20 April 2011

A Few Notes

 

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I’ve been way behind on posting our new Skirted Roundtable discussions.  So, if you follow along with the updates from my blog, to get all caught up, the next one is Mr. Jamie Drake aka “The King of Color.”

 

 

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I think you can just look at this picture and understand his love of color!  Or else he is a huge University of Texas alumni!

 

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Many of his interiors are filled with pinks and oranges and lilacs. 

 

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Wow!  Amazing!

 

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Not all his interiors are wildly colorful – this dining room is actually sedate.  Love the wallpaper – it’s gorgeous!!!

 

This interview is unique because it’s the first one we’ve ever done LIVE!  Drake was interviewed in person at High Point during market a few weeks ago.  Linda and Megan did the interview as I did not make it to Highpoint. Sad smile 

Oh well, maybe I’ll go next year – that is, if I magically wake up a few years younger and many pounds lighter!!!

To listen to the King of Color, Mr. Jamie Drake, go HERE.

 

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YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY!!!

 

Talking about Sunbrella fabrics – they really have come a LONG way!   They used to be so limiting, available in just solids and cabana stripes.  Today, they are available in an array of colors and patterns!    These new fabrics work as easily indoors as they do outdoors and many designers are exclusively using Sunbrella indoors because of its long wearing and hard working potential.

Fellow Houstonians, make note of the following event coming up at the Robert Allen/Beacon Hill Showroom.  It’s all about their new Sunbrella fabrics.   If you have any questions about this event, be sure to contact the showroom at 713-439-0200.

Aren’t these fabrics beautiful?  Hard to believe they are Sunbrella!!!

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31 comments:

  1. Joni I adore Jamie's color palettes and his design work!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my Giveaway (very fashionable) from The French Basketeer!

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  2. Yay, Sunbrella! - my first little design job was about the time Sunbrella caught on - I must of sold a million yards of Hunter and White stripe awning fabric. We've all come so far!

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  3. Nice work in mixing colors! Love the combination of bold pink and blue! Cool post, check out also 3D Rendering

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  4. I have listened to the Jamie Drake interview and found it refreshing to finally have a decorator who is committed to color. Too bad, my comments have yet to be posted. Wake up, SRT.

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  5. Loved the Jamie Drake interview! He sounded like such fun.

    And LOVE Sunbrella fabrics. My amazing fabric store in Baltimore has a fabulous selection of them. Can't wait to do some summer cushions for chairs.

    xo

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  6. On the Jamie Drake interview - only 5 comments so far. Did you go all the way to High Point, get a huge interview only to have the the person you interviewed come across as having no peak of interest among your readers? What an insult to Drake that you haven't gotten off your duff to post the comments. He was extremely interesting, but of course, he doesn't decorate like the gal on the skirted round table. Too bad, you have no class.

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  7. Joni, I was never really a fan of Jamie Drake but I enjoyed the interview and have a new appreciation. It is all exposure I guess, to new ideas. Sad you did not make it to High Point. Don't be so hard on yourself. At least 4 days out of 7 I want to wear a bag over my head/body. I don't seem to be getting any slimmer/younger either and isn't everyone so cute? Jesus. Makes me want to slit my wrists. I can't keep up. But at least we are interesting. haha. Honestly, get out of the house - you look great. I admire those old bats at 90 who are still wearing the crazy outfits and glasses. I do believe the secret to life is confidence.

    Love all the interviews and actually re-listening to the designer interviews in my new car (it has an ipod dock!) on the way to work. Just listened to Charlotte Moss again today. Great...!

    xo Terri

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  8. What day did you post about Kay Stqanley's home? I can not find it. I am wanting to look at her home again. it was so my style. Relaxed and comfortable. Also want to look at her line of purses again.

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  9. Joni what you talkin' about girl? You are one beautiful lady! So hightail it to Highpoint next year *winks*
    That interview would've been much better with you there JMHO. *winks* Vanna

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  10. Finally a designer who isn't afraid of color! Love his jacket he has on above.

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  11. i have had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Drake during the New York design cicuit of parties...He cannot be missed, splendid in pink or orange suits! His work (if not for every taste) is brilliant. Sorry you missed High Point...it will be there in the fall... please let me know what magic you are referring to regarding age and pounds. i am shedding a few myself following the diet of pre historical men, the book is a laugh but it seems to be working.

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  12. i have had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Drake during the New York design cicuit of parties...He cannot be missed, splendid in pink or orange suits! His work (if not for every taste) is brilliant. Sorry you missed High Point...it will be there in the fall... please let me know what magic you are referring to regarding age and pounds. i am shedding a few myself following the diet of pre historical men, the book is a laugh but it seems to be working.

