MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL : Vol. VI

In the Mood...

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It's June, it's Summer, and I'm longing for travel. I'm inspired this month by bright and cheerful reds and corals, partnered with bold blues. Doris Duke's Hawaiian home "Shangri La" calls to me with its beautiful painted tiles, vibrant gardens, and rich materials. Doris built Shangri La in celebration of Eastern and Islamic art after extensive travel in the Middle East and South Asia. Of course I love to see my Chaddock pieces in this scheme, and I always love Iksel- the Iznik collection is a perfect fit for this aesthetic. In the spirit of layering all these rich patterns and colors, this month I'd like to celebrate some of the talented decorative painters & makers we love to work with. Thank you, as always, for reading!

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CELEBRATE

BOB CHRISTIAN DECORATIVE ART

@bobchristiandecorativeart

Bob studied painting in art school and then under John Rosselli. He now travels nationally painting walls, floors, and ceilings when he isn't home in Savanna, GA creating fine art.

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VALLEY DRAPERY

@valleydrapery

What would we do without Valley? Valley Drapery is instrumental in every project we work on, making our visions for custom upholstery, bed hangings, and window treatments come to life.

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MUNDER & SONS, INC.

@munderandsons

These master lampshade makers hand-sew COM fabric and trim into beautiful shades. They collaborate with another favorite vendor, Carl's Custom Lamps & Shades, whom we love as well!

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MARIA TRIMBELL MURALS

@mariatrimbellmurals

Maria's romantic full-room scenic murals are often inspired by her extensive travels in Europe, referencing Italian frescoes and antique textile fragments.

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MARY MEADE EVANS

@marymeadeevans

In addition to being a fine artist, Mary Meade Evans paints and hand stencils everything from floors, doors, moulding, furniture, and more.

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BRIAN G. LEAVER DECORATIVE PAINTING

@brianleaver.decorativepainting

Brian Leaver's painting styles are truly diverse. He's painted incredible geometric floors as well as stenciling, illustrative murals, and even trompe l'oeil.

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BEAUTIFUL THINGS

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MDS FOR CHADDOCK

It's "easy as 1 2 3" to customize any of my wood framed furniture pieces designed for Chaddock in a Farrow & Ball paint color. Simply select a piece, pick your color, and choose a finish! Here, shown from top to bottom, the Hyacinth Table in #210 Blue Ground applied with a worn technique, the Zinnia Bedside Table in #280 St. Giles Blue in a worn technique, and the Posy Side Table in #288 Vardo finished in a glazed technique.

MDS FOR SCHUMACHER

Made in America, but inspired by traditional Indian textiles, my "Ojai Paisley" is handprinted on a cotton linen blend. I love that the border can be used on its own as trim if you'd like to layer it with another fabric for an upholstery or drapery detail. Infinite application and layering options!
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MDS FOR ANNIE SELKE

The Ojai Rug I designed for Annie Selke is woven in India. Dhurries are my favorite kind of rugs to use in projects and I love that this one is made in that tradition but with a modern geometric diamond pattern. 

BEAUTIFUL BOOKS

My new book, More Beautiful, will be ready to ship in September, but you can pre-order a signed copy through my website now. I'm so excited to share this new book with you. It is chock full of new interiors, and divided into chapters by style. My first book, Beautiful, is also, of course still available to purchase as well.

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