Show & Tell

Young Huh

ABOUT // Young Huh is the founder of Young Huh Interiors, a NY based full service design firm specializing in residential and commercial interiors. 

I am sharing with you two pillows that I have in my living room.  These are special to me because they were the first purchases I made for myself.  I absolutely adore Fortuny fabrics, but I couldn't afford to cover an entire sofa or even a chair, so I had four pillows made in one of my all time favorite prints - Persiano.  I chose the color seafoam green and white.  It’s a classic persian flower motif that you see globally in textiles, but the Fortuny printing process gives each flower a unique quality - like a painting.  The white background is not a pure uniform white, but slightly mottled and the green flowers have undertones of blue which gives the fabric a depth and singularity that continually interests me.

To accompany the Persiano pillows, I had others made in Fadini Borghi's Subbiano in color azzuro.  The print looks like marbleized paper but it is woven - not printed - giving it wonderful color depth, sheen and texture.  I love to get lost looking at the waves - its like looking at the ocean.  While the green and blue colors carry me away to the sea and to a very peaceful place, the gold silk threads add glamour and contrast. 

I made sure my workroom slightly understuffed the feather and down filling for the pillows.  I don’t like pillows that look or feel too dense.  Silk fringe and rope trim from Rogers & Goffigon complete their look.  I sink into these pillows daily.  I lay my head on them to read or take naps, behind my back for extra support.  These pillows have become soft and pliant over the years, but they haven't lost a bit of their beauty or charm. 

Lynn Byrne

ABOUT | Lynn Byrne is an interior designer and blogger at Decor Arts Now. We had the immense pleasure of spending time with her at BlogTourLA last fall, and consider her one of the kindest and most talented people in our design circles.

When Krista and Tami invited me to choose my single most favorite textile in my home, I couldn’t do it.  That’s because I love this pair.  Of course they are pretty, but my fondness has more to do with my home's checkered past than the fabrics themselves.  You see, I always wanted to live in an old house with character.  We bought a circa 1900 Victorian but 10 days after the closing, the house suffered a devastating fire. We decided to rebuild and completed the project in 2003.

At first all of my decor choices where driven by a desire to make the house feel “old.”  Period lighting, period wallpaper and period fabrics made their way inside.  Finally, about 5 years after I lived in the home, I was over the trauma of the fire.  Everything didn’t have to read period.  It was time to bust out and these geometric fabrics where among my first choices in the “new era."  The fabric on the upholstered chair is a re-issue by Ashley Hicks of one of his father, David Hick’s, designs.

The dining chair fabric is by Ashley’s ex-wife Allegra Hicks. Both were sourced at Lee Jofa.  The fabrics make wonderful playmates together, which is perfect because we often shrink down that dining table to 30 inches and combine the two spaces for entertaining.

My guess is that my pair of fabrics might be together longer than the Hick’s marriage!

IMAGE CREDIT | Dining room shot by Ellen McDermott

Jean Nye (My Mom!)

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ABOUT | Jean Nye is Krista's mother, a world traveler, a retired children and family minister, and a talented writer and musician.

I’ve had the opportunity to travel to India frequently because of my husband Jim’s work.  Our first trip, when Krista was 8 and her sister Elise was 11, took place in 1982.  We lived for a year in the lovely city of Pune, about 100 miles from Mumbai.  Krista traces her love of fabrics back to this time.  She delighted in watching the women going about their everyday tasks in their brilliantly colored saris.

India is a feast for all the senses, but particularly for the eyes.  Jim and I have collected a variety of things on our trips, from old brass kitchen utensils to folk art animals to fabrics. On a recent trip I picked up several antique fabric fragments in the Hauz Khas Village area of New Delhi.  Situated near royal tombs dating back to the 13th century, Hauz Khas is a delightful jumble of small shops and restaurants.

The fragment pictured may have originated in Rajastan, as it is decorated with mirror work and cowrie shells.  I mounted it on a natural linen pillow and had fun embroidering a “frame” around it in chain stitch.  I love seeing India throughout our apartment in the rugs, furniture, pictures, and accessories.  These tangible objects remind me of the intangible, things that I can’t pack up in my suitcase and take home:  the scent of jasmine in the air, the moon rising over the Indian Ocean, or the taste of a perfectly ripe Alphonso mango.  India has enriched my life in so many ways.  I just keep wanting to go back for more.

