug and artwork.

inviting living room - Lulu DK

LULU DK linen pillows in wavy blue pattern top Lulu’s own sofa.

artwork by Lulu DK

Lulu always hand draws and paints her motifs and patterns before they are transformed into beautiful textiles. Her artwork is stunning!

butterfly wall decals // Lulu DK #butterflies

Recently, Lulu launched a line of adorable wall decals. My fave are the butterflies. So cute for a baby’s nursery, don’t you think?

gold removable tattoos // LULU DK #tattoos

I’ve never been a tattoo girl, but Lulu’s new metallic jewelry tattoos are so chic. Available in gold, silver or black the tattoos will last about 4 days in and out of the water. I just might have to try them out this summer!

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on June 18, 2014 in Bedroom, girl's bedroom, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, original artwork, pattern, rugs, tabletop, textiles, throw pillows, wallpaper

New Spring Collection :: Galbraith and Paul

Galbraith and Paul - Lantern and Sakura Fabrics

As you know, textiles are huge inspiration for me and ‘m particularly smitten for hand block prints. Some of my favorite are created by Philadelphia based, Galbraith and Paul. Their exquisite block printed fabrics and wallpaper are some of the prettiest around. Recently they released their new collection for spring 2014 – lantern, reed, parquet and sakura. They are fresh, pattern rich and you are going to love.

Galbraith and Paul - Parquet Fabric and Wallpaper 2014Galbraith and Paul lantern fabricGalbraith and Paul - Sakura Fabric and Wallpaper Collection 2014Galbraith and Paul fabrics - Reed Collection 2014

It’s hard to pick a favorite isn’t it?!

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on April 9, 2014 in color, green design, textiles, wallpaper

Introducting the Timothy Corrigan Rug Collection & 5 Favorites

Timothy Corrigan living rooms #interiordesign

Named one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 architects and designers in the world for nine years, Timothy Corrigan is a master at creating laid-back luxe interiors. Although born in the United States, Corrigan’s love of classical European style is evident in all of his projects. In addition, it’s paramount for the design icon to create spaces that are inviting, livable and comfortable. Love this!

Timothy Corrigan formal dining room

Quote by Timothy Corrigan Interior Designer

Timothy Corrigan bedroom design

Timothy Corrigan fabrics for Schumacher

Corrigan recently introduced a beautiful new collection of fabrics and furnishings with Schumacher. As you can see from the sampling of fabrics above, the collection like his interiors, seamlessly blends European elegance with a chic California freshness. Pulling many of the same rich layers, patterns and colorways, Corrigan is debuting a new line of rugs with Patterson, Flynn & Martin. All nine rug patterns are completely customizable – pick your own colors and even change the pattern’s scale. I’m in love and think you will be too. Have a look at my five favorites…

Timothy-Corrigan Rug Collection

What’s your favorite?

happy decorating,

Cristin

*images via Architectural Digest and Timothy Corrigan

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Read full story By on March 19, 2014 in 5 favorites, contemporary decor, Features, interior design, Interiors, rugs, textiles

Preppy Home Office

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Have you been thinking about giving your home office an update? These images may just motivate you to do that. You may recall my wonderful intern from the past two summers, Michaela. Last year she graduated from design school and has launched her own firm, Michaela Noelle Designs. I’m thrilled to share with you a project she recently debuted. It’s a preppy home office design for a mutual friend of ours that has two boys. Looking to have a girly space of her own, she hired Michaela to transform her catch-all office space into a room that’s fresh, feminine and beautifully organized.

preppy home office design

office before

We created four zones for the office: the bookshelf /scrapbooking supply area, the desk, window seat and bar cart we are calling our “craft cart”. Bar carts really are versatile! – Michaela

preppy home office // pinboard detail

The thing I love about my new office space is the way I feel when I go in there: peace and happiness! My old office made me crazy with all the clutter and disorganization. I love the Expedite unit with all the baskets and storage and finally somewhere to put all my scrapbooking albums! I also love the prints in my office, such a great idea, especially the LOVE one above my desk. – happy client

preppy home office // ikea shelving and stencil wallpreppy home officecraft cart // preppy home officevintage truck in window // preppy home office

I love that the vintage trunk was kept under the window. It’s softened with floor length West Elm drapery in a soft lattice pattern and a trio of throw pillows in navy velvet and a chinoiserie floral by Caitlin Wilson Textiles. If interested in knowing more product sources featured in this beautiful office, please visit Michaela’s blog!

Bravo Michaela! Love, love, love  it!

Happy decorating,

Cristin

*images courtesy of Michaela Noelle Designs

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Read full story By on January 8, 2014 in home accessories, Interiors, office supplies, office/study, Organization, textiles, window treatments