Back to Blogging & A Beautiful Little Number

Hello!

Wow it has been a long time. I cannot begin to tell you all how many times I started posts and never got around to finishing them. I am back to blogging now and committed to bringing you fun things to inspire!

I was at our upholsterer’s showroom today and this piece literally stopped me in my tracks.

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You may think to yourself, “Wow that’s a beautiful piece with a really interesting banding or fabric at the base.”

Nope…. Ladies and gents, that is no banding… Its not a fabric either. The design you see is made of nailheads.

(Pause while that sinks in)

Here is a view of it up close:

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Incredible, fabulous, stunning… This is one of the many reasons that I love my job. I get to see beautiful things like this any given day of the week.

Coming Soon: I have a lot of new inspiration to show you and some updates on things at my home. Hope that you are all having a fantastic summer!

-Corinne

Five Ways to Use Otomi in Your Home

A few years ago, I travelled to Mexico to help oversee an install. While at the airport, my boss decided to purchase an otomi for myself and for my coworker. I was immediately taken in by these beautiful textiles. Today, I want to highlight ways that they can be used in the home.

Otomi

In case you saw this title and thought, “What’s an Otomi?”, here is a little info. The Otomi people live in the antiplano region of Mexico. They are, perhaps, most well known for their brilliantly colored and intricately crafted embroidered textiles.

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They are created in multicolor options like the one above as well as a wide aray of other color options.

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Are they not stunning?!

I selected the turquoise color way seen below and hope to use it in my home some day.

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But how would I use it? Here are some ideas:

1. Wall Art/Wall Hanging

This would probably be my first choice. By making it a wall hanging, the full scape of the piece can be on display.

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However, if the scale of the piece were an issue, and I really had to… I would cut it down to be framed or wrapped on canvas.

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2. Upholstery/Furniture

Another great way to use this gorgeous material would be to use it on a piece of upholstery.

It would be perfect for a dramatic headboard.

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I love it on these chairs.

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However, I would be more inclined to use it on the outside of a chair (below) with the inside seat and back in a complimentary or contrast fabric… Less risk of snags and pulls on the embroidery.

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3. Bedding

We have often made coverlets or duvet covers for our clients with otomi textiles.

In every case they turn out beautifully!

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Or you can use a printed version  like this comforter from Land of Nod… A wonderful alternative for kids or teens.

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4. Table Scape

Additionally, an otomi can also be a fun addition to any table setting.

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Great for a sophisticated brunch…

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or an outdoor luncheon.

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5. Accessorize

Last, if you don’t want to commit to a full sized otomi, here are some great accessories for infusing this ethnic charm into your decor.

Joss and Main currently have these beautiful pillows available.

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Stray Dog Designs offer these fabulous lamps.

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Or a more budget conscious option can be found at Land of Nod.

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Wisteria has just begun offering these otomi melamine plates with any purchase. Or they can be purchased on their own as a set.

I am currently attempting to subdue the urge to buy a set for myself! To give in or not to give in…  😉

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I hope you have enjoyed a look into the many ways an otomi piece can bring eclectic allure to a home.

If you are interested in gracing your home with an otomi,  Jacaranda Home is a wonderful place to start.

How would you use it?

Note: This is not a sponsored post. Any opinions shown here are my own.

Designer: Nancy Corzine

It’s time to highlight another designer who has inspired myself and many other designers.

Nancy Corzine is a prestigious name in the design community. She began her company 25 years ago and within recent years has developed furnishing, textile and lighting lines. Her name is synonymous with glamorous expanses and mirrored furniture… Think timeless class and beauty.

Her style is light, fresh and luxurious. I could spend hours in each of these rooms taking in all of the details and textures. So I’ll give you an opportunity to do the same. Here is a glimpse into a few the beautiful spaces she has created.

Grand Deluxe Suite by Nancy Corzine

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Nancy has a great sense of style. Traditional, but not stuffy… Sophisticated, but not pretentious. The same impeccable taste has carried over to her line where there are an abundance of classic and versatile pieces. I chose to feature a few of her more unique pieces to showcase here.

Seating

Frederick Sofa

Tuxedo Sofa

Onda Chaise

Sanborn Wing Chair

Captain Arm Chair

Marston Bench

Tables

Curtain Dining Table

Versailles Console Table

Chapman Cocktail Table

Lucern Coffee Table

Case Goods

Campaign Armoire

Regency Armoire

Lighting

Murano Silver Sphere Lamp

Rameau Floor Lamp

Personally, after basking in the beauty of such wonderful design, this rainy day seems a little bit brighter! What do you think of Nancy Corzine’s design and line?

I am including a link to her page here. Feel free to peruse the rest of her line and tell me your thoughts!

Designer: Reagan Hayes, Inc.

I have been so unbelievably busy this week! Lots of presentations to prepare for at work and lots of projects starting up. Good for the firm, bad for writing blog posts.

Enough about me… Any time we are looking for a really “interesting” piece (as my boss puts it), I have a go-to list of fabulous designers. I look for designers with collections of unique pieces that aren’t seen in the usual showrooms. So I wanted to feature one of those designers today because, well, her pieces are mesmerizing!

Reagan Hayes is the Founder and Design Director of the LA based company, Reagan Hayes, Inc. Pieces in her line can be describes as modern with a clean take on traditional elements. Just have a look at some of these upholstered beauties!

Each piece in this vignette exudes elegance!

LOVE this Sofa!

Tufted back, waterfall skirt and scooped arms…. Yes, please!

And here is the same sofa shown in a different color scheme. It is still gorgeous!

This might be my favorite out of all of her pieces… she took a classic silhouette and gave it a whole new look by opening up the back!

Click Here to view her website and the entire upholstery line.

What you you think of the Reagan Hayes collection?