In December, we took an inspiration trip to Chicago…of course, stopping at Merchandise Mart and LUXE home…1108-1


One of the highlights of the trip was meeting Peter Julian…



He was a breathe of fresh air from the moment we walked into the Scalamandre’ showroom!  Born and raised in the Midwest, he could completely relate to those of us who choose to make this region HOME!  And he is very passionate about helping us make those homes….gorgeous!!!

So, a few weeks ago he let us know he was going to be in the area and, as he had promised, would love to stop in and give us a peek at the new line by Kathryn Ireland!!  “Of course”, we said……”our own trunk show”….”absolutely”!!

If you have had a chance to browse through any recent shelter mags (Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, etc), this line has caused quite a stir in the design world!!  Two big names in design…putting together a line that rings with tradition, vintage vibes and updated finishes…


Kathryn Ireland for Scalamandre

It was truly a treat to have these gorgeous fabrics brought to our office…as beautiful as they are in a magazine or an online catalog, there is just nothing like touching and feeling them…admiring the colors…in real life!!



Peter had done such a fabulous job of creating “stories” that incorporated the new lines with some of the classic patterns that Scalamandre’ has made its name with! (And yes…we got to order memos!!)


This series has an amazing vintage feel, done in classic textures and gorgeous colorways!  The pictures do not do them justice!! LOVE!!!


Isn’t that the most soothing color palette???

We realized after Peter had taken off for the next city on his tour, we didn’t get a pic with him…bummer…oh well, next time!  For now we get to enjoy the goodies he left us…

scalemandre bag…and wait for our samples to arrive!!

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