Textile Designer – JOSEF FRANK

Italian Dinner
Want to add some life + color to your decor?? Simply add a dash or dose of Josef Frank fabric. Josef Frank was a Swedish designer, his career and work spanned over four decades and included furniture, lighting, architecture, glass + textile designs..
He produced over 200 textile patterns between 1909-1950. His fabric designs are so colorful, graphic + fun. Frank’s designs were a warm contrast to the rigid lines of the Bauhaus movement. (1919-1933)
” The home does not have to be planned out in detail, just put together by pieces it’s inhabitants love” – (Josef Frank) What a wonderful sentiment!
Patterns show available through Brunschwig + Fils, Just Scandinavian

Brazil
Green Bird

La Plata
Vegetable Tree

Rox + Fix

Hawaii – Brown

Aristidia – Red
Aralia

Kelly Wearstler – Lee Jofa – Groundworks

My Kravet sales rep dropped by Kelly Wearstler’s LeeJofa – Groundworks book.
I love her new toned down palette. It’s very refined. I ordered some
memos a few weeks ago, but most of the them haven’t arrived…Here’s a sample.
As seen in Domino + fabric swatches

I wasn’t wild about the bedroom, but I thought
the living room and kitchen were great.
Overall, I’m digging Kelly’s new line!
October 2008, Domino
Pictured above in kitchen (romans)- Sea Urchin in Teal/Dove

Sora Velvet – Rust Mocha
This fabric is so yummy. It has a price tag to match
at $300+ a yard. yikes.

Edo Linen – Teal

Fuji – Moderne, Teal *This would look so graphic on a pair of chairs. I might have to present this for a project I am working on!

DESIGN MAVEN – Celerie Kemble

My dear friend Erin from Elements of Style and I went to the
Boston Design Center to hear the utterly talented Celerie Kemble
speak. She covered an array of topics from client relations,
to mixing period pieces. At the Schumacher showroom post party
I had a chance to meet her, and can happily report she was a
very approachable, down to earth woman…Erin, Celerie and I
were chatting about the lack of time we have to spend
“designing + refining” our own homes…from the photos I’ve seen,
Celerie doesn’t have much to worry about! I’ll take her closets anyday!
Celerie’s office


2008 NYC Showhouse
Visit House Beautiful for a tour

A beautifully layered room from her new book (SHELTER’S – Book of the month)


Image: House Beautiful


Fabric Line for Valley Forge Fabrics
Betwixt Fabric from Schumacher( I checked out a memo sample of almost every colorway, love this!)