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After our amazing team Wyoming Adventure, we wanted to share Coral & Tusk’s new Outpost and exciting new fabrics and upholstered pieces with the rest of the West at the Western Design Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! This 4 day conference is an incredible exhibit of furniture makers, fashion design, and an amazing large scale Designer Show House where interior designers and architects create individual rooms of a house, all within the conference space. Wanting to venture into more upholstery and debut new ways to use our embroidered fabric by the yard, we really wanted some “WOW” factor for the booth!

Designer and owner Stephanie Housley got inspired by the gorgeous master bedroom makeover that Emily Henderson designed where she used Rebecca Atwood’s marbled fabric to upholster her bed in. We decided to tackle this gargantuan upholstery project and since we have an amazing builder on the team, our Director of Operations Aggie Armstrong, we enlisted her to make the wood structure base along with other structures to hold our fabrics and pillows for the conference. The amount of upholstering knowledge we had done between was minuscule, and did we mention the 3 day time frame we had to accomplish it?

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At left, our original inspiration from Emily Henderson of a wrap-around cushy headboard and footboard.

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Left: Stephanie’s work studio. Right: Aggie measuring and scheming.

For the bed, Stephanie had a vision of what she wanted in her home to be able to use after the Western Design Conference, a versatile yet striking combination of our Quill Slate Striae Linen and a new custom colorway, Quill Fog Striae Linen. This combo is a perfect starting point for layering many of our bedding and pillow options.

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Left: The custom Quill Fog Striae Linen colorway next to the Quill Slate Striae Linen.This sumptuous fabric was inspired by a Lakota garment that had used quills in the adornment and patterning. Shown on right: Lynsey, who heads the Fabric Division wanted to sew these fabrics together to look engineered in a perfect mirror, so straight pins were key!!

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Left: Sewing the big pieces for the headboard and footboard. Right: Coming together!!

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Here’s Aggie with the bed frame completed! Now we’ll take this apart to upholster each section piece by piece with the fabric we’ve just sewn together.

Hali Indigo, Ridgeline Indigo, Navy Quill, Sidewinder and Sweetgrass Pillows
Right photograph by Will Ellis

In the midst of hot and sticky summer weather, our cool and crisp indigo fabrics, part of our Aegean inspired collection, brings the breezy lifestyle of terrace living into your interiors. These rich indigo pillows invite the vibes of the sea inside with embroidered patterns and colors inspired by the aesthetics of Turkish, Greek and North African textiles.

We have a selection of LIMITED EDITION NEW custom pillows made with our Fabric Yardage available and tips for decorating below!

Our deep blue indigo striae linen with embroidered stitches creates a richly saturated starting point or layering option for any space. These are custom patterns created by designer, Stephanie Housley, and embroidered onto our own custom woven striae linens.

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Watercolor Illustration by Lynsey Erin

We recommend layering our pieces as you can see in this fantastic original watercolor created by our fabric division head, Lynsey Erin. Start with our largest size (26″) against the back of your couch or bed and work your way down in size with our 20″, 16″, and statement lumbars at 16″ x 32″.  Pattern wise- mix all over intricate patterns like our Ridgeline Indigo with bold designs like Sweetgrass or Sidewinder Indigo. These patterns compliment each other and allow you to appreciate the bold patterns and textures created by thousands of stitches.

We are thrilled to share 3 design suggestions for using these beautiful indigos in your home while highlighting specific design trends we are inspired by now.

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Introducing the Fog Linen x Coral & Tusk collaboration available now at coralandtusk.com!
We couldn’t be more thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Fog Linen, a Japanese company, makers of beautiful linen clothing and products for the home. We are big fans and long time users of Fog Linen trays to display our smaller accessories in our showroom and at trade shows.
From a collaborative idea to feature Fog Linen’s studio cat, Goban and Coral & Tusk’s studio dog, Paco, they imagined the two friends meeting and going on many adventures to their respective homes in Brooklyn, Japan and even a shared favorite destination, Paris!
Starting with original watercolor illustrations by Stephanie Housley, the trays are expertly finished by Fog Linen from 100% Lithuanian linen printed and covered in a poly resin, made in Japan. Perfect for light weight serving and display!

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Travel has been and remains one of the largest sources of inspiration for what we create. As part of our Spring line we are thrilled to launch a line of travel accessories including tote bagspassport wallets and notebooks – a perfect way to collect and cherish mementos and memories!
So whether your Summer plans include a trip overseas or a day trip to the beach, we have selected some key items to accessorize any adventure.

Pictured:
Embroidered Linen Lucky tote bag
Embroidered Linen Evil Eye pouch
Embroidered faux leather Luggage passport wallet
Embroidered faux leather Lucky notebook
Embroidered Linen Paco pal
Embroidered Linen Skipper Cat pal

Find more in our FEATURED items

and check out our gift guide for the traveler on our website


patches in the window of Hand & Lock, A hand crafted embroidery company since 1767

This spring we could hardly believe our luck to get to travel and sell our goods at Renegade Craft Fair London! It allowed us to meet some inspiring and talented makers, to introduce ourselves to new customers and get the chance to meet some of our existing ones in person.

Coral and Tusk Booth at Renegade Craft Fair LondonLauren and Stephanie setting up our booth at Renegade Craft Fair London

We are thankful to everyone we met for giving us such a warm RENEGADE reception! And a special thanks to our UK friends and shops like Gathered for connecting with us while we were visiting. It was such a treat to meet our pen pals and friends face to face- a HUGE thanks the Emily Chalmers  of Caravan for helping us understand the lay of the land- and to Jeanette Farrier for being a warm and familiar face! We were so happy to meet Amy Worrall and Zeena Shah and shop their booths.

 

Shoreditch LondonOur neighborhood in Shoreditch, approaching Arnold Circus

We had a great time staying in Shoreditch. It reminded us of Williamsburg, where our studio and showroom is located in Brooklyn full of artists, makers, and exciting new businesses and restaurants. We aimed to see as much as possible which meant running all over London – a highlight was definitely taking the bus! (see Stephanie’s drawing of kitty on the bus in our previous post here)

We visited some of our favorite Coral & Tusk stockists, had some amazing dining experiences, browsed in beautiful shops and viewed the work of some of our favorite artists and makers in person!

Not to mention the city itself — we absolutely fell in love with London and all of its neighborhoods. Islington, Notting Hill, Clissold Park and the list goes on!!!! It was an amazing trip!

There is endless inspiration to be found in London and it was no easy task, but we have compiled our top favorites from our visit and must-sees while visiting.

 

CORAL & TUSK LONDON CITY GUIDE