Here’s something new for Kanye West to sing about… Gucci’s launching a home decor collection this fall partly inspired by last summer’s Westminster Abbey Cruise show. Now this Gucci uber fan can decorate his home(s) in floor to ceiling Gucci – from cushions and candles to wallpaper and chairs.
Gucci Decor Cushions
Red Velvet Bee Cushion
Featuring prints, patterns and graphics from creative director Alessandro Michele’s previous collections, the new line is “intended to allow for a flexible and personal approach to decoration, bringing an accent of Gucci’s contemporary romanticism into the home.”
Gucci Decor Mugs
Toile and Chicken Mug
While we wouldn’t recommend replacing all of your decor with this colorful accessories, a chair here or a candle there would add pizzazz to any room. How about a red velvet throw pillow with a bright bee (you know we’re partial to bees and these are embroidered and then hand applied, rumored to be a 10-hour process) or a toile covered mug topped with a rooster? Gucci Decor hits stores in September so keep an eye out for these fabulous finds.
Happy Friday all and may your weekend be filled with color!
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Blossoms Abound – Spring 2011
We love H&M Home and after reading about the company’s collections season after season on Bright Bazaar and other blogs for years, we’re so excited to hear that the company is finally launching home accessories in the US after making their way through Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and the U.K. At last, we will experience first hand the fabulous finds we’ve been longing to have.
Pretty Petals for Spring 2012
In true runway to home style, H&M lovers will be able to decorate their homes the way they fill their closets – with the same “cheap chic” panache the company is known for in fashion. Each season, this European import will produce three “trend” collections, introducing many coordinating accessories every two weeks.
Feminine Bohemian – Fall 2012
Fall 2012 – Authentic Tradition
Home Kids – Fall 2012
Having seen H&M collections online, we know we’re in for a treat… Will you be shopping H&M Home in 2013?
Colorful Cushions – Fall 2012
Photos via Bright Bazaar, The Lovely Room and H&M Home
Harbinger of Style
We’re off to Atlanta to buy for our next collection (Fall/Winter 2012, if you can believe it!) and one of our first stops for inspiration is the Aesthetic Movement showroom.
Inspiration from the New York Showroom
Coming across this mecca of taste and style was one of the highlights of last July’s trip and we’re making a point of adding some of their lines to our Diane James Home gift site this spring. From Thomas Paul…
Batik Fan Pillow
and Mar y Sol…
Guadaloupe Flower Tote
Hybrid Dessert Plates
Aesthetic Movement believes that brushes with beauty can enhance the overall quality of life. And who are we to argue with a mission like theirs – to “move hearts and minds by advocating the extraordinary – not proliferating the ordinary”?
Photos via Aesthetic Movement, Design Sponge, Thomas Paul, Mar y Sol, Seletti and Pure Living
Tempting Tea Set
Yet another Kate we love! Sensational style in “spades”…
Photos via Kate Spade, Lenox and Tied with a Bouw
Stepping Out in Miu Miu
Holy Moly, we’ve been seeing a lot of cutouts, eyelets and lace these days and not all are on models walking down the runway… From the looks of it, European designers can’t get enough of the play between texture and shape that results from using scissors (or a laser!) to create these floral forms. Is this a trend that we’ll be seeing soon stateside? Vera Wang thinks so… how about you?
Hanging with Louise Campbell
Being Shady with Droog
Corresponding with Vera Wang
Sitting Pretty on Gianluigi Landoni
Dressing Up in Collezione Dulcinea
Photos via Miu Miu, Hive, Droog, William Arthur, Flickr and Vogue Italia
Getting A Buzz
While most our blogging friends were walking the aisles of the NY International Gift Fair this week discovering divine design, we were busy as proverbial bees in our booth on Pier 94. Fortunately, Jones & Jones Abode was just across the way from us so we had plenty of eye candy of our own.
