Patterns, Textures, and Colors in Fall November 11 2019, 0 Comments

Fall Textures and Colors

I recently came back from a wonderful road trip around New England to catch the Fall Foilage.  I was struck by the different shades of the trees. Forests were magically transformed into one color or a gradient of different colors.  Another thing that amazed me was how many textures and patterns I found around me.  There was a tree that had all these mushrooms growing on it, having its own natural repeat pattern.  Af if it was wearing its own woven sweater.  Nature warms up the atmosphere with these warm and firey colors when it's getting colder.  


(Images courtesy of Hussah Al Tamimi) 

Stop, and Smell the Roses September 06 2017, 0 Comments

International Test Rose Garden

I recently got the chance to visit the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. Washington Park in Portland is the home the of the gorgeous International Rose Test Garden.  The Rose Garden is home to 500 different species of roses.  It smelled so heavenly and it was just amazing to see so many different colors of roses.  Definitely worth a visit.  


(Images courtesy of ecru) 

Birds Of A Feather February 24 2014, 0 Comments

A parrot’s bright colored feathers are beautiful.  We imagine their wings spread out, flying in a tropical forrest with all the other exotic animals.  Since we are in love with all things tropical, we’ve created a print inspired by the parrot’s beautiful wings for our Spring-Summer collection.   


(Images courtesy of Pintrest and Google Images) 

Fresh and Green December 18 2013, 0 Comments

The smell of fresh cut grass and pine trees are smells of two different seasons. However, both of these two distinct smells immediately wake you up.  That's why the color green is special to us at ecru.  It is fresh and reminds us of the beauty of nature.  Whether it's the light shades of lush tropical jungles or the deep hue of mountain forests, green will immediately freshen up your home.   


(Images courtesy of ecru and Pintrest)


Surreal Minimalism July 22 2013, 0 Comments

“A house like me” is the description Curzio Malaparte used to describe the house he built for himself, with the help of Adolfo Amitrano, on a remote cliff in Capri.  Cruzio decided to build Casa Malaparte in seclusion after his return from exile, because he wanted more privacy.   

The red masonry box of a house is on a cliff thirty two meters above the sea overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Salerno.  What makes this minimalist house so surreal, is how the house has become part of the nature that surrounds it.  

Casa Malaparte became famous in 1963 when Jean- Luc Godard shot his film “Contempt”.  Today the house can be accessed by sea or through the steep stairs.  Once reaching the house, many visitors are overwhelmed by the location and are mesmerized by its "dream-like" quality.  


(Images courtesy of Architectural Digest, Google Images, Miss Moss, and Travel Modus) 

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