And Suddenly It’s September

It seemed to happen practically overnight this year. Labor Day came and went, ushering in September with seemingly little warning and weather more appropriate for the leisurely days of August. But fall is possibly my favorite season as we ease in with typical New England Indian summer weather and much to look forward to in the coming months. One colorway that walks the line between the seasons is indigo, shifting from the crispness of summer with bright whites and stripes to the warmth of fall with darker and more saturated hues. It was prevalent in many forms during the fall linen previews. A beautiful new indigo infused collection from Annie Selke’s Pine Cone Hill has the feeling of traditional Indian quilts, batiks and block prints.

Annie Selke Pine Cone Hill indigoIt’s a great way to mix it up for a classic color combination with a slightly exotic touch.

Pine Cone Hill indigo

Inspired by Venetian ironwork, SFERRA introduced a beautiful new Italian print percale, Glynn, woven and printed in Italy with a regal yet graphic quality.


It’s shown here with SFERRA’s luxurious new Larino Oxford cloth, crafted from fine Egyptian cotton in Italy for a super soft feel and casually chic look.

SFERRA Glynn with Larino

At Yves Delorme, their new Au Chaud collection is like a blossoming night flower. In a beautiful deep sapphire the fabrics are inspired by Japanese kimonos.

Yves Delorme Au Chaud

Walton is elegant and crisp with hemstitch and contrasting flange.

Yves Delormes Walton

There is so much more coming in September. In honor of Fashion Week, Susanna and I have a fun video (hint below) celebrating designers’ sartorial style to share as well as many other entertaining and enlightening episodes coming soon you won’t want to miss. To make sure you’re caught up with every video to date – you can find them all here.

Quintessence blog fashion inspired video

Also this month, I’ll be moderating a stylish design panel (more on that next week) and taking an exciting international press trip. Lastly, fall brings the latest crop of must-have design volumes. I can’t wait to share sneak peeks of some fabulous tomes (a few below) I’ve seen. You’ll be wanting to start your holiday shopping ASAP.

Fall Design Books

6 thoughts on “And Suddenly It’s September

  1. Stacey I am adoring the Sferra Glynn pattern and the hemstitched and flanged pillow cases are perfection! Indigo and white, forever classic!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. We think of Fall as a time to get out and network with like minded designers and our calendar is staring to fill up, too. No interesting international press trips on the horizon, though, so we can’t wait to hear where you go. Enjoy this summer weather this weekend, Q!
    C + C

  3. Hi Stacey, Love all of the blue and white linens. All of Annie Selke’s companies are fabulous. Blue and white is classic but at the same time is looking fresh and new. I just wrote a post featuring blue, white and orange. Another coincidence! Made me chuckle when I opened up the post. xo, Laurel

  4. Thank you Stacey for this post. I linked it to a friend for her family room and she immediately ordered the pillows and throws and $3,000.00 of them transformed the room, all thanks to you. You always find the beautiful needle-in-the-haystack, and are my fave source for what is new and beautiful. Thank you and hope to see you soon,

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