It’s been a crazy busy summer as I’ve been working on new surface patterns for A FRESH BUNCH. This has been a great challenge for me since I had to teach myself how to create repeats and a whole new skill set. I’m psyched how everything turned out and you can see several of my patterns in the lookbook below —
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THE BEST FUR: FAUX SURE!
One of the best things about going to Americas Mart, is occasionally we have a little time to do some shopping for ourselves. When we walked by the Fabulous Furs booth, we couldn’t resist placing an order. Once you feel the faux fur, it’s virtually impossible to not want to order every single coat, throw and pillow. I ordered a hooded blond mink jacket and Gregs ordered a vest and bag. My friend Lo had just placed an order for a custom made couch an hour earlier and ordered a beautiful throw that will be the perfect, luxurious touch. And of course, the best part of this line is that it looks like real fur but is all faux. You can read all about the company and find out how to order athttp://www.fabulousfurs.com.
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While walking Americas Mart, another interesting trend that was apparent is what we call “Letter Perfect”. Several years ago, I found a company in High Design that had a really wonderful, circus-like aesthetic with light up letters. I really loved the letters because your can personalize any environment and considered creating a room around a fun display for my kitchen or dining room — the letters wholesale for around $350 each. This year, I found another supplier that has very whimsical letters in different colors that you can see above for a more reasonable $150 price tag. I’m still thinking about placing an order for our basement game room. They also have fun directional light-up arrows and beautiful crosses. You can read all about the company and order at http://www.sofiasrusticfurniture.com. Just imagine what you can do…more market pictures coming next week.
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