 

Holly Phillips

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ABOUT  | Holly Hollingsworth Phillips is a residential interior designer and co-owner of The English Room.

This is my antique horn chair, which I purchased on a buying trip to Paris in the mid 1990’s when I was working at Travis and Company in charge of the antiques at ADAC. It was my first buying trip with the company.  This chair was purchased after a long boozy lunch in the market.  The owner of the set (yes it was part of a set...so wish we bought the loveseat too) said it came from a famous hair salon (Christophe...I think) in Paris that did Jackie O’s hair when she visited with Onassis. I was sold with the horn and leopard alone... then Jackie O thrown in.  When it arrived to ADAC and we were unpacking I almost had a fistfight with another employee who also wanted it.  I had dreamed of this baby ever since I saw it.

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It makes me so happy and has traveled from house to house over the years. It now resides in my den.

I am an animal print fanatic.  I know they can be misunderstood with so many bad examples but nothing can be more chic when done right.

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Courtney Barnes

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ABOUT  | Courtney Barnes is the editor of Style Court, a blog dedicated to textiles, history, art, design, and a little mental traveling.... it's one of our few must-reads.

I love sleeping under these loose flowering branches. The fabric is John Robshaw's Pushpa linen in aqua and I got the idea for the laid-back, summery canopy from the Domino book (how to do an unstructured canopy).

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My walls are a smudge-y aqua, too. It's a great color to live with, I think, because it works almost like a neutral. Right now I'm playing up the blue mood with one small shot of Peter Dunham's Kashmir Paisley in tea/peacock - a slouchy, inviting pillow - but I can easily change the look by substituting something in the violet family, or a crushed-berry-red, or a leafy-green, etc. - all colors seem to pair well with this aqua.

Other textiles in the room are: white on white seersucker curtains; a small Persian rug with a navy ground; and John Robshaw stitched shams and a coverlet.

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Talin Spring

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ABOUT  | Talin Spring is the owner/designer of Spring Finn & Co, American made leather and canvas bags & accessories, and owner of Maison Spring, a showroom representing a small collection of unique European fine furnishing fabrics in Minneapolis.

I grew up in a house where everything was made by hand, both my mother and grandmother were very skilled embroiderers, sewers and knitters. Seeing their daily creations during my childhood made me appreciate the value of the hand, with its perfections and imperfections - that I love most.

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Although this embroidered linen tablecloth is not one of my grandmothers or my mothers, the fine detail and precision is very evocative of their art. I found it a few summers ago at the Marseille flea market - where we lived before moving to Minneapolis - this is where I also found the french post office iron desk that holds my collection of mid-century Uzbek China. I cannot even imagine the number of hours of work it required to make this intricate tablecloth filled with careful details down to the crocheted corner tassels.  Every time I iron it, I picture the previous owners of the piece gathered around a table in the sunny French countryside.

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The history of the object and the artisan behind is as important as the visual beauty it adds to a room.  The creator's personal story intertwines with the object, and that mastery deserves to be appreciated for several lifetimes.

Kelly Beall

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ABOUT | Kelly Beall is a freelance graphic designer and author of Design Crush.

My favorite textile isn't exactly a traditional one, rather it's a set of handkerchiefs from my grandmother. As a young kid I was lucky enough – and so were my parents! – to have my paternal grandparents look after me Monday through Friday, breakfast through dinner. This included but was not limited to: making sure I didn't run into traffic, keeping me occupied in my Grandma's ceramic studio with discarded clay scraps, and carting me back and forth from Montessori pre-school.

Every day before my Grandpa drove me the few miles to school my Grandma would tuck a tiny handkerchief in my pocket. I've always had a notoriously runny nose, and I think this was her last ditch effort at me not wiping my face on the kid next to me. Each handkerchief was tiny, pretty, and perfectly Kelly-sized. I remember that they smelled like her dresser drawer and comfort, who knows how many I must have lost along the way, dropped in hallways and parking lots.

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I can't remember when it happened, but somewhere between graduating from high school and turning 30 the handkerchiefs became mine. I don't even think my Grandma ever used them herself, so they had always been mine really. But now they were in my possession and I had no idea what to do with them, so into a dresser drawer of my own they went.

