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THE NEWS-PRESS, SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
Lilly Lace, from left: in Tide; in Blue Green and in Tini Pink. Want just a small splash of these or other Lilly fabrics? Frame some swatches for
a bright pop of color.
Living with Lilly
WHO IS LILLY
PULITZER?
PHOTOS: LEE JOFA
Wall fabric: In a Twist in Seafoam; Deborah Sofa with Heritage Floral in Aqua/Orange and trim of Worth Avenue in
Seafoam. Pillows from left to right: Shell We in Keen Peach with trim of Ruffle Me in Breakers; Rip Roaring in Lagoon
Blue with welt of Rip Roaring in Lilly Pink; Wentworth chair featuring Rip Roaring in Seaweed with welt of Rip Roaring
in Lagoon Blue. Lucille Shape Leg Table; Montefalco large lamp in Roman White and Ziggy in Kiwi carpet; all by Lee
Jofa.
Familiar prints now
In home collection
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From top: Pillows in Rip Roaring in Orange with
welt of Rip Roaring in Dandelion; Rip Roaring in
Dandelion with welt of Rip Roaring in Orange; Rip
Roaring in Lifeguard with welt of Rip Roaring in
Hibiscus; Rip Roaring in Tide Blue with welt of Rip
Roaring in Island Coral; Rip Roaring in Lilly Pink
with welt of Rip Roaring in Lagoon Blue and Happy
Plaid in Orange/Blue.
here is just something
about Lilly.
Those Lilly Pulitzer print
dresses that have been part
of fashion history for 50
years have taken us to luxury
resorts, on cruises, to garden
parties. To Palm Beach and
to summer wedding receptions. They’re a touch of the
life of the affluent, if only in
our imaginations.
And even if we did not
own one. We still looked at
them and thought about
owning one. There is just
something about those
cheerful pink and green
tropical, flowery, print dresses.
What other fabric/print
has a cult following? Dress-
Home Inspirations
WRENDA
GOODWYN
[email protected]
ing from head to toe in Lilly
has been a tradition for generations of Lilly lovers and
now there is more — much
more, as I discovered on my
visit to the Kravet/Lee Jofa
showroom in the Miromar
Design Center in Estero.
Lilly is coming to your
home!
Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa
has just launched a collection of home furnishings
fabrics and trimmings. The
collection features many
of the familiar prints in
See
LILLY D3
“There has been an incredible amount of excitement in the design
community for months about this fun, new collection.”
—Amy Jimenez, manager of the Kravet/Lee Jofa showroom in Estero
The company’s
namesake founder
wasn’t thinking
nationally when
she donned her
first signature shift
as a 20-something
society wife in
Palm Beach. Practicality was more
important for the
woman who,
encouraged to get
a hobby, decided
to sell oranges
from husband
Peter’s citrus
groves to her mansion-dwelling
friends and neighbors.
Lilly Putlizer was
a young, recently
married, sassy
socialite who needed something to
camouflage the
fruit stains
inevitable at that
juice stand, which
she opened in
1960 on Via Mizner
near Worth
Avenue. She found
a colorful print and
charged her seamstress with creating
a cool, stylish silhouette.
When Pulitzer
started wearing her
first Classic Shift
dress — lined with
lace seam binding — friends
noticed and wanted their own.
Juice-stand sales
went national when
a photo of childhood friend Jackie
Kennedy wearing a
Classic Shift
appeared in Life
Magazine.
Throughout the
1960s and ‘70s,
Pulitzer’s company
flourished with an
expanding line of
apparel. Original
prints added
charm.
Pulitzer closed
her business doors
in 1984. The company started its
second life in 1993,
when she sold it.
Now a company
consultant and Lilly
Pulitzer Rousseau,
she still lives in
Palm Beach.
LILLY
Continued from
D1
signature pink and green,
floral and beach motifs,
embroideries
and
jacquards, stripes and bold
solids for accents.
Redesigned
for
the
home from
the
iconic
prints, the fabrics are perfect for upholstery, curtains, bedding, accessories
and more. For those who
want a lesser infusion of
Lilly, try cornices, pillows, a
throw over a bed or simply
taking a couple of these
beautiful fabrics and framing them for a gorgeous
pop of color.
They’re perfect for a
girl’s bedroom. A beach
house. Pool house. These
gorgeous designs are a nice
balance between traditional and contemporary.
First of all, you cannot
look at this collection without feeling happy. Think
pink
lemonade,
orange
sherbet,
cupcakes
with
sprinkles.
Watermelon.
Lemon drops. They may be
slightly over the top but I
guarantee that you will
smile. They evoke a lighthearted, sweet spirit. Who
can’t use some of this?
And those names. Color
Me Coral, an ode to the
Beach. Tail
Lights, with
dragons swinging Chinese
lanterns from their tails…
fun! Shell We, a geometric
shell print inspired by a
“sailor’s Valentine” found
in Palm Beach. I Dahlia, a
soft floral. Racy Lacey,
inspired by Queen Anne’s
lace. Well Connected, a
trellis design that first
appeared on a chair in Lilly
Pulitzer’s own home.
The collection includes
PHOTO COURTESY OF LEE JOFA
Clockwise from left: Tail
Lights in true Navy with
Trim of Tickled in White;
Well Connected in Tide
Blue with trim of Twisted in
Tide Blue; Stripe It Up in
Tide Blue and Color Me
Coral in Tide Blue with trim
of Just a Peek in True Blue.
MORE INFORMATION
• leejofa.com
• hfibrands.com/lillypulitzer.htm
• miromardesigncenter.com
some of the Lillyesque
classic embroidery. In a
Twist uses beautiful, ropelike tassels to create a geometric design. Sea Fan uses
a coral motif embroidered
on
light-weight linen.
There is the cheerful
Happy Plaid. Stripe it Up, a
complement to the prints
and neutrals. Leaf Me Be
and Hide and Seek.
They are just plain fun.
And don’t forget the
hunt for the word “Lilly.”
The hallmark of an authentic Lilly Pulitzer fabric, it
has been incorporated into
the design of each pattern.
This was a fun game to play
when I spent some time
previewing the collection
with Amy Jimenez, manager of the Kravet/Lee Jofa
showroom in Estero.
“There has been an
incredible
amount
of
excitement in the design
community
for
months
about this fun, new collection, which is exclusively
distributed
through
Lee
Jofa.We are thrilled to have
it on display,” says Jimenez.
“The collection also features six white upholstery
weight fabrics, a lightweight raw silk available in
15 colors and will soon
have beautiful trimmings
to accent with as well. Our
designers and their clients
will really enjoy decorating
with this unique collection
of patterns and palettes.”
Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa
is available to the trade
through
the
Kravet/Lee
Jofa showroom at the
Miromar Design Center in
Estero. The public is invited to preview the collection and may purchase
through an interior designer or decorator.
More Lilly is coming this
summer when HFI Brands
unveils its Lilly
Pulitzer
Home collection to retailers. The line of 200 pieces
of
Lilly-inspired
furnishings and accessories with
Lee Jofa fabrics has been
designed for the bedroom
dining and living room.
—Wrenda Goodwyn is a
Southwest Florida interior
decorator. Visit her website
at spectacularspaces.com.
Call her at 949-1808 or
email [email protected] For more
decorationg tips, visit spectacularspaces.com/blog.
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