• Shop JUST @ Scout Living


    (One of my favorite photos and a constant source of inspiration.)

    What do Ray Eames, Anni Albers and I have in common? We all love(d) and collect(ed) vintage ethnic textiles even though our general aesthetic favors modernism. These mavens of the movement traveled the world, finding inspiration in the crafts of other cultures. Take, for instance, this photo of Charles and Ray Eames' Pacific Palisades home. It's dripping in textiles from all over the globe. I love how these pieces are effortlessly integrated within a mid-century modern aesthetic.

    As those who know me personally, my home is similarly covered in textiles from Mexico, Panama, Spain, Bali, India, etc. Most pieces were acquired through my own travels, others were purchased via fair trade wholesalers. I just love the vibrancy and energy of each piece; the bright colors and crazy patterns offer a nice contrast to the stark lines and muted tones of mid-century modernism.

    Turns out we're in good company! Scout Living, a new mid-century/retro/antiques collective that just opened in Midtown, has graciously agreed to host a small selection of ikat and batik textiles from this season's Balinese collection. Stop by next time you're in the neighborhood and check 'em out. Owners Erin and Stefan have done an amazing job of curating a varied mix of amazing furniture, decor, collectibles and textiles ranging from retro/modern to shabby chic and Hollywood regency styles. There's even a special nook filled with vintage Chanel and other iconic designer accessories... so luxe! I'm proud to be a part of their new venture and hope that you find your way into their shop very soon. Tell them JUST sent you!

    For more info about Scout Living, please visit their website at:
    Or, stop by in person at: 1215 18th Street, Sacramento

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