JOURNALISTIC

by Marisa Marcantonio

Sometimes you want to make a quick jot and pull an attractive notebook out of your tote, instead of a ratty old spiral bound excuse for a notebook. What's better than your favorite interior fabrics on accessories? Both Roberta Roller Rabbit and Peter Dunham's Hollywood at Home have attractive fabric-bound options to help keep you looking good while list making. Whether you keep a journal, sketches or musings, you will have the proper paper close at hand.

Peter Dunham's new fabric covered books in his signature prints and new West Hollywood map print, Star Map by artist Konstantin Kakanias are available at Hollywood at Home.

Roberta Freymann, darling of the jaunty Indian printed caftan, has new journals in some favorite patterns at Roberta Roller Rabbit. I spotted these on a recent trip to her newly expanded Palm Beach store.

Photo courtesy of Paper Source
Inspired by early botanical drawings, this Liberty fabric notebook from Paper Source has full blown peonies on it for an instant mood lift.

STYLEBEAT SCOOP: LIBERTY FOR TARGET!

by Marisa Marcantonio

Come March 14th, there will be a stampede to Target stores and website for the latest design collaboration with Liberty of London. Since 1875, the small scale prints have been a staple in British life. Just in time for spring, they are launching home accessories, fashion, and garden items sure to lure every Anglophile living stateside.

Don't let rainy days get you down. Scoop up the Green Floral Print Boots and Blue Floral Print Umbrella.

To market! Ride the Pink Floral Print Liberty bike in style. This is a favorite

Green thumbs unite! Garden in gear that competes with the blooms by wearing Garden Gloves and using the Pink Floral Print Tool Set

Watering cans come in a black and white or a multi colored print to create a magic garden

A quilt in the Pink Floral Print comes in Full/Queen and King sizes with Standard pillow cases

Even le bebe can sleep in prints charming with the Baby Bed Set and Quilt

Colorful Notecard sets for sweet messages

Picnic time! Melamine Dinnerware in a pink and white floral print

A stack of pillows in the multi colored floral with large blooms would look adorable in a teenager's room


A Ceramic Teapot in a multi colored floral print makes a cuppa tea a conversation piece

A spot of tea in the multi colored print is happy and bright

Ceramic Canisters in assorted florals come in large and small sizes

Let's not forget the tie that makes a suit charming. Tie one on with the Liberty classics-- the tie comes in adorable prints I wish they did more with.

A BARBOUR JACKET WITH CUTE LIBERTY LINING? YES, PLEASE

by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo Courtesy of Barbour
Every fall, my trusty old Barbour jacket gets put through its paces. It has stood up to rain, snow, and numerous trips to London. Well, with this chic collaboration, I think it might be time to retire it. Liberty of London and Barbour have joined forces, and it is cause for commotion. Taking Red Roses, a bestselling cotton pattern, and lining a classic wax Barbour with it, this iconic jacket is love at first site. It perks up a rainy day like nothing else. Put this on your holiday list, and pick it up at Orvis.

LIBERTY OF LONDON FLASHBACK

by Marisa Marcantonio

Shake off the winter cold with some floral prints! Look back at Liberty of London's iconic bright florals and the great retailer with the new book from ACC Editions, Liberty and Co. in the Fifties and Sixties: A Taste for Design, by Anna Buruma. J. Crew embraced liberty prints recently in their button down shirts. I am always pleased when companies rejuvenate the pastel prints. I have the stuffed fabric frogs from London, cosmetic bags I cannot get rid of, headbands and the like all in my favorite prints of yore. We need more Liberty in interior design! This is a good push for a revival, fashion and home are so intertwined. Some of the prints in the book are shown below:


Wear it and live with it, nothing is wrong with that! Stephen Stolman created clothing from Scalamandre prints in a similar way. Someone should do this silhouette- 50's and fabulous.





Wild and crazy.



Great colors for Palm Beach.

Photos Courtesy of Antique Collectors Club Editions
A cute print for a girl's room.