August 30, 2010

Two charming bedrooms

1) Indian Deco Floral fabric in Red by Parlor Textiles
2) Desmond fabric by Sister Parish Design
3) Elise fabric in Olive by Les Indiennes
4) Striped Sheer fabric in Red by Kathryn Ireland
5) Photo of room with red chair from David Netto Design
6) Bowles fabric in Olive by Donghia
7) Indian Deco Floral fringe pillow in Red by Parlor Textiles
8) Vintage peachy-pink chenille bedspread: My own, but similar ones are often for sale on ebay
9) Wheat-colored linen fabric: Aro in Driftwood by Robert Allen
10) Stevenson Basic Headboard from Ballard Designs
11) DishDash stripe fabric by Malabar
12) Tree of Life Crewel fabric by Calico Corners

August 23, 2010

One large-scale floral, two ways

1) Peonies fabric in Smoke from Christopher Farr Cloth
2) Gabbeh wool rug from Heritage Unlimited
3) Patmos Stripe fabric in Taupe by Carolina Irving Textiles
4) Lamp shade: unknown (photo from Better Homes & Gardens via Little Green Notebook
5) White end table from Pieces Inc.
6) Peach #3 and Pearl Grey #5 fabrics from Muriel Brandolini
7) Turkish silk embroidery pillow from (site no longer active)
8) Sisal rug from
9) Balouch Persian rug from Heritage Unlimited
10) Uzbek pillow in Jute by John Robshaw
11)photo of black bookcases via My Pear Tree House

August 17, 2010

A cozy, papered guest room

1) Pomegranate wallpaper by Waterhouse Wallhangings
2) Winter Blanket from Swans Island Blankets
3) Mid-century modern aluminum bench from The Antique and Artisan Center via
4) Jute Bouclé rug from West Elm
5) Coco bed from The Sleep Room
6) Artwork: Vicenza blueprint from Novecento Antiques via
7) Antique table from Jayson Home & Garden
8) Khaki Jacqueline cotton rug from Madeline Weinrib
9) Brocade pillow in Copper from Madeline Weinrib

August 16, 2010


Hello and welcome to my new blog!

Yes, it's another design blog...but, I hope I can offer something different by focusing on just a single aspect of decorating: creating a room from favorite patterns. As a textile designer, I obviously love pattern, but I'm not a trained interior designer — these posts simply represent how I might like to mix different prints and furnishings to create the beginnings of an eclectic room. I hope you enjoy!

Before  posting the first room, take a look at just a few of my favorite spaces:

room by Joe Nye via

room by Peter Dunham, via Style Court

photo by Mel Yates, via Hall Ready

photo by James Merrell, via The Estate of Things

Kristen Buckingham

 Better Homes & Gardens, via Little Green Notebook

Lonny magazine, April/May 2010

Cottage Living, viaDecorno

room by Hamish Bowles, via Habitually Chic

 room by Zach Motl, via The New York Times

room by Ruthie Sommers via Style Court, originally published in LA Confidential magazine