Behind the Scenes: Portico Photo Shoot

This morning we had so much fun with the ladies who are compiling the story for the next issue of Portico Jackson Magazine! Amanda Wells, a local journalist, and Daphne Nabors, local photographer, met us at our customers' home to chat about design!  Portico contacted us a couple of weeks ago requesting a green room to run in their March issue, so this is the first one that popped into mind!  Then we started thinking.... "Do they mean eco-friendly green or the color green?"  They did indeed mean the COLOR green, so we knew we had the perfect project for them to showcase!  As Daphe worked her magic behind the lens, Amanda talked to Lisa and the homeowner about the purpose and concept behind the beautiful design.  Here is a peek behind the scenes of the photo shoot.  We can't wait to see the finished project! :)

The art above the Clifton sectional is by Trevor, one of the many talented artists represented at View Gallery.  His color palette and style are always so much fun!

All of the fabrics you see here (minus the Adler throw) can be easily spot cleaned with soap and water.  How perfect for a kids' hangout room, right?!

Such a fun color scheme! This makes us want to be a kid all over again...

The orange Mottega lamp adds so much to the space. 

Fun Jonathan Adler accessories and books accent the whole room!

 This entertainment console (and the bookshelf, not pictured) are from a very cool and modern company called Blu Dot.  They make some great looking furniture!

Daphne and Lisa getting set up!



To help you get your weekend started off right, and to celebrate the beautiful weather we've had in the SummerHouse area lately, here are some sunny fabrics to keep your spirits lifted! 

Do you have a favorite?  Have a great weekend!!

[caption id="attachment_789" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Seacloth. Swell Buttercup"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_787" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Donghia. Carly Mustard"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_790" align="aligncenter" width="275" caption="Nina Campbell. Delphine Color 01"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_791" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Nomi. Brocade Citron"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_796" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Studio Bon Sally Sun"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_788" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Donghia. Bora Bora Pineapple"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_794" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Schumacher. Xanadu Chartreuse"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_795" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Trina Turk for Schumacher. Arches Print Bamboo"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_793" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Schumacher. Katsugi Gold and Mushroom"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_792" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Robert Allen. Backyard Fun Lemon Drop"][/caption]

Outdoor fabrics we love...

Its SUMMER!  Which means it is time to sit by the pool by day and grill outside with friends by night!  Why not brighten up your back porch or pool deck with some functional and beautiful outdoor fabrics?  We love using outdoor fabrics not only for outdoor projects, but for indoor projects as well!  Since outdoor fabrics are so durable and easy to clean (on top of looking great!), why NOT use them inside?  They are especially great for families with small children.  Take a look at these great patterns:

[caption id="attachment_393" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Trina Turk for Schumacher. Bamboo Forest Parrot"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_391" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Perennials. Jake Stripe Tutti Fruitti"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_392" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Perennials. Ripples Fire Island"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_394" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Trina Turk for Schumacher. Peacock Print Pool"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_388" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Perennials. Bird Tracks Fire Island"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_389" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Perennials. Bubbles Key West"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_387" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Trina Turk for Schumacher. Pisces Punch"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_390" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Perennials. Coral Island Scuba Do"][/caption]

Top 5 reasons why outdoor fabrics are so dear to our hearts:

  1. They are just as great indoor as they are outdoor!  (Perfect for barstools, banquettes, pillows and upholstery for kids areas, the list goes on...)
  2. They are fade resistant.  They will keep their color for YEARS.
  3. Most can be spot cleaned with mild soap and water.  If you have a cushion or pillow with a removable casing, the casing can be machine washed!
  4. If hotels and restaurants use them, then we KNOW they must be super durable.
  5. They can add a fun punch of color to an unexpected place. (A hammock, for example!)