Katie Leede

Fab Five: Katie Leede

We're thrilled to welcome guest editor Katie Leede to the blog today, where she's sharing her personal Fab Five...

1 | I NEVER tire of these luscious Rosemary HallgartenSuri pillows because you can actually PET them! They are delicious and fun for the whole family!

2 | Rose Tarlow now makes this gorgeous  hand dyed , hand woven fabric in Senegal that just makes my heart hum... so usable though it ain't cheap (about $268 a yard)... but the look and feel of the design adds an instant world culture vibe into a room without sacrificing  high end chic and class. Know what I mean?

3 | My friend and artist extraordinaire Nancy Lorenz has just created new work where she layers gesso and gold leaf on top of cardboard of all things. The cardboard gives a watery, ripple like effect to the surface of her "canvas" which I find edgy and appealing. And there is something wonderfully decadent and earthy about using something so valuable on such humble, knock about material. Available through Morgan Freeman Gallery in NYC.

4 | I have several of  these Boucle Alpaca throws from De Le Cuona at home which are highly textural, decorative, and groovy things visually as well as being cozy and comforting to use while cuddled up with my five kids and beau, watching Game of Thrones.

5 | I used this artful Flame of Forest chandelier from Stefanie Odegard Collection in a Showhouse in the Hamptons last Summer and I still dream about using it in  a project some day. Being a romantic, this fixture - of course - reminds me of papyrus plants on the Nile at sunset.

Below I used FOUR  of my Fab 5 in the same room - the Flame of Forest Chandelier, a Nancy Lorenz triptych over the bed, the alpaca throw draped across the sheets and a Suri pillow on the slipper chair. The Rose Tarlow fabric hadn't been created yet but it would have looked, well, FAB, in the space too, don't you think?

Fab Five: Katie Leede


Thank you, Katie! We adore your Fab Five selections and loved seeing how you used several of them in a room that you designed. For those of you who have not yet seen it, be sure to check out Katie's Proust on Design interview from last summer.