Friday, October 19, 2012

ON THE SUBJECT OF IKAT.......


"Some people thought that perhaps Frances had taken the Ikat trend a bit too far...."

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As much as I love art, design and decoration are very close, if not equal, contenders for my passions. After all - what is design anyway -but art applied to function? For as long as I can remember, I have loved to pore over design and shelter magazines, examining every detail, trying to absorb all the elements of the rooms. I was probably the only teenager ever who looked forward to Dee Hardie's column in House Beautiful. Sister Parish was a hero. I even had my own file of decorating tear sheets, the way most teens collect posters on their walls. Yes, I was and AM a decorating nerd. So this original illustration is dedicated to all of my designer friends and design blogging buddies. Those people who are insanely into decoration and cannot wait for their issue of House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Veranda or Elle Decor to arrive so they can be the first to post the choicest photos on their blog!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about Dee Hardie's column in House Beautiful just yesterday! I too looked forward to that last page in the magazine every month! I wonder if she is still around, living in Maryland?
I wonder if the rose garden she had planted in the shape of a bow is still in her yard? Hold old must her granddaughter Meriweather be now? Ahh...the memories!
Dana in Virginia

My Notting Hill said...

Very funny!! A decor magazine should pick this up and publish it.

I miss Dee Hardie's thoughts from Thornhill Farm - I wish they would bring back a feature like that.

annechovie said...

Hello Dana! Thanks for your comment. Hmm, I think I will have to look Dee up on the net - I share your curiousity!

Thank you, Notting Hill! Yes, if anyone out there in decor mag land wants to pick it u, I'd love it! Yes, I miss Dee too.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

hahah! i love it! i always wondered why no one mixed ikat and cats.

<3 katherine

miss b said...

That's so creative and original - really made me smile!
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The Preppy Student said...

I love ikat and I think decoration is so interesting. Its definitely an art! I am your newest follower! I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow my preppy blog. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!

Diane Haynie said...

So clever and so you! I share your passion for design and mine goes all the way back to early childhood when I would spend rainy afternoons clipping pics out of the Sears catalog and gluing them to the inside of a shoe box to create a home. I guess I needed to get out more!

 
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