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modern quilts in modern interiors

modern quilts in modern interiors

As someone who gravitates toward minimal, Scandinavian-inspired interiors, I'm always on the lookout for those modern spaces that successfully incorporate quilts into their decor. Quilts can be a great counterpoint to white walls and bare wood floors, since they add both warmth and texture to a space.
Today, I'm sharing a round-up of modern quilts in grown-up spaces, which I've been collecting over the past year. I hope you find as much inspiration in these images as I do!
I'm immediately drawn to the texture of the quilting on this awesome whole-cloth veggie quilt, found in the guest room of Matt and Lentil Purbrick's home in the Australian countryside. Photo by Eve Wilson
Madeleine and Jeremy Grummet's master bedroom features a gray-and-white quilt from the Australian store Country Road, which complements their decor perfectly. Photo by Eve Wilson.
This vibrant color-blocked quilt is also from Country Road, and its blush-and-citron color palette pops beautifully against its monochrome surroundings. 
I've stayed at the Ace Hotel in Portland, Seattle, and New York City, and always love the distinct bedding they select for their rooms. This quilt at an Ace Hotel looks both cozy and durable. 
The Design*Sponge home tour of Diane from Cloth Lab of course featured one of her beautiful quilts on a bed. Photos by Michelle Fattore.
Hay Design quilt
Hay Design quilt
I popped into Hay Design when we visited Copenhagen this past fall, and was excited to see quilts amongst their beautiful product offerings. This sunny yellow-and-white Hay quilt in the home of  Swantje Hinrichsen pairs perfectly with her rotating accessories. 
Interior designer Orlando Soria included this quilt by his mom in his master bedroom, which I spotted in his Design*Sponge home tourPhoto by Tessa Neustadt
And finally, one of my own quilts, displayed on our guest bed. Photo by Lindsay Hite.
For even more interior inspiration, be sure to check out my Quilts at Home Pinterest board
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new quilt labels + weekend reading

This week, I added a new item to the shop: custom cross-stitch quilt labels. These new labels feature your choice of message in a simple, modern cross-stitch font, which is hand stitched by me in my studio. The custom label can either be attached to a quilt you purchase from the shop, or sent with unfinished edges for you to turn under and stitch to your own project. It's such a nice and...
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the salty oat newsletter + a new logo

In the coming weeks, I'll be launching the Salty Oat newsletter, the source for shop news, exclusive discounts, and announcements about upcoming events, including classes and craft fairs. Each monthly issue will also include link round-ups, designer interviews, and behind-the-scenes shots of the studio. I've been brainstorming features and gathering up lots of fun links, which I can't wait to...
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sachets + a friday link round-up

For gift giving this past Christmas, I made a pile of lavender flower sachets (pictured above) using this excellent Purl Bee tutorial. Purl Soho carries the prettiest stacks of wool felt, and I opted to use the Spice colorway for my sachets. The final product was super fragrant and really beautiful; I highly recommend the tutorial!

What are your plans for the weekend? I'm hoping to sew (of course!)...
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alphabet embroidery + weekend reading

For the past few months, I've been stitching my way through the alphabet, using the pretty patterns I receive every week as a member of Polka and Bloom's Alphabet Motif Club. I started in September (my first two letters are above) and I'm currently working on K. The letters up through U have been released though, so this weekend I'm hoping to set aside some time to stitch and get caught up. In the...
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