November’s Design News
What you need to know: Jenni Kayne, Gucci Décor, and more.
Lee Jofa just released an exclusive collection of fabrics and wallpapers with noted interior designer Sarah Bartholomew. Four years in the making, the assemblage captures Bartholomew’s fascination with stripes, florals, ikats, trellis and paisley patterns. The Nashville designer was inspired by vintage textiles from her personal collection and antique documents from the Lee Jofa archive to create fresh interpretations of Palampores, Calicos and Les Indiennes textiles in green, blue, berry and neutral colorways.
Cali in CT
California-based lifestyle brand Jenni Kayne has opened a home store in downtown Westport. Designer, blogger, author and lifestyle guru, Kayne has brought her laid-back West Coast aesthetic to the East Coast with this fourth store. Handcrafted bedroom and living room furniture, home accessories and linens are showcased in real room environments for an immersive shopping experience. The 1,954-square-foot shop features a calming, nature-inspired palette and a modern-minimalism vibe. Also offered in-store, Jenni Kayne’s Oak Essentials skincare line made with clean, plant-based ingredients.
Gucci has expanded its reach into the world of home furnishings with Gucci Décor. Archival floral prints, animal totems and the emblematic Gucci monogram are interpreted in objet d’arts for the home. Tableware, teapots, candles, pillows, blankets, wallpaper and furniture are represented. Celebrating Italian craftsmanship, creativity and innovation, the Gucci brand has always been synonymous with luxury and style and, now, fashionable home furnishings.
Textile designer and dad, John Robshaw, teamed up with Crate & Kids to create a new collection of bedding, crib sheets, quilts, accent pillows, towels and rugs with a global flair. Robshaw incorporates bold colors and animal prints into his designs, which transport children to an imaginary world. “After having my two-year-old daughter, Regina, I started thinking about kids’ spaces differently,” says Robshaw. “Seeing the excitement and wonder she has when we add something new to her room made me realize how fun it can be to design pieces for kids. My daughter loves anything with animals, so I think the Aashi Camel throw pillow and the Seher Camel sheet set really stand out to her. I love the Maya Elephant Rug—the idea behind it was for kids to imagine an elephant walking through their room.”
The print version of this article appears with the headline: Design Notes.