Hines & Paola

I just returned from Washington, DC, having delivered my new design collection to Hines & Company at the Washington Design Center. Hines & Company now includes Paola Prints in its finest luxury home furnishings; accessories, fabrics, furniture, lighting, trims and wall coverings.
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Paola Prints Goes to Washington

We leave Sunday morning. I’ve been working diligently on finding a wholesale venue in DC and we just might have it. Wish us luck! I grew up in Washington and moved to CT after college. Haven’t been back much and miss it a lot. We’re actually staying in the house I grew up in- ought to be interesting.
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Time to wake up

Summer is not quite over- even as the maple leaves flirt with orange and yellow. I’ve been generally avoiding the garden because the foliage can overwhelm this time of year. Now, the late blooming flowers are showing up demanding their day in the sun. How could one not pay attention? I’m devoting this post to some late summer beauties you don’t want to miss.
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Art To Couch

Paola Pillows bring art off the walls and onto your couch where you can relax comfortably with them. And why not? I was raised by artist parents. Eating, playing music, school work, partying-all united under the concept living a beautiful life. We were each expected to be agents in making it happen.
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Take Comfort in Harvest

It’s harvest time. These are Concord grapes from Bellamy -Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem, CT. A wonderful place if you haven’t been. Quiet, beautifully tended gardens -a snapshot of history dating back to the late 1700’s.
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Romance in the Garden

Late summer is an awesome time in the garden if you just relax and recognize that the dominant color is green, AND, even the once vigorous skunk cabbage becomes invisible with age. Its leaves literally become transparent. Time passages.
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Back to Nature

The Mud Maiden, a celebrated resident of the Lost Gardens of Heligan is content to rest on Paola Pillows because she intuitively senses that they like herself, came from the earth.
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