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Autumn Hues – Purple

Purple- eggplant, aubergine, plum, lavender, lilac, violet, mauve, lilac, mulberry, orchid, grape, amethyst, twilight. Purple represents royalty, creativity, romance, power, nobility, luxury, ambition, and sophistication. Dark purples lend a warm, sexy, quiet feeling to a room while light purples add a touch of romanticism. I love pairing deep aubergines with crisp apple greens, oranges, and silver or brass. While light purple leads me to blue and white china, grays, yellows, and mirrored furniture.

This room is so warm and feminine with soft lavender/ mauve walls, silk drapes, and french chairs.

A living room by Kelly Wearstler showcases a lavender geometric print rug with a deeper purple sofa and yellow and gold accents.

A room designer by Windsor Smith pairs up both light and dark purple with chocolate brown, crisp white, and pale teal.

Katie Ridder punches up the lilac walls with green, ivory, and bright orange.

David Kaihoi wraps his dining room/ living room entirely in purple.  The red chair and tiger print throw pillows mix it up a bit.

Amanda Nisbet takes the plunge into purple with a deeply tufted headboard set against a deep aubergine wall with hints of pink and chocolate brown.

Aerin Lauder’s dining room as featured in Elle Decor.  I love the deep dark plum walls and trim with the soft grayish plum zebra print table skirt.  The pale wood chairs work beautifully in the room.

Touches of purple:

Keeping the rest of the room neutral lets the focus fall on the table skirt of Janet De Botton’s library.

A tufted chair by Jeffrey Bilhuber upholstered in Malabar’s Carom

Two chairs upholstered in Madeline Weinrib’s purple luce silk ikat bring this living room to life.

Purple paint:

1. Benjamin Moore Grape Hyacinth

2.  Pratt and Lambert Autumn Crocus

3. Benjamin Moore Galaxy- deep dark purple

4.  Benjamin Moore Caponata

5.  Farrow and Ball Brinjal- I have used this many times and it is beautiful…especially in a high gloss finish

Purple Wallcoverings:

1. Osborne and Little Bedlam W5557/01

2.  Osborne and Little Maharani W6022-01

3.  Katie Ridder Attendants in purple

4. Fromental hand painted and embroidered chinoiserie in lavender

Purple Fabrics:

1.  Katie Ridder Moonflower in purple

2.  Peter Dunham Pasha- KT03

3. Amanda Nisbet Fabric on linen Francesca in grape fizz

4. Osborne and Little Papini F5851-03

5.  Carolina Irving Andaluz in Viola

6.  Martyn Lawrence-Bullard Sultan’s Suzani on linen in lavender

7. Edelman Leather Royal Suede in dusty rose

8. Scalamandre Rio 26676-007

Purple Accessories:

Using the painting breakfast by Pierre Bonnard as a jumping off point I selected the above accessories.

1. Pierre bed linens by Julia B.

http://www.juliab.com/product-details.aspx?id=11

2. Pierre Bonnard Breakfast circe 1930’s

3. Purple samarkand area rug by Doris Leslie Blaue through 1st dibs

http://dorisleslieblaullc.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_item_detail.php?id=331849

4. Tub chair by Peter Dunham Hollywood at Home

http://hollywoodathome.com/products/view/Tub+Chair

5. Vanderhurd rug pattern dew drops in amethyst

http://www.vanderhurd.com/abstract.php?t=abstract&p=0&id=46

6.  Set of 4 shagreen coasters in faux shagreen color amethyst through Sara Gilbane Interiors

7. Silk ikat throw pillow in purple luce through madeline weinrib

http://madelineweinrib.com/mw/ikat/Luce-Purple.html

8. Pair of antique suzani throw pillows through 1st dibs

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=440687

xo,

S

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Deborah Sharpe Bed Linens On Sale at One Kings Lane

For all you linen lovers the talented Deborah Sharpe is featured on One Kings Lane.

An erstwhile art-gallery owner and editor, Deborah Sharpe brings a strong sense of color and design to her eponymous line of linens.

It all began twenty years ago, when she discovered a Florentine company founded in 1912 by three Italian sisters with a shared passion for embroidery. The company produced exactly the type of bedding she desired, with an extraordinary diversity of

Holland And Sherry Showroom NYC

One of my favorite showrooms in the D and D Building is Holland and Sherry. They carry high quality lines that pack a punch with color and pattern. As some of you know, the Holland and Sherry line of fabrics is supplied to tailors and luxury brands all over the world for jackets, pants, and coats (I have spied Holland and Sherry’s book in my husband’s tailors shop). They supply various materials from cotton, wool, and cashmere, to worsted Vicuna! These beautiful tweeds, plaids, and solid fabrics have come in handy when the need arrises for a dapper sofa or a sharp pair of drapes.

Holland and Sherry Fabrics:

The above two images are of a sampling of their Spring line of fabrics you may find at your tailor as well as in the showroom.

Above fabrics are also part of Holland and Sherry’s line (from left to right): mohair velvet, heavy wool herringbone, and seersucker.

C & C Milano:

I have a penchant for linen and C C Milano makes some of the finest. I love their colors and patterns. Some of the linen is heavier (think upholstery- sofas, chairs, etc) and some is light as air ( perfect for sheers or a bed canopy).

