FLOR + Studio Bon Event
I See Pattern…
…on Home Interiors!
Last week, I attended an event put on by FLOR in uptown Dallas featuring Textile Designer, Bonnee Sharp. Bonnee is the Founder and Owner of Studio Bon Textiles, a hand-printed fabric company based out of Dallas!
Above, is the first print of Bonnee’s I saw as I walked through the doors and it happens to be one of my favorites by Studio Bon Textiles. I have seen it pinned on Pinterest a ton! :)
Upon walking into FLOR, there was some info packets about the two companies to pick up aaaand these amazing free hand printed Studio Bon fabric swatches. I basically took a sample of every pattern they offered, after all guests took the ones they wanted, of course! :) All Studio Bon fabrics are hand-printed… in the USA, I might add! I just had to get my hands on them to literally feel and closely see all the perfect imperfections that happen with hand printing fabrics. SO cool! Thx Bonnee!
My good friend, Marguerite, came with me to the event! While I was snapping photos of all the beautiful pattern around me, she held my drink. She was my “assistant” for the evening! haha
PS-Do you like the chair we are sitting in??? There was a drawing to win that chair later in the night. Guess who won it? Not me, but Marguerite did! It was so coooooool to have a friend win that awesome Studio Bon printed arm chair. I am so excited for her. It was perfect timing, too, bc she is moving into a new apt at the end of the month! So she will now be able to decorate her new living room around that gorgeous pattern! YAY!
For those of you who have not heard of FLOR, they are a flooring company that specializes in helping you build your own custom designed rugs by choosing from a variety of patterned, textured and solid colored squares of FLOR carpets. Once you have chosen your carpets and design, it is assembled together on the bottom by removable adhesive stickers. Above are some of the samples they are offering this season. The concept of FLOR is so cool. It allows one to make a pattern out of pattern. Check out their website here for more info. There are so many options and examples on the website that will blow your mind! Endless design possibilities!
Bonnee Sharp’s lovely Black and White dot print in the background (which btw is cleverly placed into Studio Bon’s logo as the “O” in “Bon”) plus FLOR’s patterned carpet squares equals a beautiful photograph. I love this one bc of the colors and bc houndstooth is one of my favorite patterns! It comes in classic black and white, as well. Yummy!
This is Bonnee. I loved hearing her speak about her company and take us thru her design journey that lead her to where she is now. Hearing another Designer’s story is always inspiring. As a Textile Designer, one of my struggles is staying focused on one idea. I have so many patterns already designed in my head and bc of that I cannot seem to get one of them done. I am basically all over the place at times with inspiration. I guess I just have too much. It becomes overwhelming. Bonnee reminded me that patterns or even a collection can simply come from one photo. She loves Photography as do I, and has loved it ever since she was a young girl and received her first Polaroid camera. Every pattern she has designed has come from something she saw and snapped a picture of. For me, hearing that helped me remember that it doesnt have to be more than just that. I mean that is, at the end of the day, what I started this blog for. :) Lately I have been getting caught up in whats trending in fashion, interiors, stationary, design books, what other designers are doing, pinterest, etc… SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO WALK OUTSIDE and find your own inspiration and stick with that. Thx Bonnie for reconfirming a process that I have forgotten!
The WINNER of the fab Studio Bon Textiles arm chair! I think it fits Marguerite quite nicely! What do you think?
Thx FLOR and Bonnee Sharp of Studio Bon Textiles for a lovely evening!
I see pattern…
in hotel interiors!
These are some yummy patterns i saw while staying in the hilton by the casino in Baton Rouge, LA. My husband played black jack, I slept in the lovely hilton. haha
I took these pics with my iphone and instagram! Follow me if you are on instagram. My name is WBcatarella. :)
Warm Color Palette
i see pattern…
These patterns come from the floors of the magnificent Hilton In Houston, TX (the one by the Galleria Mall). My fiance and I took a weekend trip a lil while back to visit his boss and some friends of ours. As we walked from our room to where ever it was we were going, you know I was snapping shots of the carpets along the way! And, btw, this is a good example of a good interior surface design warm color palette. :)
Home Sweet Home
i see pattern…
…at my mom’s house!
My mom and dad are both artists. So, needless to say, my life was always filled with patterns, art, and, well, stuff! I went home to the parent’s house the other day and snapped a few shots of some of my favorites! It’s always good to feel at home! I hope you likey! :)