Betsy and I rolled in last night from a very fun (and exhausting!) weekend in Santa Barbara. We were there for one of Betsy’s wedding client’s weddings. I won’t dish on any of the details, however I will say it was stunning! Since it was a Sunday wedding, we took our time heading home and checked out some of the fabulous shops that Santa Barbara has to offer.
One of the places I have been dying to visit is the Raoul Textiles showroom. Sally McQuillan is the force behind this beautiful company. Sally’s stunning prints are all printed by hand here in the US. In fact, they print an incredible 30,000 yards per year. Did anyone read the article in this month’s House Beautiful on California-based home products? Raoul Textiles was one of the featured companies.
The tricky part about Raoul is that there is no online catalog and no print catalog. To see this line you must visit one of their few showrooms. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t tempting to pick up the look books (peeking in the photo on the left hand side) and dash out the door! **Note: For those of you who don’t know me – I’m the biggest rule follower and would NEVER actually do that!
I took full advantage of our visit and gathered samples for a few projects I’m working on.
Sally herself actually walked in the showroom during our visit – but I just didn’t have it in me to speak up and say hello. sigh..oh well!