Favorite Fabric: Oh Suzani

The latest collection by Oh Suzani (you can find it over here at Calico Corners) is quickly rising to the top of my ‘favorite upholstery fabrics’ chart. I would love to turn a yard or two into a small table overlay, a framed print for above the bed or a few throw pillows for the living room.

The pattens are playful, the prints are bold and it’s just enough tribal to break up a ho-hum average room. Here are two Suzani examples by designer Jeffery Bilhuber and  House Beautiful that I love:

Check out more PDB Favorite Fabrics here!

And don’t forget to enter Fabricadabra’s Pillow Giveaway! (More beautiful Ikat eye-candy than the home can hold…)

Baby Shower Inspiration Board: Nesting

I’ve been working on a special shower for a dear friend… and have some delicious ideas up my sleeve. Here’s a little sneak peek at the inspiration for the celebration.

As I watch all of these mama’s-to-be feather their nests with the anticipation of a little one, I couldn’t help but be inspired to turn the theme into a shower that reflects the age old art of nesting. Whimsical blues, teals and yellows… milk glass cake stands and thrift store goblets… perhaps a few branches and paper accordion rosettes? So fun to plan.

We’re not following the traditional Saturday afternoon etiquette either. I jump at every opportunity to where one of my favorite tea party dresses, but instead we’ll host this shower mid-week for a dessert and latte bar celebration for a twist on the everyday baby shower. Plus, it means that most of our guests will likely be in town (no weekend plans to stand in the way) and our budget is a bit more friendly without the cost of a meal.

Lauren Lee of L&Co., one of my co-hosters, created these beautiful invites that are in the mail! Can’t wait to share the details of the day soon.

{Giveaway from Fabricadabra} Ikat & Batik Pillows!

I’m so excited for today’s giveaway from Fabricadabra! This neat company carries beautiful pillow covers (and fabric by the yard) in a variety of contemporary and traditional designs. I would happily decorate my home in any one of their organic, environmentally friendly and LOVELY pillows – my favorite being the Ikat print.

And today they’re offering TWO of any pattern you choose to a lucky winner!

Made By Girl and Beautiful Living Blog show off a few of the Ikat prints incorporated into their own homes – oh how I love!

Donna Halloran, founder and owner of Fabricadabra, works with artisans from all over the world and her products are organic, naturally dyed and ethically sourced. The inserts are made of a material called kapok, an eco-friendly alternative that is mold, mildew and dustmite resistant, completely renewable and grown without pesticides. Besides the Ikat, be sure to check out the Suzani embroidered pillows, the tie-dyed batik covers and the vintage wool prints.

The quality and fair trade-friendly nature of the company keeps it at the top of my list for great fabrics. But another great part? The pillow covers are affordable at only $30-40 a piece.


Fabricadabra is offering a lucky winner their choice of any two pillows!
A great giveaway to add a splash of color and a brilliant design to your living room or bedroom.

To Enter: Jump on out to Fabricadabra.com and share your favorite print here!

Giveaway ends Friday, March 5th at midnight, PST. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced the following Monday.


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