Dreaming in Color

The Ceylon et Cie Blog

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New Feature in Flower Magazine

Interiors expert Michelle Nussbaumer’s unique alchemy and deftness for design comes from inspiration she’s gathered the world over.

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A Night In With Hitchcock

Hitchcock is undeniably fantastic. The sets, the costuming, the attention to detail, everything about his films appeal to me. My favorites of his films are Rear Window, North by Northwest, and The Birds.

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Perfect Tables

I have been flipping through my good friend William Yeoward’s wonderful book Perfect Tables recently and with the holidays fast approaching, I love admiring his table settings for every occasion.

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Cubism Craze

Lately, I’ve been on a Cubism kick. Cubist art is a great transitional genre where modern can still look very contemporary but goes with almost any interior from traditional to super modern.

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In Love With Cabana

The Cabana Anthology just came out and I am obsessed. I have been reading Cabana Magazinesince the day it came out, so I am overjoyed there’s now a book I can have on my table of all their beautiful textile focused interiors.

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Into Africa

I love all my travels, but it is especially wonderful when I get to go to Africa. A post on my August trip is penning itself now, but for now I am enjoying feeling invigorated by African inspired Jewelry, Textiles, Sculpture, Photography, Film and Fashion.

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Travel in Style

I am endlessly inspired by travel. Even from a young age, my mother said that I was born under a wandering star. In a similar vein, when I came across the story of Aloha Wanderwell, I knew she was a sister spirit.

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Welcome to The New Ceylon et Cie Website

We are thrilled to show off our newest creation: our new website! Our team has been working for months to bring the Celyon et Cie experience to the web. Take a look around and you'll find a brand new look with plenty of inspiring images of our past work.

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Spring Fever

It's springtime around here. I'm feeling the fever.

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Shopping in Switzerland

I'm gearing up for my photo shoot here at the chalet and going from village to village in search of last minute accessories to pepper in (more is more, after all). I have my fabulous right hand man, Abe, and my teacup poodle, Pasha by my side and the three of us are having a grand old time arranging flowers and pausing for gluwein breaks.

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Latest Obsession

I am obsessed with the Waterlogue app for iPhone. I am having so much fun transforming all my photos from Switzerland into watercolors. Here are a few of my latest. Hope you enjoy!

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One More!

One more trunk show featuring my new jewelry designs tomorrow, December 12th from 10am to 3pm at 4012 Glenwick in Dallas. Hope to see y'all there.

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New At Ceylon

New at the shop! New addition to the fabric line "Pasha", baskets, headdresses and beaded chairs from Africa, everything for a tea party from Morocco, my new line of tablewear from Mexico and some older finds from Paris. Also, some new highlights from Assouline like Swans which I am loving. Love fall in Texas.

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Heart of Glass

I'm so proud of my line of glasses I recently produced in Mexico. I worked with local artisans to create a set of six glasses featuring symbols including the sacred heart, the agave plant, the rooster, the snake, the sun and the hand of fatima. I love the way they turned out and can't wait to bring a set home and make a round of mezcal margaritas.

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Indian Summer

Still feeling the summer vibes over here in France. Dropped my daughter off at school and helped her set up her apartment and celebrate her 22nd birthday last week and am now with my sweetheart in St Tropez just as everything is cooling down on the beach.

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Not So Miniature Indian Miniatures

I'm so excited to share the lastest fruits of my labor with you all. I have spent some time collecting 16th and 17th century Indian miniatures. They are so amazingly beautiful, but too small to make a major statement so I got together with some fantastically talented craftsmen and created these enlarged wall hangings printed on Belgian linen and bordered in vintage silk ikats.

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So Excited For This

Please join us in welcoming our fabulous and talented friends Jeffry Weisman and Andrew Fisher next Tuesday!

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Sultana!

Check out Stephen Karlisch's cool shot of my Sultana fabric used here as a dress with a killer train shot at my house. Love it!

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One Kings Lane Jewelry Sale Tomorrow!

So excited about our One Kings Lane JEWELERY sale tomorrow!

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House Beautiful Skype Chat

Loved chatting with House Beautiful via Skype about upholstered headboards. I have always been a huge fan of upholstered headboards. They are a great way to pull a bedroom together and add some drama.

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Spring Happenings

Spring is in the air; the flowers are blooming!

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BuDhaGirl

We are super excited to start carrying BuDhaGirl, a great line of jewelry centered around the idea of mindfullness. We just received a shipment of treasure - come by the shop and check it out!

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Q&A With The Fabulous Jawda Sisters

We caught up with the beautiful and multi-talented Sarah and Saba Jawda, two young designers based in Houston. Since we collaborated on a chair from their JAW[LINE]© Collection, these girls have been taking the design world by storm. I am super excited to see what they do with their careers.

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Cloth & Kind

Thanks to the talented Krista of Cloth & Kind for the lovely blog post. Loved answering these questions!

