We are completely in love with the new Au Natural collection from Schumacher! In their own words, this collection is “a combination of luxuriously quiet and surprisingly dramatic neutral patterns and textures.” Now if THAT doesn’t scream SummerHouse, we don’t know what does!! It was hard to narrow it down to just a few, so here are more than a few of our favorites…
After seeing all of those, we know you want to see the whole entire collection! Here you go 🙂 What pattern is your favorite? So hard to choose!
We are so excited to have recently been published in Portico Jackson Magazine! You may remember this room from a Behind the Scenes post we shared a few weeks ago! We hope to get this amazing recognition added to our website soon (after we get better images, of course!) We hope you have as much fun looking at this room as we had creating it! Enjoy…
As one of our designers was flipping through fabrics this morning, she ran across a CUTE fabric that many of us had somehow never seen! In researching to find what other colorways this particular fabric came in, we discovered a whole line of super fun, bright fabrics that just made our Monday! The designer is Amanda Nisbet and her line is called AND (Amanda Nisbet Designs) What do you think?!
We brought over LOTS of new stuff yesterday and today. Come check everything out! We have a long list of new Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams things (including a great charcoal gray Chester grouping!), some new Hickory Chair, a few great new pieces from LEE Industries, some OLY… There are so many new things, it is hard to remember them all! Here are a few shots of what you have to look forward to next time you come to the store:
Marty worked hard all day yesterday getting the floor set up with all of our new stuff! We got in our first shipment of Hickory Chair and we are SO excited about it! It is all beautiful! We also got some new Ferguson Copeland, Mitchell Gold, and LEE! Check it out….
This morning we had so much fun with the ladies who are compiling the story for the next issue of Portico Jackson Magazine! Amanda Wells, a local journalist, and Daphne Nabors, local photographer, met us at our customers’ home to chat about design! Portico contacted us a couple of weeks ago requesting a green room to run in their March issue, so this is the first one that popped into mind! Then we started thinking…. “Do they mean eco-friendly green or the color green?” They did indeed mean the COLOR green, so we knew we had the perfect project for them to showcase! As Daphe worked her magic behind the lens, Amanda talked to Lisa and the homeowner about the purpose and concept behind the beautiful design. Here is a peek behind the scenes of the photo shoot. We can’t wait to see the finished project! 🙂
The art above the Clifton sectional is by Trevor, one of the many talented artists represented at View Gallery. His color palette and style are always so much fun!
All of the fabrics you see here (minus the Adler throw) can be easily spot cleaned with soap and water. How perfect for a kids’ hangout room, right?!
Such a fun color scheme! This makes us want to be a kid all over again…
The orange Mottega lamp adds so much to the space.
Fun Jonathan Adler accessories and books accent the whole room!
This entertainment console (and the bookshelf, not pictured) are from a very cool and modern company called Blu Dot. They make some great looking furniture!
We got an email this morning from Schumacher introducing the new Trina Turk outdoor fabrics and they are fabulous! We have had so much fun using the fabrics from her last introduction, so we are looking for ways to incorporate these into current projects! Even though these are labeled as outdoor fabrics, we love using them inside, particularly for kids areas. They clean with almost no effort at all! You can view all colorways of these patterns here.
Serena and Lily, a line that started out solely with bedding, began in 2003 with creative minds Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter. Serena had a background in fabrics, Lily a background in baby-focused retail. After they collaborated and launched their initial baby/child bedding line, they saw such great success that they decided to branch into “grown up” bedding. The next step was furniture and accessories! They continually evolve and add, keeping things interesting for those of us who follow their every move. Here are just a few of the things these ladies have created. Hopefully it will be easy for you to see why we love Serena and Lily so!
Our fabulous Schumacher rep, Jim, stopped in last week to show us what’s new from them this season! There were several fabrics we absolutely fell in love with. Beth was able to pull together an entire project just from what he showed us! We saw a lot of patterns, particularly florals, that we liked. Here are a few:
Its SUMMER! Which means it is time to sit by the pool by day and grill outside with friends by night! Why not brighten up your back porch or pool deck with some functional and beautiful outdoor fabrics? We love using outdoor fabrics not only for outdoor projects, but for indoor projects as well! Since outdoor fabrics are so durable and easy to clean (on top of looking great!), why NOT use them inside? They are especially great for families with small children. Take a look at these great patterns:
Top 5 reasons why outdoor fabrics are so dear to our hearts:
They are just as great indoor as they are outdoor! (Perfect for barstools, banquettes, pillows and upholstery for kids areas, the list goes on…)
They are fade resistant. They will keep their color for YEARS.
Most can be spot cleaned with mild soap and water. If you have a cushion or pillow with a removable casing, the casing can be machine washed!
If hotels and restaurants use them, then we KNOW they must be super durable.
They can add a fun punch of color to an unexpected place. (A hammock, for example!)