We all love quilts and textiles. That is very clear. Many of us are also completely dedicated to creating nurturing homes that envelope us on a larger scale than a single quilt. Our nests are retreats and places we long to get back to after a busy day or even a vacation..."We had fun, but it's good to be home"
A few times a year, I go through our home and how it's faring for everyone.
I tweak and improve areas as we grow and change as a family. Organizing, purging and creating new spaces are processes I am at ease with and enjoy. At the core of my home, lies a code for our living space that has been said over and over again in different ways by every master designer, because it is so very true. It is the secret to creating a productive and highly personal home:
Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or to believe to be beautiful. Willam Morris.
I am delighted to be a part of a local speaker series in the month of October in Lafayette, California.
Dedicated to Design at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery. If you are in the area, please come hear my talk
Thursday, Oct 22 1-2pm.: LIVING WITH PATTERN AND COLOR- Mixing layers, textiles and genres to give your home an artful touch with a comfortable, and serene vibe.
Other speakers that day include the über talented, Debra Szidon of Cocoon Home Design (click here to see her blog post featuring my home) and Matt Guziejka of Mt Diablo Nursery showing DIY air plant terrariums and centerpieces. It will be a great month, filled with speakers such as my dear friend and kick ass jewelry maker, Marcella Austenfeld, home colorist expert, Shannon Kaye, plus many more. Coming together to celebrate a lively, always evolving vision of home in this first of it's kind, month long program, we hope to film part of the event to share it with everyone on the web. Tickets on sale now
(Oh, I am also speaking about 20 years of textile design at the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild Oct 15th at 10am! Open to all. )
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