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

Palette No. 33: Nicky Rising

Palette No. 33: Nicky Rising | CLOTH & KIND
What an insanely wonderful whirlwind of a week here in Los Angeles! One of the best parts, hands down, of being here in celebration of the LCDQ Legends event (and our custom designed Goldfinger window at Sydney Harbour Paint) was the time we were able to spend with our peers and friends in the interior design industry.

Case in point. Yesterday we crashed Nicky Rising – an all time favorite CLOTH & KIND showroom – and had her put together today’s Palette for us on the fly. We adore what Nicky and her fabulous showroom manager John threw together, all built around this divine showpiece of a vintage rug. Bright and cheerful, just like beautiful Nicky. Here she is pulling it all together.

Palette No. 33: Nicky Rising | CLOTH & KIND

We’re headed home to Ann Arbor & Athens today and couldn’t be more ready to get back to our real worlds, our families (good lord, do we miss them!) and our clients, but it’s been a blast LA. Thank you to everyone for being such gracious hosts, especially the LCDQ and Sydney Harbour Paint.

TOP RIGHT | Bermuda by Chapas Textiles (#09-20A) from Nicky Rising
TOP LEFT | Mahmut in Pink by Tulu Textiles (#n/a) from Nicky Rising
BOTTOM | Vintage Pictorial Khotan Chinese Wool Rug, early 20c (#n/a) from Nicky Rising

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!

Happy Thanksgiving

Thankful | CLOTH & KIND
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

Proust on Design: Lulu deKwiatkowski

Proust on Design: Lulu deKwiatkowski | CLOTH & KIND
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.

Proust on Design: Lulu deKwiatkowski | CLOTH & KIND

what is your greatest fear in design?
A RULER, STRUCTURE, TOO MUCH PERFECTION.

which historical design figure do you most identify with?
GAUGUIN.

which living designer do you most admire?
JEFFREY BILHUBER.

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

what is your greatest design extravagance?
MY HANDWRITTEN BOOK OF COLLAGES ABOUT MY LIFE, LULU.

Proust on Design: Lulu deKwiatkowski | CLOTH & KIND

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?
OLD MASTERS.

what is your most treasured design related possession?
A BRIGHT PINK ANTIQUE INDIAN TEXTILE
THAT MY BROTHER GAVE ME FOR MY MARRIAGE.

Proust on Design: Lulu deKwiatkowski | CLOTH & KIND

what do you regard as the lowest depths of misery in design?
FAKE OR DRIED FLOWERS. 

what curse word do you most frequently use?
SHIT.

what is your favorite design related word?
COOL.

what is your least favorite design related word?
CHIC.

what turns you on in design?
GOOD USE OF COLOR,
INCLUDING NEUTRALS AND ORGANIC HUES.

Proust on Design: Lulu deKwiatkowski | CLOTH & KIND

what turns you off in design?
BAD COLOR COMBOS.

what is your motto in design?
KEEP SMILING AND IT WILL COME TO YOU!

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IMAGE CREDITS | All images provided by Lulu deKwiatkowski. Lulu’s headshot taken by Amanda Marsalis.

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.