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Windsor Smith - Backyard Beauty

What’s Next?  According to designer Windsor Smith, it’s the launch of her new outdoor fabric line with Kravet.  We had the chance to hear Windsor being interviewed by Pamela Jaccarino, Editor in Chief of LUXE Magazine, on Tuesday and see her new collection for ourselves.  Many of the designs are based on Windsor’s most popular indoor fabrics and have been tested to last the test of time (40,000 “rubs”!)

As we sat there nodding and smiling at what Windsor had to say, we jotted down a few memorable quotes such as “furniture should be like a member of your family; even the precious needs to be approachable.”

A Fabulous Foyer

“A designer should be part therapist, part shaman, and very funny (you have to be to slide those bills through!)… and above all, a facilitator of great experiences.”

"Tell Me About Your Childhood..."

“In designing a house, you should look at how you live today and how you can support that lifestyle with beautiful things.”

Pretty Petals

When asked which room she’d do away with, this self-described “lifestyle architect” immediately answered “the formal living room.”  She turned hers into a place where her teenage boys can hang, replete with comfy couches and a ping pong table.

Magnificent Man Cave

While we’re not ready to be so bold, we’re definitely thinking of tapping Windsor’s style and having her design some rooms.  With her Room in a Box website, that just may be possible!

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Photos via Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Windsor Smith and Room in a Box

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  • Reply The enchanted home September 23, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Awesome post. I love her style and enjoyed hearing what she had to say, she was soooo right when she said you have to decorate for your personal lifestyle…so very true!

  • Reply pve September 23, 2011 at 6:44 am

    my boys would like a room in a box as long as Windsor or one of her lovely staff members came inside.

  • Reply The Zhush September 23, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Lovely, can’t wait to see more of these fab fabrics!

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources September 23, 2011 at 8:02 am

    What fun and a great interview. Happy weekend! xx

  • Reply designchic September 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Love the precious but approachable quote…so true, and adore the orange stripe chair. Hope you have a great weekend!!

  • Reply StyleLinx September 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Such a great post and interview, I sometimes feel like I need to add an additional charge for therapy with some clients! I absolutely love her fabrics and her room in a box??? …well, that’s sort of what my entire NYC apartment is! xo

  • Reply stitchfork September 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    She had me with ban the formal living room! Ours is filled with books, computers, piano and comfy chairs.
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita September 23, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I really love the room in a box idea! Great post and interview! have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Faith Boggio September 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    We didn’t have a downstairs master bedroom, so we turned the living room, otherwise known as the “museum room” into a master bedroom. It isn’t finished yet, but already I’m loving it!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips September 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I’ve flipped for Windsor’s style and couldn’t get over the Idea House in Veranda. I love her thoughts on the various roles or a designer. And….that Room in a Box might be a great way to get our soon to be playroom, aka manroom, looking chic!

    Happy Weekend, Carolyn!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Kate @ Travelmoon September 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I really enjoyed these quotes..can’t wait to see her whole fabric collection!

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