Jonathan Adler

Dreaming of Green

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Winter must really have its hooks in me.  Every fabric I pick up lately is the color of water, grass or dirt.

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The monochromatic “snow” landscape is taking its toll.  I am craving earth tones.

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Here are two beautiful Duralee fabrics, the one on the left designed by Eileen Kathryn Boyd called “Seaglass.”

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A client of mine is using both of these in her living room.   Tilton Fenwick on the left and Candice Olson on the right.  Love her choices.

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Basic, but I love the texture in these two fabrics.  “Sea Salt” by B. Berger and a soft corduroy by Kravet.

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Two fabrics that remind me of the Caribbean.  Take me away!

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Jonathan Adler paired with a plum ultrasuede, yum.

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We (finally) did have a sunny day to balance out the cold and snow.

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Eileen Kathryn Boyd zebra in “Pool” with a Thibault herringbone.  Sea and sand.

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More green and brown!  I normally gravitate to bold color.  I think I need a vacation.  A tan cotton rattan on the left and a China Seas fretwork on the right.

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Love these colors AND I am not seeing them out my window!

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Patterns.

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A soft B. Berger fabric on the left with an aqua indoor/outdoor floral.

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Earth tones in an Ikat pattern by Quadrille, paired with a ultrasuede called “Fog.”  I like using ultrasuede because it is soft, easy to clean and comes in fabulous colors.

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Brown is looking pretty darn good these days!

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Tan with blue.

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A little orange snuck into the mix in a gorgeous Thibaut fabric.

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I am having a hard time moving away from this color scheme.

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And again.

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I am headed to Atlanta this week and the weather looks like a balmy 40 degrees with rain.  I’ll take it!

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NYC Gift Show

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The Gift Show was this week in New York.  Snow decided to mess things up for everyone Monday, but I was there with bells on Tuesday morning.

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I wore my cute black boots so I would look “good” at the gift show.  I clearly had amnesia about the amount of WALKING I did there last year, up and down the aisles.  Plus, the ankle deep puddles I was jumping over were clearly more suited for my Sorel Boots…

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I met my college roommate in the Javits lobby.  There should be a reality show about how long somebody can last at the gift show, because if there was, Ivy would win!  She gets there early and leaves at 6pm every day.  Impressive.

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I cannot believe she can browse for that long.  Usually after thirty minutes, I am making friends with people in different booths so I can sit in one of their chairs and take a break.

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Lots of color this year.  In fabrics, rugs, bedding and accessories.

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Roberta Roller Rabbit

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I saw Blake Lively as I was limping through the home section.  I heard a recognizable voice and turned to see her ~ stunning in black leggings, chic sneakers (she was smart!) and a killer dark green Chanel tote.

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So much to see!  I took notes like crazy.

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Jonathan Adler.

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More color.

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There was a fabulous vintage poster booth that I didn’t see last year.

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Clean, modern lines.

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Basically, I wanted to go home and redecorate all of my rooms.  Tim?

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I was nearing my gift show expiration date.  I ran into a few other college friends (see, glad I wore the nice black boots) and a few work colleagues.  I was eyeballing the taxi situation out of the corner of my eye, so it was time to go.

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These bowl are made out of sea salt.  An Ivy discovery.

These bowl are made out of sea salt. An Ivy discovery.

I am starting basic training for next year.  The goal is to last one whole day, from the time Ivy arrives until the time she leaves.

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My definition of a “whole day” is having frequent coffee breaks, lunch and testing out (sitting on) a lot of furniture at the same time.

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And then relax and maybe leave a little early…..

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