I’m gearing up for a very busy fall. one of the things i’m most excited about and most proud of is my new fabric collection with schumacher. i don’t want to spoil too much, but i do want to give you a preview. i’ve created some mood boards, i love a mood board, made some renderings and photographed some of the patterns in my garden.

i started working on this collection with schumacher almost 2 years ago.  such an honor to work with in my opinion the very best fabric house- everything they are doing is sensational! when i was thinking about the collection, of course i wanted to create beautiful fabrics, i also wanted to create fabrics i’d use over and over again. i had to have a pretty chinoiserie floral, a smart ikat, a playful paisley (my new paisley medallion is spectacular if i say so myself) and of course a perfect stripe. BTW there are two perfect stripes.

i know everyone is expecting blue and white from me, as you should. and there is blue and white, but there’s also a lot more….you’ll see. the collection is named after my favorite places in california. each pattern, each color, and each fabric captures the california spirit. it’s #onthemark !

the collection is available on line September 3rd and in schumacher showrooms september 6th. get ready, the collection is beautiful and it’s more than just blue and white.

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have you ever thought about what chinoiserie would look like at the beach? i hadn’t either until i started looking at all of my favorite pinterest pins this week all together.

here are several colorful rooms with chinoiserie and then a few beach scenes…red is the common theme. i like the way it looks all together.

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i’m about to go into a very busy time. it’s going to be a busy fall. i sure wish i could get-a-way this labor day weekend and go somewhere fabulous. i’ve always wanted to go to portugal, i think it’s something to do with all the portuguese blue and white that’s drawing me in.

i just heard about this place casa mae– doen’t it look wonderful? it’s located in lagos which is in southern portugal. the property is centered around a 19th century family house with five suites. the house has fabulous gardens that provide the food for chef pedro limao’s cuisine. the house is 5 minutes from the beach.

there are three cabana’s that sit next to the garden and then there is a modern structure that has been built called jogo da bola. there are rooms, a bar, a restaurant, a store and an open cinema- i think it’s where everyone hangs out.

i’m a sucker for marketing and casa mae’s marketing is beautiful and draws you right in. konstantine kakanias did the art work- isn’t it great?

whose ready for a chic labor day get-a-way? if you make it it to casa mae, make sure you pick me up some blue and white!

Casa Mae

Casa Mae

a suite inside casa mae

A suite inside Casa Mae



inside the cabanas

Inside the Cabanas

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Jogo da Bola

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A room inside the Jogo Bola


Lagos, Portugal

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