January 1, 2013

Best of MI...Fabulous Fabric Fridays...Richard Smith

Happy New Year one and all!! Hope you are having a great day just enjoying 'being...' I loved this designer and it was part of my 'Fabulous Fabric Fridays' series that ran for quite some time. I thought it would be fun to hop across the pond for this edition as it was one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it too - have a fabulous and successful 2013! Thank you for joining me here - I appreciate it and look forward to many more postings! xoxo


Fabulous Fabric Fridays...Richard Smith...

'Fairlight' - Richard's 17th century farmhouse

I'm sorry I'm so late with this post but I spilled hot coffee on my laptop keyboard and it stopped working! Needless to say, I purchased a keyboard that is spill-proof (!!) so it is just a quick fix until I decide to take my laptop in for some 'surgery...'  I digress...welcome to Jolly Old England for this post. Highlighting a fabulous textile designer in the UK - Richard Smith who has redone his country home and uses ALL his own fabrics to decorate...I think you will like what you see - I can't decide which room I like best...:))

Richard has designed fabrics for F. Schumacher and Warner Fabrics...

Richard Smith in his studio amongst his textiles...

'Cecily' hand printed silk...

I love all of the rooms, but the turquoise linen fabric in the dining room and these curtains above are particularly beautiful...Richard has done different collections for 'No. 9 Thompson' and you can see more here.  Since living in England, I have a soft spot for all things British and of course, British design.  Thank you for spending a little time with me this week and I hope you all have a great weekend!! I have something special for you next week so please stop in again! xx :))

(original images by James Merrell)
(Interior Design by Diana Kelly with Richard Smith)


  1. Sorry to hear about your keyboard - it's always something, huh? You are right - his style is so British, I particularly like that tablecloth - I love how it coordinates so well with the bands on the wine glasses!

  2. Oh to be surrounded by such beautiful textiles on a daily basis...
    I know that 2012 did not end so happy, but I really with you Happy 2013 Sarah!