THIS FABULOUS FRIDAY, I HAVE FOUND…
“It’s So Fabulous!” Book Find of the Week: 101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home, written by David Bordon & Tom Winters. This is a very touching little “idea book” of fun things to experience with your children, such as running through a sprinkler with your clothes on… flying over your house in a hot air balloon, etc. (My kids REALLY want to do the hot air balloon idea, but considering I am just now learning to fly again in an airplane, that particular item may not get accomplished?!) Regardless, this book was SO FABULOUS to read with my family, and I highly recommend it to everyone with school-aged children!
“It’s So Fabulous!” Design Find of the Week: As I was considering a design topic for today, I began to ponder damask. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE damask (Did I mention I love that stuff?!). Wikipedia defines damask as “a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave”. (Okay, so if that makes no sense to anyone, I would not be surprised?! I will be sure to show some photos that will help you better understand what in the world I am talking about).
My favorite damask patterns are overscaled, and I use them to provide texture in a room in a very elegant way. There are silk damasks for dressier looks, and cotton damasks, which are more casual. There are lots of damasks in between those, as well, and yes, damask also comes in the form of wallpaper, as well….A real favorite of mine! (I am currently pondering a tone-on-tone cream damask wallpaper for my own foyer.)
My middle initial is “d” and the girls at my shop actually call me “Kimberly Damask Grigg”. Well, to that note, I began to focus on damask as a design find for this week, and low and behold (I promise!), there sat a fabric book on the workroom floor with the name “Ostentatiously Chic”. Well, with a name like that, I could NOT resist picking it up off the floor, only to discover that it was chock full of some of the lovliest damask prints I have ever seen in my life?! The book is from a great “go-to” fabric company called Fabricut, and the fabrics from this company are always well-done, durable, beautiful, and affordable (the prices of these damask fabrics are only about $78 per yard, which in the fabric world – aside from “bolt” fabric – is not bad at all!) The names of the fabrics in this sample book are “ostentatiously and chicly” called: “Astounding”, “Breathtaking”, “Extraordinary”, “Marvelous” and “Sensational”. Now, with names and beautiful damask patterns like these, who could ever resist them!? They are FABULOUS, of course!
“It’s So Fabulous!” Quote of the Week:”Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein.
NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!