Monthly Archives: March 2011

Kimberly Lewis Home @ ICFF

I know that it has been a bit quiet over here on the blog.  I have been super busy working fulltime, working at night on getting things together to debut my collection in May along with a few other things on the side. There is never a dull moment!

I did get some fantastic news today! I thrilled to share with all of you that I will be exhibiting at ICFF May 14 – 17th in NYC at the Javits Center.  I will be in the IDSA NYC booth along with some other fabulous furniture and home furnishing designers.  I will share more information as soon as I find out the details of the exact location closer to the date.

Even though things are a bit slow here you can always find me tweeting up a storm on Twitter and lets keep in touch on Facebook!

NYC To Do: Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Delaunay in her Paris studio, 1925

This weekend was a busy one filled with a trip to the AD Home Show with the lovely Jennifer of Luster. See her post on the show here and working lots of a bit of freelance and tons on getting everything set for the up and coming May debut of Kimberly Lewis Home!

I’m already looking forward to this coming weekend and a  trip to the Cooper Hewitt to see Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay is going to be my top priority.

Sonia Delaunay is so interesting to me because while she was the wife of Robert Delaunay, a famous french artist she was also very well known during her lifetime for her paintings, works on paper, super saturated textile designs, and ballet costumes. This in itself is a bit uncommon since usually wives of such famous artists and designers in that day were put in merely as a footnote but not Sonia.

She co-founded the co-founded the Orphism movement in the early 20th century with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, which is noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes. Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, opens its doors  at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from March 18–June 5, 2011.

Design B53, 1924

Design 253, 1928-30

Design 1044, 1930-31

New Series: Wallpaper Q&A Vlog

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I decided to dip my toes into Video Blogging aka vlogging after last weekends Spark & Hustle Conference.  (blog post coming soon!) I am hoping to turn my vlogging into a weekly series on my blog.  I am going to start off with taking some questions that you may have concerning wallpaper and take it from there! If you have any questions feel free to post them below in the comment section of email me at Hello at KimberlyLewisHome dot com  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Happy St Patricks Day!

Happy St. Patricks Day! I hope you are donning a splash of green today! I went all out with a bright green vintage DVF dress that I just picked up from the tailors. Speaking of green House Beautiful has  slideshow of some green interiors today.  Loving the bold green wallpaper above!

Photo Via: House Beautiful

Re Looking at Braided Rugs

Lulu de Kwiatkowski’s New York apartment featured in Domino Magazine via Apartment Therapy

I’ve had the above photo saved to my computer and I must say that braided rugs are growing on me.  Maybe it is for nostalgic reasons? I grew up in a house full of braided rugs, LL Bean to be specific but I think that is what happens when you grow up in a typical country New England home. I abhorred them when I was little.  Did I mention that my mother had a kitchen full of geese wallpaper and braided rugs? The horror!

I never though of them to be glamorous but the next photo makes me think that perhaps we should re look the braided rug with an open mind and strip it of its stereotypes. I could also see these kinds of rugs working in really fun high chroma colors against stark minimalistic interiors.  Call me crazy!

Photo of custom rag rug made for Diamond Baratta Design via Apartment Therapy

I love how oversized the above rug is, I would switch out the chairs since tbut it is sort of comfy-cozy meets glamorous with those high ceilings/molding/ and table combo.

I’m off to Spark & Hustle

It is finally here! I will be at Tory Johnson’s Spark & Hustle conference today through Saturday.  You’ll be able to find me over at twitter @KLewisHome tweeting about my experience.  Hope to connect on twitter!

Kendall Wilkinson

Earlier today, the lovely and hilariously funny Jenny of MFAMB posted a photo on her blog that led to to the website of Kendall Wilkinson who was the interior designer. Here is a different view of the room that Jenny posted.

My question is, did the designer find the chairs and paint the room in the same hue or was it the other way around?  This particular room was definitely over the top and not everyones taste, although I must admit that I love the color scheme and think that the window treatments are kind of fun.

Kendall Wilkinson also has done some other interiors which aren’t so bold. I love the soft pastels in this room and the bold oversized contrasting artwork. Not to mention that ceiling!

Here is another room with a fabulous eye popping color palette. At first glance I thought that the chairs were more of a true red and was horrified because the thought of red and yellow always conjures up images of the golden arches. Kendall hit the nail on the head by making them and the accents more pink and popping the color out with the white trim and neutral elements like the rug, blinds and couch.

All photos via Kendall Wilkinson