Today our studio has seemed a bit like the RDU airport, a thoroughfare of multiple clients, piles of fabrics and furniture catalogs, along with presentations in multiple locations, even our lunch room. Looking over some photos I snapped on Thursday at a drapery installation, I think I’d like to go on over there and settle down here: in this quiet corner of our client’s study. This composition represents a mix of things she loves: Pineapples, the color blue, a fantastic semi-antique French Baker Chair, and her floor to ceiling wall of books.
Drapery Fabric: Donghia’s Spice Market Warp Print in Blue & Grey Salt
Judy, Molly, Stephanie, Ashley, Lauren and I are off to Hickory, North Carolina this afternoon for a short excursion to tour the upholstery & case good factory of furniture manufacturer Hickory Chair . All of their products are beautiful, with collections from designers Alexa Hampton, Thomas O’Brien, & Suzanne Kasler.
We’ll be back on Wednesday evening to write about our experience (with pictures, too). Until then, feel free to salivate over these gorgeous images from their look book.
We just wanted to say thanks to our clients, who have made our first ever sale a huge success. The Pear Square Design Event began on Saturday and we will be open 9-4 daily till this Saturday, November 8th. There are still some great finds like: furniture, lighting, art, & accessories.
These wooden stools would be perfect paired in front of a fireplace
Who doesn’t love this white enamel etagere?
Be sure to check out the lovely glassware collection, perfect for holiday parties.
I love this group of vases for a table centerpiece
Feel free to bring your holiday shopping lists here, too. All of the designers will be in this week to answer your questions & the sale is open to the public– so be sure to bring a friend.
Also as a bonus and in the spirit of all things pear: check out this amazing Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini
recipe from my friend Bradley’s cooking blog. Yum!
This weekend when the weather finally turned on us, and the rain decided to grace us with its presence, last minute Christmas gift shopping would have been impossible without my new green rainboots and cream gloves. Last winter, I was living in Idaho and experiencing the wrath of Jack Frost (see pictures below). Although by comparison Christmas in Dixie has turned out to be a much more milder experience than that of Idaho (mind you, though just as delightful), I couldn’t help craving some coziness in my season and thus my thoughts kept turning to this trio of simply beautiful fabrics inside the DLL studio.
From Top to Bottom: Schumacher’s Corsica Weave in Driftwood in Viscose and Linen (Italy) Nobilis of Paris’ Atout Maille in 100% Cotton (Italy) and Larsen’s Windfall in Dune in Wool (Scotland).Whatever their content, the luxurious hand of each makes them nothing but one-hundred percent cozy.
My Grandmother’s old house in Idaho, where I’ll be spending the holidays…
Winter 2006 (no joke)
Wikipedia defines cozy as an adjective “affording comfort and warmth.” However, this month’s House Beautiful is devoted to cozy, describing the aesthetic as:
One can yet again dream of thier own state of cozy when laying their eyes upon this gorgeous ‘Maya’ Chest from Amy Howard Furniture that greets you upon entry of the Design Lines doors.
We think it’s antiquated finish and it’s bold scale at 56 3/4″ W x 27.5D x 44.5H would make a great statement in a mountain, lake, or beach house. The piece would be excellent for storing additional fresh linens and blankets, too.
And indulge us as we speak of the cozy aesthetic just one more time: we can’t wait for one of our clients to snatch up this beautiful Studio Collection floor lamp from Visual Comfort. We think the au natural Irish Pine wood adds a fresh element to a classic columnar shape. Why not warm up a space with wood and lighting?
To sum up my thoughts, I think Design Lines’ Designers Judy Pickett and Molly Simmons have become especially fluent in the language of cozy so far as it relates to interiors. Place your eyes on the coziest pictures I could round up from our Portfolio.
Living Room by Judy Pickett
Dining Room by Molly Simmons