in the blue …

Blue has always been one of my very favorite colors . . .

as well as some great blues music . . . some old blue jeans . . .

or some cool indigo art supplies!!

Komedal Road - Acid Sulphuric Bottle

I sometimes like to give my photographs a bit of my blue obsession . . .

and I especially love it on blue vintage goods . . .

Komedal Road - Shaving Brush 2

such as this cool shaving brush . . .

Komedal Road - Shaving Brush 1

or these fun old signage labels . . .

Komedal Road - Shelf Pricing Labels 1

or this end bolt of fabric from my studio to yours . . .

now available in our online shop!!

Studio Cloth Blue Plaid-1

So if you share a bit of this hue obsession . . .

come by the shop and see what is new . . . in blue of course!

KOMEDAL ROAD’S ONLINE SHOP

Happy Monday everyone!!

xoxo – liz

designer fabric color concepts #2 …

the colors . . .

creams . . . sky blues . . . yellow greens . . . and a touch of
turquoise . . .

designer fabric color concept 2

the fabrics . . .

Fresh colors . . . perfect for Spring!

As a designer for many years . . .
I still love creating color combinations with designer fabrics!!
This is one I worked on several years ago – but have decided to re-post it . . .
as I love it just as much today!
Peace and Love to all of you!!
xoxo – liz
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click on the names above . . .
to see more of these wonderful designer fabric collections!
also – go to  . . .

Studio Cloth

for more design inspiration from the studio!!

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in the art studio – encaustics …

Recently – while visiting my father on Orcas Island . . .

I had a chance to play with encaustics in my mother’s old art studio . . .

here are a few of my first attempts . . .

Komedal Road Encaustic 1

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Komedal Road Encaustic 2

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Komedal Road Encaustic 3

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Komedal Road Encaustic 8

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Komedal Road Encaustic 5

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Komedal Road Encaustic 6

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Komedal Road Encaustic 7

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Every spring I fall in love with blues all over again – especially indigo!

Soooooo much to learn – yet having a blast!!

Hope you are too . . . Happy Weekend Everyone!!

xoxo – liz

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click here – to see more from . . .

Studio Cloth

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designer fabric color concepts #1 …

the colors . . .

grey-blues . . . deep reds . . . and chocolate browns . . .

studio cloth designer fabric color concepts-1

the fabrics . . .

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As a designer for many years . . .

I still love creating color combinations with designer fabrics . . . pure joy!!!

This is one I worked on several years ago – but have decided to re-post it . . . as I love it just as much today!

Peace and Love to all of you!!

xoxo – liz

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click on the names above to see more of these wonderful designer fabric collections!

also – go to  . . .

Studio Cloth

for more design inspiration from the studio – coming very soon!!

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girls vintage dress …

I love collecting girl’s vintage dresses . . .

and this one is one of my all time favorites . . .

studio cloth - vintage dress - top detail

studio cloth - vintage dress

studio cloth - vintage dress - trim detail

studio cloth - vintage dress - neck detail

studio cloth - vintage dress - detail

studio cloth - vintage dress - hem detail

I especially love all the sweet details on this dress . . .

and of course – I absolutely adore the wonderful colors . . .

such a great color combination!

Peace and Love to all of you!!

xoxo – liz

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go to  . . .

Studio Cloth

for more design inspiration from the studio – coming very soon!!

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all photos / liz le dorze

studio love …

a few photos of my little design studio . . .

studio cloth - vintage fan

a place where I surround myself with things I truly love!

studio cloth - drafting sign

I keep all sorts of objects around me that bring me joy and inspiration . . .

from vintage objects . . . to gifts from friends and designers . . .

 to important design symbols . . .

studio cloth - blue boy

studio cloth - letterpress cross

and of course – lots and lots of textiles and trims . . .

studio cloth - trim

studio cloth - textiles

but most importantly . . .

my little studio is a place where I can find design inspiration . . .

studio cloth - vintage clothing & hattie bird designs

a place where I can follow my true passions . . .

and a place that brings happiness to my soul!

Learning to follow my heart . . . and finding my path . . .
through what inspires me most!!

Peace and Love to all of you!!

xoxo – liz

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go to  . . .

Studio Cloth

for more design inspiration from the studio – coming very soon!!

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all photos / liz le dorze

welcome …

Welcome to my new website and blog!

I decided to name it . . .

Komedal Road

after the street on which I live with my sweet husband and two wonderful children . . .

My goal for this blog is simple really . . .

to live a visual life . . . in a little white house . . . on Komedal Road!!

It is going to be my go-to place . . . a place to gather and share all things that I truly love!

komedal road

This blog is where I plan to document it . . . to share it . . .

and hopefully inspire some of you along the way!!

I will start by sharing my little design studio with you – called . . .

Studio Cloth

it is a place that I feel passionate about . . . a place that makes me truly happy!!

studio cloth - vintage clothing - hattie bird

It is here that I design a girl’s clothing line – called . . .

Hattie Bird

for girls 4 to 7 years old . . .

(I also have a few sketches on my desk for a new women’s line – just around the corner . . .)

hattie bird - garden dress in plaid - twirling

There will also be interior design projects – both past and present . . .

and fun little projects – like bringing new life to an old chair!

seabold vintage market - vintage chair

And of course there will be a bit here and there about a very special fabric line  . . .

Bainbridge Blues 

which I own with two of my very good friends and business partners!

And yes . . .

there will always be vintage fabrics here and there . . .

because truly – I am a vintage fabric girl at heart!

seabold vintage market - stacked grainsacks-1

I still adore wonderful old vintage grainsacks . . .

great vintage goods . . . and fun vintage markets . . .

seabold vintage market - vintage nehi bottle

seabold vintage market - vintage billiard balls

so with that said – I will continue to keep our . . .

Seabold Vintage Market

going strong . . . with all sorts of great vintage available in our online shop!!

and last but not least . . .

ironstone kitchen - bainbridge island strawberries

a little inspired love and goodness from my little kitchen to yours . . .

we are calling it . . .

Ironstone Kitchen

I have to say – I do love a good piece of ironstone . . .

especially those amazing ironstone bowls!

Mid to Late March – you can expect to see us filling up our . . .

Online Shop

with all sorts of great vintage goods, artisan “maker” items . . .

and anything that catches my attention really!!

It is something you won’t want to miss!!

komedal road - online shop

There will even be a little Kids Thrift area . . .

perfect to keep the little ones looking sharp – even in a slow economy!!!

komedal road - online shop - kids thrift

I truly want this blog to be filled with much happiness . . . joy . . . and laughter . . .

to find visual inspiration in everyday life . . .

and to share it with all of you!!

I hope you will join me from time to time . . .

as we travel down this road together!!

Peace and Love to all of you!!

xoxo – liz

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all photos / liz le dorze

(except for the Red Bainbridge Blues bed – photo by Michael Jardine)

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