by Marisa Marcantonio

Possessing both charm and sophistication, antique textile aficionado Elizabeth Hewitt's batiky hand blocked prints have a unique freshness to them.  Printed in fantastic colors with vivid patterns, Tulu Textiles have been a favorite of mine for quite some time. Who else but an American living in Turkey would have named a fabric Madame Farfalla?! Her insanely fabulous fabrics have been available by the yard through Brooklyn's Annika Studio and LA's Nicky Rising Showroom, But I am so excited she is coming to NYC to show her bedding and accessory range.  I look forward to meeting Tulu's designer at The New York Gift Show, where she will be debuting her collection of pillows, bedding and accessories. Look for her in Booth 7877 in the Javits At Home section. 

Your home will look well - traveled with the addition of Tulu's Ottoman florals, tone on tone stripes and Uzbeki inspired geometrics. Just the pop of color that comes from two pillows will shake away the winter blues.

 A mix of antique and reproduction painted and brightly colored pieces from places like Uzbekistan and Burma are totally unique. She has some real hidden treasures.

 In her Istanbul showroom, the assortment of jolly colors and patterns is like a candy store for home accessories.

Orhan bedding in blue dreamy, it would feel at home in Santorini.

Orhan sheeting close-up, so fresh and cheery

Mimi bedding in stylized Turkish flowers is great for those that can't get enough blue and white 

Madame Thar is a fabulous print, especially when mixed with stripes

Mable bedding's floral has 1950's charm

Dame bedding is a favorite of mine, it is so old-school and fresh at the same time. Summer cottages will welcome this one!

Dame being printed

Beatrice bedding with a large and small scale pattern in greys is unexpected.

Alma would look darling in a little girls room.






Madame Thar 

Madame Farfalla in purple

Madame Farfalla

Melvin, another great one


Stella, a fabric that I can't get enough of 



by Marisa Marcantonio

Photos courtesy of Burrow and Hive
With the gift show just around the corner, I am starting get excited about all the new companies that will be making their debuts. The show provides a much larger stage for a new brand, and gives them the opportunity to attract a nationwide retail presence, a global e-commerce presence, and a wider visibility that will hopefully kickstart their company.
Burrow and Hive, started by creative sister act  Newell Freivogel and Sally Gates is one such company. Both attended my alma mater, Trinity College and we were all art history majors. When they reached out to me with this news, I was thrilled- this is the best part of being a blogger. I get to write about cool gals like this. The Chicago-based sisters combined their unique architecture and textile backgrounds to create a fresh textile collection that draws from nature. Produced in New England, their designs are available as pillows and by the yard. They also have wool or cotton scarves, the accessory du jour, as well as little pouches, placemats and bedding.  Their color palette is vivid, with grass green and tomato, mint and royal blue. Their abstracted designs mix well with florals and stripes, adding a nice geometric touch. They have been making the trunk show rounds and have a growing retail presence. Making their big debut at the New York Gift Show in a few weeks, you can visit with them at Pier 94 at Booth 45058.  Tell them Stylebeat sent you! 

 The girls at a trunk show.

 Chairs upholstered in Wings, an all-over geometric with a Navajo vibe.

Wings in dusk
Lumbar pillow in Wings, dusk

Wings in tomato

Wings Lumbar in tomato

Wings in leaf
Wings Lumbar in leaf

Wings in true blue

Wings Lumbar in true blue

Wings in sand

Wings Lumbar in sand

Frond in tulip
Frond Lumbar  in tulip
Frond in fieldstone
Frond Lumbar in fieldstone

Frond in mint
 Frond Lumbar in mint

 Frond in periwinkle
Frond Lumbar in periwinkle 

Their foray into bedding with a tight floral pattern, Wings.
Wings cotton placemat in leaf

Wings cotton placemat in tomato

Cotton scarves printed in India have been hot items for summer travel