Friday, March 4

A Love For Greens, Leaves & Scrolling Design seen in Paris' Maison Objet

We Are Fascinated With The Leaf Pattern 
Showcased in Paris aHouse of Hackney:
We loved seeing all the greenery, botanicals and foliage patterns throughout Paris last month, and the leaf pattern is being celebrated in design once again.  We noted the iconic imagery in home decorative shops in the City of Lights and exhibited at design trade show, Maison Objet.  We came upon House of Hackney exhibiting at Maison Objet showing a stunning arrangement of fabrics and papers, some channeling archival papers and fabrics from William Morris historic collections.  Their spring collections show romanticized versions of leaves and florals, many iconic but updated with a fresh modern light.  The husband and wife team opened their doors in East London in 2010 and today are taking the design world by storm.  With new chrysanthemums, florals and leaf patterns they don their designs on wallpaper, fabric, cushions trays, and even lampshades.  Take a look at a few of our favorites from this British company...1. Tarovine wallpaper speaks to the glamour of Old Hollywood.  In an oversized leaf pattern, the paper has that hand-painted feeling to it, which is fantastic. Shown in an ochre leaf on a deep blue background, it is at once modern and historic looking at the same time, and very dramatic to boot.
 2.  The Acanthus Leaf is celebrated here in this scrolling pattern, originally adapted from an 1874 William Morris pattern.  This collaboration between historic brand and new company works well to bring a new, modern vision. Our favorite colorway in the Acanthus is theAegean blue & off white
3. The Palmeral pattern reminds us of the 1930s in Palm Springs.  This leaf has been adored throughout  history in the Georgian era, the Art Deco period, again in the 1970s, and today it holds an edgy quality that makes it feel quite contemporary. 

On a personal note:  
our fascination with leaf patterns
Our Root Cellar Designs' team is busy planning to decorate a table again this year for the annual Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.  While in the designing stages, we are holding leaf patterns close to our heart.  The theme this year for the black tie gala is to celebrate a Century of Design in New York City.  The event is held at the gorgeous, historic Cipriani ballroom in Grand Central Station.  We are busy creating a table to celebrate Roman Gardens, a Romanesque Revival Garden Party.  With topiary, acanthus leaves, butterflies and garden statues, we plan to bring unique aesthetics and fabrics to the gala.  Showing a quick sneak peek of our new pattern, we designed this especially for the event, a leaf pattern we call Acanthus Columns. We are creating a trio of fabrics utilizing this pattern on the table.  So, please stay tuned for more...

Happy NestingXO Tamara