A few weeks ago I was combing through my things, gathering up the unwanted and unused for a garage sale when I came across the stack. I no longer use handkerchiefs but had no plans of getting rid of them, so what to do? I decided that I'll frame them. I'm still deciding whether they'll go into their own separate square frames or collectively overlap one another like in the photos here. I don't even think I'll iron them, the creases have been there for years and seem like a part of the fabric now. All I know is that they'll make me smile every time I glance their direction.

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Andy Beers

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ABOUT | Andy Beers & Cara Scarola are co-founders and principal interior designers at Ore Studios.

When my wife’s paternal grandparents sold the modern house they had built in the early1950’s just south of Seattle, we inherited a great deal of their mid-century furniture when no one else in the family wanted it. We were thrilled to get it, of course, seeing as it replaced a great deal of particle board and plywood we were living with at the time.

All of the furniture had been collected over a lifetime - nothing in the house was ever replaced in the 50 years my wife’s grandparents lived there. But the house had distinctly different décor throughout the decades, mostly because my wife’s grandmother sent things out to be reupholstered every 15-20 years.

Through photographs and family stories, we have deduced that the furniture we inherited is currently in its third incarnation. Sometime during the 70’s, all of the upholstery was sent out at the same time. A sofa (which we never owned) was covered in salmon colored cotton velvet, a large lounge chair was covered in a pink, green, and taupe velvet stripe, and three different Danish chairs were covered in a psychedelic floral just this side of tame.

When we got these floral chairs, I was definitely not enamored with the pattern, which is a woven design. Taking myself fairly seriously, I slip covered them in black. (This was during the time Cara and I were in design school). Once I got over myself, the covers came off. We’ve lived with this floral as the main pattern in our home ever since, and are quite fond of it. It reminds us of my wife’s grandmother, a ballet dancer and true aesthete.

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But beyond sentiment, the fabric is also a daily reminder to me about quality in materials and lifecycle for home furnishings. Our furniture is sixty-plus years old, and the fabric is more than thirty. In an industry driven by aggressive consumption, textiles can be an enormous source of waste. Because of their inherent fragility compared to other components of an interior, they need to be replaced with more frequency than other things. But because there is also a particular degree of fashion related to fabric that changes faster than other surface materials, textiles are often discarded before they become obsolete.

When we’re specifying textiles, we think hard about lifespan and try to balance value with longevity. Good fabric is an investment worth making when you understand how to get the most use out of it - which relates not only to the technical qualities of different fibers, but also to aesthetics. These crazy green woven daisies remind me of that.

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And as a final note, now that we’re firmly settled in Seattle and not moving in the foreseeable future, most of our furniture is finally being recovered again. One of these chairs was just repaired, refinished in a darker stain, and is about to be upholstered in an homage to my wife’s grandmother: another floral embroidery, but this time handmade, instead of machine-made, and a little more subtle in hue - dark brown to temper the sweetness of the embroidery’s subject material. My upholsterer is saving the daisies for me so I can have them made into cushions. ANDY

Cara Scarola

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ABOUT | Cara Scarola & Andy Beers are co-founders and principal interior designers at Ore Studios. I tend to gravitate towards cool neutrals, so the vast majority of our home is done in gray, charcoal, and white.  I didn’t want the house to seem sterile and uninviting, so I felt it was important to introduce a textile that would lend the space both some warmth and an element of whimsy.  My husband and I have two small children, so our lifestyle is casual and often chaotic.  We love beautiful things, but because of the kids, function is of utmost importance.  As soon as our first child began to walk, we opted to get rid of our coffee table in favor of a slipcovered ottoman, which we had upholstered in this 100% linen print by Romo (that has since been discontinued) – soft corners to prevent injuries and easy washability for inevitable spills. We also had it made into a couple of throw pillows.

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Andy and I are fans of Romo’s floral prints – fun, not overly feminine, and offered at a price point that is realistic for young families.  I like this particular print not only for its vibrancy, but also because it is equally appealing to adults and children – it doesn’t read as stuffy, but it also doesn’t scream playroom.

