One Minneapolis couple’s search for a new home led them out of the suburbs and into the city, high above the streets of downtown. As they embarked on making this new space their own, they sought the help of St. Louis interior designer Emily Castle of Castle Design. Featured in a recent issue of Artful Living Magazine, their luxurious penthouse began as a plain white box and was transformed, taking cues from the building’s polished, modern exterior, while paying homage to the St. Anthony Falls seen in the distance.
Through a modern mix of materials—glass, metal, wood and natural stone—Emily retained comfort within the walls of a sophisticated space. The homeowner notes, “It doesn’t feel like it’s out of a magazine. You can still live and be in the space. Emily has such a talent for really lovely, striking design that still feels like home.”
Join us in congratulating Emily and her team on this breathtaking transformation and well-deserved praise from Artful Living.
Photo Credit: Alise O’Brien Photography
It’s one of the oldest textiles in existence. Once used to wrap mummies, linen has evolved over centuries, earning its place as a staple in modern-day designer libraries. Loved for its versatility, it’s relied upon in its many forms for upholstery, window treatments, trimmings and wallcoverings. The design team behind Cowtan & Tout embraces its inherent qualities and pushes boundaries with a range of innovative fabric constructions.
When creating the Cowtan & Tout collection, we very often look to linen for the content of both our fabrics and wallcoverings as it lends our designs integrity and character. Depending on how it is finished, it can be exquisitely refined or comfortingly utilitarian; have an appearance at once noble and humble.
It is a practical and highly versatile fiber, able to be woven in almost every type of construction, can stand up to finishing with a full range of possibilities from a soft tumbling to a polished glaze…thereby fitting seamlessly into varied decorative contexts: classic or contemporary, most often it seems, the element that bridges the two.
– Catherine Croner, Cowtan & Tout Design Director
Linen is prized for its strength and washability. It takes dyes extremely well, never pills, and perhaps one of its most beloved qualities is that it softens with age. Cowtan & Tout has mastered the art of not only printed and intricately woven damask linens, but sheers and épingle velvets.
Explore a sampling of Cowtan & Tout’s extensive selection below and follow this link to request fabric and wallcovering samples.
Damasks & Embroideries
Velvets & Epinglés
Photo Credit: Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com
For many of us, the dining table has reached new heights—bar height to be exact. Busy schedules can call for barstool dining at the counter or island, and the furniture-style cabinetry found in so many kitchens calls for equally sophisticated stools.
As a starting off point for your search, we’ve gathered a range of styles, some swivel, others stationary, all customizable. Envision your own fabrics, trimmings and finishes as you shop barstools from Duralee, Taylor King, Swaim, Theodore Alexander, Century Furniture, Thayer Coggin and Hickory White.
Spring is in bloom we’ve hand-picked a collection of floral fabrics for every taste, from classic English prints to modern, colorful designs. Find inspiration for your upcoming upholstery, pillow, bedding and window projects as you shop styles below from Colefax and Fowler, Jane Churchill, Clarke & Clarke, Bailey & Griffin, Romo, and Duralee. Save them on Pinterest or share them on Instagram and email the showroom to request your sample of the fabrics seen here.
Classic & Traditional
1. Mayflower, Jane Churchill 2. Tweedbank, Duralee. 3. Beaumont Indienne, Travers 4. Xanadu, Bailey & Griffin 5. St. Croix, Travers 6. Cressida, Romo 7. Giselle, Colefax and Fowler 8. Selkirkshire, Duralee 9. Bowood, Colefax and Fowler
Fresh & Colorful
Searching for floral fabrics in a particular style or colorway?
Let the experts in our fabric department help. Email the showroom with your request including color, scale, even price point, and a KDR Sales Associate will be happy to send options your way.