3 Awesome Home Furnishings Sources You’ve Never Heard Of

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Hey Guys,

Before I get into this beautiful post about three (actually more than three) incredibly awesome home furnishings sources you’ve never heard of… (well, most of you)

I need to thank you so much for an awesome product launch last Wednesday. And also for all of the kind notes.

 

Today, I want to hi-light three exquisite home furnishings sources

They are part of the 39 new sources in Laurel’s Rolodex.

 

Three of them are both retail and to-the-trade and three of them are DESIGNER FRIENDLY, meaning you don’t need a showroom or retail store to purchase them if you are in the interior design trade.

There are over 168 awesome vendors in Laurel’s Rolodex that are designer friendly.

This does not include the dozens of designer fabric vendors because they are inherently designer friendly.

Here are the Awesome Home Furnishing Vendors (in alphabetical order)

 

ARTEMISIA

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Artemisia is a new collection specializing in fine designer textiles, pillows, and decor items for the home from the team of Rosemarie Padovano and Marcello Marvelli. Their offerings on the website are not immense, but I am expecting to see that grow.

Their designer pillows are beautifully detailed and actually quite reasonably priced for what they are.

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image via: KD Hamptons

The silk velvet Tigre and Leopardo are the creations of the Bevilacqua Factory in Venice, Italy. You may recall that I had the pleasure to visit them last spring and see their centuries-old way of hand-looming has not changed.

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More pillows and a gorgeous bench created by Artemisia.

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Another wonderful bench (on top of a beautiful antique rug), this time out of Old World Weavers Tiger Silk Velvet. I don’t know if this one is made by Bevilacqua or not.

 

TIMOROUS BEASTIES

 

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Blotch Damask

While this may appear to be some kind of psychedelic Rorschach test, lol it is one of the hundreds of fanciful, wildly creative creations of Timorous Beasties.

I don’t know what it says about the state of my mind, but have to say that I rather love these amazingly fanciful designs.

They are an English company but have “stockists” (as the Brits say), all over the world.

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I discovered Timorous Beasties on Chairloom (another new Rolodex source) and was intrigued when I saw this wonderful vintage chairs reupholstered in this amazing fabric.

 

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omni-splatt-cushionBut their offerings are not all like one never-ending kaleidoscope on acid.

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There are also gardens of delights

Topical Tropical Timorous Beasties incredible fabric

Many with a tropical theme.

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Incredible colors. Fabulous.

These patterns come in fabric and wall coverings, as well. And they are not as expensive as I would imagine for designs so beautifully rendered.

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They do also have some patterns that are far more beastie, as in bug kind of beastie, but I thought I would leave those off. :]

This is only a very tiny sampling of their vast collection. They also sell pillows and lampshades.

 

ZOE BIOS CREATIVE

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Zoe Bios Creative is a company that creates exquisite limited edition beautifully rendered prints of contemporary artists’ work. They employ hand overlay techniques that include aging, leafing, gesso and India ink.

 

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The cool factor is off the charts!

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A beautiful art wall from Lonny using many of Zoe Bios’ pieces.

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A small sampling of their work.

 

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While Zoe Bios Creative is a trade source, I found many of their pieces for sale retail, at Candelabra.

One of the features of the new Laurel Home Ultimate Paint Palette and Home Furnishings Collection is that I link back to sources, both trade and retail– especially retail.

For designers, Zoe Bios Creative can be found at the High Point Market.

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Hot off the press this market at Zoe Bios Creative is the fabulous work of Allison Cosmos whose work was recently featured in this popular post.

There are only these two Chinoiserie Triptychs available. I’m sure that there’s more to come.

This link will take you to a post Allison wrote which explains how she creates her fabulous Chinoiserie panels.

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I adore the colors and especially love this one with the enigmatic dark blue-gray background.

 

These are only three sources out of hundreds of home furnishings sources both to the trade and retail available on Laurel’s Rolodex.

 

***A Reminder***

Please note that the new paint palette collection/paint color collection (now sold together) and Laurel’s Rolodex are each going up to $179.00 on NOVEMBER 14TH.

You can read all about that here.

All rolodex owners, automatically get the update for free.

There is a promo code for current paint collection owners ONLY to get the discount. Everyone else who is buying both parts I & II, automatically gets the discount. But since they are meant to be used together, they are now being sold that way.

The new product is the Ultimate Paint Palette and Home Furnishings Collection. Part I – The Paint Color Collection has information here.

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  Here are some lovely comments I’ve received since the paint palettes came out.

 

Sandy said: November, 2016

Hi Laurel!  You spent 600 hours creating your Palette Collection?  Good grief!  That is 75 days working 8 hours a day!  IMPRESSIVE!!!  I already have The  Essential Paint Collection and love using it. 

 

Gail said: November, 2016

I’m sure you are receiving dozens, if not hundreds of emails, but I am compelled to add my voice to the chorus. You are a superb interior decorator! The color palettes and design boards have inspired me such that for the first time since I last decorated (16 yrs ago) that I can once again make choices without fear that I will make terrible and costly mistakes. Mind you, my first choice would be for you to do it, but since that is impossible (due to the fact I live in VA) I at least feel I can embark on the redecorating process with your info at my fingertips.

