Mix It Up

Tips on how to mix and match pillows 1. Same Color? Mix up Patterns, Texture, Scale and Shapes. 2. Same Pattern? Mix up Scale, Shape, & Color. 3. Same Shape & Scale? Mix up Pattern & Color. 4. Same Texture? Change up Color, Shape, Scale & Pattern. Explore Pillow Bundles

Continue reading

Textile Legends

My wife Rachel is friends with this great couple up in Ipswich, Massachusetts who are big collectors of textiles and Asian antiques. Tom Arsenault and Paul Morse met in the blizzard of 1977 in Boston and started a lifelong relationship, as well as an antiques business. They are also good friends with designer Michael Trapp (who I profiled earlier last year) and served as the inspiration for his imaginative style....

Continue reading

Creating a Cozy Nook

Why is it conversation in a nook is so engaging? A nook is defined as a right angle or a small secluded corner. We love seeing them in any room and are big believers in creating a perfect cozy spot to start the conversation. Here are our three favorite tips to create your nook. This nook uses our Vintage Stripe Coral and Mathura Lapis fabric. Photo: @nturnerdesign   This dining nook...

Continue reading

John's Favorite Beaches

1) Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives Photo: The Silver Spoon Landaa Giraavaru is an island in the Baa Atoll in the Maldives (UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve). Frankly, any of the beaches in the Maldives are incredible! 2) Krabi, Thailand Photo: Nina R Krabi is on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it flows into Phang Nga Bay. There are great Thai houses close to...

Continue reading

Designer Spotlight: The Blue & White Room by Stiles Colwill

I met Stiles Colwill through Jonathan Gargiulo, who runs the John Roselli fabric showroom. Together, they do pop-up shops in Maryland (after running the Halcyon shop for years), and Stiles runs Stiles T. Colwill Interiors (also based out of Maryland). Jonathan suggested Stiles create a ‘blue & white’ guest room using my prints, and Stiles was up for the challenge. From lining an antique closet, to creating a one-of-a-kind quilt,...

Continue reading

Mother's Day with Rachel Robshaw

It’s my wife Rachel's first Mothers Day. It’s been a wild ride of a year, and my hardworking and eccentric wife did it with aplomb. In case you didn't know, Rachel is the photographer and creative vision behind our catalog, as well as many of our interior shots. She also has an incredible knack for designing our tabletop images. She is an artist and photographer in her own right -...

Continue reading

Pillow Horoscopes

Astrology is quite popular in India, and since today is International Astrology Day, the first day of the astrological year, and the beginning of spring for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it seemed like a perfect time to have some fun with a pillow horoscope. Aries For the most bold and audacious of the zodiac signs, our hand painted Tiger pillow, the Madhum. Taurus Our hand woven king...

Continue reading

John's NYC Apartment

A lot has happened since my New York apartment on the Lower East Side was shot for the cover of Elle Decor in 2012. I got married to my wife, photographer Rachel Schwarz, who came with a parrot. We also recently expanded our family with the birth of our smiley daughter Regina last June. Our homes are a reflection of our lives, as our lives change our interiors adapt -...

Continue reading

Room Service

Whether it’s the Amarvilas, which gazes at the Taj Mahal from every room, or the rundown palace with a spirited vibe, I love hotels. Here are some of my favorite spots where I have been fortunate to collaborate with their creative owners over the years. Inn Paradiso - Paso Robles, CA Inn Paradiso is this fantastic hotel in Paso Robles. Steve Werndorf, who hits every flea market from the Rose...

Continue reading

Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Alex Papachristidis

When I met Alex in my showroom, he smiled his charming smile and said that he is the “real deal.”  Soon after, a flurry of orders came in!  I came to know this dynamic designer from his stunning projects, as well as his charity work with Animal Refuge Fund in the Hamptons. I am so happy we tracked him down to profile his work and story of how he came...

Continue reading
Your Cart
Your cart is empty