Decisions, Decisions: A Fabric Change

 Our yellow Saarinen Womb Chair that once sat perfectly in our Cambridge house now looks awkward among our California color palette of blues, greens and pinks.  In order for one of our favorite chairs to "fit in", a fabric change is in order.  Starting off with a handful of fabric samples to consider, we narrowed our choice to three favorites.  Take a look at the contenders:

Which one do you think made the cut?  (No pun intended).

1.  Vibrant blue that brings out the cool tones in the rug.

2.  Bold pink to provide a little funk and a pop of color.


3. Dusty rose to complement the brickwork.

Take A Seat, At The Delano

I just returned from a very sunny and warm week-end in South Beach.  Having never been before, I found being engulfed in a single type of architecture, Art Deco, to be quite cool.  One of my favorite buildings happened to be the Delano Hotel.  On the outside its design fits perfectly among the neighboring hotels, on the inside, however,  its eclectic modern decor is a show stopper.  Upon entering this gem,  your senses are delighted by a scented breeze that blissfully blows around the space making the elegant floor-to-ceiling curtains move ever so slightly. Immediately, your eyes travel to an array of seating areas comprised of the most diverse settees and chairs.  One very different from the next, at times making no sense at all, with neither a design thread nor a style period in common.  Nevertheless, all of them beautiful and mesmerizing.   Not an easy effect to accomplish, but the Delano does and does it well.

Take  a look at some of my favorites:

Hope the pictures give you a sense of the magic the Delano created in its historic Florida spot.  To see more photos from my South Beach weekend go to Cocoon's Facebook page.

Chicago Class

This Chicago home is full of class and substance.  Neutral tones and textural elements help make it a serene abode.  Take a look at Chicago blogger Crystals design sensibilities.

I love the  mix of bold pattern and soft color in the bedding.

A leopard print pillow adds pizzaz to an antique  chair.

A rug in a second seating area adds a colorful tribal touch to an otherwise neutral setting.

Adorning an entry with a favorite piece of clothing should remind one of what to wear and how to wear it.  It's an easy and creative way to add detail and interest to one's space.

Just look in your closet for your next dramatic entrance.

Lovely space...

Eco Safe Textile Printing-The Next Big Thing in Upholstery

Check out Lumi-Co a California based printing company that has revolutionized the textile printing process by creating a way to print photo realistic images on natural materials without the use of industry standard chemicals.   I love it, the look and the environmentally friendly process it takes to create it.  Take a look at what they've done and how cool it is.

Printing on wood gives depth and texture to the image on this footstool.  Lumi-Co also uses the process on leather making cool wallets, portfolios and coasters.

What do you think?