Posted on

You’re A Cut Above; We Are Sew Into You!

Embroidered linen heart fabric from Harlequin’s “All About Me” kids collection.

We’ve satin silence for too long hemming and hawing over how we twill piqué your interest… 

 

We are hoping you’re a seer-sucker for a good yarn, because we have felt this way for a long time.

Please cut us some flax – we’re in stitches over here! Really – just dyeing! And have not run out of material yet…

Ok, that’s enough muslin around – we need to damask you a question: wool you be our valentine?

In all seriousness though, the holiday inspired designer Courtney Saulnier to pull out some of her favorite kids design books. We discovered some great whimsical choices such as this “Madam Butterfly” series of prints, embroidered sheers, and wallpaper from Scion’s “Guess Who” children’s collection. The appliqué birdhouse and flowers above and in the footer are from the same same line.
We have a whole section of our 10,000 sq ft decoration and design showrooms devoted to design for children. Courtney is an expert at picking playful prints for kids that they will enjoy for years to come. Call us at (860) 435-9397 to schedule an appointment to discuss your ideas to design or enliven a space for a kid in your life, or any other project you would like some expert input on!

Happy Valentines Day from all of us at Lakeville Interiors. ?

 
Posted on

NY NOW ROUND UP

 

 

One of the fun parts of curating a design boutique is shopping to fill it with treasures from near and far, and one of the places we turn for additions to our collection is NY NOW at the Javits Center. Designer Courtney Saulnier took a trip to the city, and found some exciting new lines to stock in our showrooms.

One highlight is Mr. Brown, a custom furniture, lighting, and furnishings company based in London. This quote from their catalog sums up their design philosophy: “Putting people at ease takes more than a comfy chair or sparkling conversation. There has to be the right ambiance, the setting is just as important as the scene. In sensing the confidence of a room they live up to it, so lets turn up the style and see what happens.”  A few of our new Mr. Brown pieces have already arrived in our Lakeville Showroom and the incredible textures of their finishes is even better in person!

I sat down with Courtney after the show to hear about her professional take on the overwhelming task of seeing and shopping so much new design. Turns out she has an eye for trendspotting, and shared her take on the new looks cropping up for spring. 

It was not a surprise to see pastels all over the place after so much about this upcoming seasonal shift hyped for months in design publications. Courtney likes to use pastels as a unifying tonal element to define a space. An example of this approach is seen in the display of reproductions of Emma Lawrenson’s playful silkscreen prints in the Trowbridge Gallery booth. Lawrenson’s use of organic forms in sparse but elegant compositions really make her muted color palette stand out. In Courtney’s photo of the display below, you can see a sea of her pastel prints juxtaposed with large, dramatic black and white animal photographs.

This is how we like to use pastels in a room – as a respite in contrast with other bold elements. In the Lab.France display above, you can see how their stylist used an overall pastel and indigo theme for the bed, and threw in a contrasting paisley sham to shake things up a bit. You can see more of Lawrenson’s work at http://www.emmalawrenson.com. And learn more about Lab.France textiles and process at http://www.lab-boutique.com.
 
These #throwpillows from @houseofcindyla are all #made from #vintage #fabrics, including antique #japanese #naturalindigo textiles. And we are still #digging #everything #indigo. Is the indigo trend here to stay?

We live-sta-grammed Courtney’s trip to NY NOW on Instagram, and in the process realized she was seeing and selecting a lot of items that use pattern in new ways. Is Courtney just a huge fan of patterns on everything, or is it also #trending?

An example of a traditional motif, the barbed quatrefoil, in shimmery transitional rug. 
Courtney our #trendspotting #designer is seeing a lot of #traditional #textile #patterns and #motifs in unexpected places. These #floral #pattern swings are coming to #lakevillect this spring!
Not only did @courtneysaulnier love #everything about the #fabulous @mrbrownhome display, but these chairs in their #traditional #geometric #pattern are a great example of our #favorite #newtrend: #textilepatterns on everything! 
Another #unexpected #pattern #inspired by the #classics on these #Zenza lights. #ontrend #nynow #nynowfinds #interiordesign #lighting #lightingdesign #nynowtrends #trendspotter #trending #trendalert #trend #newforspring #cluster# @zenzalighting
At #NYNOW discovering beautiful #pottery such as these intricately #detailed #dishes from @terrafirmaceramics.
A Mr. Brown dining table. #unexpected #pattern #inspired #classics #ontrend  #londondesign
We hope you enjoyed our little round up of what is new and hot in NYC this month.  If you would like to see some of these items and many more in person, make your way on over to our design showrooms on Holley Street in Lakeville.
Posted on

Benefit Open House

 


Join us for our inaugural charity shopping event on December 17th from 12 to 7!
20% of all purchases benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut.

REFRESHMENTS AND WINE BY JOHN BOURDEAU 
LEITZ LEATHER POP-UP SHOP 12 – 4
SHOP GIFT CERTIFICATE RAFFLES
CHILDREN’S CRAFT ACTIVITIES
MERRIMENT AND CHEER

 

Our address is 7 Holley Street, in Lakeville. We are on Factory Pond on the way to The Grove, across from Pocket Knife Square. Park in the public lot on Holley Street, along Ethan Allen Street, or at The Grove.


 

Posted on

Thank You

 


Thank you.

Thank you for your patronage of our small creative business. We are grateful to do what we love on a daily basis, and appreciate that you make it all possible!

With a bit of inspiration from our table to yours, we warmly wish you the happiest Thanksgiving!

Our showroom will be closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. We will re-open on Saturday fully stocked with seasonal decor, a wide range of gifts, and toys. Come see us when you are out and about for Small Business Saturday!


 

Posted on

Welcome to The Factory Pond News

 

 




Grand Opening, Rug Showroom – This Veteran’s Day Weekend!
We are pleased to announce the expansion of our design showrooms with the addition of a rug and carpet annex. Interior designer Courtney Saulnier has curated a diverse collection of high quality area rugs and carpets with our clients in mind. 

Please join us this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday as we open the rug annex, and share the stories behind these unique handmade masterpieces. All area rug and carpet purchases and pre-orders placed this weekend are eligible for our 15% grand opening discount. We hope to see you there!

Wading Knee-Deep In Social Media 

Lakeville Interiors has splashed into Instagram (@lakevilleinteriors), and we have found it to be a wonderful resource for discovering design inspiration. Even in our own back yards! Look up @UnlockingLitchfield for their features on the beautiful homes of local residents. We love how Bev and Lora highlight the unique connections between people and their living spaces! At Lakeville Interiors we work closely with clients to find what works best for their personality and spaces. It’s not about achieving a magazine spread of new products but rather developing a unique sense of place through carefully chosen pieces. Follow along and join the conversation as we share our inspirations and projects on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!