my true love gave to me two Turtle doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree . .
As I keep it going with the 12 Days of Christmas . . . day two is all about the turtle not the dove and what comes to mind in the way of design tortious inspired !!
When I think of tortoiseshell the first thing that comes to my mind are the "cat eye" glasses I wore as a kid. Yes, I was a beauty !
Not only are those glasses tortoiseshelll . . they would be hexagon shape !!! Nice.
So . . . let's start with the Wearstler Touch of course, and The Tides South Beach with the tortoiseshells adorning the walls over the banquettes. Now, if I only had 20 foot walls !
I love a little tortoise whether it be an accent piece or two, the look of hexagon inspired fabric or carpet, or simply the warm color of brown, carmel with a metallic. David Hick's created this for Groundworks. The amazing hexagon pattern he is known for. . do you think tortoiseshell like I do?
or this from SeaCloth, who recently joined Lee Jofa
Again, from David Hick, his classic wallpaper pattern .. (available at www.lucyandcompany.com)
Feeling like a DYI project, how about a hand stenciled version, yes that's paint ! With the time it takes to create this beauty . . you might just want to pay for the paper ! But it is amazing !
Let's not forget the floors . .
From Shaw Floors brand tile, this glass product comes in 12 x 12 sheets for $17.98 per !
Classic David Hick's design set in stone, by his son Ashley Hicks. This is York Castle, $139 per square foot
or this amazing wall to wall . . . say no to wall to wall sisal and yes called this from the Hexagon House II collection !
From Rug of the World - a classic hexagon pattern
. . . and breaking out of their shells . . .
how about a tortoiseshell patent bag from Gucci !
available at www.bluefly.com
or maybe and accessory or two from 1stdibs.com - so long as it's faux !!!
Michael Kors . . . love love
Heels by J. Renee
A little "faux tortoise" on these classic chairs !
Last but not least. I came across this amazing product.
What is it you say . . .
A woodwool cement board. Simple, good looking and eco friendly. Traullit Dekor, a Swedish company, came up with this brilliant idea. Creating hexagon shaped tiles in a sound absorbing design. Beauty meet function !!
It's amazing to me where this will go . . I became so driven by the hexagon patterns of David Hick's . . .
. . . that I used it in my latest install. You may remember a November post about the final inspiration board my client's chose.
This was the rug sample we all decided was our favorite, and guess who . . David Hick's.
Stay tuned this week for the finished product ! Here's a peek . . .
And to end on a sweet note, how about a homemade turtle !
Enjoy . . .