Thursday, February 28, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Watercolor

Watercolor is a favorite medium of the Lacefield design team... it is one of the most efficient ways to translate a design idea or inspiration onto paper.  The designers love the fluidity and organic nature of watercolor paint.  The effect of watercolor is much softer than using pencil or marker and the cleanup is so much easier than working with acrylic or oil based paints.  Anne, who has been a designer at Lacefield for seven years, loves working with watercolors so much that she paints animal portraits and amazing architectural renderings in her spare time! 
Watercolor palette - popular with our design team
because it is portable and the clean up is so easy

Design team member Anne Bohne also paints fabulous watercolor
 animal portraits - like this one of Jack Russell Bea Curtis
The Capitol Building in Washington, DC
watercolor by Anne Bohne
Church of the Assumption in Nashville, TN
watercolor by Anne Bohne

Monday, February 25, 2013

On Trend: Pantone Color of the Year

Lacefield Designs Emerald Green Inspiration Board
Lacefield Designs Green and Navy Applique Pillows 
complement an emerald and navy vignette in the J Douglas Showroom
Lacefield Designs Green and Navy Lifestyle photo
credit: Chris West Photography

Lacefield Designs Denim and Fleece Velvet Pillows in another green and navy
vignette at the J Douglas showroom
Lacefield Designs Kelly Green Linen pillows with Hampton Trim & Zoe Navy Pillows
 on display at  the J Douglas showroom in AmericasMart Atlanta.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Color Craving

Sometimes a room just needs a little pop of color to breathe new life into the space.  A simple bouquet of pink flowers, a great piece of blue and white pottery, or a classically styled colorful pillow will do the trick. How do you add a touch of color to your favorite rooms?
Lacefield Designs Twill Tape Pillow Collection

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Rainy Day Inspiration

Big Easy Style | The Things That Matter | Hue | American Beauty |
Inspired Interiors | Marrakesh by Design | Design Sponge at Home

The huge cabinet overflowing with books in our design studio just calls out to us on a rainy day like today... the perfect way to get a little mid-week creative boost!  What are your favorite design books?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Show & Tell: LionheARTisans

We are so excited to share with you some of the amazing products that have been made by the talented students of an Atlanta area school - using bits and scraps of fabrics that are left over from the extensive lineup of products we manufacture here at Lacefield Designs.  When company founder Beth Lacefield donated bags of fabric remnants to be used for craft projects at The Lionheart School, she had no idea they would be reimagined into such stunning pillows and art!

The Lionheart School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2000 by some of the Southeast's leading Early Childhood Education Professionals and a group of families unable to find a school or program that fit the needs of their children.  The goal was to provide a unique learning environment for children with autism and other challenges of relating and communicating.  

Applique Fish Pillow made by the talented students of the Lionheart School

LionheARTisans Applique pillows on display at a Holiday Home Show

LionheARTisans is a cottage industry that uses student artwork to create books, framed pieces, pillows and other decorative accessories that are marketed and sold by the students of The Lionheart School.  According to the US Department of Education, students with disabilities are more likely to be competitively employed if they receive adequate vocational training.  Lionheart strives to provide educational and independent life skills for a successful transition to the workplace and to a fullfilling, productive life. To learn more about LionheARTisans and the Lionheart school, please visit their website

LionheARTisans Products on Display at the 13th Annual Lionheart Auction

Monday, February 4, 2013

East Meets West

Chinoiserie patterns and Asian motifs have been popular in Western interiors for hundreds of years.  Today, influences from the East can been seen in furniture, textiles, wallpaper, tabletop, lighting... you name it.  With all the fresh interpretations, it is a classic look that we never seem to tire of!