Madeline Weinrib. Ohhhh Madeline Weinrib! The lady of exquisite ikat and suzani fame has had me enthralled with her fabrics for many many years now. Bananas pricey but 1 million % lustworthy, they run the gamut from insanely colourful pink/orange crazies to very subtle and demure neutrals. Basically I am head over heels in love:
So I’ve been meaning to feature her NY loft on this lil blog for some time, partly because it’s a bit of a stunner and partly so that I can drool over said ikats.
It’s a LOT more neutral and grounded than I was expecting, with Beni Ouarain rugs, brown leather armchairs and solid wooden furnishings galore, but I guess if one totally filled an apartment with her rainbow collection it might send you a little nutty…? It’s not surprising actually I guess, if you’re working with COLOUR and PATTERN all day then it’s kinda natural to want a more soothing space for your own home.
Anyhoo, check out all the goodies she’s brought back from far flung trips around the world, and tell me you’re not a smidgy jealous, I dare you.
Here is the bird herself – Madeline used to be a professional artist and this pic on the RHS is one of her own pieces, pretty impressive if you ask me:
I’ve been kicking myself for not buying the antique [-style] Chinese boxes I was swooning over when we were in Hong Kong, think I might have to pick up a couple when we’re next there – love this look on the windowsill:
Oh crumbs, this image on the RHS is giving me wanderlust in a BIG way!! Those vintage textiles are le bee’s knees:
And here’s the mandatory ikat devotion, get a load of these beauties…
If one day I own some of this lovin’ I will know that I’ve made it big. That’s a good incentive to get cracking on my axonometric if ever I heard one ha.
Have a fab week loves!