High Gloss - July/August 2011
… to Kelly Ottinger, self-described “product junkie”, Atlanta-based designer and author of the always colorful and inspirational Kelly Market, for including our Heavenly Hydrangeas in her article for the online magazine, High Gloss. We first discovered Kelly’s blog when she mentioned one of our designs in a post and we’ve been hooked ever since! Every one of her posts is full of divine design and beautiful bits and we know you’ll love her, too.
July Must Haves
Coming Up Roses
Photos via Kelly Market
Cactus Hill - Mustique
… to Ellie at Wegner Associates for co-hosting a lovely lunch with our favorite agency in New Canaan, Valerie Wilson Travel, and introducing us to the beautiful hotel properties represented by her company. We traveled vicariously through her to exotic villas in the Caribbean and to castles in Europe. So if you’re looking to lounge on a veranda in Mustique, dine on a dock on Lake Ullswater or stroll the beach at sunset on the Cape, you know who to call!
Sharrow Bay - Cumbria, UK
Chatham Bars Inn - Chatham, MA
Photos via Mustique Island, von Essen Hotels and Chatham Bars Inn
to the uber stylish Missoni family for not only creating easy to wear, fabulous fashion but the most fun and colorful outdoor collections, too! With summer in full swing, the terrace is the place to be and when guests come over, they pull up a cushion or chair. Now, with Missoni Home, everyone’s sitting pretty all summer long!
P.S. How excited are you that Missoni is coming to a Target?!
Photos via Missoni Home
Candy Colored Eggs
… to Arne Jacobsen who, in 1958, created the iconic “Egg” chair for the lobby and reception areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. More than fifty years later, this fabulously fun form continues to provide a private place to sit and read, and is being photographed in some of the most stylish settings. There’s even a copycat or two out there but these chicks are saving their pennies for the real deal!
Mellow Yellow Eggs
Photos via Hive Modern, Elle Decor and Architectural Digest
Carnival Fabric in Green
… to Christopher Farr Cloth for creating outdoor textiles so pretty that you’ll want them indoors. This Carnival pattern was first seen on the cover of Vogue Living back in 2009, and then, of course, in Jeffrey Alan Marks‘ bedroom.
Darryl Gordon in Vogue Living
At Home with a Million Dollar Decorator
Using fabrics that will withstand a summer of wet suits and suntan lotion is a must in our house – even if we don’t have a pool in the back yard!
Photos via Christopher Farr Cloth, Darryl Gordon Design and Elle Decor
… to Lilly Pulitzer for having the ingenuity to turn a juice stand into a colorful, fun-filled fashion house! Though more than fifty years old, this company’s still as fresh as ever and the iconic prints stand the test of time… They also survive quite a few beachfront BBQ’s and sunset sailing parties, too!
Emily Crew Dress
Say Hello to Jellies!
What would summer be without Lilly?
Photos from Lilly Pulitzer
April 2011 Issue
… to Cottages & Gardens for hosting the 5th annual Innovation in Design Awards (the IDA’s for those in the know!) on Tuesday. Held at the Stamford Hilton in their Garden Pavilion, we dined under the stars (under a tent, at tables decorated with DuraLee fabric runners and Diane James flowers) amongst design stars and these little bees even had the honor of meeting Bunny Williams, Anthony Baratta, Philip Gorrivan and Matthew Patrick Smyth.
Calling All Designers!
Needless to say, while the winners of each of the five categories (landscape, kitchen, bath, architecture and interior design) left with gorgeous Juliska trophies in hand, we left with stars in our eyes!
2011 Innovator Award Recipient
P.S. For more on the IDA’s, hop on over to Quintessence!
Photos from Cottages & Gardens and Bunny Williams
Were You @ Blogfest?
… to Beth Greene, Vice President of Marketing, and her team at Kravet for organizing Blogfest 2011, three days of lunches, cocktails parties, tours and panel discussions celebrating the impact of bloggers on the design industry. No doubt a huge amount of work went into organizing the events and no detail went overlooked.
We Were Connectively Inspired
From the fabulous food and swag bags to the chance to hear editors and designers speak about their craft, to (finally!) getting to meet in person the bloggers we’ve been following for ages… We’d say Blogfest 2011 was a great success!
Fashionable Fabric Finds
More coverage of Blogfest 2011 can be found on Pretty Pink Tulips, The Zhush, Quintessence and Shorely Chic
Photos via Kravet
A Beautiful Rose Bower
… to James Doyle for designing heavenly havens and gorgeous gardens. His award-winning landscapes can be found all over the world, from a chateau in the Loire Valley to a family home in the Middle East. We love his approach to design which takes into account the characteristics of the home into the context of its gardens, creating harmony in the environment.
Even the Birds Have a Home!
A Heavenly Hydrangea Border
Photos via Veranda and James Doyle Design Associates
… to Amos Lee for his song “Flower” which we’ve been humming all week long with a smile on our faces. While Amos supposedly composed this song with a broken heart, our hearts soar when we hear the words:
My heart is a flower
That blooms every hour
I believe in the power
You can find the song on Amos’ new album, Mission Bell, and see the video (with commentary!) here.
Photos via The Cherry Blossom Girl