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The ottoman is really the center of our living room – it serves a multitude of purposes: a surface to build legos, a place to put our popcorn on movie nights, a spot to spread out paperwork when doing the bills, etc.  Over time and with each washing, the fabric has become softer and a bit faded, but I have to say that I like these qualities – they’re indicative of all the time that we spend together as a family.  So, in this sense, this very basic piece of furniture and the textile that covers it have become somewhat sentimental to me – sort of silly for an ottoman, but it is what it is. CARA

Anne-Marie Midy & Jorge Almada

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Today's Show & Tell guests are Anne-Marie Midy & Jorge Almada of Casamidy. Their incredibly unique furniture company combines contemporary design with traditional artisan methods of manufacturing and the results are astonishingly beautiful. You may recall that Laura Aviva of L'Aviva Home mentioned Casamidy in her recent Limelight post here on the blog, and I've also been a long time Casamidy admirer so you'll find them listed in CLOTH & KIND's Little Black Book as well as an abundance of their pieces on my furniture board on Pinterest. I quite simply can not rave enough about the design and craftsmanship that is coming out of this beautiful company and so I'm thrilled to welcome Anne-Marie and Jorge to the blog today to tell us about a favorite textile that is in their home.

"We have a wonder fabric that we almost found by pure chance. In Mexico City there is an area that specializes in "lonas" (duck canvas). They no longer sell canvas, but plastic tarps. In a hidden shop and after much looking we found a waxed cotton fabric, which has proven to be an inspiration to many of our new designs.”

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IMAGE | A fond memory from Jorge's childhood inspires his love for this fabric that he and Anne-Marie now use on many of their furniture pieces.

“The fabric is waxed and backed in vinyl. It is completely waterproof yet does not feel synthetic to the touch. We also love the grey-green hue, which is combines with everything whether it is set against iron, oak or bright colors. The fabric is very unique in that it is rigid without being thick. This makes it perfect for paneling over metal frames as the fabric doesn't give.”

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IMAGES | Top: The fabric is used on the sofa in Anne-Marie & Jorge's living room at their home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Bottom: Their dog, Toka, resting on the virtually indestructible fabric.

“Because it is so perfect for weekend, summer or kids it enables us to design furniture that is really intended to be used in a rough manner.”

Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo

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Amy Beth of ABCD Design is here today to share a glimpse into her home and a look at her favorite textile-based design piece with us. I'm confident that the vast majority of you already know Amy from her beautiful (and blissfully original) blog, ABCD Design Sketch Book, but if you aren't yet familiar with her allow me to introduce you. Amy is an artist, designer and stylist who splits her time between New York City and Litchfield County. In her free time she makes collages, knits, loves homemaking, and adores spending her time with her husband, Mr. D. Believe it or not, Amy’s initials really are ABCD!I've had the pleasure of meeting Amy in person while she was recently home visiting her mother in Michigan and feel so fortunate to now count her among the treasured few that I first met online but now count as offline friends as well. Amy is a confident and creative soul whose voice is as authentic as they come. Here's Amy's show & tell...

"This is my vintage Fortuny 'Dandolo' upholstered fireside chair. I would guess it's from the 1950's, but it could be older! The fabric is named after a prominent Venetian family, and is inspired by a 17th century design."

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"I was convalescing after a major car accident in my early 20's and traveled to Northern Michigan with my mom. As I started to get more mobile, we spent the morning in Harbor Springs. I found the fireside chair at one of my favorite lifestyle stores, Huzza."

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"The chair has been with me for all of my adult life. It's found a home in the bedroom of my single girl apartment on West 12th Street, our Loft in Soho, and now in our home in Northwestern Connecticut. The burnt orange and silvery-gold looks great with so many colors. In the lifetime that I have owned it, I have paired it with caramel, white, whisky brown, grey, green and now with bluish-black. Sadly, since I've had it, it's never functioned as a fireside chair. Who knows, maybe it will be situated next to the fireplace in our next home?"

Before posting this, I reached out to Amy to clarify a question that I had about this lovely fabric. After seeing pictures of it in a few settings I wondered if she had reupholstered it twice in different color ways of the same fabric because of how vastly different the colors looked to me. If you notice, the fabric looks very different here & here (in her single girl apartment) vs. the images above. When Amy clarified that it was, in fact, the same fabric (and in the same color way) it made me fall even more in love with it... it's almost chameleon-like! It looks dramatically different depending upon the lighting and the surrounding colors... and it's this very essence that makes it so versatile and beautiful. OK, so I have officially digressed into total textile-addict mode, but how cool is that? Did anyone else notice the same thing?

