Katie Leede top Manhattan designer uses suzanis in wonderfully creative ways! Read below!

Katie Leede, at www.katieleede.com, has a brand new website and it showcases her amazing talent and creativity at its best. Below I have chosen her use of a Samarkand suzani as both headboard covering and then using the borders from the suzani she cut to make the headboard, she appliqués them to the bedroom curtains...lovely use of a fabulous hand embroidered textile! I recommend you go to her website to see more of her work! 



March 26, 2017 by deborah maybank

Clemson University Tailgaters and Fans

Clemson University Tailgating fans! Show your pride with this amazing genuine Harris Tweed lap blanket, scarf and dog lead all in the classic Clemson colors of purple and orange! Take a look and do find us on Facebook at 30 Meeting, let us know if this is something you need more information about and pricing. Cheers and congratulations Clemson and Dabo for always being such Winners!
March 21, 2017 by deborah maybank

The Camel Train is arriving

March 15, 2017 by deborah maybank

A few beautiful Uzbek Ottoman design embroideries to enjoy!

Well, since this post was initially created and I mentioned that I wanted to have a few very special suzanis made for jackets and pillows and so on... I thought I would update you that indeed, we did have our Uzbek suzani textile artists create some pieces using my favorite Ottoman palmette design (and many other collector's favorite design as well, but more on that another time)  Let me show you how they turned out!
March 15, 2017 by deborah maybank

Look what Horchow created for your wall size Samarkand Suzani textile art

While looking through my ever expanding cache of catalogs, I came across this photo of a fabulous Uzbek Samarkand used as a wallhanging behind a lovely headboard. The bedding was available by Horchow and a perfectly wonderful and contemporary complement to the historic suzani behind it. That is the key, to find complements to your historic textiles...colors that blend..as you would in any design scheme. There is no greater graphic impact than these wonderful suzanis if you aren't using contemporary art ! Don't you agree?





March 15, 2017 by deborah maybank

A word about historic, vintage textiles! Use them!!!

When you are considering using historic textiles that have had a prior life, with perhaps a stain, a hole or a minor tear, don't worry, use them with abandon. I always find in my own use and in observing those pieces used in the work of other designers, that pairing them with crisp new linens, or stretching them over handsome valances or draped over a sofa creates a great look. Don't be afraid to use old textiles, think of old linen flour sacks, velvets and embroidery from the flea markets in France, toiles, African Kuba cloth, anything with a provenance or not, even old trimmings, we are seeing them used beautifully in traditional, contemporary or eclectic interiors. They are livable and sometimes even wearable pieces of art, in a word! I recommend you take a look at Elle Decor, Veranda, House Beautiful, World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Milieu (to name a few wonderful design publications) for inspiration. 
March 13, 2017 by deborah maybank

Decorating with ikats and suzanis...Peter Dunham

We have chosen amazing Los Angeles designer Peter Dunham’s work to showcase in this post, the images above are projects he has done for residents of Hancock Park in Los Angeles. Note his use of suzanis as pillows and bed covers, chic! (Photo courtesy of Elle Decor Magazine)


March 13, 2017 by deborah maybank

We adore this Uzbek fish pond design and you will too!

Just purchased this wonderful Uzbek suzani in the popular fish pond design in subtle sage greens and blues. This piece would be an excellent choice for a wall hanging in cabin, mountain house, beach house or any where you would have a fishing aficionado. It would be wonderful as a bedspread, hung behind a sofa, draped over an ottoman or other piece of furniture. An exceptional piece or excellent workmanship! We have a companion piece in the same colors!

March 13, 2017 by deborah maybank