Press: Lonny & Detroit Home

Hot off the presses! CLOTH & KIND is featured in the new Lonny June 2014 issue as well as the Summer 2014 issue of Detroit Home.

A heartfelt congratulations to Lonny market editor, Catherine Dash, who was recently married in Athens, GA. She enlisted Tami (who, if you didn’t already know, is a crazy talented floral stylist) and Mandy O’Shea of 3 Porch Farm for the floral design.

Press: Detroit Home + Lonny | CLOTH & KIND

Press: Detroit Home + Lonny | CLOTH & KIND

Press: Detroit Home + Lonny | CLOTH & KIND

Press: Detroit Home + Lonny | CLOTH & KIND

Detroit Home graciously included Krista, for her inaugural appearance in this local publication which she loyally reads each month, in their Inspired Designers feature, showcasing her daughter Tahlia’s bedroom.

Press: Detroit Home + Lonny | CLOTH & KIND

Press: Detroit Home + Lonny | CLOTH & KIND

Deep gratitude for including us, Detroit Home & Lonny! xx

Behind the Scenes: LCDQ Legends 2014

You already know from our Textile Files that we’re complete and utter Pinterest addicts. So what better way to showcase the evolution of our Legends 2014 window from conceptual design all the way through to the finished space than by sharing the board we created for it? Take a peek at our CLOTH & KIND, Goldfinger LCDQ Legends 2014 board (which has been private up until today) for a complete list of all the sources we used in the design and decoration of our window at Sydney Harbour Paint.

Behind the Scenes: LCDQ Legends 2014 | CLOTH & KIND

The links on the board will connect you to all of the specific items used, the vast majority of which are for sale. But we also wanted to extend a very heartfelt thanks to the showrooms that worked with us to fulfill our vision for this space by creating custom pieces and/or loaning pieces to us. You guys in the La Cienega Design Quarter ROCK, and it did not go unnoticed the way you welcomed these two out-of-town girls with open arms. This has been an extraordinary experience and we’re immensely grateful to count so many of you as new friends.

Sydney Harbour Paint | Liquid Gold Paint

Jasper, Michael S Smith | Pierre Sofa

Downtown | French Modernist Chairs in Sycamore BurlTom Greene Brutalist ChandelierToni Zuccheri Sconces for Venini

Dragonette | Polished Brass and Lacquered Wood Cocktail TableOrange Brass and Leather Side TableSwiveling Three Tier Side Table 

Harbinger | Brian Gennett Modern Drinks Table

Lee Stanton | Cactus Floor LampBlack and Brass Tole End Table

Nicky Rising | Clay McLaurin Studio Bush Fabric (used on screens and pillows), All Ceramic Vases, Bird Sculptures

Sally King Benedict | Indigo Nude (custom commissioned piece, contact Sally directly for information & pricing)

Paper Mills | Little Havana Wallpaper (custom coloration using Sydney Harbour Paint Liquid Gold paint)

Clay McLaurin Studio | Brush Fabric in Midnight (available at Nicky Rising), Custom Fabric Screens and Pillows (custom Pom Pom trim by Kate Roebuck)

Kate Roebuck | Custom Commissioned Woven Textile (on sofa back), Custom Pom Pom Trim on Pillows

Agora Vintage | Monyo Sculpture ‘The Embrace’

CLOTH & KIND | Vintage Shibori Lumbar Pilllow, Vintage Laboring Chairs, Glass Grapes Clusters, Vintage Martini Set, White Dinner Jacket

Stay tuned for a feature on the other spectacular windows that were designed by the truly incredible talent as part of Legends 2014. But first, we’re off to the opening night Gala event (be sure to follow us on Instagram for a live feed of the events tonight and over the next couple of days - @clothandkind & @tamiramsay).

BlogTour Milan: Outtakes

There’s SO much more BlogTour Milan goodness coming your way this week and next, but to kick this Monday off with a little bang we’ve put together a video with some of the outtakes from our trip that aren’t making it in to our official posts. Enjoy!



BLOGTOUR MILAN SPONSORS| ModenusBLANCO AmericaGessiClever Storage by KesseboehmerDekton by CosentinoNational Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

BlogTourLA: A Bright Spot

Our BlogTourLA trip was chock full of bright spots thanks to organizer extraordinaire Veronika Miller of Modenus, but one of our favorite stops on the tour was Lamps Plus. We had the best time choosing from their vast showroom inventory to create and style our own little vignettes there…

BlogTourLA: A Bright Spot | CLOTH & KIND
CONCEPT No. 1

BlogTourLA: A Bright Spot | CLOTH & KIND
CONCEPT No. 2

Which one is your favorite? We’re gaga over Concept No. 2 with the Ceramic Teal Mid-Century Lamp and the Teal and Tan Ceramic Gourd Lamp. They’re even more amazing in person and are truly a bit of luxury at veritable bargain prices….You don’t often hear us say that! To boot, the Lamps Plus staff could not have been more gracious hosts of our BlogTourLA crew, especially given that we practically left the Lamps Plus showroom in shambles after our baptism by fire styling approach, stealing from each others vignettes to create our own!

You’ve got to check out the other BlogTourLA crew’s concepts as well. Lynn over at DecorArtsNow did a great recap on how everyone spent their time putting together vignettes in the store, and we love the post by Will of Bright Bazaar, pulling together his characteristic color happy concepts using the Lamps Plus Color + Collection. We had such a blast and it was creatively energizing to see how each of us put together dramatically different concepts, so much so that it was something akin to herding cats to get us outta there en route to our next BlogTourLA stop.

