So pleased to see our latte triangle coasters featured in Sweet Paul Magazine’s Holiday issue! You’ll find our coasters nestled among other festive gifts, and the issue is packed with gift ideas and Holiday DIY projects galore. Check out the holiday issue on the Sweet Paul website!
I’m so excited to debut new cloth napkins, drink coasters, and felt trivets today, as part Cotton & Flax’s new Holiday Collection! All the tabletop goods in this collection are designed with entertaining in mind. This time of year can be hectic, and slowing down to enjoy a meal or a drink with friends and loved ones is one of the best ways to mark the season.
I aim to create pieces that will make hosting a dinner party or cocktail hour a little more fun. I hope this California-inspired lookbook gets you excited about entertaining friends during the holiday season.
This new afterparty napkin design comes in two colorways: flax linen (a Cotton & Flax classic), or a beautiful dark green, which is a gross between a dark forest and teal shade. Either option makes a great addition to holiday cocktail hour.
Trivets are finally back in the shop! Felt trivets have become a staple in my home, they make any dinner table feel more festive. Plus, they are as useful as they are beautiful – they protect your table top from heat and scratches, while adding a graphic pop of pattern to the decor.
This lookbook came together with the help of some amazing friends: Laure Joliet photographed the scene, expertly styled by Caroline Hwang. My lovely friends Katie and Lisa also joined us for the afternoon, and the dinner that Caroline created for us was truly delicious. I love the way Laure’s photos capture magic hour in LA.
I’ll be sharing more details about the individual products in the collection in the next week, but you visit the shop now to see what’s new. Let me know what you think of the holiday collection over on Instagram or Twitter!
I was so excited to see Vané Broussard‘s lovely home featured on the West Elm blog last week, and even more thrilled to see a pair of Cotton & Flax Zig Zag pillows warming her new modern sofa. I love when my customers share their homes, and Vané’s gorgeous Brooklyn home is no exception. That rainbow bookshelf has me smiling!
If you have a Cotton & Flax piece in your home, show how you’ve styled it by tagging @cottonandflax in a photo on Instagram!
Pictured above: my friend Keiko of Small Adventure shared the sketches she’s made in our pocket notebooks. Her sketch books are so beautiful – complete works of art!
Emma Trithart uses our notebooks to warm up in the morning for her illustration work!
Genevieve Santos drew this sweet scene in her Cotton & Flax notebook – love her use of the full spread!
Katie Wilson practiced her beautiful lettering in our pocket notebooks.
Our pals at Scout Books have been taking their Cotton & Flax notebooks everywhere!
Meg from Scout Books shared her drawing from the Huntington Gardens – such a gorgeous illustration.
I’ve been doing some guest blogging — contributing full articles on contemporary LA Design to Life in Sketch, and sharing ideas for editorial pieces with other writers, like Justina Blakeney and her blog, The Jungalow. I recently compiled cobalt interiors inspiration for a post on The Jungalow, and I thought I’d share some extra inspiration here. Above: you can’t deny the appeal of a beautiful blue fridge — this Smeg is a beauty.
The blue wall and ceiling in this outdoor lounge is stunning. Love the way the slats in the walls let light through, but the lounge still feels secluded.
Our Indigo Zig Zag pillow is a great way to add a pop of cobalt blue to your home.
Can you believe how bold this bathroom is?! All that beautiful blue tile, combined with gorgeous jungle plants… every shower would feel like an exotic getaway.
If you want to add a tiny dose of cobalt, a little planter like this one from Atelier Stella would do the trick.
Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Elise Blaha Cripe about burnout and creativity for an episode of her podcast, Elise Gets Crafty. I love sharing my experience with nurturing creativity in my business, so this conversation was one a particularly engaging conversation.
I still have lots to learn about how to avoid burnout (if you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear how I work to survive the holiday season craziness every year…), but it was fun to hear Elise’s perspective on this subject. The photo above is Elise’s favorite quote from the episode.