Hilarious! Why post it? Because it’s like the Bigfoot photo from the 1970′s…you can kind of see that it’s Bigfoot (or in my case, Suzanne Kasler and myself trading war stories over dessert at Blue) but you aren’t really sure. Hell, with that crazy faux fur vest I have on, I COULD BE Bigfoot.
Anywho…Suzanne was in Charlotte to show her new fabric line for Lee Jofa and Scott Kravet threw a small dinner party in the wine room of Blue Restaurant to welcome her.
It was a really enjoyable evening and I am even more enamored of Suzanne than ever as I found her to be warm, funny and incredibly real. It’s comforting that she shares the same issues as the rest of us in the design community.
The next day there was a luncheon at the new Kravet/Lee Jofa/Brunschwig Showroom and we got to see her new fabrics! The new showroom is gorgeous and I can’t wait to work in there. Casey, the manager, and her team did a great job putting it all together.
*photo courtesy of Jennifer Powell, Social Media Coordinator Kravet
On to the goodies: The collection was a mixture of transitional and classic. Some old documents recolored and fresh new embroideries, wovens and prints made me excited. I am liking seeing color again! Even though I love my grays and grieges, I am drawn to the oranges, blues and wisteria/amethysts I am spotting.
“Castille” in Suzanne’s signature Quatrefoil. This is a woven I can really use. It’s a pattern but subtle. Gorgeous hand to it too. One of my favs. I would love to do a pretty club chair in the orange.
“Montmartre”. Unbelievable embroidered woven. Deliciously colored.
“Crillion”. Lovely linen solids. Beautifully saturated colors, which are hard to find in linen.
Mike Woodall, our rep showing the line while Suzanne explains her inspiration. She travels quite a bit and explores antique shops and flea markets all which imprint upon her colors, pattern and scale. (What do you think of my specs? I am looking for another pair since I like to have a lot of glasses-these are kind of Orville Redenbacherish-which I dig).
Another amazing woven.
“Regina”- Mike are you behind that beautiful pink print?
Laughter is life and those who know me know it’s kind of hard for me to be serious. Even during a fabric presentation, sitting next to the designer of said fabrics. I can’t help it, I like to laugh. Suzanne does too.
“Meurice” in a delightful orange woven. “Bristol” taffeta silk peeking out. Really beautiful assortment of colors and the depth is great.
Going through the wings to pick my favorites for my studio…I couldn’t choose so my rep is sending me all of them!
I’m on my way to the BIG “D” for a couple of days with Mr. V… Thank goodness for our family who stays with Beans and Digs so we can have a weekend getaway!
For Mr.V’s birthday, I arranged plane tickets, hotel and fantastic seats to see his beloved Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. I told him he could take any friend and he wisely chose me. What a guy. One of his friends said to me,”like he even had a choice!”
GO COWBOYS! (I really wish I had bought those Frye boots now).
Then onto work in Charleston with one of my clients for a couple of days.
I hope you all have a great week getting ready for the holidays….
I leave you with a pic of me and the Beans on the Christmas tree lot. I enjoy Christmas even more with a little one!
Thanks for reading,
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