Saturday, January 24, 2015

Old Colony: Credit Where Credit Is Due!

Margaret Whiting/Memorial Hall Museum
As  a writer and consultant who has spent the past 25 years working with historic interiors, it's important to me to ensure that proper credit and attributions are given. Back in 2007 when I was researching Arts & Crafts patterns for lace curtains, I came across a collection of unattributed, copyright-free designs including the one that was to become Old Colony.

Last week, I received an email from Suzanne Flynt, Curator of the Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, MA informing me that the design was based on a door panel in their collection, and it had been featured in her 2012 book: "Poetry to the Earth: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Deerfield."

It's a beautiful needlework pattern on linen, and it was executed by a Margaret Whiting who lived from 1860 to 1946.  You may learn more about it here. If you're going to be in the Deerfield, MA area, please visit the museum and its exhibit: "Skilled Hands and High Ideals; The Arts and Crafts Movement in Deerfield"

Monday, December 22, 2014

Gothic Lace Curtains; Not Just For Old Houses!

When Cooper Lace introduced the Gothic lace curtain panel, we envisioned them enhancing grand, mid-century homes with high ceilings and broad windows.  Their elegant architectural motifs are a natural for this kind of interior, and indeed, they've been used in mansions all the way from California to Australia.Then, a client in south-eastern Massachusetts just purchased four of them for his loft apartment; it's on the ground floor and abuts the parking lot.  He's delighted that they allow plenty of light, but give him privacy at night.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's The Times for Galaxy!

Cooper Lace's (and the world's, for that matter)  first Mid-Century Modern lace curtain pattern, Galaxy, was featured in the November 27th edition of the New York Times!  The response has been fantastic, and we're grateful that the publication was impressed enough with Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpaper's Steve Bauer and his design to show it to the world! Please contact us for more information or samples.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I Can Lace, Wendy! I Can Lace!

Courtesy NB
Once again, Cooper Lace has been selected to provide the lace curtains for a film or television set; this time, it's for Peter Pan, a live television performance on NBC this December 4th at 8pm. Starring Christopher Walken and Allison Williams, it's sure to be a magical rendition of the classic tale. Watch for our Neo-Grec lace panels in amongst the flying children! And a special thank you to all of the set designers and decorators who have specified our products throughout 2014!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Many Meadow Lily

One of Cooper Lace's most popular patterns is Meadow Lily, and a customer in New York just sent us this wonderful installation photo of her bay window embellished with five of them (there are several more hung throughout the expansive room).  If you are interested in Meadow Lily or any of our other dozens of patterns, please contact us.
Cooper Lace offers Meadow Lily lace curtains at the lowest prices, with the most affordable and fastest shipping!

We've just added a slideshow of some of our customers' installations on our home page you can see them here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tales From A Tower

A customer from Pennsylvania just sent us these installation photos (and please, send us yours!) She owns a wonderful Victorian home with a tower, and chose Alexandra for her first floor and Hunter Rose for the second.  
She writes: "Thank you for helping me dress my tower windows in beautiful lace. Both patterns are so very pretty." This is the most rewarding part of my, and my associate Christine Light's job, making your houses beautiful. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lace Seflies

We're so flattered when our customers send us photos of their Cooper Lace panels in situ.  We're creating a gallery of them now, and ask that you send us yours.  Here's the latest one that's appeared, our C. F. A. Voysey Oak & Acorn. Please email submissions here.