Decorating

Eskayel

by Nancy on September 1, 2015

anthologymag-blog-eskayel-1Just last week, I was on vacation with my family in Maui. We were sad to leave the island and I admit: I still haven’t fully unpacked our bags! So it probably comes as no surprise that when I was browsing through Eskayel’s website, I was quickly drawn toward images and designs that reminded me of our stay in Maui, and wishing we were still there.

Eskayel is a Brooklyn-based company founded by Shanan Campanaro, that carries a wide array of wall-coverings, fabric, carpets, accessories, and furnishings. Part of the design process begins with paintings on paper that are then saturated with water, letting the colors bleed into one another. Campanaro is inspired by nature and travel, and the ocean and colors of the sunset are the biggest influences in her work. It’s no wonder the designs made me miss the beach even more! I also love that the company is eco-conscious, using only natural linens, organic cottons, water-based inks, and recycled materials.

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Adelene Simple Cloth

by Anh-Minh on August 27, 2015

adelene1I’ve been in my current house for about seven years now, and I have yet to figure out just the right combination of pillows in my living room. I’ve tried various patterns, solids, textures—but haven’t quite achieved that balance between comfort and visual interest.

Recently, though, I think I came across the answer to my decorating problem: Adelene Simple Cloth. The collection, which is handcrafted and sewn in Massachusetts, includes pillows with such lovely details, like tassels on the corners, fringed borders, and zippers done in a contrasting hue. The solids come in a range of colors, from subtle to vibrant. And the patterns are lively, yet not overwhelming so they don’t dominate the room. (I love that the Jailbird stripe is reversible!) Online purchasing will be available soon, so I’ll be checking in on the site frequently in the weeks to come.

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{ Top images by Rinne Allen. All other images from Adelene Simple Cloth }

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Skinny Wolf

by Nancy on August 13, 2015

anthologymag-blog-skinnywolf-quiltI love looking through old issues of Anthology to find design inspiration, re-read stories, and catch up on people we’ve featured. Back in 2012 in Issue No. 6, we featured Leila Sanderson’s home and I immediately remembered thinking how clever her hanging headboard was. I read her story again and was curious to see what she had been up to over the past few years.

Sanderson opened an online shop in 2014 called Skinny Wolf, which carries her handmade wares. I particularly love her teepees made from recycled sailcloth, and her rosettes that are made using an 18th-century millinery technique. With her use of whimsical patterns and colors, you can tell that Sanderson’s inspiration is rooted in her childhood. What I like most of all is how versatile her creations are, and that they can fit in any girl’s or boy’s room.

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anthologymag-blog-skinnywolf-pillow{ All images by Skinny Wolf }

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Maison Monade Masks

by Anh-Minh on August 6, 2015

mm_02I’ve got a couple of walls in my home that are decorated with art that is hung salon-style. Among the paintings, prints, and etchings, I like to display works that inject different shapes and textures to the overall arrangement. And if these objects also bring a smile to my face? Even better.

Which is why I’ve currently got my eye on these ceramic masks by Maison Monade. Each clay piece is handmade-to-order in Brooklyn, and comes with its own wonderful personality.

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{ Images from Maison Monade }

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The Citizenry

by Nancy on August 5, 2015

anthologymag-blog-citizenry-1Right before my son’s sixth birthday, I went through his room and purged old toys and clothes. And by old, I mean: They were only a year old. Beat-up toys and clothing with hemlines inching their way above the ankle and belly-button were either thrown out or given away. I cringe every year when I have to do this, but growth spurts are welcome and inevitable. However, this annual purging has taught me to be more thoughtful about things that I buy for myself and for our home.

The Citizenry is all about creating a thoughtful home by providing exclusive collections of home goods made by artisans from around the globe. The company launched last summer, and was founded by two college friends, Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley. Each season, they introduce a new collection from different parts of the world. The first season was Peru & Argentina, and the current season is Uganda. All of the products are limited edition items. So once they’re gone, they’re gone. I really love how I can read the story behind each product and why the founders chose to work in certain countries. You really can see the quality and craftsmanship.

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anthologymag-blog-citizenry-collage{ All images by The Citizenry }

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