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Summer Lovin’: Fabrics, Throw pillows, Carpets, and Linens

To me, summer is all about casual vibrant living. Weather that includes an exotic destination vacation, your weekend beach house, and just sipping lemonade in your backyard with friends. You can redo an entire room or beachy splashes of color or just change the throw pillows on your sofa. See below for ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Fabrics and Throw Pillows:

Quadrille: What is there not to love about Quadrille. You see their prints in magazines all the time and there is good reason! Chic and timeless with vibrant colors.

Potalla print shown above in both images as well as below

Saya Gata shown above and in image above

Ferns shown above and in image above

Cap Ferrat


Petite Zig Zag


Aleta On Line Store:


Kathryn Ireland On Line Store: Her fabrics are divine and you can now purchase throw pillows:


Rubie Green: Eco chic, Rubie Green’s fabric line and fun and you can sleep soundly knowing you have done your part for the environment.


Les Indiennes: Mary Mulachy developed linens that are fresh, simple, authentically indian, yet pleasing to the western eye.

These pillows are the perfect companions for a white chino slip covered sofa and a thickly woven jute rug.


Carolina Irving: The vibrant colors printed on beautiful linen never fail to brighten my mood. I cannot choose a favorite.


Katie Ridder:

How much fun to make drapes in your summer house guest bedroom out of Katie Ridders fabrics.

Parlor Textiles: We are loving Anglea Clinton’s textiles! The patterns are beautiful and reflect her modern sensibility.


Madeline Weinrib pillows- the perfect solution for a white sofa. Weather you choose a silk ikat, a block print, or an embroidered suzani you cannot go wrong. She also makes large floor pillows.






William Sonoma Home:


** On sale!


** On Sale!

Madeline Weinrib carpets are a fun and inexpensive way to pack a punch.


Dash and Albert: We use these rugs all the time. The cotton weaves and indoor/ outdoor are ou favorite. You cannot beat the price point and they are very durable.


Furniture With Texture:

Opt for a textured bed or chair to bring the beach inside:



** we just used two of these in a show house- beautiful in person…and they are on sale now!

Ralph Lauren:


Shabby Chic: This brand is known for their laid back, deliciously squishy slip covered furniture.


Bed Linens:

Leontine Linens:

Classic New England prepster

Beautiful and understated celadon applique

Perfect for your little pirate!


If custom linens are not in the beach house budget…

We love prints and the linens below can be the focal point of a bedroom.

Paint the walls a soft hydrangea lilac and white wooden shutters and you have a tranquil seaside retreat.


Pair this coral with soft yellow or pale blue walls.

Hang a grasscloth on the walls and ceilings and paint the moldings a crisp white.


OR…. Keep it classic with rope embroidered bedding. Choose a spicy fabric for your drapes and a grasscloth on the walls.


The Table:

We love a classic greek key pattern and Pomegranate Inc. has nailed it:

Below is one of their embroidered place mats:

Their chunky straw place mat with a shell is a nice touch:


Les Indiennes:

You can use as a table cloth or a spread on the beach for a picnic.


Roberta Roller Rabbit: Fun prints on cotton- a great gift for your hostess:


Ralph Lauren: Classic all american summer.




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Favorite Shops NYC – Lexington 65th Street – 74th Street

After I have installed all furnishings in a room I go on a hunt for the perfect finishing touches. It is the accessories and the layering that adds personality and warmth to my rooms. I need to find the perfect picture frame, bowl, books, vases, candle stick holders, mirrors, art and throw pillows. Listed below are my favorite stores on the stretch of Lexington between 65th -74th.

Ankasa on 65th: Stunning hand-embroidered couture throw pillows. These are statement pieces and come in a multitude of colors. The store also sells furnishings, bed linens, art, and accessories.


Roberta Freymann on 70th: Global goodies, exotic prints, jewelry, and handbags. This is a store to stop in to buy something for yourself!


Mish on 70th: One more store for you rather than your home. the storefront windows always have a beautiful and inspiring display. Head inside to see the jewelry Mish has designed. He infuses color and whimsy into his pieces.


Mecox Gardens between 71st and 72nd: This is a smaller outpost of it’s larger sisters in the hamptons. They carefully edit their pieces and have brought city friendly finds into their jewel box sized store. Aside from furnishings they carry art, picture frames, scented candles, books, and various accessories. Their website includes all of the inventory at Mecox stores across the nation.


Lexington Gardens at 73rd: Their claim to fame is their dried flowers and topiaries. If you hate watering plants or need a beautiful centerpiece for your dining table this is your store! There are huge urns filled with hydrangeas and topiaries of every size. They also sell mirrored planters, vases, lamps, china, and mirrors.


Treillage accessories outpost on 73rd: I adore Treillage. They are constantly changing their displays and creating new and inspiring vignettes. I always have success here. Their larger store sells furnishings ( but more on that in a later post).I stopped in today and snapped some photos of pieces that made me drool. Here you go!

Mercury glass lamps ( there are two- sold separately) etched with a floral design. I would love these to sit on either side of my bed.

A beautiful still life oil by Masson. We have a pencil sketch by Masson of two green apples which I love. The colors in this oil painting could inspire a whole room. Soft yellow walls with ivory and green upholstered pieces. A pop of deep plummy purple for throw pillows and some blue and white china.

Metal lotus leaf chandelier: How great is the texture of the leaves? A modern classic! This could sit above your grandmothers dining table or a more modern one.

The two throw pillows are from the new Bunny Williams collection Bee-Line Home.

Bottom left: A seafoam and grey hand painted plate.

Top right: an oversize mercury glass etched hurricane lantern.

Contact Jasmine with inquiries and mention Travel For Design: Email Jasmine


Roberta Roller Rabbit between 73rd and 74th: Roberta Freymann’s home goods store. Originally just lounge wear and pajamas (for children and adults) she expanded into rugs, bed linens, table settings, tote bags, and throw pillows. Her oversized tote bags are perfect for carrying all of my fabric samples. Everything in here is full of vibrant color and whimsy. It is a brief escape from the grey wintery streets of New York. Affordable fun pieces that are perfect for a house warming gift.

Il Papiro between 73rd and 74th: This tiny shop is jam-packed with handmade marbled stationary from Florence. Hand bound leather address books,picture frames, notebooks, photo albums, tissue box covers, and boxes make wonderful gifts.

* A note on “marbled paper”- Papier A Cuve is one the most original techniques still used today by IL Papiro, in Florence, Italy. Established in 1976 in Firenze, IL Papiro, re-introduced hand decorated paper using techniques inspired by the tradition of the Tuscan region. Today this technique is known as marbleizing

Anthony Garden Boutique between 73rd and 74th: Not a florist…a garden boutique! This is such a fun store to visit. They occasionally have vintage furnishings and lights for sale as well as beautiful canisters. they offer floral arrangements as well.



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