Archive for June, 2012

Over the Pond

Tartan Passport Cover, via Room Service Home

Did you guess?

The fun announcement is that I (Anne) will be traveling to Scotland for a week thanks to our amazing friends at Traditional Home and Scottish Development International! In the same excited breath, I am very sad to share that Suysel will not be able to join, as she slowly recovers from a battle with a nasty nasty virus over the past two weeks (please send positive thoughts her way).  Battling the extreme separation anxiety over the next week, I will be taking notes, lots of photos and probably returning home with a Scottish tartan throw or the like for my dear dear partner in crime – who will be missed tremendously.

I’ll be arriving in Glasgow on Monday morning and visiting the following cities, all over four days: Newmilns, Ayr, Loch Lomond, Perth, Forres, Elgin, Nairn, Edinburgh, and Peebles. The trip will be a comprehensive tour of Scottish textile mills and studios, visiting such names as Holland & Sherry and Timorous Beasties among many many others that I’ll be reporting back on next week!

Some other exciting tidbits….a quick photo montage of the the hotels we’ll be staying. No words required.

Cameron House, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Boath House, Nairn, Scotland

Prestonfield, Edinburgh, Scotland

Blythswood Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland

And the amazing group of designers I’ll be traveling alongside…

Philip Gorrivan / Tobi Fairley / Patrik Lonn / Gideon Mendelson / and one of our all time favorite bloggers, Ronda Rice Carmen of All the Best

Stay tuned next week for updates. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram for real time photos of the trip!



Wallpaper Weekly, no. 36 / Clad in Plaid

A round up this week! These wallpapers are a hint at a fun announcement coming Friday…

Plaid clad walls, via Veranda

Scene from Mad Men, via ElleDecor

source unknown

Domino Magazine via Design Your Walls

Le Lodge Park Hotel in Megeve, France via Martha Stewart

Can’t get enough? A bit more plaid here!


S, M, L, XL / Faceted

Glass jewelry boxes, ABC Carpet & Home

Gem Mirror, West Elm

Faceted Corner Coffee Table, Flair, via 1stDibs

Smurfit-Stone Building, Chicago, photo via Skyscraper Center

S, M, L, XL

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

photo: Patrick Cline

We recently purchase a Jax and Bones dog bed for our beloved TF pup, Dallas. Little did we know Jax and Bones offers CUSTOM dog beds – how perfect? Our next client with a pet is surely getting one.

Jax and Bones Custom Dog Beds

Dallas in her Jax and Bones bed

PS – have you ever seen the great post on Markham Robert’s dog, Choppy by Peak of Chic? Enjoy!

Wallpaper Weekly, no. 35 / Soprano Teal

Manufacturer: Graham & Brown / Pattern: Soprano / Colorway: Teal

Soprano - Teal, via Urban Outfitters

We stumbled upon this great graphic print on the Urban Outfitters website (who knew they carried wallpaper? everyone?!).  We’re wild for this geometric print and bright colorway, not to mention it’s available for sale with just a few clicks. #convenient!

Soprano Teal, via Graham & Brown