As temperatures soar in the Charleston area we are looking for ways to both celebrate and avoid summer’s heat.
Shimmering metallic wallpaper and ethereal white sheer curtains simulate a desert mirage. JF Fabric’s “Magique” wallpaper collection offers a myriad of dazzling pattern choices.
Designer Elizabeth Lamont crafted this living space for Curated Kravet. Reminiscent of the California coastline, it is calm, cool and collected with neutrals and soft blues that create a peaceful oasis.
Robert Allen Fabrics newest collection: Madcap Cottage “Into the Garden” is a sophisticated yet carefree take on patterns we all have tucked into our collected summer memories.
Crisp blue and white from Thibaut’s Calypso Sunbrella Collection would be refreshing after a hot day on the beach.
The Pavilion Collection from Duralee feature brights like lime and turquoise that hit the right notes for an alfresco summer party.
Mr. H says: The tans will fade but the memories will linger forever-Enjoy!
Established in 1886, Thibaut is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm and through out the year this celebrated company offers up the latest trends in wallpaper and fabric design. 2014 is no different with these high style, signature collections.
Thibaut’s newest wallpaper collection, Graphic Resource, offers bold upbeat patterns and quirky novelties in subtle color combinations.
The Resort collection celebrates bright days in a bold, sophisticated style
The fabrics in the Anna French Rue de Seine collection were inspired by the first signs of spring in Paris.
Mr. H says: We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making-Enjoy!
The Charleston beaches were a certainly a destination for many this Memorial Day weekend given the soaring hot temperatures. Now that the unofficial start of summer is but a lovely memory it’s easy to keep those good vibrations going by bringing a bit of the beach into your home.
A striking oyster shell mirror from Currey & Company
This Uttermost driftwood cocktail table is a real conversation piece
Elegant coral motif wallpaper from Thibaut
Delicate shell trim float along the edges of this breezy curtain panels
Forget those tacky shell lamps of the past with this hip model from Palecek
Mr. H says: At the beach, you can live in bliss-Enjoy!
The general consensus on Facebook last week indicated that many do not enjoy floral fabrics in their home. It’s too bad since there are so many divine florals out there-and I am not talking about grandma’s chintz. I’m talking about up to the minute in style beauties that make me smile.
Check out these fresh looks from Duralee (www.duralee.com) in the Thomas Paul collection:
Or something a little more abstract
These new offerings Kravet (www.kravet.com) by Thom Filicia (you know him from The Queer Eye for the Straight Guy show) are certainly nothing grandma would have ever had!
Thibaut (www.thibautdesign.com) has been designing some of the best floral fabrics since 1886. They definitely have led the way in modernizing the humble floral motif!
Mr. H says: You should have nothing in your home that you do not consider useful or think to be beautiful-Enjoy!