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Interiors, Pattern & Texture

When Life Happens…Make Fabric…

September 10, 2013 • By
Our New Fabric Line is Becoming Real!

Our New Fabric Line is Becoming Real!

So in case anyone one has been wondering where I’ve been…yes, sometimes life happens and the blog takes a backseat for a few (minutes?).  In the meantime, lots has been happening, both at home and away.  We returned from the third leg of our progressive road trip.  More on that later, but the bottom line is, our car is now parked near the Denver airport, awaiting our return and the start of phase four.  (I’m thinking Santa Fe…)

AND – drum roll please – the paper strikes of our new Smith•Hönig fabric line are rolling in.  It is so exciting to see the dream becoming real, and all those travel inspirations turning into products!  Again, more later as we tweak (not twerk!) our designs.

The photo shows one design from the collection, plus a mood board of how it will be used in an upcoming project.

KellieVern

My Design Partner Kellie Smith with HGTV Superstar Vern Yip.

Plus, my design partner, Kellie Smith just launched her new paint line, Velvet Finishes.  (She’s off having breakfast with HGTV super star Vern Yip at the moment, while I’m rededicating myself to the blog.  No.  Seriously.)

You can check her paint out here:  www.velvetfinishes.com

So friends, we’ve got a lot of catching up to do.  So many great new hotels we discovered on our trek across middle America.  So many great swimming holes discovered by my lake-loving husband…So many photos…

More later.

I promise.


Art & Design, Interiors, Pattern & Texture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

May 14, 2013 • By
Venice, From the Canal

Venice, From the Canal

I love this photo, shot from a water taxi on a canal in Venice.  I like that I was able to get it lined up and fairly straight despite the movement of the camera (and the boat, and the water).  I love the Moorish/Italianate shapes of the columns and ornamentation.  But my absolute favorite thing is the two men in the upper left corner.

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Interiors, Pattern & Texture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

May 10, 2013 • By

I love layers of pattern and texture, so when I checked into a hotel in Lago di Orta, Italy and saw this beautiful terrazzo floor, topped with damask drapes, fabric-covered walls and plaster ornamentation, I was in heaven…one of my favorite stays, anywhere in the world!

Hotel Villa Crespi

Hotel Villa Crespi