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Simon+Kabuki Wallpaper and Bed Frames

Simon+Kabuki Wallpaper and Bed Frames

Have you checked out Guildery.com yet? If not you should stop reading and head on over there! With Guildery you are able to have a perfectly color coordinated home with the most beautiful fabrics, furniture and paint. They make it easy and eliminate the guesswork. Everything is super high-quality and manufactured in the USA. The founders are Shane Reilly (founder of Decorati, acquired by Gilt Groupe), and Kelly Berger (co-founder of Tiny Prints, acquired by Shutterfly) so they know what they are doing. S+K is so happy to be a part of this group. You can check out our Swing Time Collection and have some fun mixing and matching. They’ve just launched headboards and wallpaper, see some selections below! So pretty and so many options. Have...

New S+K Fabric Collections!

Hope everyone had a nice holiday. It’s hard getting back into the swing of work, especially with summer around the corner! We have some fun playful collections coming to a fabric store in the next month or so. Our Bee Nice and Garden Party collections were both picked up by Quilting Treasures. They each come with at least 13 different patterns but here’s a sneak peek....

What’s New Wednesday – Birds?

Nesting Design Collection Since we are licensed artists we always have to be aware of the trends and what new trends will be hot. But we always have to be a year or two ahead of the game since most of our artwork will take a year or two to be licensed, manufactured and then sold at stores. It’s a long process and you must be very patient. Birds have been trending for quite a while now. It seems like it should be over and then a new bird becomes popular! We have several birds in our design collections, love birds, owls, peacocks, quails, etc. Erin is ready for the owl trend to be over and she wishes she never has to illustrate another owl! But I think birds are here to stay, for a while anyway. Maybe birds will be to our kids what avocado green counters and refrigerators were to our parents. What were they thinking?! If so I will have to remind my daughter of the giant vinyl owl decoration she has in her room. Above is our original Nesting Design Collection and below you can see how it was applied in fabric, dishes, greeting cards, etc. Here’s my take on the bird trend and what it says about you: Love Birds – You are really romantic and crafty and your house is probably decorated shabby chic. Owls – Smart, hip, quirky and fun. Your house is eclectic and your a hipster with black frame glasses. Peacocks – Sophisticated, modern and rich. You are a socialite and have a modern mostly white house with touches of...

What’s new Wednesday

We have several new fabric lines coming out this month. We are expecting a big box of fabric today. It may include our Owl Friends fabric. We knew that the bird trend was not going away. Owls are super hot and have been for the last couple of years. My daughter has a vinyl owl applique on her bedroom wall that we got several years ago. We also have some designs that involve peacocks, quails and bluebirds because we know those are everywhere, especially in home decor. I bet almost half the people in the US have a bird pillow in their house, I know I do!! If you haven’t seen the Portlandia video “Put a Bird on It” do it now, so funny! Below is the original design collection and above you can see how it was used for fabric. We’ve also used it on greeting cards, canvas wall art, wall murals and...

Mediterranean Dream Fabric now in Stores

We got to the office today and there was a huge box at our doorstep. Our Mediterranean Dream fabric through Quilting Treasures is now on sale in stores and online and we just got all of our sample fabrics. It’s like Christmas all over again! If you’d like to make the quilt shown above click here for the pattern from Quilting Treasures. Here’s another great take on a quilt using the fabric by FatQuarterShop. Here is a link to the Dream On Quilt Kit designed by Jocelyn Ueng. The quilt is also featured in the March/April issue of QuiltMaker magazine. I think both quilts are beautiful, I love the addition of lots of white in Jocelyn’s quilt and think it would look great in this room that was just featured on Houzz.com. We’d love to see how you use our Mediterranean Dream fabric, send us a picture of your finished...

Let it Rain

I know that winter and cooler weather will soon be upon us – but right now we are having an Indian summer. It usually starts really cooling off at the end of October, yesterday it was 100 degrees in San Jose and since my kids have the week off we hit the pool. I do love the thought of rain and umbrellas and boots. And we had that in mind when we designed our latest collection, Let it Rain. It will soon be at fabric stores nationwide through Quilting Treasures. I can totally see some really cute pillows and quilts made out of this collection! We hope you like...

cuddlebumps fabric

We just got samples of our new CuddleBumps fabric line from Quilting Treasures. The colors are fun and bright and would look great as a quilt for any child’s room. We always loved stuffed animals as kids and even now it is hard to see my daughters’ beds sometimes with all of the stuffed animals on there. Growing up I loved my Raggedy Ann and Andy stuffed animals and was completely devastated when they were lost in a move. CuddleBumps, a line of charming critters, was inspired by the our love for animals and the knowledge that little ones can never have too many stuffed animals. We’ve created Cuddlebumps, NerdieBumps and MeenieBumps and each has an adorable name to match his or her adorable personality. I think the MeenieBumps are my favorite, but mostly because I am partial to black. You can also see our Cuddlebumps on a variety of products at Frecklebox.com. There you can find lunch boxes, folders notebooks,...