Wednesday, January 8, 2014

At Last a Dinnerware Collection!

One of the most exciting projects that I have had recently is to have the pleasure of working with French designer Marie Daage on my first collection of dinnerware. Marie is known for her beautiful hand painted designs on Limoges porcelain. I have been a fan of hers since the first time I saw her work at Maison et Objet. Her painterly style and the freshness of her designs compliments my own aesthetic perfectly, which made the decision to do my collection with her very easy. 

Our first collaboration, Thomas is based on my most recent hand printed textile by the same name. 

Its very gratifying to have the fabric translate so well to another medium. I am crazy about the over sized breakfast cup and saucer. Its a beautifully proportioned cup that’s ideal for a large cup of hot chocolate.

The colors we chose for the first collection are dynamic cyclamen, lettuce, and celeste bleu complimented by a very chic pale gray.

Marie Daage will be showing Thomas collection on her stand during the January Maison et Objet in Scene d’Interieur Hall 7 Stand F131. She will also be showing the newest pattern that we have designed, Charlotte, based on my romantic floral pattern by the same name. 

In the US the collection is represented by in Julia Watts who will be launching it during the Spring 2014 New York Tabletop Market at 41 Madison.

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Year in Review

2013 was a very busy year, a lot of hard work and some rather pleasing accomplishments were achieved.  I finished my first book, An Invitation to the Garden, started collaborating with the amazingly talented Marie Daage on my first collection of hand painted dinnerware. I also had the privilege of becoming a regular contributor to one of my favorite publications, Lonny.

The year is winding down with one last treat. I was given Aerin Lauder's beautiful book,  Beauty at Home as a Christmas present. Her sage advice and the beautiful photography make it a winner. I wasn’t really prepared for one of the chapters that I found in the book though. The Hamptons master bedroom chapter was a huge happy surprise. The beautiful bedroom is upholstered in one of the first fabrics I designed for my collection, Gramercy. Her description in describes the fabric perfectly, “ It’s a little French, a little early American and it reminds me of leaves.” That’s it exactly.

There’s no wall treatment quite as chic as fabric upholstered walls. 

It's also the first time I had seen the chaise in Petite Fleur.

The chocolate and white color combination is so beautiful.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Michael Devine Pop Up Shop

In time for early holiday gift shopping and a seasonal home spruce up I am doing a weekend long “Pop Up” shop. I am converting my Kinderhook office space back into the original Michael Devine Home shop for Columbus Day weekend only. During Saturday and Sunday, October 12th & 13th from 9 am to 5 pm shop an amazing assortment of Michael Devine trays, pillows and fabrics at 25% to 60% off retail and a special discount on my brand new hand painted Thomas dinnerware. I will also have an array of gift items, tabletop pieces, lamps and furniture to choose from. Many of the tabletop and accessories were used in my soon to be released book. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale

Be sure to check out my upcoming One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale. Starting Friday October 4th at 11:00 am EST through Monday October 7th you’ll be able to shop a broad assortment of vintage finds. Just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving there is an amazing assortment of tabletop and decorative accessories.  I have long out grown my library in the country and included many of my great vintage design, gardening and cookbooks that I have enjoyed.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dottie and House Beautiful

It was great to open the July/ August issue of House Beautiful and see Dottie gracing the Ashley Whittaker project! I was thrilled that Ashley chose to use one of my favorite prints on the desk chair in her amazing project.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Joss & Main Curator's Colection Sale

I am really excited to have a Curator’s Collection sale starting tonight on Joss & Main!
It’s a great selection of furnishings and accessories for every room of the house. I have even included a few select pieces in limited quantities from my own collection to round out the assortment. 

The event starts tonight May 30th and runs until June 3rd. be sure to check it out and the other great things that Joss and Main has to offer.

This Dottie coral eyeglass is one of the items that I am offering in the sale from my collection.

This rug is amazing and so affordable. 

The multi functional ottoman is always welcome in a room especially in a snappy unexpected color. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Designers at Home

It is so exciting that my longtime friend Ronda Carman’s first book Designers at Home is out at last. It is an insightful look at the Who’s Who of today’s top design talent and how they live and decorate their own homes. The beautiful photos and the breadth of designer tips for gracious living that fill each chapter are going to make this a must have for all design devotees.
Of course Thomas and I were very happy when she approached us to include both our city and country spaces in the book. It was a pleasure to work with Ronda on this level and we are so happy to be a part of her amazing book.

A peek at the opening spread for our chapter.

Designers at Home is published by Rizzoli International.