WELCOME to Nest by Tamara blog

WELCOME to Nest by Tamara blog
Hi- It's Tamara. I'm happy you've stopped by, and since 2010 I've been sharing my passion for interior design, history, art, entertaining, travel & fashion. I am an interior designer, textile designer and writer living and working in New York City and East Hampton, Long Island. My musings have taken me to international design, art, antique and epicurean events and I have lots to share. I'm grateful to have been listed as the #1 top design blog, blogs to watch, top design blogs and named and awarded Rising Star of Design by the IFDA NY industry organization. Please feel free to reach out to our team for an interior design consultation or to see our collection of wallpaper and fabric sold to the designer trade at rootcellardesigns@gmail.com. Tamara

Day 2: Nest by Tamara shows sneak peeks from Zoffany Family of fabric's Spring 2015 collection as seen in Paris!

First stop, Zoffany
17 Rue du Mail, Paris.
In case you missed it, here is our First Day In Paris post.  Today, see highlights from our second day while visiting Paris and Maison & Objet.  The day was chock-filled, and one of the highlights was visiting with the Zoffany team to see their new expansive fabric and wallpaper debuts. 
After visiting Zoffany we hopped on the subway to hit the Paris flea market for a delightful brunch hosted by Toma Clark Haines of the Antiques Diva, then a private walking tour of the beautifully styled shops. 
Lisa McMahon, our host--Toma Clark Haines, (me), Catarine Wright, Justin Shaulis, Iris Dankner
It was inspiring to see beautiful antiques styled in creative vignettes at the shops in the 

Hot Off The Press:
There are many gorgeous fabrics and wallpapers in the Zoffany Spring 2015 launch, and check our our favorites highlighted below...
WALLPAPER: Peacock Garden 
SOFA: Peacock Garden 
1. ZOFFANY's JAIPUR is a look at the exotic, with the fabric and wallpaper inspired by Indian and Persian traditions, specifically the Indian Mughal paintings.  The collection is a sophisticated mix of pattern and texture. Mural artist, Melissa White, was invited to paint the scenic ‘Peacock Garden’ as a striking backdrop to the collection. Rich and bold colors are offset with subtle pastels to create luxurious interiors. 
WALLPAPER: Jaipur Plain
CHAIR: Kashgar Velvet
CURTAINS: Peacock Garden 
trimmed in Bobble Fringe 
CHAIR: Chirala
CUSHION: Peacock Garden
MIDDLE CUSHION: Orissa Velvet 
SOFA: Chirala 
SOFA: Kashgar Velvet
CUSHION ON SOFA: Kahsgar Velvet 
CHAIR: Jaipur

 was impressive with traditional yet relaxed, classic French styling.  These fabrics go well with that natural patina that comes with the slow curation of a home over time, and the look embodies the elegance of an 18th and 19th century French chateaux but with modern, soft colors like blues and pastels and some autumn tones as well. There are six prints with three embroideries and 8 wallpapers 
 CURTAIN: Angelique 
WALLPAPER: Fabienne Plain 
SOFA: Savary 
CURTAIN: Solaine  
PAINT: Morning Dew
  CURTAINS: Abbeville  
SOFA: Amelia Rose 
CUSHIONS FROM LEFT Chino trimmed with Drop Bead Fringe, Amelia Rose trimmed with Bobble Fringe 
WALLPAPER: Josette  
 CURTAIN: Josette 
CHAIR COVER: Josette with a band in Tilly DMUSTI301 
PAINT: Cosmic Grey 
 SOFA: Amelia Rose
CUSHION: Amelia Rose trimmed with Bobble Fringe 
 ARMCHAIRS: Luynes  
SOFA: Savary 
CPAINT: Westminster
CEILING PAINT: Grey Squirrel 

Harlequin's ARTISAN EMBROIDERIES take on a decidedly home-spun feel. This collection is fresh, bold, colorful and brings a youthfulness to the design world.  We are fascinated by how they mixed this traditional technique with a chic, modern approach. With four bold colors, this collection takes on that hand-crafted, artisan feel!  Take a look at highlights from the artisan line... 

CURTAINS: Crochet Stripe
is a handcrafted stripe 
with chain and cross stitch.
is a satin and linen combined stripe
is a  lacy medallion 
in neutrals on colored ground.
CURTAINS: Heirloom
 is a floral with delicate spindly petals.
resembles a tufted medallion pompom
is tiny floral motifs to form a flower head

Happy Nesting
XO Tamara

About Zoffany:  
The company is a 150-year old UK based fabric and wallpaper house, and the world largest wallpaper specialized paper.  With six brands and offering 40 collections a year, they are a fabric and wallpaper powerhouse. Sanderson/Zoffany fabrics spring collection is a cornucopia of fabrics running the gambit from high end luxury to everyday patterns.  They boast 5 in-house designers working tirelessly to keep the fabric designs churning and on trend. The  knowledgeable team showed me new spring collections soon to debut.