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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.

Coral and Tusk  l  Summer Travel Essentials

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

Today we launched some exciting changes to our online home, coralandtusk.com!! There have been many new developments in process over this long winter in NYC, and we have been working together to cultivate our website to incorporate not only all of the brand new products, but a lot more about our company which we are eager to share with you!

There’s nothing like spring cleaning to welcome the upcoming season. As we get ready to introduce our Spring / Summer collection, we reorganized the showroom and made space for all of the new bright colors, linens and products!