20 April, 2010

LiLu meets Lulu DK (the line not the person)

By Emily Anderson, Allied Member ASID
As I mentioned in my Monday post, last week we were formally introduced to Lulu DK. A fabulous line of fabrics and wall coverings that offer something unique to the Twin Cities market.
Lulu DK is a real person. A well-established designer based in New York, her full name is Lulu deKwiatkowski. We think we understand why she chose to go with DK. Lulu has had a life many a designer would dream of. She grew up on the sandy beaches of the Hamptons and the Bahamas. Then studied at the prestigious Parsons School of Design where she honed her talent as a fine arts painter. After traveling the world for several years she happened upon an artisanal fabric mill in France that was doing incredible things with textiles. She was instantly inspired and began adapting her paintings into fabrics. Her fabric line launched in 1998.
757_9102_Lulu_DK_Matouk___Fabric_b39109b955ad_zoomWe were most impressed by her color sensibilities. Lulu's nature-inspired, eco -chic designs have a look all their own. She is not solely influenced by the color trend forecasts that many of the large fabric houses base their collections on. She instead looks at each pattern and selects a palette that works. We loved her subtle neutrals and pops of color. Pioneer Linens described her designs as, "classic infused with a modern flare." I think you will agree.
This color wheel pattern was one of our favorites. The unique combination of colors and the hap-hazard placement of the circles makes this one exceptionally special.
[caption id="attachment_4016" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="We saw lots of navy blue - LOVE it!"]We saw lots of navy blue - LOVE it![/caption]
Picture-1-706649Picture-2-707052Picture-6-751572Picture-8-752064Check back tomorrow to see Lulu's ready-made bedding line.

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