Sunday, October 13, 2013


Garage sales, thrift stores, junk bins and your own attic. That's where you can always find the best stuff! I have had my eye out for frames lately since I have a disproportionate amount of wall space to framed artwork.  An old frame became the new home for French farmer's almanac pages from the 30's and a paper crane I made to put on the front door of our Parisian closet we lived in so Jay would know which UN-numbered paint-peeling door was ours.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Design is in the Guild's Details

They say good design lies in the details. Whomever "They" are, I agree! That is why I always strive to bring well made, hand finished fabrics to my lamp shade clients.  One of my favorites being the London made, Designers Guild prints. Color saturated silks and linens printed with bold botanicals, painterly sketches and hand finished particulars.

Monday, September 30, 2013


If you have ever moved then you know it's not the actual "moving", that feels so satisfying, but the unpacking. You finally unearth objects, tools, favorites and finds you forgot you ever packed away. Old collections you found troublesome to place now easily find their homes. Architectural details and features evoke new symmetries and styling options.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Welcome to Violet & Jane!

Welcome to the Violet & Jane blog. We are so excited you chose to visit our blog, and kind of embarrassed, because we are still in a bit of an incubation stage... so please stick with us, and you will be so very pleased as can be.