Tag Archives: wall coverings

object of desire: victoria bain leather embroidered stools

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Today’s objects of desire – these super chic leather embroidered stools – are very special. While leather embroidery is not a new skill, it seems that recently it has had a resurgence. But it’s actually a very hard thing to … Continue reading

schumacher: a tour-de-force in decorating

Schumacher wallcoverings

Schumacher & Co. is one of the world’s best decorating emporiums of luxurious fabrics and fabulous wall treatments, as well as sophisticated rugs and carpets, trim and furniture to finish off any project. Known for their classic designs, unparalleled quality … Continue reading

hacienda style decor for today

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Long admired for their distinctive architecture and vibrant interiors, Latin American haciendas have been – for centuries – a source of wonder and inspiration to travelers the world over. The trouble is that unless you live in a REAL hacienda, … Continue reading

féau and cie. – masters of the carved wood paneling

Masters of their craft, Paris-based Féau & Cie. are today gracefully carrying on the 400-year-old boiserie tradition in France.  In a world that seems to prize sleek, modern and minimalism, Féau & Cie. are a throw back to the grand … Continue reading

decorex london – finds in textiles, stone and finishes

In a previous post I introduced Decorex International, one of the anchor trade shows of the London Design Festival that I attended in September.  In it I focused on Decorex lighting and art that caught my eye.  Today I continue my … Continue reading

the design library in new york – a database of historical designs and patterns

Just over an hour from Manhattan you’ll find The Design Library, 11,000 square feet of warehouse space that holds a catalogued inventory of 260+ years of international fabric designs, wallpapers, embroidery, and yarn dyes. It’s the kind of place that … Continue reading

infatuated with the sublime fabrics of bernie de le cuona

Ask anybody who is anybody in the world of interior design about de le Cuona fabrics and I venture to say everybody would give Bernie de le Cuona an A+.  Her sumptuous textiles are specified for the best homes and … Continue reading