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Fabulous French Stripes @ Les Toils du Soleil, NYC!!!

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My black vintage wicker furniture,

with pillows upholstered in assorted Indian quilts,

has been begging for a fabulous ottoman!!!

 

I  found this divine "accessoration" on One Kings Lane,

Les Toiles du Soleil,

a favorite "accessorator" NYC shopping mecca!!!

(see blog  7/17/12)

 

Doesn't it look beyond chic!!!!

Dallas is Divine ..... The Accessorator's "Fantasyland"!

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I adored my visit to Dallas ....
I saw sooooo much fabulous art & incredible design ....
I went into a spin!!!
 
I flipped over everything in this house ...
it's owner is an over-the-moon 
"accessorator supreme"!!!
 
But, I can't get this sublime dinning room 
out of my mind!!! 
These fabulous vintage textiles 
pieced into these sublime "table-mats" 
are brilliant!!!
 
I imagined all the textiles in my closet .... 
incredible African cloth remnants, 
fantastic ikat fabrics,
& the vintage quilt pieces sitting 
on the top shelf!!!
WOW .... I'm off to the seamstress now!!!
 
And the chairs are spectacular too!!!!

 

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Brenda Antin's Treasure Trove of Fabulousity in LA!!!

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The very British Brenda Antin is the most divine, 
delightful,& delicious "shopkeeper" in LA
& her eponymous shop is fantastically fabulous, 
& a designer's "trade secret"!!!
 
The store is a unique blend of vintage & new ....
including a melange of French & English & Italian antique 
furniture, lamps, & accessories!!!
 
Plus Brenda's "own" stunning custom collection 
of linen (natural & over-dyed) upholstered furniture!!!
 
She has also created extraordinary wicker furniture 
that she manufactures in LA!!!
 
And there is also a stunning selection 
of bespoke pillows!!!
 
BUT, I am most in awe of her enormous collection 
of vintage textiles!!!
Traveling to France, England, & Italy, 
I'm sure Brenda & her husband Mike 
never met a piece of linen, toile, or ticking 
that they didn't ship back to LA!!!
 
In her upstairs loft, this "textile junkie" 
also has a secret trove of goodies
from around the world .....
including incredible indigos, India quilts, 
& Japanese silks!!!
 
Brenda is the ultimate "accessorator supreme" 
& a "must-meet" in LA!!!!
 
An old-fashioned kinda' girl,
Brenda has no website ...
but can be reached at

Domus ....... Inside Is An "Accessorator's Fantasty"!!!!

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on West 44th St. in Hells Kitchen,
 is an "accessorator's" dream come true .....
from outside to in!!!

travel for one month every year, 
to countries that have included Afghanistan, 
Mexico, India, Vietnam, Peru, & Brazil,
filling their store with an international blend of
eclectic & inviting "goodies."

The collection includes an extraordinary assortment of 
textiles & tapestries, decorative pillows, ceramics, 
glassware, jewelry, soaps, toys,
and divine "potions, lotions, & oils," 
that soothe both body & soul!!!

The mix of products celebrate handcrafted items 
from artisan & artists worldwide, 
often focusing on
"equitable & sustainable environments."

is definitely a fantastic addition to 
the accessorator's "must-see" shopping guide!!!!

Domus ....... Outside Is An "Accessorator's Delight"!!!!

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This divine tree grows on West 44th Street in front of
an "accessorator's" dream!!!

have created this delightful store of goodies ....
located in Hells Kitchen,
it all begins with this "crocheted fantasy" out front!!!!

Tomorrow .......
 the "fabulousness" of what's inside!!!