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Let us surely be among the first to introduce you to the Khadi textiles of India. Woven into jacquard like designs by hand from “old world cotton.”


Where they come from!

Khadi is a bit different from the more common plain loom cotton wovens from India. Spun by hand from cotton grown exclusively in India, Khadi is more than a practice, it is a representation of India’s independence from the industrial movements that threatened its economy in the early 20th century. Today, Khadi cotton textiles are still hand loomed and hand spun by rural villagers with cotton from rural farmers. The entire process requires zero energy, making it one of the most sustainable textiles in the world.

In fact Mahatma Gandhi used to spin cotton for Khadi and he started the movement as a relief effort for India’s poor masses.

Why we love ’em!

We fell in love with the abstract plaids and graphic florals of the khadi textiles in our collection. The slub of the handspun cotton provides that organic quality that we crave in our home linens and textiles of late, and has people asking us “where did you get that.” We love to reply “INDIA!”

How to decorate with it!

Here are a number of examples of this in practice.

by John Gessner

Khadi makes for an excellent tabletop addition. Perhaps you will gain ideas for your upcoming Thanksgiving table!

Here, Sarah mixes a Khadi pillow with some African Indigo and a new Indian Block Print, proving that the textile plays well with others in our collection!

Ah, more lovely table top. The organic slub that is indicative of handspun & handwoven textiles is a dear quality, and one that we crave. It brings texture and age into a setting, helping your home to feel more layered, collected and complex.



Tonight’s the night for a special event. We’ll be serving Strawberry Moscow Mules and chatting Global Textiles! Bring a Friend and you get 25% off.



African Textiles in Your House

teot pillows

Mud Cloth & Indigo take stage

Are you hip to this must have home decor trend?

You may have noticed the bright blues of indigo and the tribal patterns of black and white mud cloth sneaking into all of your most recent fav home tours. These patterns are doing heavy duty in the Bohemian Home Decor scene right now.

We believe these african textiles are equally at home when at play in the modern farmhouse, early twentieth century cottage and even in your classic east coast traditional. So if you aren’t living in the land of Sunny Southern California with washed out white walls, don’t let it stop you from getting the look in your space!

Our vintage African textiles and pillows add a layer of global boho appeal and classic indigo in any atmosphere. They are soft, faded and familiar like you’ve had them for ages, bringing a depth to your room.

Not sure how to incorporate it in to your home, let us illustrate!


amber interiors blue stripe pillow

Mix our Dreamboat Annie pillow, a soft, indigo and denim blue stripe in with a vibrant kilim, like Amber of Amber Interior Design.

TEOT dreamboat annie stripe pillow


coastal living indigo pillowsvia Coastal Living

Our Mendel pillow is a variation of the accent pillows like these, perfectly at home in a coastal setting with traditional shiplap walls.

TEOT Mendel pillow


african indigo pillows sofa


Layer the indigo on as shown above with TEOT’s versatile solid indigo pillow,

TEOT solid indigo pillow

and while you’re mixing & layering, you’ve got to include everyone’s fave, one of our indigo throws.

TEOT solid indigo throw


furbish suzani & african throwvia I Suwannee

Proof of the mix, African indigo gets draped on the headboard for a quick style change & we agree with Jamie, it combines nicely with shibori and a suzani.

TEOT African throw

white mud cloth bed

Such a fantastic look and simple accent, white mudcloth lumbars on the bed.

TEOT white mudcloth pillow





Patterns of Josef Frank

I often survey the undecorated spaces in my home, my dining room being a space that is front and center on that list mostly because I can see it from the sofa. I lean toward casual inspiration for this space, a dining room that gets everyday use. When I review inspiration for my dining room, I often think about this one featured in Domino a few years ago,

Josef frank domino drapes

The drapes and chair cushions are in a Josef Frank pattern called Vegetable Tree.

Josef Frank was an Austrian born architect that lived most of his adult life in Sweden where he was the most prestigious designer for a Stockholm firm called Svenkst Tenn (Swedish Pewter). Frank not only lent his vision to buildings but also to vibrant and modern textiles that have a certain Alice in Wonderland essence.

Designer Katie Ridder is certainly a fan of Frank’s patterns, they show up in many of her designs including her own home featured in AD this month. The shade above this banquette is in Vegetable Tree



katie ridder stripes



Ridder uses an abstract map print Manhattan, on the custom shade in this boy’s room.


Josef frank katie ridder boys room


Here’s the Manhattan pattern again in this toddler girl’s room,




Josef frank dining


josef frank bedroom built ins 16


Josef Frank pattern


Josef frank green


josef galley kitchen


Neutral Living Room Rugs

I’ve had a seagrass rug for about four+ years that I bought from Ballard Designs. Here it is in my previous house,

sarah seagrass rug


Seagrass is affordable, versatile and durable and I would absolutely recommend it to you. I have kids and pets and only one living area with high traffic. We’ve spilled a lot of different things on this rug including but not limited to; soda, juice, milk, cat vomit, beer etc. But recently seagrass stumbled and then fell because it met with a big dog with an upset stomach.

The seagrass rug was banished to the front porch at 6:00 am one morning with a one way ticket to the trash heap. So we’re left with a very bare and not so cozy wood floor in the living room. We need a new living room rug. And much like Sheet Search, I’ve got some parameters;

  • Ideally 100% wool— but to be mindful of cost a jute/wool blend would be nice
  • Neutral–the rug needs to versatile enough to bend to any decorative, style or paint color changes that occur in the living room
  • Texture–just because its neutral doesn’t mean it has to be entirely lacking in character
  • Under $1,000–that may sound crazy to some of you and to others par for the course, I’m looking for something really lasting.

The image that is set in my head is this rug,

rug d&a diamond

BUT, there’s one standard it does not meet– the price. It’s $1,119.00, without taking advantage of any sales or researching a discount possibility. So I set out in to the seemingly infinite universe of rugs and this is what I found.

Neutral Rug Roundup

1. Sorrel Diamond Stripe Rug 2. Jaipur Nostalgia 3. Ballard Designs Beckett Rug 4. Birch Lane Olivia Rug 5. Dash & Albert Honeycomb at Rug Studio 6. Dash & Albert Nevis Jute Rug 7. Jaipur Fables Rug 8. Pottery Barn Daffin Rug 9. One Kings Lane Walt Rug 10. Wayfair Safavieh Dhurrie 11. Serena & Lily Argyle Rug 12. Home Decorators Continental Rug 13. Lulu & Georgia Montouk Striped Rug 14. One Kings Lane Sumner Jute Blend

After doing this search I called an area rug cleaning in Jupiter to ask questions about maintenance. I’m left thinking, do I really want to commit to an expensive rug right now, even if I invested in a vintage Beni Ourain, would I tire of the shag and Moroccan look after a few years? The Momeni rug (#1) is really tempting and it’s 100% wool and gets good reviews.

Obviously I want to know which one you would choose.