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John Robshaw Designer Block Print Textiles And Where To Buy Them For Yourself

Design Inspiration, My HomeSarice Gutman2 Comments

When I first came across John Robshaw's beautiful textiles, I knew I had discovered something special.  Famous for his globally inspired block prints, John Robshaw sells numerous home decor items such as pillows, throws, bedding, table linens, and so much more!

This short video clip describes more about John Robshaw's background and fascinating block printing process.  All of the print blocks are HAND CARVED! 

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Last year, I came across John Robshaw's "Laal" coral block print pillow and couldn't get it out of my mind.  The print is so lovely and eye catching.  I knew I could make room for it in our home!

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So last month, when I saw it on sale at Bloomingdale's, I immediately purchased two of them. These two beauties are now sitting pretty in my family room!  I can't stop admiring them- the color is so much more vivid in person, which was a pleasing surprise.

The close-up shot really captures the imperfectness of the block print.  Remember, the original fabric print was block printed by hand!

All of his block print pillows are unique and would dress up any bed, chair, or sofa! A cool look would be for one to layer a bunch of his prints all together! I made a little rendering of some of his pillows I might choose to group together.  Somehow all of the different prints mix and match quite easily. Be brave and mix prints!

Pillow sources from back to front: Mihir Euro, Frond Euro, Diwan Pillow, Nadole Bolster

Have I convinced you to try some of John Robshaw's block print beauties in your home? There are many places you can purchase John Robshaw's textile products.  Of course, the main location would be straight from his retail website.  Other retailers include Anthropologie, Bloomingdale's, CASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, Burke Decor, Neiman MarcusHorchow, and even Amazon.  If you're on a tighter budget, you can also find custom made items on Etsy using John Robshaw textiles.  

Another option for those on an even tighter budget is to make your own block print textiles at home! Here is a an interesting tutorial on how to make a DIY block print rug using a door mat.  Clever!

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Want some advice on how to mix prints or would like my help in incorporating some of John Robshaw's beautiful items into you home? Let me know!

3 Way to Incorporate Blue and White Porcelain Into Your Home

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I can't seem to get enough of blue and white porcelain!  These classic statement pieces are well sought after as many are very valuable antiques from Imperial China.  One of the most popular is known as the "Happiness Pot," which has the Chinese symbol for happiness and prosperity.  Traditionally happiness pots were given to newlyweds as wedding gifts.  Click here to learn more!

I love how the blue and white patterns seem to seamlessly integrate into any decor and add depth and interest at the same time.  Here are 3 ways to incorporate blue and white porcelain into your home!

1. Use Blue & White Porcelain to Hold Flowers or Greenery

This room's coastal vibe displays how lovely blue and white porcelain ginger jars function as vases for flowers or foliage.  I always believe that plants and greenery breathe life into a room!

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2. Place Blue & White Porcelain in a Large Grouping 

A group of three or more of any item makes more of a design impact.  This traditional yet rustic vignette shows how a grouping of blue and white porcelain can make a big statement

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Notice how utilizing groupings as well as flowers and greenery can elevate blue and white porcelain decor to a whole new level!

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3. Utilize Blue & White Porcelain to Add a Pop of Color

Lastly, I love how blue and white porcelain can add a vibrant pop of color to any room.  The photo below shows how well this works in an otherwise monochromatic color scheme. Also, notice that despite the mostly modern design style, the blue and white pieces do not seem out of place.

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You can see here that the addition of blue and white porcelain can make other blue accents even more dramatic.

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In the last year I have started a blue and white porcelain collection of my own.  On a recent trip to my local Home Goods store, I spotted this little beauty from the entrance.  I may or may not have squealed out loud! I think my desk is a great place for my new little jar!

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Even though the blue and white porcelain I have acquired isn't authentic, I still love it all the same.  Many retailers carry variations of blue and white porcelain vases, ginger jars, planters, bowls, lamps, plates, garden stools etc. Other great places to find these treasures include estate sales, thrift stores, antique shops, and even vintage sellers on etsy.com.  Below are some lovey pieces I've found online.

Do you have any blue and white beauties in your home? Next time you come across a piece of blue and white porcelain, take a chance and incorporate it into your home. You won't regret it!  Want to add blue and white porcelain into your home but need my help? Let me know!

 

Note: Wisteria did not sponsor this post.  All opinions are my own. I love this online retailer and have a number of their products in my own home. Check them out for yourself!