Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day: Tea with Rose


Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Flowers, sweets and beautiful things....what better way to celebrate this day of lovely intentions?

I was lucky to experience all of the above last week at the San Francisco Design Center where the Kneedler Fauchere Showroom hosted a beautiful Tea to celebrate the new book about Rose Cumming, Rose Cumming Design Inspiration by Jeffrey Simpson. (I truly wish I had gotten the name of the caterer because the cookies and pastries were the best I have ever had! And I am an expert on these things.)


the book about Rose was one of the beautiful things I was talking about. It is the sort of thing one treasures for a lifetime, complete with an embossed cover to protect the lovely book jacket....


I have been enamored with Rose Cumming fabric lately as well. Her prints on linen are full of charm....just beautiful! Lucky for me, I have a client who is just as fond! (I hope to show you the results soon!) 

Kneedler Fauchere is also the showroom that is lucky to represent Dessin Fournir Collections. Dessin Fournir makes brilliantly crafted furniture, gorgeous textiles and wallpapers, as well as lighting and accessories. Last week, Dessin Fournier were presenting a brilliant hand painted collection of wallpapers. Wallpaper is such an inappropriate word for what are really works of art. The techniques used to create a feeling of aged frescoes was amazing. Taking one panel and framing it would be a great way to have this in a space if papering a whole room was out of the question.....but oh, a whole room would be breath taking! I wish I had more pictures to show you!





What tea party would be complete without the perfectly dressed pup sitting so prettily for a treat? Dressed up in a custom Fortuny outfit, this little guy had perfect manners! He was all decked out for the Haute Dog Fashion Show at the Design Center which benefited the Canine Companions for Independence  organization. You can check out all of the doggie design HERE!


And that brings me full circle back to Valentine's day. Love is love....and it comes in many forms.



I wish you all a very sweet Valentine's Day!

3 comments:

quintessence said...

Looks like a lovely afternoon but the dog vest takes the cake! Hope you had a sweet day!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

LOVE the doggie outfit, and the goldfish are perfect.
You have sold me on the book too. Who does't love great pastries?
Happy Weekend.
Teresa
xoxo

cindy hattersley design said...

Those papers are unbelievably gorgeous!!