A native of Jerusalem, Liora Manné began her career designing textiles for New York’s fashion industry. Turning her talents to her own line of fabrics, she invented a process called Lamontage that combines handmade artistry with high-tech needle-punching; the result was a non-woven acrylic textile that is as beautiful as it is sturdy. In 1997 Manné stepped into the world of rugs, designing hand-knotted, hand-tufted, and machine-loomed floor coverings. She’s also recently added handbags, shoes, and cuff bracelets to her repertoire.
Once you’ve got the big stuff covered — like a great grill and enough chairs for all of your guests — personalize your outdoor space with these colorful accents. Chill out in one of Novica’s bright-hued hammocks (handmade by artisans in Mexico and Brazil). Stay comfy in the shade under Casual Classics' market umbrellas — thanks to their durable all-weather fabric, they’ll last for years. Lastly, define your space with Liora Manne’s cheery rugs (we love the one with the dragonfly print). And don’t forget the lighting — the right hanging lanterns and hurricane lamps provide an instantly laid-back, resort-y tone.
Recognized by Fox News as one of the top ten design blogs of 2010, Stylebeat, the creation of Marisa Marcantonio, is an industry darling. In it, she covers stylish trends, emerging design talents, hot new home products, and lots more. For this sale, she took a walk on the wild side, curating a collection of animal-print-themed furnishings and accessories. As she puts it: "A dose of animal print adds instant attitude and exotic allure."
Bold patterns and bright colors mark these decorative accessories by Liora Manné, a textile designer who got her start in the fashion industry. Enliven your sofa with cushions festooned with roses and songbirds, or jazz up the entryway with handmade indoor/outdoor floor coverings in both neutral and vibrant hues.
Hand-knotted doormats and artful, contemporary area rugs are a specialty of this Israel-born artist who got her start in designing fashion textiles. Cheery prints prevail, like koi fish, daisies, and fluttering dragonflies.