The lovely Rita Konig recently wrote about the opening of Robert Kime‘s New Store here. I have always loved the aesthetic of Kime’s interiors-very English, very lived in, and very collected. I love, love, love his fabrics. They are the perfect finishing touch for pillows or (if there is no budget) curtains and upholstery. Here are a few of my favorites.
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I found this image in Met Home and I instantly fell in love with it. The room encompasses so many of my favorite things-ethnic textiles, Moroccan rugs, lots of texture, French lighting (Serge Mouille), rock crystal, a mix of periods and styles. The list goes on. This room truly captures the essence of the boho, ecclectic style I write about often.
The designer is Lisa Becker. She is based out of Chicago, but I can’t find any more information on her. I would love to see her portfolio because if her other work is anything like her own living room-I’m a huge fan!
PS-She also graduated from UCSB-just like me.
Lately, I have been inspired greatly by the gypset lifestyle. If you are not familiar with it, read my post here on the 2009 publication by Julia Chaplin and also read my post on Boho Chic. I went through my inspiration file and picked out a few rooms that capture the essence of this boho chic look I can’t seem to shake. What they all seem to have in common are an effortless, lived in look heavy on ethnic prints and treasures collected from around the world. Many of the rooms also have modern touches that keep the rooms from looking like a Moroccan or Turkish bazaar.
As I was researching this post, I figured out that Commune Design did both the Ace Hotel and the bottom picture. I’ve decided they are my new favorite LA based designers. Their aesthetic is so inspiring to me. Please check out their website.
Elizabeth Hewitt, know in the design world for her fantastic collection of ikats, has launched Tulu Textiles– a line of hand blocked prints inspired by antique textiles she has collected over the years. Hewitt lives in Istanbul, and of course, it was the one store I didn’t go to on my recent trip. However, I’ve seen the fabric line in person, and the patterns are so lovely and the colors are beautiful. She also has a collection of bedding, pillows, and sells antique pieces at her store. Fabric available to the trade through Nicky Rising Ltd.