by Marisa Marcantonio

Call it teal or call it peacock blue, but this shade of blue is still shining through. A hit of the color against red is especially alluring, but it also looks great all on its own, alone. Be on the lookout for major brights come spring, this will ease you in to the intense colors to come.

Photo courtesy of Dransfield and Ross
Tiny and nimble, the Go To Telephone Table from Dransfield and Ross can serve at your side in a jiffy.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler
A high gloss teal finish and gold pattern with a deco feel on Jonathan Adler's porcelain Hera Vase looks luxe.

Photo courtesy of Colleen and Company
The new India-inspired Raj Lantern from Colleen and Company mixes teal and emerald green, a color combination I just love.
Photo courtesy of Madeline Weinrib
The Carlotta Rug, with a border of mini turrets from Madeline Weinrib uses the shade of blue as a contrast to the white ground.

Photo courtesy of Bungalow 5
The richly hued glaze on Bungalow 5's Manila zig zag column lamp adds an interesting shape to an end table or nightstand.

Photo courtesy of Cococozy
The Quatrefoil Pillow of printed linen from Cocozy has an interlocking pattern for punch.

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie
Anthropologie's Fleece Flounce Throw in an electric teal is fuzzy and fabulous.


by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo courtesy of Madeline Weinrib

I love anything and everything Maddie Weinrib designs. If you do too, then swing by ABC Carpet and Home to scoop up brightly patterned exotic goods at her annual sample sale that runs from Thursday, May 12th through Monday, May 16th, providing plenty of time to go once, twice, even three times.
Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday 11am – 7pm
Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
Monday 11am – 7pm


ABC Carpet & Home NYC
881 Broadway, New York City


by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo courtesy of Madeline Weinrib Studio Printworks
Allemande, her black and white wallpaper was created with Studio Printworks and inspired by a vintage French Brocade

Textile and rug designer Madeline Weinrib has been tapped by American stationer Dempsey & Carroll to do a limited edition writing paper collection. It follows on the heels of a wonderful John Derian collaboration. Madeline's designs are known for their exotic pattern play and painterly feel, and they translate well to envelope liners, adding a charming element of surprise. It is like wearing a great coat with a punchy patterned silk lining- a burst of color lurks inside. If you want to make them your own, personalization is available too- why not add your monogram in a bright contrasting color? Madeline spends much of her time traveling India and exotic lands, and one of the organizations she supports is Project Mala, a non-profit organization working to eliminate child labor in the Indian carpet industry. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these cards benefits Project Mala, so do good and write beautifully.

Photos courtesy of Dempsey and Carroll
Allemande, a pattern with a painterly flourish of over-sized damask florals is executed in graphic black and white. Ten black-bordered cards and ten lined envelopes come in each boxed set, including two of each of the five liners.

Isabelle is inspired by a block printed fabric print, one repeat is an all over and the other is a spaced pattern. I am a pink girl, so I love this one. Ten geranium-bordered cards and ten lined envelopes come in the boxed set, with five of each of the two liners.

Isabelle in blue and ecru has a crisp look to it. Whichever you fancy, the person you send it to will surely be in for a treat.


by Marisa Marcantonio

Shoppers get ready-- Madeline Weinrib, a design world favorite, is having her first ever sale with the luxury online retailer, Gilt Groupe Home! After launching her first collection of rugs in 1998, artist Madeline Weinrib created a smash with her Amagansett Collection of cotton and wool designs in bold colors and graphic artistic patterns. More recently, she has again set the design world all atwitter with her ikat pillows and global designs. Her East meets West design is always fresh and exciting. Scoop up the goods tomorrow, Thursday December 9th at 12 noon!

Take a look at some of the designs in store:
Photos courtesy of Madeline Weinrib
Red Versa striped pillow, 100% cotton, from Madeline’s Amagansett Collection
Yellow Kenmare flatweave carpet from Madeline’s Amagansett Collection
Blue Lulu wool flatweave carpet from Madeline’s Amagansett Collection