The Smudgy Hands and Feet Test
No educational tidbits today. My computer is otherwise occupied. But since fabric seems to be the most popular subject on the minds of readers, I offer this image as testament that busy prints really do obscure minor stains from smudgy little hands and spilled crumbs. (This is not a sedate child!)
Michael Smith is known for working with stylish actress-model-moms who can afford Bennison but still want their fabric investment to last. Below, for Cindy Crawford, he designed a pair of fringed sofas and covered them in Bennison's "India Flowers."
Remember the 1930s-style Hawaiian home seen in Elle Decor a few years ago? Instead of expected seaside colors like pale blue with white, Smith and his client selected warm berry hues and Asian-inspired prints. Photography by Grey Crawford.
Below, "Lotus" from Bennison.
And while I think Tim Clarke designed the room below primarily for himself and Art Luna, it is dense with kid-friendly pattern.
For tighter budgets, I spotted this whimsical "Uzbeck" print at Lewis Sheron. It might be charming in a child's room, especially mixed with the companion stripe.
All unidentified magazine tear sheets are from past issues of Elle Decor. Dates have been lost. Click to enlarge and better see the pretty details.
On the earth-friendly front, check out this headboard covered with "Marilyn" from Rubie Green. Be sure to see all the great new photography now up on the RG site.