Kate Reynolds

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Studio Four's Kate Reynolds & Stacy Waggoner are giving us glimpses into their worlds in today's Show & Tell posts. Earlier this morning we saw the gorgeous Pintura Studio drapery that graces Stacy's bedroom, and now Kate's going to tell us about her favorite... "When Stacy and I first opened Studio Four we were approached by the fabulous Sharyn Storrier Lyneham about representing her brand new fabric collection called Edit. Sharyn is the former editor of  Australian Vogue Entertaining & Travel and  Australian Vogue Living, and she is an all around super stylish and unique woman! We were immediately in love with her and her fabric collection!"

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 "When I was pregnant with my son Bobby, my husband and I wanted to keep the baby's gender a surprise which made it a bit harder to decorate the nursery. But I had been wanting to use Edit's Harlequin fabric in my home for years. So I decided to base the nursery scheme around Harlequin and use it for roman shades. This fabric makes me so incredibly happy! Sometimes I find myself lying on Bobby's floor and just staring at all the colors while he plays. The best thing about it is that you can always change the room's accent colors around, because everything compliments this fabric. And I am definitely guilty of being a constant re-decorator!"

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Stacy Waggoner

I've got another Show & Tell double feature today! Stacy Waggoner & Kate Reynolds from Studio Four are sharing each of their favorite fabric-based design elements in their own homes with us. With their extraordinary taste in textiles (just look at the incredible collection of lines they rep at their studio) you know this is gonna to be good.

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 "At Studio Four we represent a fantastic variety of fabric and wallpaper lines, so we are surrounded every day by the most amazing designs.  It makes it hard to pick a fabric to use at home, but sometimes it hits you and you say 'that's it - it's perfect!' - like I did with the Tiepolo fabric from Pintura Studio that I used for my bedroom curtains."

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"Pintura Studio is run by Christine Isles and Ed Rollins - I've known them for years and they have a crazy amount of talent. They started their career hand-stenciling projects for interior designers and then turned their amazing stencils into a collection of the most gorgeous hand-screened fabrics and wallpapers.  And they are made right here in New York.  To me, the Pintura designs feel very old world and luxuriously modern at  the same time. I am in love with their fabric Tiepolo - this cool exotic design combines Venetian and Ottoman details that also has this Chinese Deco vibe. Very worldly.  I love the murky aubergine color that shades from a bright purple to charcoal to almost black - I've used it on curtains in my bedroom, where I also have this great channel-backed slipper chair that belonged to my grandmother. When I was a child, she had it in a peacock blue that was super glamorous - I've just re-upholstered it in a luxe charcoal velvet from Dominique Picquier with a chartreuse detail that matches my walls."

Hilary Walker

Today's guest is the talented Hilary Walker, the author of Hilary Inspired, a blog about style, art, and life. She's also a designer offering freelance interior design assistance and social media management to some well-respected Dallas based firms like Pulp Design StudiosPulp Design StudiosStudio Ten 25, and Denise McGaha Interiors.

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"To be completely honest, I haven't researched much about this vintage screen depicting flying cranes. I happened upon it about a year ago in a wonderfully serendipitous thrifting moment while browsing my favorite local thrift store one day. I'd been looking for a unique piece of artwork to fill a void in my dining space, walked in with few hopes of finding anything, and then BAM... there it was just waiting for me to find it!"

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"I was actually surprised that no one else had snatched it up yet. So, of course, I made a b-line for its corner of the store. As it turns out, the dimensions are perfect for my wall and the figurative subject, aged appearance, and warm tones fit my style and current home decor beautifully!"

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"A quick Google search would probably enlighten me on a few unknown details, but the mystery of it has become half the fun. Who knows where this worn thing has been and I kind of like it that way!!"

D. Bryant Archie

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"One of my favorite textiles is an old aso oke tapestry from Nigeria.  "Aso Oke" translates to "high cloth". It's composed of narrow (approx. 4") hand-woven panels sewn together.  About 50-60 years old, made of cotton and lurex and traditionally a man's decoration, the tapestry was most likely worn on special occasions."

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"I usually deconstruct these vintage textiles and sew them into pillows. However, when it arrived, I was blown away with the unique color combination of this one (magenta, indigo, cobalt, tan). I draped it over my favorite wing chair, then happened to peer into my bedroom later that day and it hit me.  The wall color combined with the hues of the vintage velvet chair fabric and tapestry patterning are both calm and exciting."

