WAYLANDE GREGORY'S ANIMAL MAGNETISM

by Marisa Marcantonio

The new hand-loomed wool and Alpaca pillows adorned with animal motifs will please Waylande Gregory fans.  Known for their stylized animals and graphic motifs that appear on ceramic bowls and vases, their latest foray is in soft goods. Their new animated additions feature wild and wooly creatures that will add a dash of whimsy to a cozy sofa or chair. Available through Horchow, vivid brights that won't bite.

A tiger gives it's fiercest stare down

Two orange elephants face off on grey

A single elephant taking  stance on a kelly green color field

A regal zebra dancing across a red and white zebra background

LIKE A VISIT TO AN ARBORETUM: THE DELICATE FLORAL PRINTS OF FERRAN

by Marisa Marcantonio

Ferran New York began as a company that fashioned raincoats and printed handbags out of highly patterned and colorful printed fabrics.  I still use my Ferran printed tote from years ago, I refuse to retire it. The company, founded in 2000, shifted their focus to bedding and pillows over the past few years, with an emphasis on pretty florals and graphic tracery. Modernized globally-inspired prints, which now appear on wallpapers, have an old-world sensibility, with hand blocked designs created by designer and Creative Director Kathryn Ferran Kayajan. Her travels inspire the lifestyle point of view and seasonal color shifts seen in the American-made hand-screened prints. Mainly pastels, the sophisticated, intricate patterns add impact with their delicate leaves, full blooms and classic architectural details.

The Bursa Collection of bedding and pillows is the newest, and my new favorite for their complex, tiny designs.

Bursa Willow print

The Ottoman assortment

Chinois Parterre captures blooming flower branches in robust colors

A detail of the Parterre in French grey

 Chiswick, an English-inspired collection

Exuberant Dahlias

A great summer pattern, Java Hydrangea

BLOGGER COCOCOZY DESIGNS WITH THE GRAPHIC TOP OF MIND

by Marisa Marcantonio

I have been meaning to cover Cococozy's ever-expanding collection of home accessories, so here it is. She started with pillows, and has jumped into window treatments, throws, candles and more. The LA blogger seems to be a miracle worker, launching initially with a product collection at The NY Gift Show, all while blogging and working full-time, but amazingly,  remaining behind a veil of anonymity to (most) everyone. The latest addition of home products featured include an edited assortment of rugs with Capel, which made their debut at High Point Market. Her creative patterns, also available by the yard,  are carried at an array of nice home shops around the country, as well as through her Cococozy website. Fun, easy to use prints, on-trend colors and breezy graphically-inclined patterns are her thingI don't know how she does it.

Chain Cotton Pillow 

Circle Chevron Linen Pillow 

Etoile Cotton Pillow 

The Quatrefoil, the pattern that started it all 


Maroc Etoile Cotton Pillow 

Maroc without the embroidery detailing

Window panels work well where you want a quick fix and easy-to-design-with color palette

The Loop pattern in Light Blue

Cococozy plaid in Hunter Green

The Quatrefoil pattern looks great on a rug. The Apple and Ivory is great.

Coco's Flower made in India of 100% wool in a hand-knotted, Indo-Tibetan weave, in Light Blue and Ivory

A sharp version of the Fence rug in Navy