January 30, 2012

The Color Purple

Jeffrey Bilhuber loves a splash of purple

It’s funny how a color that has never been on the top of your ab-fab list suddenly becomes a season must have... and then before you know you too are loving it too! I am not quite sure how that happens (if anyone knows, please feel free to chirp in). It is safe to say (out of the blue) I am having  a sudden thirst for the color PURPLE this season….For my LULU DK for Matouk bedding line this season, I had to forgo my beloved bright green shade of happy Spring for a lilac purple, which at first I raised a heavy eyebrow about, but I must say I have now taken to purple like a bee to honey…Here are a few examples of my new found friend that I am particularly crazy about.

“Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. Too much purple, like blue, could result in moodiness.
The color of mourning for widows in Thailand, purple was the favorite color of Egypt's Cleopatra. It has been traditionally associated with royalty in many cultures. Purple robes were worn by royalty and people of authority or high rank. The Purple Heart is a U.S. Military decoration given to soldiers wounded in battle.” –About.com
Katie Ridder-ElleDecor

Jeffrey Bilhuber-House Beautiful

A purple LULU DK Chant room. Custom purple color done by Daniel Romauldez.

Another painting by me that will be sold as prints at my upcoming Gilt Pop-up shop in April

Another painting by me that will be sold in my Gilt Pop-up shop

Another painting i did for a towel design for LULU DK for Matouk

A little sampling of our next LULU DK venture which i will keep you posted on in a few weeks!
And some INCREDIBLE purple hydrangeas I received after posting my purple post from my favorite flower shop, Lily Lodge in LA (owned by my friend Ariana)

January 28, 2012

A Big Collage Day on OKL

Mark your calenders! One Kings Lane is doing a huge sale/ event for my collages from my book LULU. Beautifully printed and framed reproductions of collage work i did for my book. If you are not yet familiar with this body of work, it is a collection of collages made up of photos, journals, sketches, and fabric renderings from the past 40 years of my life...cut, ripped, paisted and painted upon. The book and hence the collages span through my childhood memories, experiences, romances, travels and generally everything that makes me who I am today. About 50 of them will be for sale starting February 1st on One Kings Lane.

January 26, 2012

The new LULU Dk for Matouk bedding line

I always love working with Matouk, who I work with to make my LULU DK for Matouk bedding. It always turns out beautiful...Sometime when i create original artwork for a product, the final product doesn't always turn out to be what I imagine, but with the Matouk company...they always exceed my expectations, which is so fun (and often a huge relief) for anyone in this industry. This season we also created a children's collection which is shown below, and of course throw pillows which are all embroidered and shown below. There are many more styles and colors (blue, pink and purple seem to be the color story this season),....but you will either have to wait until they are in a store near you (or website) or you you can run down to the NY International Gift Fair at the Javitz center (booth 7804) from January 29th-February 2nd to pre-order.

January 11, 2012

Loving Our Fabric in Nathan Turner's Beach House

Nathan Turner's Malibu beach House
COLORS-Apple Martini
COLORS-Mint Julep
We love what Nathan Turner did with our LULU DK "Colors" fabric and our Tangerine Stella fabric! Nathan's Malibu beach house is yummy. This picture will be featured in his upcoming design book that he is about to bring out. Nathan also opened his new fabulous store on 8546 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles Phone: 310-275-1209. Definitly worth a visit.