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"I love its rustic character which reflects its history, significance and handmade origin." - D. Bryant Archie

If you have any questions about this brilliant aso oke textile, raise your hand (ie – leave a comment below) and Bryant will do her best to answer.

Genevieve Fennel

Today is a very special Show & Tell day. Not only is it the column's debut, but it's also a double feature (twice the textile amazingness, what's not to love?) Lauren & Genevieve are partners at the sublime Australian textile & furniture company, Walter G. First up was Lauren. By the way, what did you think of her gorgeous Rajasthani shepherd's jacket? Now it's Genevieve's turn and funny enough, she also chose a jacket for her most prized textile possession - great minds think alike!

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"My favourite textile treasure is a little girl's jacket that I picked up in Bhuj, Gujarat. It is from one of the villages in Kutch (close-ish to the Pakistan border), totally hand embroidered by a mother for her little girl."

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"I actually bought it in the hope that I will one day have a little girl of my own to dress it in. I think most people would think that I am jinxing my chances of ever having one now!" - Genevieve Fennel, Walter G

If you have any questions about this darling jacket, raise your hand (ie - leave a comment below) and Genevieve will do her best to answer.

Do you have something for Show & Tell?! If you have a really fabulous textile (anything from your bedding to a rug to an incredible pillow, etc etc etc) with an interesting story behind it that you'd like me to consider sharing in an upcoming edition of Show & Tell, please shoot me an email at info(at)clothandkind(dot)com with "Raising my hand for Show & Tell" in the title of the email. Kindly include a couple of hi-res photos and a brief description of your item. Please note that there are lots of kids in line for Show & Tell so I can't promise that everyone will get a turn, but will do my best to share a well-curated collection of the most interesting & inspiring textiles out there from all corners of this creative planet of ours.

Lauren Bennett

The best part about being in school, as I'm often reminded by my son and daughter, is show & tell. I'm convinced that this is because no matter what your age it's always fascinating to get glimpses into other people's worlds and the things that inspire them. Show & Tell is a new column that provides a peek at the fabrics people love most in their homes... and I'm sure that it will allow us to learn a thing or two in the process. Geez - those teachers really do know what they are doing! First up is Lauren Bennett from the oh-so-lovely Australian textile company, Walter G. Lauren's partner in crime, Genevieve Fennel, will be sharing her favorite textile later today in the second installation of Show & Tell, so be sure to check back in after lunch & recess.

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"I have so many treasures scattered around my home and stuffed in suitcases that every now and then I get out to pat, but every time my eyes pass this gem my heart races. For me it is a work of art and it is a permanent hanging fixture in my home (apart from when it is being worn by yours truly!)…"

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"It is a vintage shepherd's jacket, which is typically worn by the herders throughout Rajasthan. It is all cotton with beautiful gathering around the chest and the finest plum coloured embroidery throughout it. The arms are insanely long as if it were made for camel! The combination of all these elements are, as most textile gems you find in India, effortlessly put together to create something simply sublime."

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"Just to think that this work of art, which I could see being strutted down the catwalk at Paris fashion week, is worn by a simple village man, herding his sheep in the dusty deserts of Rajasthan makes me smile and instantly teleports me back to the incredible India." - Lauren Bennett, Walter G

If you have any questions about this stunning jacket, raise your hand (ie - leave a comment below) and Lauren will do her best to answer.

Are you already familiar with Lauren & Genevieve's seriously incredible line of textiles & other interior goodies? If not, you MUST take a moment to visit Walter G. There's also lots and lots of their beautiful pieces throughout The Textile Files. I'm kind of obsessed myself. What do you think?

Last but not least...If you have a really special textile (anything from your bedding to a rug to an incredible pillow, etc etc etc) with an interesting story behind it that you'd like me to consider sharing in an upcoming edition of Show & Tell, please shoot me an email at info(at)clothandkind(dot)com with "Raising my hand for Show & Tell" in the title of the email. Kindly include a couple of hi-res photos and a brief description of your item. Please note that there are lots of kids in line for Show & Tell so I can't promise that everyone will get a turn, but will do my best to share a well-curated collection of the most interesting & inspiring textiles out there from all corners of this creative planet of ours.