Palette No. 31

Palette No. 31 | CLOTH & KIND

We’re feeling all spring-like. Can ya tell by our fabric selections, perhaps?!

RIGHT | Jax in Pink/Green by Tilton Fenwick for Duralee (#21084)
LEFT TOP | Crillon Linen in Quartz by Suzanne Kasler for Lee Jofa (#2011136.17)
LEFT BOTTOM | Gitana in Blue by Kathryn M. Ireland (#2703)

Couldn’t resist adding the Waterlogue version too… just because it’s so darn pretty.

Palette No. 31 | CLOTH & KIND

Happy weekend, guys!

Good Reads: Fortuny Interiors

Faithfully antique but markedly original were Marcel Proust‘s words to describe Mariano Fortuny‘s fabrics in the early 1900s and how very true that sentiment remains today.

Good Reads: Fortuny Interiors | CLOTH & KIND

Before we even received the copy of this book we were charmed by its elegant cover, and as longstanding lovers of the luxurious Fortuny brand, we expected nothing short of a truly Good Read. But when we opened the book to find the first line on the very first page was the above quote by Marcel Proust we were even more enchanted. Proust, after all, is at the epicenter of our most popular column on CLOTH & KIND titled Proust on Design. Yes, we already loved this book and we were only on page one.

Good Reads: Fortuny Interiors | CLOTH & KIND

In Fortuny Interiors, author Brian D. Coleman educates us not only about the beginnings of this fascinating company including how Mariano breathed life into his fabrics by creating new techniques like hand stamping of velvets, silks and cottons and how his true passion for art and painting fueled his textile designs, but photographer Erik Kvalsvik also gives us glimpse after glimpse into the homes in which some of these stunningly beautiful fabrics have been used.


Oh, and we got all excited over the Fabric Appendix at the back of the book. What a cool and highly useful way to see all of the Fortuny patterns available in simple, black & white form. Our imaginations were going wild looking at these and envisioning all of the amazing custom colorways we could create.

Good Reads: Fortuny Interiors | CLOTH & KIND

If only Mariano were alive today… how we’d adore having him answer our Proust on Design questionnaire. His answers would undoubtedly be as fascinating and brilliant as his textiles are.

If, like us, you can’t get enough then check out our recent post on Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo’s Show & Tell featuring her personal favorite Fortuny fabric, then make haste and get yourself to the nearest local bookstore or Amazon to snag a copy of Fortuny Interiors. Your creative self and your coffee table will be all the happier for it.

IMAGE CREDITS | Original photography by Erik Kvalsvik. All images taken of Fortuny Interiors for this blog post by Krista Nye Schwartz of CLOTH & KIND.

Palette No. 27

Palette No. 27 | CLOTH & KIND
MAIN | Puff in Lapis & Berry from carletonV (#429065)
TOP RIGHT | Vintage in Sand from Larsen (#8852-01)
MIDDLE RIGHT | Barmillion from Fermoie (#L-002)

We had a bit of a subliminal dragon theme going on while we were out and about in LA on our recent BlogTourLA adventure (btw, you can check out all of our BlogTour fun here). It seemed that every which way we looked we found another little dragon-inspired something-or-other. And it all started when we saw this crazy beautiful new carletonV print, aptly named Puff. We’re quite fond of Puff and wanted to also show you this image of him below, since he himself wasn’t included in the memo we received and used above. Isn’t he darling?

Palette No. 27 | CLOTH & KIND

So what do you think, would you put dragons in your interior space… or better yet, have you already? Tell us of your love or hate of this mythical fire-breathing beast. We have a feeling that most people fall pretty firmly in one camp or another on this topic.

Design Project: Bright on Neutral

Design Project: Bright on Neutrals | CLOTH & KIND

Isn’t this bright & cheery palette wonderful? One of our very cool Ann Arbor clients has an incredibly neutral family room and brought us in to help her layer some color and texture in. We can’t wait to see this installed soon.

What is your family room like? Do you gravitate towards neutrals or pops of color?

Inspired: Shop Online at Madeline Weinrib

Inspired: Shop Online at Madeline Weinrib | CLOTH & KIND

Oh, happy Friday! Madeline Weinrib has just relaunched her website and is debuting her first ever online store, allowing all of us non-New York’ers to buy  her gorgeous wares to our hearts content.

“My new website was carefully created with both the online shopper and interior designer in mind,” said Weinrib. “I wanted to ensure that both audiences receive an immersive and engaging online experience tailored to their individual needs.”

The site presents visitors with the option to “Shop” or “Discover.” Under the “Shop” section visitors will have unprecedented online access Madeline’s signature carpets, pillows, furniture, fashion, and accessories. The “Shop” section will also feature new online-only pieces created exclusively for the website.

The “Discover” component of the site will invite visitors to experience the many threads that inform Madeline’s vision, including insightful blog posts on her inspiration, travels, profiles on artists and designers around the world, and updates on Madeline’s work as International Ambassador for Project Mala, a non-profit working to eliminate child labor in the carpet-weaving region of India.

In addition to unique design elements that cater to online shoppers, the new offers members of the trade the opportunity to login and unlock special features reserved exclusively for interior designers, including sitewide trade pricing, seamless sample ordering, and online access to trade-only products.

Happy weekend & happy shopping, y’all!

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