Posts Tagged ‘Watercolor’

Big City, Big Sophistication

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Last week, I showed you my new collections for CR Laine and Soicher Marin that were in my Blushing Beauty color scheme. This week, we’re heading to a more metropolitan destination with my City Sophisticate group! For these designs, I was inspired by my collections of Jadeite – mint green glassware that I’ve been in love with for years. I also wanted to showcase how fashion-forward it can be when combined with navy and pale blue, with a few touches of lavender thrown in!

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The entry to the CR Laine showroom during High Point Market showed off my new Elle chair – named for my daughter – and the fantastic velvet Stella screens with starburst patterns in nailhead trim! We mixed in a white sofa and one of my favorite ottomans from CR Laine’s own lines to finish off the look, as well as a blue watercolor from my new collection with Soicher Marin.

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Here is that amazing Elle chair again, in leather with brass arms and nailhead trim across the back. CR Laine is known for their attention to every detail and for adding comfort, which took my designs to a whole new level! My daughter was so proud of this chair that she kept asking me what her cut of any sales would be! HA! You can see us trying out the chair here:

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I also introduced a daybed as part of my CR Laine collection – it’s something that I’m always searching for as a designer, and have a lot of trouble finding! I love the blue moire that covers this Sheridan daybed, it reminds me of the faux bois patterns. And this daybed provides a lot of function, too, since it does double duty as seating or as a bed! It’s even designed to take a fitted twin sheet right over the seat cushion.

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The shape on the back of the daybed is one that I love, so I also used it on the back of my new Izzy dining chair! This chair has a deeply padded back that is SO comfortable!

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In the last City Sophisticate area, I went a little to the dark side. Don’t worry! I just mean darker blue – navy to be exact. The walls added great dimension and were the perfect background to the chinoiserie panels that are part of my art collection for Soicher Marin. The Taylor sectional is shown here in a tweed, mixed with animal print and solid pillows. That sectional (and it’s partner sofa) were big sellers during market! I think everyone loved the tufted seat and CR Laine’s comfort quotient. I also designed the velvet wing chairs you see to the left in the photo below. And the vignette was made perfect with the addition of CR Laine’s stunning ottoman and slipper chairs!

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Here is a closer look at the Wells wing chair, with the bigger barrels below the arm and a fabulous embroidered “nonogram,” on the back. That’s a monogram without any initials, in case you were wondering! I love a good wing chair and this is my new fave!

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This was such a fun group, too, and I’m so excited about how it was received! I’m also really appreciative of partners who allowed us to use their products to finish off our looks – like the lamps from Currey & Company and Barbara Cosgrove, accessories from Times Two Design, rugs from Surya, and tables from Woodbridge.

Next week, I’ll show you the Drama Queen group that will really make a statement! And if you want to take the quiz to see which group fits your personality, just click here!

Meanwhile, have you seen a favorite piece of my new collections yet? Be sure to tell me which one you have to take home in the comments below! These groups will be arriving in retail stores near you in just a few weeks!

xo,

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Sunday Showcase: The Chestnut Cottage Collection

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Happy Sunday!  Today I am thrilled to once again share with you a new venture from my good friend, Kathryn Greeley of Kathryn Greeley Designs.  If you aren’t familiar with Kathryn’s work, you should be! She is a design and entertaining tastemaker with 30 years of experience in the business.

Kathryn’s latest collaboration is a stationery line with SanLori called The Chestnut Cottage Collection. The collection includes 12 invitations that are all inspired by her home, Chestnut Cottage, and the fabulous parties she hosts there!

I love these watercolors and admire Kathryn’s work so much that it’s hard to choose just one favorite! However, with wedding season just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few that are perfect for bridal parties and showers.

Cheers” – Love this for a “Stock the Bar” Shower (or a Mad Men watch party!)

Shades of Blue” – Wouldn’t this be great for a bridal tea or china shower?

Honey Do” – This is a must for a couples’ honey-do shower or a tool-and-gadget party.

Study in Pink” – This would be beautiful for a bridesmaids’ luncheon.

I love all of these options for wedding parties and hope there will be more wedding-inspired invitations soon!

See all 12 Invitations from the Chestnut Cottage Collection Here!

Enjoy!
xoxo

Tobi