Thursday, November 14, 2013

Katherine Rally Textiles

I had some free time this morning and took a field trip to the new Laura Lee Clark showroom in Dallas. The space stocks a well-curated collection of antique and modern, as well as Visual Comfort Lighting and Niermann Weeks. I could have packed everything up and moved it to Harvard, but what really stopped me in my tracks were these Katherine Rally Textiles

The company is named after its owners Aspenites Katherine and Rally Dupps. When the economy hit the dust a few years ago, they packed up their two young kids and moved to Bali, where they were inspired them to create their own line of batiks. 

Rally draws patterns from his imagination by hand. A crafstman then creates a metal stamp from his sketches. At the workshop, the stamp is dipped in molten wax and applies to raw fabric by hand.

I can't decide which one of the bright whimsical prints is my favorite. They would make some amazing pillows to punch up a basic sofa. Can't wait to show this line to clients! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Room to Grow

Halloween was tons of fun over here on Harvard - my boys were Star Wars characters AGAIN. As I was ordering the plastic goods online, it occurred to me that my days of choosing cute costumes for the boys are history. 

Like when my mom made two-year-old Leighton this Mickey Mouse costume. His favorite song that year was "Hot Dog" from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Just last month he went to a concert for his favorite band, Mumford & Sons. 

I guess I have to accept that my little boy is growing up! So obviously to cope, I decided Leighton's bedroom needed a makeover. I found the iron bed YEARS ago from Dallas shop Stephanie Anne, and then recovered the headboard in a navy stripe from Pindler & Pindler. The bedskirt was custom made in the same fabric. The rest of the bedding is made by Pine Cone Hill. The bulletin board was in my childhood room and simply repainted blue, and the vintage Highland Park pennant is a Round Top find. 

This painted industrial bin was brought home from Scott's Antique Show in Atlanta. I brightened up the top in "Starburst" by Peter Dunham Textiles. This is my absolute favorite print for a boys' room - check out all of the color options here

These are called "Deluxe Euro Shams" - the same height as a regular Euro, but twice the width. The fabric is "Sawyer" from  the Kerry Joyce Collection, mitered trim is Samuel & Sons

Every room needs a good antique. This pine chest stores Leighton's clothes and serves as a good resting place for all of his little treasures. I collected the antique ice fishing lures and framed them in a shadow box. 

I know it's a pretty grown-up room for an eight-year-old, but I'm hoping it's a room that he can grow into and won't have to be re-decorated. Or at least that's what I'm telling Stroud! :)