Designer Crutches: Peter Dunham

You know how US Weekly (or one of that ilk) does a column about celebrities who are quite shockingly seen carrying the same bag twice?  It's usually a two page spread and it shows how, say, Jessica Alba relies on a particular pair of boots to pull together an outfit.

Designers have a tendency to rely on a really great side table, or a favorite fabric, too.

Take Peter Dunham.  These rush chairs have his name all over them.


If I see these in a space I almost always think he is the designer.  But I was looking through his portfolio the other day for a guest post I'm cooking up, and I notices that he also repeats this raspberry linen ikat fabric (of his design) again and again and again.

And lookee here: he even has both in his own home.

(All photos except the one from Architectural Digest)

And I wish I had both in my own home.  So wonder he's one of my all-time faves.

I have to say, I kind of like the idea of some old favorites.  If you find a great product, why not put it in many clients' homes?  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Are there items that you use over and over?  Either in your own home or, decorators, in your clients' spaces?

Okay, off to tackle the pinterest challenge wall.  Eek.