Fab Five

Wall Sconces

Our entire team here at CLOTH & KIND is totally gaga over Visual Comfort's ridiculously good lighting line, and we source from them all the time for our interior design Studio projects. It's hard to play favorites, but here's a handful of sconces that we are digging at the moment...

CLOTH & KIND // Fab Five, Wall Sconces

1. Ryan Miller, Showroom Director
Frankfort Articulating Wall Light in Black and Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass Accents

2. Krista Nye Nicholas, Partner & Principal Interior Designer
Avant Large Curved Sconce in Antique-Burnished Brass with Frosted Glass

3. Tami Ramsay, Partner & Principal Interior Designer
Cavanagh Medium Lantern Sconce in Polished Nickel

4. Rachael Bell, Senior Interior Designer
Launceton Large Ring Sconce in Antique- Burnished Brass with Natural Percale Shade

5. Alyson Derry, Interior Design Director
Osiris Single Reflector Sconce in Bronze and Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass with Linen Diffuser

If you're in the interior design trade, you are undoubtedly in love with Visual Comfort as well. If you're not a designer and simply a design afficianado, you may still be familiar with the line through Circa Lighting (the retail arm of the company). In either case, what you gotta know is that CLOTH & KIND is now an official Visual Comfort Gallery partner! That means you can check out a full range of their gorgeous fixtures in person here and order them (at more advantageous pricing than Circa offers - both to the trade and at retail, BTW!) through either our Showroom or Shop

Our Fave Green Paint Colors

CLOTH & KIND Interiors // Fab Five Green Paint

We can't seem to get enough green in our design projects lately.

Pantone's 2017 color of the year is Greenery, a vibrant and cheery hue, but we here at CLOTH & KIND distinctly bend towards the moodier shades. Take a look at each of our favorites and let us know what your can't-live-without shade is... We're always on the hunt for our next go to hue.

1. Rachael's Pick // Benjamin Moore // Hunter Green // 2041-10
2. Kaitlyn's Pick // Sherwin Williams // Gallery Green // SW 0015
3. Tami's Pick // Farrow & Ball // Vardo // No.288
4.  Alyson's Pick // Fine Paints of Europe // Coach Green // 3015
5.  Krista's Pick // Farrow & Ball // Card Room Green // No.79

Animalistic

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Not all animal prints are created equal. Our design philosophy is to use them oh-so-sparingly and with great tact. The chair above is an example of how we recently used a ZAK+FOX print with stunning and sophisticated results. But just as the quote above (which we adore) indicates, you need not lose sleep over the opinion of others. If you love it, it works. Period. So tell us... what's your take on animalistic interiors?

Chevron + A $100 Giveaway!

Did you guys catch our guest post over at Annie Selke's Fresh American last week? We had such fun putting this special Fab Five together for them. To learn more about our inspiration for this piece, read on...

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It’s no secret that we at CLOTH & KIND have a long-standing love affair with patterns in textiles, and as interior designers, it has become a hallmark of our design aesthetic. While we are drawn to all manner of textile designs, without fail, we always come back to the chevron as a favorite. There is just something essential and noble about the chevron, with its inverted V-shaped motif, in all its variations, that piques our fancy.

Apparently, we’re not the only ones to delight in the zigzag pattern, because it dates back to ancient times, as seen in archaeological recovery of Greek pottery designs, as well as in early rock carvings. Throughout history, the geometric chevron has been commonly used as a military insignia and in the heraldry images of countless coats of arms and flags. To that end, the chevron has become part of our collective consciousness, and it’s no wonder that the pattern is a stalwart fixture in the graphic-design motifs found in many textile designs.

Our Fab Five inspiration started with the intoxicatingly beautiful Dash & Albert Zigzag Multi micro-hooked rug. We were immediately drawn in by the color combinations that when paired with the zigzag pattern create a cheerful graphic punch. We could see this rug working in a variety of settings, lending a playful air to the room.

We have always been fans of all things Arjumand and would likely sell our souls for the Herringbone Cool wallpaper from the Imperial Collection.

And who wouldn’t love one of Caitlin McGauley’s zigzag trays? We love Caitlin’s whimsical hand-drawn chevron motif on white porcelain accented with 22k gold.

And, let’s be honest, Kelly Wearstler nails graphic patterns and has done so again with this Groundworks for Lee Jofa trimming.

And even if you have been living under a rock, it would be hard to miss how much light has been shed on the beauty of wood floors laid in a chevron or herringbone pattern. Hands down, few companies do this with new floors as impeccably as Exquisite Surfaces.

 

So, what’s your favorite pattern? If it’s chevron, then you’re in luck, as we’re partnering with Annie to offer you a $100 Pine Cone Hill shopping credit, where you can shop all sorts of chevrons. Click HERE to enter over on Fresh American... and best of luck to you!

Our Kelly Wearstler Picks

Fab Five: Our Kelly Wearstler Picks | CLOTH & KIND

It's the week of Kelly here on CLOTH & KIND. First, her insightful Proust On Design interview, which we were thrilled to have picked up by the likes of Huffington Post & Lonny. And today, since we just can't get enough of her, we wanted to share our personal favorites from Kelly's vast array of drool-worthy wares. We tried, but seriously couldn't limit ourselves to just five items so we each did our own Kelly Wearstler Fab Five. What are you loving from Kelly these days? TAMI'S PICKS | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Fab Five: Our Kelly Wearstler Picks | CLOTH & KIND

KRISTA'S PICKS | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Happy weekend, guys!