Behind the Scenes: A Visit to Matouk

This week my daughter Rosemary and I toured the Matouk Factory and headquarters in Fall River, Massachusetts. I have always loved this line, first as a consumer and now as a store owner.  I can completely trust the quality and attention to detail they have been providing since 1929.  I first visited the factory in the late 80s when it was still in New Bedford.  Back then you would enter by going up rickety stairs in an old factory on New Bedford’s Inner Harbor.  It was like going back in time to the 1920s when the textile industry had eclipsed whaling in southeastern Massachusetts.  Continue reading Behind the Scenes: A Visit to Matouk

The Power of Pasta (Bowls)

One of my favorites, Juliska’s Berry & Thread Whitewash Coupe Pasta Bowl

Pasta bowls are a thing now.  Flag bearers of a new foodie revolution, they’ve turned the traditional table upside down.  Every bride we register wants pasta bowls. And it’s not just at Tailored Home – every major retailer across the globe has reported a significant rise in sales of pasta bowls.  They’ve begun to surpass even dinner plates in overall demand, with new designs in pasta bowls, coupes (that’s a sort of plate-bowl hybrid), and ‘bistro bowls’ cropping up everywhere you look.

“If I could, I’d eat everything out of a bowl.” – Nigella Lawson

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How We Live Now

In design, we continue to see a trend toward simplicity. 

Bedrooms are completely cleared of daily living.  Bureaus are only in the rooms when absolutely necessary.  Chaises are having a comeback.  Bedrooms are temples of unwinding and unplugging.  Kitchens are sleek, closed-cabinet rooms belying nary a clue about who uses them. Gone are the days of the Julia Childs all tools-at-the-ready kitchen.  Counters are empty ready for a meal to be staged and just as quickly put away.

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Welcome to Tailored Home!

Tailored HomeLocated in the charming and historic Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Tailored Home offers personally curated brands of fine china and glass, home accessories and custom furniture. We can personalize your furniture selections with fabrics from Duralee, Kravet, Pindler, Stark, Brunschwig, F. Schumacher, Galbraith and Paul, Zoffany and Kate Spade. From wallpaper, rugs and fine art, Tailored Home has the expertise and resources to create exceptional spaces.

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