Celadon for the Holidays
We love that everything Robert and Liz Jones design is an expression of their relaxed, yet elegant, style. Their home accessories truly encompass a sophisticated alchemy of opposites that attract – vintage and modern,
feminine and masculine,
Pretty Petals in Metal
rustic and refined.
Crackled Porcelain with Bulbs
And soon, we’ll be having fun creating posies and choosing stems to fill these beautiful bud vases for Nina Campbell‘s shop in London!
Nina Loved These!
If you didn’t have a chance to walk the show, you’ll find some great tours posted by our friends at Hamptontoes, Pretty Pink Tulips, The Zhush, Habitually Chic and StyleBeat… and you don’t have to wear comfortable shoes!
Photos by yours truly
When Persephone, the Greek goddess of spring and fruit, was kidnapped and held captive by Hades in the underworld, she swore she would not eat until her release… but then she came across a pomegranate!
The Perfect Pomegranate - Martha Style!
According to the myth, she devoured almost the entire fruit, leaving only six seeds, which forced Persephone to spend six months of the year in the underworld once she had been released. The months she is away, her mother, Demeter, the goddess of harvest, grieves and the earth becomes barren and that’s why we have seasons (according to the Greeks, that is!)
Beautiful Pomegranate Bouquets
Pomegranates remind us that as leaves are falling and the colors in our gardens fade, spring will come again… until then, we hope these pomegranate pretties brighten your day!
Pomegranate Place Card Holders
Nigella Lawson's Pomegranate Ice Cream
K. Hall Pomegranate Soap
Sferra Embroidered Napkins
Adam and Viktoria Pomegranate Pillows
Photos from Martha Stewart, Camilla Flowers, Party Resources, Nigella Lawson, Gracious Home, Gracious Style and Lisa Fontanarosa
Ceramic "Fountain" Vases
Having spent the weekend “oohing and ahhing” over the pages of the latest Traditional Home (and not only because we’re in it – see page 76!), we had to post about the fabulous work of Laura Kirar for Arteriors Home. A graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Laura has designed collections for the likes of Baker, McGuire and Tufenkian. This latest endeavor allows her to create living art and organic forms from bronze, glass and ceramic, so that we can all “bring home the joyous quality of nature.”
Cast-Bronze "Maize" Lamp
"Seeds and Leaves" Chandelier
We love every single piece of Laura’s collection – from the mix of geometry and whimsy to the elegant, yet modern shapes, there’s definitely something for every taste and decorating style.
Glass "Mercury Vases" with Bronze Bobeches
Cast-Bronze "Cypress Bonzai" Sculpture
For more information, pricing and retail locations, see Laura’s new catalogue at Arteriors Home.
Photos from Arteriors Home
It’s Tabletop Week again and 7West kicked off the festivities with a great discussion on creativity hosted by iconic potter Jonathan Adler and prolific journalist Rima Suqi. From his childhood passion of throwing pots in the basement of his family’s modern home to his first order from Barneys in 1994, Jonathan has stayed true to his motto that “if your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it.”
Genius Potter Jonathan Adler
Now, his collection of “happy chic” home accessories (sold in over 1,000 stores worldwide and in eleven Jonathan Adler stores) has expanded to include not only pottery, but pillows and throws, rugs, lighting, candles and diffusers and even a collection for Barbie’s 50th birthday.
During the conversation, Jonathan shared some of his tips on starting a business (“hang out with tragic, cautionary tales and learn from them!”), what fuels his creativity (Latin American weavers helped launched his pillow line) and humourous anecdotes on doing business abroad (like parrots dropping dead during a meeting in Peru.)
When creating his collections, Jonathan follows three design philosophies: organic modernism (paired down yet “crafty”), deluxe (a.k.a. David Hicks, Palm Beach, Hollywood Regency) and pop (hippy and groovy). His paired down sensibility with a sense of exuberance is clearly seen in his wonderful products and his colorful voice in interior design is unique. Thank you, Jonathan and Rima, for a most enjoyable time!
Vignette from Private Residence
A Private New York Residence
Photos from Jonathan Adler and PointClickHome