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When the snow melts and the dogwoods bloom, bunnies peek out from their burrows and fawns show off their spotted coats…it’s springtime at last! Our Spring 2017 collection celebrates the burst of color and life that this bountiful season yields. As warmer weather draws us out to picnics and parties, our new Spring Blossoms series is perfect for hosting outdoor gatherings with family and friends, or inviting the outside in.

ウサギや小鹿が現れ、ハナミズキの花が咲く雪解けの季節….ようやく春の訪れです!2017年の春コレクションのテーマは「春の訪れ」です。ピクニックやパーティが楽しい暖かい春、家族や友人達との集まりにもぴったりのコレクションです。

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We are excited to introduce a collection of pillows, stationery, and accessories that draw on one of our favorite destinations, Japan! Our travel expeditions come to life in a series of new embroideries inspired by the landscape, architecture, rich traditions, landmark visits, amazing meals and animal folklore as experienced by owner Stephanie Housley and colleague Asumi Tomita in December 2015.

そして新作のもう一つのテーマは日本! デザイナーのステファニーは2015年に初来日。旅を通して経験した、日本の景色、建築、豊かな伝統、文化、素晴らしい食事、日本昔話などをインスピレーションに、ピロー、カードやポーチなどをデザインしましたした。

 

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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.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have our Laurel Dinner Napkin in the June issue of VOGUE magazine!!! We are especially proud of our new extensive Flowers Collection and we are so excited to have a piece from the collection featured in print.

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Stephanie Housley drew her inspiration from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, right around the corner from where she lives, and from the feeling of walking through her yard as a child growing up in Ohio. 

“I view living things like plants, tree, flowers, rivers, forest, all of it, with such awe – like it’s pure magic.”

Her process and illustrations are truly inspiring and we wanted to share all of the steps that led to these striking embroideries.