We also wanted to extend a really warm thank you to the Lamps Plus team for including CLOTH & KIND in their Best Home Blog Awards (hint, hint – go vote for us, please! You can vote once every 24 hours until Friday, November 15). By casting your vote, you have the chance to win a $500 Lamps Plus shopping spree. Regardless of the outcome, we are seriously honored to be keeping the excellent company of fellow interior design bloggers like Quintessence, La Dolce Vita, Habitually Chic and fellow BlogTourLA alum & sweetheart, Stagetecture.
Krista & Tami | CLOTH & KIND

IMAGE CREDITS | All photos taken by Krista Nye Schwartz of CLOTH & KIND

Proust on Design: Lee Kleinhelter

Proust on Design: Lee Kleinhelter | CLOTH & KIND

what is your idea of perfect design happiness?
WHEN THE CONCEPT IS APPRECIATED & UNDERSTOOD.

what is your greatest fear in design?
BEING UNORIGINAL.

which historical design figure do you most identify with?
BILLY BALDWIN.
LOVE THAT ERA OF DESIGN.

which living designer do you most admire?
THERE ARE LOTS. KELLY WEARSTLER, MILES REDD ARE A FEW.

Proust on Design: Lee Kleinhelter | CLOTH & KIND

what profession other than design would you like to attempt?
PHOTOGRAPHY.

what is your greatest design extravagance?
THE LUXURY OF BEING ABLE TO RECREATE,
FORM A COMPLETELY NEW LOOK IN THE STORE OR A PIECE OF FURNITURE.
THAT’S WHAT I LOVE TO DO, CONSTANTLY EDITING, RETHINKING AND RESTYLING.

when and where were you happiest with your design?
I’M HAPPIEST WHEN THE STORE OR A PROJECT IS COMPLETELY FINISHED
AND EVERYTHING IS IN THE PERFECT SPOT, THEN THE STORY COMES TOGETHER.

Proust on Design: Lee Kleinhelter | CLOTH & KIND

what do you consider your greatest achievement in design?
INSPIRING PEOPLE.
WHEN PEOPLE COME INTO A SPACE WE’VE DESIGNED OR INTO PIECES,
AND THEY SAY THEY’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT
THAT MAKES DESIGN SCHOOL, WORKING FOR DESIGNERS
AND THE LAST 9 YEARS OF HAVING A BRICK & MORTAR… WORTH IT.

if you died and came back as another designer or design object,
who or what do you think it would be?
HOW TO PICK?
MY NON-DESIGN ANSWER WOULD BE RIDER.
ENGLISH CREAM GOLDEN RETRIEVER THAT EMBARRASSINGLY ENOUGH
GETS MORE ATTENTION THAN ANYTHING WE SELL.

Proust on Design: Lee Kleinhelter | CLOTH & KIND

what specific design related talent are you lacking that you would like most to have?
THE KNOWLEDGE OF AN ARCHITECT OR AN ENGINEER.
MY HUSBAND IS A BUILDER AND WHEN WE MEET WITH ARCHITECTS
IT’S FASCINATING HOW THEY KNOW HOW TO CREATE WHAT’S BEEN DESIGNED.

what is your most treasured design related possession?
THE WHITE LEATHER EAMES LOUNGE CHAIR & OTTOMAN IN OUR BEDROOM.
IT’S SUBTLE, NOTHING FLASHY. I LOVE THE STYLE, THE HISTORY, AND COMBINING
THE CRISP WHITE MATERIAL 
WITH ITS ORIGINAL WOOD FRAME.
IT ALSO SITS IN A POSITION YOU CAN SEE FROM ALL ANGLES IN OUR HOME.

Proust on Design: Lee Kleinhelter | CLOTH & KIND

what do you regard as the lowest depths of misery in design?
A SPACE OR ROOM WHERE EVERYTHING IS THE SAME,
HAS BEEN BOUGHT AS A MATCHING SET, WITH NO DEPTH, LAYERS OR TEXTURES.

what curse word do you most frequently use?
NOW THAT MY 3 YEAR OLD PICKS UP ON EVERY SINGLE WORD WE SAY
I’VE TRIED TO TONE DOWN THE CURSING, THOUGH NOT ALWAYS SUCCESSFULLY.
HE RECENTLY POINTED OUT TO ME THAT STUPID IS NOT NICE, HE’S RIGHT.
I THINK I WAS SAYING SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF ‘THAT’S SO STUPID’ ABOUT A THING I HAD DONE. I DEFINITELY SAY A LOT OF ‘WHAT THE HELL…?’ & ‘OH MY GOD’.

Proust on Design: Lee Kleinhelter | CLOTH & KIND

what is your favorite design related word?
WELL EDITED.

what is your least favorite design related word?
TRENDY.

what turns you on in design?
ORDER, THE UNEXPECTED, THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.

what turns you off in design?
ANYTHING BLATANTLY COPYING SOMEONE ELSE’S DESIGN.

what is your motto in design?
BE UNIQUE.

Proust on Design: Lee Kleinhelter | CLOTH & KIND

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ABOUT PROUST ON DESIGN | Answered by our design icons, these must-ask questions come from a 19th century parlor game made popular by Marcel Proust, the French novelist, essayist & critic. Proust believed the direct questions and honest responses that they elicited revealed the true nature of the individual. For this column, we have put a design related spin on the traditional questions. While this method has been used by many journalists throughout the years, we were primarily inspired by The Proust Questionnaire, which appears monthly on the back page of one of our all time favorite magazines, Vanity Fair (also Krista’s alma mater). Read all of the previous Proust on Design questionnaires here.