Thank you thank you thank you !!

 

Karen said: November, 2016

The new paint product is fab– The boards and links make it so easy to just buy what you show and move on! This way I do not have to dicker around with choices. I trust your taste implicitly.

 

Thank you again for all!

xo,

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  • Laura Nelson - December 13, 2016 - 7:35 AM

    Wow! A company name I recognize. I’m in love with anything Scottish and they have a gorgeous rug with a Scottish thistle pattern I wish I could afford. I have to second Jenny on the William Morris designs. Another company I love is Barneby Gates. They do the most interesting designs on fabrics and wallpaper. They take a traditional pattern, for instance diamonds, and add interest by using animals or other graphics to make that traditional pattern, for instance hares boxing. My favorite is the boxing hares (http://www.barnebygates.com/product/boxing-hares-wallpaper/?attribute_pa_colour=stone) but I also like the hounds.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Francell - November 10, 2016 - 9:36 AM

    I paid for the Roladex over a week ago, but I am a little confused. Did that include the paint pallet? I will look in my spam folder to see if it is there. Can’t wait to see it.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - November 10, 2016 - 12:36 PM

      Hi Beth,

      Both the paint collection and the palette collection which are now a combined product are separate from the rolodex.

      There is a promo on now through Sunday where if you don’t own it, the price is only $128. Come Monday, the price is jumping to $179. That’s still a great deal as it’s nearly 500 pages of information that many have found very helpful and saved them money from not making as many mistakes and often buying fewer test quarts.ReplyCancel

  • Ann Dwelle - November 7, 2016 - 11:09 PM

    I want to let all of you know that Laurel did something very kind and generous for me. I won’t be specific so others do not expect her to do the same for all! It is so wonderful to interact with people whose hearts are in what they do and want to share with others! Thank you again, Laurel, from a teacher to a teacher.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - November 6, 2016 - 10:32 AM

    I do know Timorous Beasties! I came across them a few years ago while searching for powder room wallpaper and fell hard. In fact, I renamed my horse Timorous Beastie because he spooked at every mundane thing: a bird swooping by, a squirrel on a fence – it was ridiculous. Plus, it cracked me up to hear the announcer at shows saying, “Now entering the ring, #104 on Timorous Beastie”. That always got some chuckles from the rail. The other two vendors are new to me – thank you so much for the introduction!ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - November 6, 2016 - 11:49 AM

      Hi Kate,

      That’s a great name for a horse! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Alissa - November 6, 2016 - 8:39 AM

    How funny you post this! The Milwaukee contemporary art museum has Timorous Beasties’ Fruit Looters wallpaper on a pillar and I fell in love with it when I was last there. I took a photo, thinking maybe someday I could track it down… saw your post, had to click on those luscious tropical wallpapers, and yes, it’s theirs!ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - November 6, 2016 - 8:47 AM

      Hi Alissa,

      Small world, but they deserve to be in every museum in the world, I think. And more funny. I’m going to Milwaukee in about ten days to see my mom and sis!ReplyCancel

      • Alissa - November 6, 2016 - 5:37 PM

        That is funny! Enjoy your trip! If you have time, the contemporary art museum is fabulous and totally worth a visit, and the restaurant below is wonderful. But if your family lives there then that’s probably no secret. 😀ReplyCancel

  • Terry Lewis - November 6, 2016 - 6:01 AM

    Laurel!!!
    Timorous Beasties?!?!?!
    Amazing, beautiful, heart pounding designs.
    Thank you so much for sharing this.
    Will you come out of design retirement and help me figure out where I can put one of these lovely murals? JK…I know that’s not going to happen:) But I just love them. The pieced commissioned for Kate Bush, (one of my favs from WAY back,) is unforgettable.
    You are the best!
    TerryReplyCancel

  • Jenny - November 6, 2016 - 1:14 AM

    What a beautiful post, Laurel. I’m deeply in love with Timorous Beasties..ever since I saw somewhere their iguana fabric..:) They’re truly amazing. even if I won’t ever be able to afford them-I’m happy just to know they exist, and to take all this beauty in. So gorgeous, so full of life.
    (maybe I’ll compromise on a pillow though..:) or a lampshade..what do you think?)

    I also love House of Hackney, and William Morris’s designs. And Joseph Frank. Different, yes, yet still amazing.

    One of the recent discoveries of mine-Jakob Schlaepfer..So very talented.

    It’s a pity my art teacher was batshit crazy (and I’m not exaggerating one bit). If not this childhood trauma-I would never be able to create something as great of course-but at least I’d be happy to keep trying. Art, in all its forms, is one of the strongest ties that keep us mankind together. somehow.I think.

    And what you posted-it’s definitely Art.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - November 6, 2016 - 1:29 AM

      Hi Jenny,

      I’m so sorry about your batshit crazy art teacher. I had one or two of those and also some incredible teachers. Both have had an influence for better and worse.

      Thank you for your sweet comment!ReplyCancel

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