Showing posts with label Heidi Friedler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heidi Friedler. Show all posts

Friday, August 7, 2009

Speaking of Transitions


By now I am sure you have heard that Time Inc. will cease publishing Southern Accents. There are people, I know, who will see the demise of the shelter magazines as a sign of the times, as a by-product of the choppy economic waters. All I can see is the loss of a gracious publication from which I have torn countless pages of inspiration for my own home. It feels very personal. I am heartened to know that the website will continue and I hope to find Karen Carroll and her crew there offering me entree into their distinctly lovely, Southern world.
Image courtesy of Southern Accents. Room design by Heidi Friedler.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Details II

I have a mad passion for ribbon. I think I should buy a crate of black grosgrain ribbon now to have on hand over the next 40 years or so. I've trimmed my entry walls, my living room curtains and a few tablecloths with black ribbon over the last few years. Too much? Well, I don't think so, yet, but it might be time to hold up.

Mrs. Blandings's entry hall. Why no trim above the wainscoting? Did I mention my three boys? Pick, pick, pick.

Ribbon is a great, inexpensive trim. I buy mine at the Dime Store, a Kansas City tradition, Michael's, Hyman Hendler and Sons and M and J Trimmings. Here are a few great examples of ribbon as trim:




These cloths, from the Neiman-Marcus catalogue in '04, would be so easy to replicate. The contrast stitching is so snappy.




Heidi Friedler's New Orleans home in Southern Accents.

This room is so fresh; does it owe it's charm to the ribbon detailing on the sofa pillow? Partly so, I think.

Osborne and Little ad circa 1998.

The pleated trim on this pillow is a nice accent, but can be a head ache for your workroom and costly for you. M and J offers a pleated ribbon trim that is available in grosgrain, velvet and satin.


Post script: In looking through the September issue of Domino tonight, Cynthia King reports New York designer Markham Roberts is a fan of M and J's grosgrain ribbon as well. We are so simpatico! But then again, Roberts is a Midwestern boy himself.