Zebras Leaping Off the Walls & Into the Streets

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scalamandre's Zebras Wallpaper
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Having read about Scalamandre's Zebras wallpaper in previous posts on design blogs Glimpse of Glamour, Habitually Chic, & Elements of Style, I instantly spotted the print in this month's Elle Decor magazine's Style Sheet.  Known for the poppy colored background, whimsical & lively zebra details, this vintage print was first issued in the 1940s and hung on the walls of New York City's legendary Gino's restaurant.  More recently, movie director Wes Anderson selected the iconic print for a bedroom's walls in his noted film, The Royal Tenenbaums.  The wallpaper serves as the backdrop in the bedroom of playwright prodigy Margot Tenenbaum, played by actress Gwyneth Paltrow.  Taking it to the streets, Scalamandre has issued the beloved design in the form of large & small umbrellas, available on their website for purchase and as featured in Elle Decor's Dec 10/Jan 11 issue.  Check out the Zebras wallpaper offered in different colorways and utilized in Bathrooms found below, and for good measure, the trailer for The Royal Tenenbaums.

Gino's -- NYC
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Elle Decor -- Style Sheet | Dec 10/Jan 11 Issue

The Royal Tenenbaums
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Miles Redd -- Interior Design
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Kate Spade's Bath in Bright Green
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Massucco Warner Miller -- Interior Design
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A Favorite Mountain Home on the Cover of Elle Decor

Monday, November 29, 2010

Elle Decor December 2010/January 2011

2 weeks ago, my subject post was on a mountain home located in Ketchum, Idaho, crafted by the mother & daughters' design team of M. Elle Design.  I have my husband to thank for turning me onto blog design to inspire, who had previously featured the home's exterior & interior, highlighting a selected palate of refined furnishings and subtle colors.  This project is a family affair, the home is owned by M. Elle Design partner Mary Lynn Turner, as a getaway spot from their Newport Beach, CA home for her husband and 3 children to enjoy.  Daughters Marie & Emily split duties -- Marie serves as design partner to Mary Lynn, Emily rounds out the financial side, keeping an eye on the numbers.  Working with architect Bob White, the trio opted for a compound style residence, designing a total of 5 buildings positioned on the river side site, each with a purpose of form & function.  How fun to open our mailbox over the week-end and see the Turner's Great Room on the cover of the Dec 10/Jan 11 Elle Decor magazine, and read more about this close to the heart design endeavor.  Check out the images below and click here for my previous post on M. Elle Design.

 Mary Lynn Turner, Marie Turner, & Emily Turner (left to right )

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Hable Construction + Hickory Chair @Hawthorne House

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hawthorne House

We headed over to Athens, GA yesterday afternoon to attend Hawthorne House's annual holiday trio of events, particularly looking forward to hearing Susan Hable of Hable Construction, and Jay Reardon, president of Hickory Chair, talk about their recent collaboration of Hable custom textiles for Hickory Chair furniture.  Hawthorne House is a wonderful home furnishings store in the heart of Athens, specializing in custom upholstered furniture pieces, with an eye for pairing those pieces with refined sophisticated antiques & accessories.  Each tastefully designed room of what was formerly a private home, features a selected palate with the right mix of the color and texture. Susan and Jay's talk was very informative, giving insight to the behind the scenes of daily operations at both companies and the process of seeking out weavers to create these newly designed fabrics.  You could see the excitement of both Susan and Jay as they discussed their successful partnership of bringing Hable Construction's custom textile design to Hickory Chair's quality Made in the USA furniture.  Check out the images below and the interiors of Hawthorne House.

Jay Reardon and Susan Hable -- the upholstery fabric that he is holding is the end result of Susan's hand drawn designs, as seen on her inspiration board just beyond it.

Susan Hable -- with her inspiration board.

{All Images via Jim Ferguson}

Trendspotting >>> Moroccan Pouf

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Moroccan Pouf
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Making their design presence known on the floors of rooms everywhere....  the Moroccan Pouf.  The perfect accent ottoman, combining function and playfulness.  I've noticed these little babies popping up in the pages of shelter magazines and in home catalogs.   Check out the images below and click on the links for more info.

Better Homes and Gardens, October 2010

House Beautiful Magazine
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House Beautiful Magazine, Dec/Jan 2011

Etsy Seller -- FrenchByDesign 
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House Beautiful Magazine, Dec/Jan 2011

Elle Decor Magazine, May 2009

CB2 Knitted Poufs
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John Derian
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Better Homes and Gardens, October 2010

Athens, GA Happenings >>> Hawthorne House

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Head over to Hawthorne House in Athens, GA on Sunday November 21st for their 'Annual Holiday Trio of Events'.  From 1:00pm-4:00pm, shop Hawthorne House's new arrivals for gifts & home furnishings and get inspired by their custom designed room vignettes, with their most recent addition, a series of children's rooms.  At 4:00pm, join Susan Hable (co-founder of the textile company Hable Construction) and Jay Reardon (president of Hickory Chair), as they lead a discussion on the collaboration of textile designer with furniture maker -- influenced by the recent partnership of Hable Construction custom designed fabrics for Hickory Chair. {Please Note:  Space is limited for this talk, so be sure to call Hawthorne House to reserve your spot}.  Rounding out the evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm is local cookbook author Gena Knox, on hand to sign copies of her most recent book, Southern My Way.  Not to be missed while mingling at Hawthorne House, delicious treats to munch on provided by Chef Peter Dale of Athens restaurant The National & Atlanta restaurant Empire State South.

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I am super excited to hear Susan Hable speak....  she and her sister Katharine Hable Sweeney founded Hable Construction in 1999.  The business is based in New York City, but I've recently read that Susan has relocated to Athens.  Check out my previous post on the Hable sisters and see below a sampling of custom designed Hable Construction fabrics for Hickory Chair.

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Many Congratulations & Much Happiness Prince William and Kate Middleton

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prince William & Kate Middleton photographed at a friend's wedding in Gloucestershire, October 2010.
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Announced this morning, the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. In the past months, royal watchers have been speculating every detail & move of the couple, hoping to hear official word of a changed relationship status. According to statements released from London, William & Kate became engaged in October while vacationing in Kenya. A Spring/Summer 2011 wedding is planned. Click here for more.

Fall Getaway House #3

Friday, November 12, 2010

I have my sweet husband to thank for this post....  he turned me onto blog desire to inspire and their post from June 9/10 featuring the design skills of mother & daughters team M. Elle Design.  The quiet sophistication and refined appeal to the interior & exterior living spaces of their client's mountain home are conveyed by the selections of earth toned inspired paint colors & stains, muted fabrics with natural texture, and simple materials for finishes.  Check out the images below.

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