Are you trying to keep busy? Maybe building raised beds and trying out gardening? I’ll admit this is a grand experiment. It’s also a lot of work! But it is lovely to watch things grow a little every day. Not “having” to run so many errands (trips to the market for one item) has made […]
California Style, one vignette at a time.
Are you feelin’ that island breeze? Can you hear the calm sound of the waves lapping at the shore? I’m trying! A tropical vacation sounds soooo good but staying-put is what’s going on here. Relaxing into this quarantine isn’t super easy but getting some green in the house helps a little. The best kind of […]
Very often (well actually always) when I design a pattern I imagine what it might go on. Drapes, shades, walls, pillows…? Hmmm, Dahlia Stripe would look great on all of these, but today I’m picturing it on a chair – something with a straighter profile that will work well with the stripes of the print. […]
Coming soon are two more patterns that will become part of the Hilo Collection. Island inspired Kapa and Urchin play very nicely with Hilo and all look great on drapes, pillows and upholstered pieces. I like creating collections around a signature design so layering patterns is easy and beautiful. The playfulness and richness of mixing […]
Really nice wrapping paper I’m tempted to save but I never do. So, every birthday, holiday, wedding, the paper goes in the trash. Ugh! But traveling down the Pinterest rabbit hole I came upon this amazing idea! Duh, why didn’t I think of this sooner? I have lots of samples and test runs of fabric […]
LAYERS is a short, sweet, fun place to see what’s new at La Selva Studio, what’s inspiring me at the moment and who’s California Style I can shout about.
Who’s afraid of a little pattern? Tom Parker via September’s House Beautiful; “People are often scared to do something bold in their homes. But that’s usually just what makes commercial projects so striking.” No and Yes I say to that. First, the no. I think for the most part people are excited to do something […]