We are immensely thankful for so many people & things in our lives, and count you – our readers – amongst them. Wishing you a beautiful and bountiful Thanksgiving.
IMAGE CREDIT | Vintage textile from ofANTIQUE’s Instagram feed
what is your idea of perfect design happiness?
WHEN I SEE COLORS AND SHAPES THAT ALL WORK TOGETHER IN HARMONY,
MUCH SO THAT I WANT TO POSSESS THEM OR MAKE THEM PART OF ME,
LIKE BUTTER MELTING ON TOAST.
what is your greatest fear in design?
A RULER, STRUCTURE, TOO MUCH PERFECTION.
which historical design figure do you most identify with?
which living designer do you most admire?
what profession other than design would you like to attempt?
what is your greatest design extravagance?
MY HANDWRITTEN BOOK OF COLLAGES ABOUT MY LIFE, LULU.
when and where were you happiest with your design?
WHEN I WAS DOING MY BOOK LULU.
what do you consider your greatest achievement in design?
MY BOOK, LULU…SORRY TO BE REDUNDANT.
if you died and came back as another designer or design object,
who or what do you think it would be?
BEETHOVEN WITH HEARING.
what specific design related talent are you lacking
that you would you most like to have?
what is your most treasured design related possession?
A BRIGHT PINK ANTIQUE INDIAN TEXTILE
THAT MY BROTHER GAVE ME FOR MY MARRIAGE.
what do you regard as the lowest depths of misery in design?
FAKE OR DRIED FLOWERS.
what curse word do you most frequently use?
what is your favorite design related word?
what is your least favorite design related word?
what turns you on in design?
GOOD USE OF COLOR,
INCLUDING NEUTRALS AND ORGANIC HUES.
what turns you off in design?
BAD COLOR COMBOS.
what is your motto in design?
KEEP SMILING AND IT WILL COME TO YOU!
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.
Yesterday got away from us and so we were remiss in sharing our Palette post of the week. But the calm of the weekend has set in and we finally had a moment to get this soft and serene grouping of fabrics up for you.
Lately, we’ve been admiring really feminine hues like this conch shade of taupey pink. Mary McDonald’s Chinois Palais in Blush Conch was the inspiration for this grouping. It stands alone (check out the full repeat below – it’s stunning) and doesn’t need much else so we merely layered in some simple, textural fabrics from Holland & Sherry and Rosemary Hallgarten. Perfection.
RIGHT | Chinois Palais in Blush Conch by Mary McDonald from Schumacher (#175040)
TOP LEFT | Alona in Rice from Holland & Sherry (#DE12139)
BOTTOM LEFT | Alpaca Boucle in Oatmeal from Rosemary Hallgarten (#FT376)
Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend.
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?
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.