Founder and titular Designer, Julie Thevenot launched her line in 2008, starting with hand-printing and dye-testing in her custom-built silkscreen studio. This self-taught fashion designer received her MFA from the National Superior School of Decorative arts of Paris and integrates this artistic training into her working process.  Thevenot left Paris for the energy of New York City. Not limiting herself to the medium of fashion, create print editions, wall displays, music, jewelry and more.

At Home With Julie Thevenot, Photogrsphy by Agnes Thor for New York Nests
The_Walk_Up_Post_Meta_Tag At Home With Julie Thevenot, Photogrsphy by Agnes Thor for New York NestsPhotography at the home of Julie Thevenot by Agnes Thor for New York Nests.
Julie Thevenot Big Wall HangingHer work explores everything from color theory to crystals. It is minimal and yet filled with depth of color. The modern lines remind me of Josef Albers, yet the macramé ombre is very seventies! The sulfuric neon yellow evokes the painted geothermal pots of Yellowstone National Park. 
Julie Thevenot Wall NeckTextures mingle: wood meets metal meets acrylic. Soft objects become sharpened.  The spirit wall hanging, hand made in the USA, is comprised of leather details on long brass tubes. Need it? Buy it here.
 At Home With Julie Thevenot, Photogrsphy by Agnes Thor for New York Nests
Photography at the home of Julie Thevenot by Agnes Thor for New York Nests. Grace Jones, coral and Black & White Photography continue to inspire the designer. 

The_Walk_Up_Post_Meta_TagAbove all, Thevenot hopes to always remain jubilant, playful and imaginative. Her work has a childlike sense of wonder, and you can tell that she is in love with the universe and its vast cosmos!

Julie Thevenot ClothThe Samsara Scarf is 100% silk twill 48’x48’ , made in France. In Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism and more, the Samsara or Sangsāra is the repeating cycle of birth, life and death (reincarnation). 

Her work spans a northwestern aesthetic, oriental meditation, geometric minimalism, and the bright hues of a print-maker’s color magic. As Albers explains in his grounbreaking Interaction of Color (Happy 50th Anniversary!), “In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is — as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.”

It’s spring, and I spent the weekend buying flower seeds, and planting a miniature vegetable garden with my nephews. There is something so exciting about this season of rebirth and planting. The colors are verdant, the mood is hopeful, and winter has finally thawed!

Botanical Citrus Tablecloth from Williams-SonomaBrightened with a ripe lemon and delicate citrus blossoms, the tablecloth sets a warm tone for year-round dining.
Nettikaupasta, Nordic Design Collective
Nordic Living, by the Nordic Design Collective, rather than Do It Yourself, Grow it Yourself.  Styling by Linda Åhman, photography by Maria Richardsson. 
Swedish Elle Decor, botanical print rooms
Photography by Petra Bindel for Swedish Elle Interiör via Blueprint.

It’s time to celebrate the bounty of the earth by showcasing a colorful array of fruits, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and greenery. Vintage botanical illustrations are always a classic choice evoking an English Cottage. One part shabby, two parts chic.