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  13. Love the color inspiration. It's like the cup of coffee I have beside me right now...kinda jumpstarts me. Have a great weekend, -susan
    p.s. and stop by for my giveaway--porcelain enamel house numbers from Denmark.

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  14. The Sunbrella and Crypton fabrics really are impressive. I have to redo my stuff anyway, so I'm thinking of covering in these fabrics, with slipcovers over some things. A belt and suspenders approach. No more worries about red wine and pet accidents soaking through into the upholstery. I'm also looking into the indoor/outdoor rugs, like the Dash and Albert ones, for the family room and under the dining room table. The striped ones look fun.

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  15. I know! I am shocked when I see the new Sunbrella fabrics. I remember when they were, well, a bit "less than".

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  16. Loved the post! Drop by to see our fabulous giveaway of a subscription to Traditional Home Magazine! You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic prize.
    Best,
    Liz

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  17. Thanks for the shout out about our fabrics and the Sunbrella Robert Allen tour stop. It's greatly appreciated!

    p.s. you should see our velvets and chenilles.

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  18. Enjoyed the post and interview with Jamie Drake. Noticed the comments by Anonymous and have two things to say. Glad to see someone express their opinion even if it has a negative spin. Where is the intelligence facter if all bloggers constantly say "Loved the fabric and chairs", etc. Compliments to you, Joni for allowing the comments from Anonymous to be published. Shows you have the confidence to share a variety of opinions.

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  19. Love Sunbrella fabrics, especially the velvets! You would really never know. Jamie Drake is such a bold designer. He's not afraid of color or stirring the pot with his unique sense of style. That's why he's at the top!

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  20. The picture truly showing the your love for colors... Me too like it and i wanna save as my wallpaper... I'm glad to be here and thanks for the amazing collections.. Keep it up.. Very unique style!!!

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  21. to the people who are missing their comments - be sure you didn't post the on the skirted roundtable blog, instead of here? you might check their blog to see if it was posted there. i haven't erased ANY comments and usually never do unless it is really hurtful to a guest. email me if you really think your comment was erased.

    Joni

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  22. Listening to Jamie Drake was my first Skirted Round Table experience....and I'll be back! Although I don't think I could live with quite as much color as Mr. Drake does, happy bursts of it are always welcome. I echo Lauren's comment about Anonymous. Good for you for leaving them up. Too bad Anonymous does not have the courage to stand behind their words. In my view, all comments are welcome, but kindness and costructive criticism goes a bit further than sour grapes.

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  23. gorgeous color and an easy elegance makes Jamie Drakes rooms feel special and very livable...
    maureen

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  24. Not only did I find his decor interesting, but I really like his sports jacket.

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  25. I am so happy that you mentioned Sunbrella. I am about to redo my house, and I love the white couch and chair look with accent pillows to bring in color...but I have a 1 1/2 year old who loves to destroy my house...therefore my husband does not what anything white... I am hoping that the new Sunbrella indoor fabrics can be the solution--hopefully I can get the look that I am wanting, but the durability to stand up against my cute baby.

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  26. y'all - the newest SRT with Joe R. I can't spell his name!!! oy.

    anyway - he talks about sunbrella alot. so if you are interested in that fabric - be sure to listen to the newest srt.

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  27. "Oh well, maybe I'll go next year if I look a few years young and a few pounds lighter".

    QUESTION: Then why did Linda go????

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  28. ok stop with the linda bs. I am a lot older than both linda and megan. i am going to be 57. ok? plus I am overweight. that trip to highpoint is grueling. it's one day, lots of walking - lots and lots and lots and truthfully, i just didn't feel up to it. i didn't want to be a negative nanny complaining about how miserable i was so i just decided to stay home. plus i don't drink. and i know that people have fun at those things meeting up after the show, drinking. etc. plus i am really really shy. so - that's why i didn't go.

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  29. I left a comment too, straight away, but cannot see it now...I just wanted to thank you for the inspiring images of interiors using American folk art. As an antique dealer in Australia, I love to see pieces that are different and original. I too like the use of signs, especially in the kitchen. I will be on my own personal hunt for such signs for my own home. Thanks again, Tammy

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  30. Joni, 57 isn't old. If you were shy you most probably would not have a job that makes you interact with people. You are not fat (as in the fat referred to above) and you certainly would not have been forced to drink after the show. Walking of course is a big part of the market, but wear athletic shoes, who cares? Linda wore the wrong shoes obviously since she posted a picture of her feet for the world to see - not smart nor chic in my opinion.

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