Last month, San Francisco-based designer Palmer Weiss, whose work I adore, asked if would submit her work to Traditional Home for its Trad Home New Designers contest. (Trad Home is the magazine’s digital edition). The house we submitted is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m happy to say she won!
The May issue of the print magazine will feature an announcement with everyone’s photos, and the projects of the ten winners will be published in the spring edition of Trad Home online. The bloggers who nominated the designers will write the accompanying stories. I’ve already did my interviews with Palmer and the homeowner, and will be working on crafting the feature all day today.
Congrats Palmer, and congratulations to the other New Trad winners.
One year ago, in the midst of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Diane von Furstenberg launched her DVF Home collection of textiles, bedding, and tabletop. The VIP lounge was decked out with her goods, which are sold through Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus. This week, a new, lower-priced line, DVF Studio, debuted at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Scroll down for a sampling of her bold, mixed prints.
Inspired by Diane von Furstenberg’s travels to Bali. 100 percent cotton duck ‘Native River’ print in green, yellow, white, and taupe reverses to 100 percent cotton sateen ‘Hearts of Palm’ print.
Balances retro glamor with contemporary graphic punch; pure DVF. 100 percent cotton duck ‘Chain Link’ print in navy, yellow, and white reverses to 100 percent cotton sateen ‘Shibori Flowers’ print.
Florida meets India in the colors of sea and saris. 100 percent cotton duck ‘Palm’ print in aquamarine and white reverses to 100 percent cotton sateen ‘Rhombus’ print.
‘Palm’ and ‘Summer Paisley’ sheet sets.
100% cotton sateen with a 250 thread count
In case you missed them over the last year, Bloomingdale’s still stocks DVF Home bedding (and tabletop).
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Vintage DVF print duvets are available at DVF.com. I love these. The patterns are from the ’70s, and were resurrected last year in clothing and accessories. I just discovered these duvets. She’s actually introduced a another Vintage Collection for spring (dresses, pants, tops, jumpers, etc.), in a whole new crop of patterns from 1974.
Finally, for those of you who made it to the end, in DVF bedding, tabletop, and luggage happens to be on sale at One King’s Lane today! If you need an invite, email me at stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com.
Boston interior designer, stylist, and blogger Erin Gates of Elements of Style is hosting a shopping party next week at Cynthia Rowley on Newbury Street. Unfortunately I’ll be out of town (well, not so unfortunate, I’ll be in NYC) but if you’re interested in attending, let Erin know. You’ll get 20 percent off your purchases that evening. There are some great fall looks. I’m especially loving the prints and fringe.
Marc’s quaint but rockin’ shop in the not-so-sleepy-anymore West End is expanding. According to WWD, the shingled spot will upgrade from 500 square feet to 2,300. Happy news in a town where fashion means flowing caftans for artsy ladies and Speedos and muscle tees for hunky gay guys. The shop is always packed, with tourists and locals scooping up totes, tops, and all that other fun marc by marc stuff. The boutique re-opens for the season with a (private?) celebration this Sunday. Which leads to more news . . .
Robert Duffy and
The brains behind the brand, Robert Duffy, is marrying his sweetheart, Alex Cespedes, in Ptown on Tuesday. Not only is it actually legal, but Duffy feels a kinship with the town, having summered there during his childhood. Marc will be the best man, and the guest list is small – just 86. The ceremony will be held out and performed by a Unitarian minister. The cake will be chocolate and the grooms will wear black suits by Armani. Just kidding.
I’m hunting for more details from my Ptown sources . . . will let you know if they pull through!