Press Alert: Our Blanket Stripe in the Dec/Jan House Beautiful!

house beautifulI’m so excited to share that our Blanket Stripe pattern was featured in this month’s issue of House Beautiful! It’s on the right there as part of Joe Lucas’s room Instant Room spread. We have to agree that this stand-out pattern can make a room instantly better with it’s bold statement and excellent color palette!

blanket stripe fabric-2Did I mention it comes in three colors? Dusk, Garden, and Marine! This pattern is hand screen printed on a hefty weight linen that drapes beautifully or can be used for upholstery as well! Click here to get the full details.


In the Works: Airy Family Room

Renita inspirationRecently I was working on a design plan for a lovely two story family room. The challenge was to be kid-friendly and elegant enough for entertaining as well. The client mentioned she wanted a room that leaned a bit more traditional, and maybe had a touch of the global (yes, please!). We put together this inspiration board to guide color choice and overall mood.

IMG_5350 copyThe client loved the idea of red accents, and she wanted slate blue to be the prominent color in the scheme. She wasn’t sure if the colors would work, but I really loved the idea and told her we should go with it. We worked from there to pull together the fabrics, carpet, wall colors, and finishes to meet her family’s needs and make a statement!

Fireplace Wall ElevationTwo story window treatments are the icing on this design plan!

Please contact us at 973.275.0011 if you would like to have a detailed design plan made for your home!

Big News: Our Textiles are Hangin’ Out in LA! (and so are we)

IMG_5136Last week Jill and I headed out to LA to celebrate the expansion of the LA interiors showroom Harbinger. Why, you may ask? Well because they are fabulous, and also because they are carrying our textile line in the newly expanded space!! Check out BLANKET STRIPE on this vintage French wingback right in the window!

IMG_5130The fun and brilliant Joe Lucas owns the showroom and designed these vignettes.  When I saw the window below featuring BOLT in Beach on these mid-century chairs I was wowed, and thrilled at what a great fit the Harbinger showroom is for us! I seriously want to transplant this whole thing over to my house.


Here’s our display and the illustrious company we are in! We also met the lovely Maria and Erin from Maruja NYC.


The highlight of our trip was the party at Harbinger. Lots of fun and new faces,and yummy bites and sips. We also had a nice outing to Santa Monica. Shutters on the Beach

IMG_5144 IMG_5182IMG_5152 We stayed at the super cool French boutique hotel chain, Mama Shelter, in Hollywood. They serve great food and cocktails and kept us in lively spirits.


IMG_5166This was the view from my room! Happily back on the East Coast now working on new projects and new patterns!!

Hotel Tour: The NoMAD in NYC

the-nomad-hotel-is-now-open-for-business-in-new-york-cityLast year I stayed at The NoMad Hotel NYC with my husband for our anniversary. We live 20 miles from the city, but like many Jersey folks, enjoy living like resident-tourists rather than like commuters sometimes. When we walked into the hotel lobby, I remember thinking, wow, he really picked a good one! We enjoyed staying right in the Nomad neighborhood for a total change of pace from our usual city spots. We wandered through the flower district, checked out the Showplace Antique & Design Center, and had great Peruvian food at Raymi. The Ace is around the corner. Fun to pop in just to soak up the genius vibes for a bit. Most importantly? The NoMad’s perfect decor and Elephant Bar of course! Take a quick peek and I’m sure you’ll be headed there too. We are planning this year’s quick getaway now, and we may just go back!

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