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Bold Blooms @ the NYIGF

Artel - Exquisitely Etched Glasses

Artel - Exquisitely Etched Glasses

With three hours to spare and aching feet, we hobbled over to the Jacob Javits Center on Wednesday to visit with some of our favorite companies.  While Heather at Habitually Chic saw lots of orange this season, we spied big, beautiful blossoms (perhaps that’s because we work with flowers all day long!)  From the classically pretty prints that Julian Mejia uses on his pillows and trays…

Pretty Pillows and Trays

Pretty Pillows and Trays

In the Pink for Spring 2012

In the Pink for Spring 2012

to the fabulously French “nappes” made by Beauville

"Pivoine" Tablecloth

"Pivoine" Tablecloth

and French Bull‘s botanical spiral melamine…

Sensational Spiral Set

Sensational Spiral Set

to the marvelous mums on Rag & Bone Bindery‘s albums and journals…

Marvelous Mums

Marvelous Mums

we were in flower heaven!  And a big thank you to Matthew from M. Frederick for introducing us to the lovely Melinda, author of the blog Georgica Pond.  How fun it was to meet like-minded design fanatics from the other side of the world!

Carolyn (a.k.a. The Buzz) and Melinda (a.k.a. Georgica Pond)

Carolyn (The Buzz Blog) and Melinda (Georgica Pond)

Photos from yours truly

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Vive la Liberty!

For all of you who aren’t tired of the Liberty of London “Renaissance”, Julian Mejia has designed pretty cotton-and-linen pillows using classic Liberty prints – and you don’t even have to cross the pond since these are available at Barneys New York!

Julian Mejia Pillows at Barneys

Julian Mejia Pillows at Barneys

In February last year, the iconic Liberty store was relaunched after an extensive makeover from the ground floor up.  Year-long events culminated in “Prints Charming”, an exhibition celebrating the timeless appeal and versatility of the Liberty print.  So versatile is the classic Betsy fabric that it covered the store’s Carnaby Street brick facade top to bottom in August.

Liberty of London Swathed in Betsy Fabric

Liberty of London Swathed in Betsy Fabric

As part of the renaissance, Liberty commissioned a number of artists and vendors to create one-off pieces including mirrors, chandeliers and furniture.  While Liberty die-hards can still shop for rolls of William Morris fabric and “matronly” floral blouses, new high-end designers including Balmain, Marni and Fendi have been added to the mix.  Even Hermes opened a “pop-up” boutique in the store last fall to sell Liberty-inspired scarves and ties, proving that the French and the English can get along for fashion’s sake…

Hermes pour Liberty Scarf

Hermes pour Liberty Scarf

Liberty Birdhouse by Tamar Mogendorff

Liberty Birdhouse by Tamar Mogendorff

Liberty Chandelier by Squint

Liberty Chandelier by Squint

Photos from Elle Decorencore petite, Liberty of London and F.Tape