Ever since these gorgeous ads starting popping up in the latest issues of the shelter magazines
I have been excited to stop by Dana Gibson’s studio/storefront to see her latest creations in person. When we interviewed Dana last fall for Designers’ Darling, Dana Gibson, Dana hinted about an upcoming fabric and wallpaper partnership that was well over a year in the making, but we had no idea it would be with such a venerable design house. A division of Fabricut, Stroheim
(e)stablished in 1865, [is] a premier fabric house known worldwide as a leading resource for exquisite, fine quality fabrics, trimmings and wallcovering for the most discerning clientele.
Dana Gibson’s line fits that description perfectly. The fabrics and wallcoverings look and feel gorgeous. The new books sit just inside the door
of what now should be called her atelier since she has made it to the big leagues in the design world. The offerings are exquisite
and so on trend with designers’ cravings for bright colors. Some of the fabrics are covering one-of-a-kind pieces that she has for sale on-site.
Stroheim used some of Dana’s own furniture
in the ad shoots including this gorgeous bench, which actually has gold leaf highlights.
Dana is now selling the bench for a steal at $450.
Dana hand-painted the fabric on this chair and pillow a while back,
and it became the basis for this design in her line for Stroheim.
In addition to the new fabrics and wallcoverings, which you can order through designers and design stores like Williams & Sherrill, Dana just received a shipment of her new lamp designs that are being sent to design stores like Ruth & Ollie all over the country. These new dragon designs
captured my heart
and instantly brought to mind two of my favorite bloggers, The Pink Pagoda and Chinoserie Chic. The lamps are made of metal yet look and feel like ceramic. These striped numbers also command attention.
Don’t they look fabulous with her fabrics?
Energy and creativity ooze out of Dana and fill her studio/store, where you can also score some great seconds. When I popped in unannounced to take these pictures, she was excited to show me a little something that she had just started playing with on the reverse side of an old piece of chintz.
Maybe a subsequent version of it will show up in a new Stroheim collection down the road.
The Gracious Posse is such an admirer of how Dana has turned her talents into a unique brand that the design world adores. Her modern take on traditional designs adds happiness to any room that it happens to grace. We are so enamored that we have even creating the Pinterest board, Spotting Local Designer, Dana Gibson. This YouTube video provides another glimpse of Dana and her fresh designs.