The 22nd annual Wreath Auction - EIGHT4NINE Resturant & Lounge

Flattered to be asked to be a small part of his contribution to so many charities. When Kenn Grey asked to be a part of his wreath and showcase the direction of our upcoming collaboration in 2017, I was both humbled and honored. I am grateful for every opportunity placed before me, this partnership with Kenn Gray of Kenn Gray Home is laughing to epic proportions, already. Take a look at was this visionary created for this great cause. 

Excited to support Eight4Nine, Restaurant & Lounge by making this fab holiday wreath for the wreath auction on December 5th! Some of the ornaments are covered in handpainted textiles from my new luxury textile line, Kenn Gray for Sarah Strader launching in 2017! Www.sarahstrader.com
It was a full house on December 5th and help support these great organizations! The Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and The Center!
 

Photos Complements of Kenn Gray of Kenn Gray Home

3RD Annual Tree of Dreams - Rady Foundation

I am truly honored and humbled to be a partnered with Kenn Gray for the 3rd Annual Tree of Dreams, Benefiting the Lady Foundation for Lady Children's Hospital San Diego. Internationally acclaimed interior designer Kenn Gray of www.kenngrayhome.com has partnered with famed textile designer Sarah Strader www.sarahstrader.com to produce a luxury line of textiles, Pillows.  Holiday UpholsTREE is a glimpse into the dramatic use of hand-painted textiles and how one can utilize creativity to great lengths when decorating for the holidays.  Gray and Strader could not be more pleased to support Luxe Magazine and Thompson Building Materials in their efforts to raise monies for Rady Childrens Hospital!

Save the Date! for the ART OF DESIGN

For part of my goals this year, giving back is important to me so when I was asked to be a part of this event, I jumped at the chance. I am so proud to be part of The Art of Design. So many wonderful things to share about this event. Being able to working with the Illumination Foundation, that is in my community and continuing to do great work. Luxe Magazine is always a pleasure to work with and Shannon & Alicia are making a brilliant team and adding volumes to this event.  PH Designs, is manufacturing all of the furniture designed by our hand plucked Designers. Audra of Audra Interiors and creative brain of "Suite Dreams" is hand on and working with all of the designers to support and guide them through this inaugural event as their design leasion. Caldwell Banker and the Irvine Company for giving us this California-cation location. Last, but certainly not least, I am the exclusive fabric sponsor for this event. 

So- As our Designers, get creative and crate a masterpiece that will be auctioned off Anna of PH Designs will create the custom creations and our Fabrics will adorn the the structures. 

Art of Design

The Year of Awesomeness.

This is becoming the year of awesomeness. The year I was able to marry my best fried and husband still holds first place, however this year is quite up there.  

As I stregicly set goals each year of all four categories of my life. Physical, Emotional, Mental Wealth and Libery, Spiritual/ contribution .

Physical: Complete my million meter row. As I decided to start this venture at the end of last year, I decided it would be a great goal to complete rowing this year and under 12 months. Currently I have just surpassed 600,000meters. Averaging 100,000 meters a months. Around my regular workout regimen.  I started this goal in tandem with friends at another gym, however I have been rowing my meters solo. In the mornings I have supporters and fiends who come in early and row next to me, cheer me on and keep me accountable. 

After completing the Crossfit Open, again this year I have decided that now I will train harder for NLI Legondary Conpetitor- at the affiliate showcase August 27th at the Anaheim Convention Center. 

 

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Emotional:  Spending the year in gratitude, my goal is to complet 100 handwritten Thank You Notes. To express my gratitude for people in my life, events in my life and clients in our business. 

MWL: To grow into new showrooms, Enhance current client and designer relationships and surpass all previously hit yardage goal. 

This goal also includes a new fabric launch and our first lisnecing agreement with a very talented Interior Designer. 

Sarah Strader The Art to Colorful Living

The big scary goal - is to write and publish a coffee table book. As of right now I have completed 148 pages of my 200 page goal. Our book release party date has been selected and we are excited to be partnering with Luxe Magazine.  

Spiritual:  To actively give back my talent to my community through mentoring, community beautification, and partner with a charity. 

We are so very excited to be working on a beautiful event with a charity right in our back yard.  

 

 

How it all started

Do you know that some of the most successful people got started in their garage or someone else's garage? 

Steve Jobs (Apple), Sarah Blakely (spanks), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Walt Disney, Lary Page & Sergery Brin (Google), William S. Harley (Harley Davidson), Harold Matson (Mattel), Michael Kittredge (Yankie Candle).

 

How we got started the early years.

