Decorating

If you follow Anthology on Instagram, you may have noticed that earlier this week we spent some time at the new Madeline Weinrib showroom in San Francisco. It was a real treat meeting the designer herself and checking out the gorgeous 4,000-square-foot space.

The showroom is in the Design Center, but is open to the public (i.e., not trade-only) and the plan is to have the entire Madeline Weinrib collection available at the outpost. Which is great news for fans like myself, who used to have such a hard time sourcing her products—I still remember lugging my first MW rug back from New York years ago! (My wallet, on the other hand, may consider this bad news.)

Clients can work with the showroom staff (or their own designer) to develop bespoke pieces. The bins on the right are filled with color samples.

How gorgeous is this wall of Weinrib’s ikats?

And this wall of pillows!

A rack of carpets allows visitors to examine the handwoven designs.

I especially love the postcards that represent the myriad rug patterns and colors.

Perhaps your wardrobe could use a bit of Weinrib in it? You’re in luck: Apparel and accessories are also available.

If you’re in San Francisco, I highly recommend a visit to the Madeline Weinrib showroom. (My photography does not do the place justice.) It’s located at 101 Henry Adams, Suite #101. On the ground floor, near the main entrance to the Design Center, it could not be easier to find.

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Alice Tacheny

by Anh-Minh on April 3, 2014

I’ve been an admirer of Alice Tacheny’s simple and modern furniture for quite some time now. But I only recently discovered that the Bay Area-based designer also makes smaller home accessories. When I came across her Headlands series of concrete and brass vessels (shown above) at Gallery Lulo in Healdsburg, Calif., I couldn’t resist purchasing one for my entry table.

Next up on my Alice Tacheny-designed wish list? A few of her Teddy hooks, which are crafted of maple and leather; I love the combination of a peg hook and a strap. And, of course, a Tasche leather wall pocket. Measuring 9.5-by-2-by-11 inches, it should fit at least a handful of Anthology magazines. (In fact, I think I see one peeking out behind the copy of Apartamento!)

{ Images via Alice Tacheny Design }

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Fireclay Tile

by Anh-Minh on March 27, 2014

When my husband and I bought our house about six years ago, I promised him that I wouldn’t push for renovations of any sort for a while. There was nothing really wrong with the interior; the bathrooms and kitchens just weren’t my style. Now that “a while” has passed, I’m starting to get antsy—thinking about the changes I’d like to make.

Toward the top of my wish list? Fireclay Tile designs. The Bay Area company produces beautiful glass and ceramic tiles made of locally sourced and recycled materials. I especially love the array of colorful handpainted tiles, shown above. Since I haven’t been able to commit to a kitchen backsplash or bathroom wall full of them, right now, I’m using a few as coasters. Fingers crossed that I’ll be able to incorporate the Fireclay tiles in my home on a larger scale very soon!

P.S. Fireclay currently has a showroom in San Jose, CA, and is officially opening a new location in San Francisco next week! The space, below, looks gorgeous.

And here are just a few installation shots (good inspiration!):

{ Images from Fireclay Tile }

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These modern faceted planters by Raw Originals are lovingly handmade in Kranj, Slovenia. Constructed of driftwood and brass wire, they’re best suited for lower moisture greenery such as succulents, cacti, and air plants. These sweet little planters are great way to showcase your indoor garden while also maintaining an air of modernity and industrial edge.

{ Images via Raw Originals }

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I have to admit: In late 2012, when Zara finally started offering its home collection in the U.S., I didn’t love it. But I recently took another look at the company’s housewares and was rather impressed. Maybe it’s the beachy/summery vibe that their latest lookbook exudes—I know, it’s only the first day of spring and I’m already talking summer!—but I’m into their newest décor pieces.

If these muted hues aren’t quite your thing, Zara Home also has quite a selection of more vibrant furniture and accessories. Once I started clicking around, I ended up spending far more time than I thought I would on the website!

{ All images from Zara Home }

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