Above are various patterns you will find in the showroom

Above are two examples of C & C Milano linens- warm and inviting fabrics that age beautifully.

Above are bed linens for C & C Milano by Karim Rashid

View the entire collection on their website: http://www.cec-milano.com/we/press/elementview.php?ref=element1259063165

Embroidery Collection:

Their embroidery collection is gorgeous. Haute couture interior design. Fabrics, threads, and designs can all be customized.

They keep a supply of pillow cases and throws in the showroom. The perfect finishing touch at the end of a project.

All of the above designs can be customized and used for anything. We have used them for the edge of drapes, benches, sofas, club chairs, headboards, and wall upholstery.

Below is an example of a wall we upholstered with one of these custom designs:

View all of their embroidery designs on their website: http://hollandandsherry.com/interiors/embroidery.aspx

1. Christopher Farr Cloth’s line of fabrics on linen. Seen below on a headboard designed by Daryl Gordon.

Another Christopher Farr Cloth fabric – Peonies. Seen below in a beach house bedroom designed by us.

Visit their website to view the rest of the collection: http://www.christopherfarrcloth.com/indoor.php

2. A few samples of fabric from Muriel Brandolini’s line. Below are two images from different beach houses we did.

Visit their website to view the rest of their collections: http://www.murielbrandolini.com/

3. Katie Ridder’s fabric line

4. Katie Ridder’s fabric line

View the rest of her line at: http://www.katieridder.com/

1. Katie Ridder’s fabric: Beetlecat

2. Katie Ridder’s fabric: Peony

I am eyeing both of these fabrics for a nursery.

How much fun are these! With painterly brushstrokes in beautiful rich hues I am dying to use these silks as drapes for a client. Amanda Nisbet’s fabrics are all beautiful my these are definitely my favorites.

Visit her site to see the entire collection: http://www.amandanisbetdesign.com/

xo,
S

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Delightful, Delicious, D. Porthault!

We stopped into D. Porthault to look at linens for a client and fell in love. All of their prints are beautiful making it impossible to choose just one. They remind me of my grandmother’s beach house in the summertime. Classic and elegant- you can’t go wrong.

The Start of Something Good:

At the turn of the 20th century, Daniel Porthault opens a small lingerie boutique in Paris. In the Roaring Twenties, his wife Madeleine convinces him to expand into the undiscovered world of home couture. At a time when France and the world were sleeping on traditional white and ivory linen, Madeleine and Daniel introduce a new style of bedding ~ printed sheets. Inspired by her love of Impressionist art and the gardens at Giverny, and by her association with the fashion designer Maggie Rouff, Madeleine Porthault’s colorful sheets, adorned with dressmaker details, are an instant success… and D. Porthault is still here today with a countless number of chic fans ( Charles de Gaulle, Sir Winston Churchill, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, the Duchess of Windsor – to name a few).

Photos from their shop at 470 Park Avenue:

Above: A selection of bed linens:

Top Left:

Bottom Left: Tresse in Grey and Blue

Middle: Tigre Turquoise Sham and Rubans bolster

Above: These bed linens were some of my favorite. All the flowers are hand embroidered in cornflower, navy, pink, and cherry red.

Above: A selection of hand-printed cotton terry towels.

Bottom Left: Bath Towel- Jete De Fleurs Blue

Bottom Right: Parrot Beach Towel

A few more bath towels- I couldn’t resist:

Top Left: Etoiles

Bottom Left:

Center:

Top Right: Poise de Senteur

Bottom Right:

Above: Contemporary table linens in confetti pattern ( shown in blue and turquoise) on white linen.

Above: This centerpiece must be seen to be believed. A safari right in the middle of your dining table!

A few of my favorite rooms with D. Porthault linens:

A Todd Romano designed room in blue- so much fun. This little room with a funny ceiling suddenly feels like the most special room in the house. As long as you ground the room with a solid bring in as many patterns as you like.

Rita Konig’s room in Domino- all soft and lovely with a soft punch in pink and orange on her D. Porthault euro shams

Howard Slatkin turns up the volume of his room with D. Porthault linens in blue. I love the mix of patterns in here.

Charlotte Moss used D. Porthault linens in her bedroom at the Kips Bay 2009 showhouse.

Visit the store or their new and improved website and get your fix today!

D. Porthault: http://www.dporthaultparis.com/www/

xo,

S

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Sharyn Blond Linens

It may not get any better than this. My obsession for linens, china, and crystal met its match when I met Sharyn Blond. A native of Kansas City, she has been carrying on the legacy of Constance Leiter ( the originator of the business) for 15 years. Sharyn has a fabulous sense of style and an extensive knowledge of china, crystal, and silver. The linens are heirlooms in the making and totally customizable ( colors, monograms, sizes, and fabrics- linen or cotton). I have started my own collection including bed linens, cocktail napkins, and guest towels- I cannot get enough. I turn to Sharyn when I have a client who wants that extra special personalized touch in their bedroom or powder room. The linens also make a fabulous gift for an engagement, birthday, holiday, baby shower ( monogramed boudoir pillow), house warming, or wedding. See for yourself…

Cocktail Napkins:

Finger tip/ Guest Towels:

Table Linens:

Bed Linens:

visit the website for additional designs: http://sharynblondlinens.com/

Please email me with inquiries: sgilbane@yahoo.com

xo,

S

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