Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eastlake at The Osborne

We were extremely flattered when recently, a client and dear friend selected our Eastlake Panel, designed by Steve Bauer of Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers, to be installed in his Aesthetic Movement apartment at The Osborne in Manhattan. After an intense search, he felt that this pattern was the only one robust enough to accompany his stellar collection of 19th century furnishings.

For those of you unfamiliar with the structure, The Osborne is a fantastic brownstone apartment building situated on the northwest corner of 7th Avenue and West 57th street in Manhattan. Built between 1883 and 1885, in the American Renaissance style, its lobby is renowned as one of New York City's architectural gems. Located diagonally across from Carnegie Hall, it is a favorite of those enchanted with the city's Victorian past.

Friday, September 17, 2010

It's Showtime(s)!

Autumn marks the beginning of the Contemporary Arts & Crafts Movement's U.S. Tour, and next weekend, September 25th and 26th, Cooper's Cottage Lace will be exhibiting at both the Seattle Bungalow Fair and the Twin Cities Arts and Crafts Show.

And just how can a micro-business like us do such a thing? We're partnering with Archive Edition Textiles. My dear friend Paul Freeman will man a double booth in Seattle with both of our wares, and I will do the same in Minneapolis. Please stop by and take advantage of Cottage Lace's special show promotion!
Next step on the tour: Pasadena Heritage Weekend October 16th and 17th!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Side by Sidelight

Often overlooked when selecting window treatments, sidelights are those narrow, vertical windows located on one or both sides of an entry door. They allow light in, and permit the occupants to see just who is knocking at 8am on a Saturday.

But sometimes, we don't want those folks looking in and seeing us standing there in our bathrobes.

Hence, Cottage Lace has directed a great amount of attention to creating sidelights in just about every pattern we offer. Depicted here is our Grecian Panel sidelight, designed by Steve Bauer of Bradbury & Bradbury wallpapers. It's a Neo-Grec pattern that works in all Classically-styled houses, from Georgian and Federal, to Greek Revival, Second Empire and of course, Colonial Revival homes.

Our seamstress will gladly custom cut them to whichever length works best for your home.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Perfect Placement

This photograph is from a client's vacation home on Cape Cod; they've selected our Old Colony pattern for their 1890s retreat and it's one of the most delightful placements I've seen. This delicately undulating Colonial Revival lace curtain pattern compliments the informality of the house and conveys a sense of relaxation, all the while adhering to a nostalgia for the past.