We started on an 24 " wide folding table that I had in college as an extra drawing table, in the garage, printing 24" taping it down and printing and then moving it and repeating this process until all yardage was complete. Everyday I got up extra early and stood in the garage to print fabric, why so early? Because I need to be complete before my husband came home so that he could park his car at some point. The fabric would cascade on tubes suspend from the garage ceiling way above his car so that it could fully cure prior to heat setting the fabric.

 

This process grew for me to have several folding tables, which added a rolling rack out of the garage,  past the neighbors house allowing for 20 yards of fabric to dry. All still needing to be collapsed each evening. Although my husband did park on the street on occasion. This was our deal and he diligently help string up many countless yards of fabric each night.

 

Built to last 

Although we have contounied to stay small we no long use the small folding table. We still have it and now we cover it with fabric for all of our product photo shoots and ocainsally we have dressed up the paint covered table with fine china and served thanksgiving or Christmas eve dinner.

 

I smile on the inside when people are enjoying themselves at this hard workingtable with so much history printed under the linens and china.

There is no such thing as a humble beginning, it's just where you started and to get anywhere you must start somewhere.

 

The chalange

My challenge to you is start something new, don't worry about what it will look like, if it's a fancy office, if its perfect, JUST START!

Cheers-

Happy Starting!

hand printed custom fabrics

GK Design

We are proud to announce the first product launch of GK Design, in Puerto RIco. March 19,20,21st in a unique design showcase. Our essentials will be showcased on the Laurie Lin,  displayed at GK Design inaugural product launch. Along with previews of our essentials collection our Long Island Prep & Imperial China will be on display. Make sure you check out GK Design for all the upcoming details. 

Pure Coco- black and white bliss!

This beautiful Coco spun textiles creation and wedding vignette, is pure black and white bliss! 

This vineget shows that any level of pattern can be mixed together to elevate the astetic and layering the Palate.

Our tride and and true hand painted stripes, mums and coy fish bring this Coco tribute to life!   A little bit of luxury goes a long way, with our addition of had sewn swaraki crystals make blingy brides hart sing. 

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Mon Amie Bridal Slaon gets a the Sarah Srtader Flavor Makeover!

 

Loving the NEW chapter of my business! It's official that Sarah Strader Design has now transformed into a boutique event and production company. We will always continue to create new and beautifully artistic textiles for our designers. Theses installation photos show off our textiles in a way that elevates design and our textiles. 

 

Want a way to let your imagination run wild?

Keep checking us out this week to see more ideas and let your creative brain salivate. 

Sarah is beyond excited, this is a perfect playground to let her Hollywood regency style shine through. This merriment of her textiles and design style is a design playground!

(Veronica motif on lime silk, Rejoy motif on 2 chair covers with teal ties, 2 veronica sashes mint tulle is not attached. Apple escort carts with gold edge and calligraphy) 

 

#interiordesign

#weddingtextiles

#monamie

#monamiebridal

 

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Veronica and Rejoy Motif's

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Custom Pattern & Custom Colors!

When what you want does not exist! Have it made. 

A new pattern created with custom colors provided by Hillary Nichols. 

A new pattern created with custom colors provided by Hillary Nichols. 

Interior Designer: Hillary Nichols of HN Interiors space at the Stonemill & Rivera "White Box Challange"

Interior Designer: Hillary Nichols of HN Interiors space at the Stonemill & Rivera "White Box Challange"

Eyes only for you!

We have eyes only for you!  The world needs a little surprises. How about spicing up your world with adding a little bling to your custom orders. A few Swarovski Crystals go along way. 

 

These gems are sewed on by had by our artisans. See this piece up close and personal at market!

 

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Nastasha- in love

Shown here is the Nastasha - pattern shown on a sweet little love seat. Shown with a white lacquer frame, it is a show stopping piece. Colorful dragons (Nastasha: pattern) shown in reversed colors, along with a twinkling eye! Nothing is better than a little crystals to get your clients excited about a completely custom feel. This new addition of crystals to our layer on top of our collections is a designer's wonderland. So get ready to play! 

Now available on all of our textiles, Swarovski crystals.

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This sweet little love seat is from the original May Company, which was purchased by Macy's. Keep your eyes pealed to see this gem and its crystals at Spring Market! 

 

 

Ground inside sofa: LINEN WHITE CHOCOLATE MARTINI

Ground sofa back: LINEN PINK POMEGRANATE CHAMPAGNE

 

What's NEW at Blake House!

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Check out our textiles and wall coverings at Blake House!  35 solids, 34 patterns and 54 colors- to create the most amazing look for you clients home. This collection is designed for the visionary designer, allowing you to make a signature look for your clients! Check out Breanna coordinating with our display at Fall Market.