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond

I'm in a glam mood and loving lacquer at the moment. It's always in style in my book. Here are some shiny pieces from the shop.

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New Obsession

Loving my best friend and soul sister's new line with Schumacher! Our rep Karine brought by samples from the new collection. Can't wait to use this in my next project.

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Istanbul My Love

Back in Istanbul, one of my favorite cities in the world, with my husband. I love it here in the wintertime. Here are a few pics from my first day wandering around the bazaar and one of my adorable hotel room.

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Shop Michelle's Tastemaker Tag Sale!

Shop Michelle's One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale Today!

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Majorelle Love

This summer we took my two youngest to Morocco, one of my favorite countries in the world. I had yet to visit YSL's botanical paradise Majorelle Gardens. Definitely a must for any bucket list. Here are some pics from a collection of LOVE prints as well as the iconic blue structure.

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Tucker Trunk Show!

We're so excited about our upcoming trunk show with the Tucker by Gaby Basora. We caught up with Gaby over the weekend to discuss what inspires her. She is such a cool lady with a very distinct art chick meets rock and roll vibe. Her use of bold pattern perfectly complements all the craziness we have going on here at Ceylon.

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Aiding and Abetting

I'm working on new beds for a few of my clients and there's really so much that goes into creating the perfect bed. A person's bed says so much about their personality. Here are a few beds I adore.

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Museum Hopping NYC

Just getting back from a quick trip to NYC. Spent a day hopping around museums and soaking in the beauty. I love this Dubuffet most of all. This O'Keefe makes me feel right at home and I would love to use this Warhol wallpaper at MOMA for one of my favorite Dallas clients. If only... Love this time of year in New York!

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Malachite, My Heart's Delight

I love Malachite and it's no secret my love for Tony Duquette, the genius behind its popularization. Here are some cool versions of the groovy mineral including my room for Veranda's Greystone showhouse and my favorite Michael Kors pants.

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Rue Mag

I'm honored and excited to be featured in the cool online publication, Rue Magazine, this month. Check out the article featuring my office (and also my beloved Great Dane Loretta) as well as Katie and Nile, two members of my stellar staff.

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Item of the Day

I have been getting back into my jewelry line, Ceylon Bijoux. Check out my Scarab Necklace! More to come this fall.

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The Open Road

I am just back from my annual road trip with my two daughters, Nile and Anais. We traveled back in time this year to Ruidoso, NM. I grew up going there as a child and haven't been back since we sold our place there ten years ago.

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An Ocean of Love

Nature, frozen in time. A few things that make me happy at Ceylon et Cie.

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Man on Fire

My eldest son, Axel, put on a great art show at our new pop-up space and is receiving some great coverage. So proud of him!

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One Kings Lane Sale

Gearing up for the big sale tomorrow Saturday, June 30 at 8am PT / 11am EST! On my way to Morocco to find more treasure to fill up the space. Happy shopping!

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Old Mexico

Just got back from Mexico! Love spending time down there working on projects and relaxing with my husband. As soon as I arrive and settle in, I always say hi to all the animals and take in a spiced ginger margarita. Feels like heaven!

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Gallery Opening

Construction is finally over at 2420 Irving and we are making great use of the space. My son, Axel, and his friend, Spencer Tompkins, just completed their first group show.

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Most Important Client

Ok, I have some great clients but this job was for one of my best! We did his senior Rally Day in a Chinese theme.It was a lot of fun & I got to hang with my baby boy.

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Dawnridge

Hanging with my friends Hutton & Ruth Wilkinson at their Tony Duquette estate. The estate is divine & they are the most wonderful hosts. This year they hosted a birthday party for me. So much to inspire.

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B&W

A different kind of B&W - Blue & White is always classic and beautiful. Check out a few of my faves from around the store.

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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! Here's a link to the Earth Day website where you can calculate your carbon footprint. Antiques are definitely green!

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Gracie Studio Collaboration

We are excited to announce Michelle's collaboration with Gracie Studios. Michelle will be in Los Angeles today discussing her "Jungle Fever" paper. If you're in town, stop by Jasper!

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Fresh Finds.

Great new arrivals in shop! These hand woven African baskets are great as tabletop accessories, or displayed on a wall in a grouping.

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Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the air and we are feeling the fever here at Ceylon! We are whipping up a fresh batch of headboards in fresh colors. Here are a few of our favorite things that remind us of springtime.

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Chairs

Check out the 1950's French bentwood chairs on the cover of March's Elle Decor. We have an identical pair in the shop, get them while they're hot!

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Hot Off the Press

Check out Michelle's Rock Candy Wine Holder, Featured in March's Elle Decor. Available in silver and gold and a variety of stones!

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One Kings Lane/ Maison de Luxe

Check out some of Michelle's favorite items from her room at the Greystone showhouse on the Maison de Luxe/One Kings Lane sale!

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ONE KINGS LANE

Check out my tastemaker tag sale tomorrow on One Kings Lane! Lots of cool stuff to be had at up to 70% off.