Showing posts with label Red and white quilts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Red and white quilts. Show all posts

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Red and White Quilt Heaven

In honor of Valentine's Day, I am re-publishing one of my earlier posts on this exhibition of red and white quilts that was held in New York city last year.

After a decades long passion for quilt collecting, 80 year old Joanna Rose wanted to share her 651 red and white quilts with the public and, with the help of the American Folk Art Museum of NYC, had a temporary 6 day show which appeared to be absolutely stunning........and I missed it by one week!

Here it is again for all of you to enjoy!

All images via American Folk Art Museum, NYC

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Diamond Baratta Design

Diamond Baratta Design is one of a kind!  Two friends, William Diamond and Anthony Baratta, head this design firm in New York City.

Their rooms stand alone in the world of design, as they are able to envision and incorporate ideas that would stop most people in their tracks.  No detail is too small, and if they are unable to find what they need for an interior, they have it custom made.

After many years in the business, they now have a field of experts at their behest - quilters, rugmakers, artists, cabinetmakers, embroiderers and large manufacturers of textiles, such as Lee Jofa, and carpet maker, Stark Carpets, to produce their personal designs. 

And therein lies their not so secret 'secret'!  What they produce is one-of-a-kind!

Today, I am posting one of their nautically designed interiors.......and you will see what I mean.


Cape Cod Summer Home
Tugboat S.S. Lollipop

Entry with built in benches

Hand hewn lighthouse newel post
Hand painted floors
Rug by Diamond

Ticking fabric on walls
Custom made gingham carpet
Tole vases converted to lamps
DB designed fabric on sofa
Antique quilted cushions and ottoman

Homeowner's collection sailor's valentines in LR

Custom designed quilt pattern on walls, chairs

DR Wedgewood shell plates

Family room has custom designed Lee Jofa fabric on furniture
with antique quilted and hooked pillows
Vintage windmill refurbished
DB coffee tables and Orkney chairs
DB rag rug

Sun porch
DB latticework and porthole table

Master bedroom
DB bed and nightstand
Antique quilted pillows and linen on walls
DB rug

Boy's room
DB bed and pier tables
Hand painted floors

Beach house family room in red to match tugboat
DB fabric and antique quilt ottoman
Hand painted ceiling border and floor
Antique portholes and sconces

All photos via Veranda

Wouldn't you say they have a penchant for detail?  What do you think?
Comments welcome!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oh, how I wish................

How I wish I could have seen this spectacular exhibition of more than 600 red and white quilts recently exhibited at the American Folk Art Museum in New York city.  In fact, I only realized this week that it ended March 30, so although I will not see it in person, I can enjoy the visuals below. 

These quilts encompass over 300 years of hand pieced and appliqued work by many, many people, but are now owned by one woman who has very generously donated 50 of them to the permanent collection at the Folk Art Museum.  I will see them during a later visit to New York.

Hope you enjoy them as well!

All photos courtesy of the American Folk Art Museum, NYC