A Dorothy Draper Palm Springs Home, Laura Ashley Turns 70, and Jennifer Hunter for S.A. Baxter

Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the latest happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at a Dorothy Draper designed Palms Springs home that has hit the market, Laura Ashley’s 70th birthday, and Jennifer Hunter’s collection for S.A. Baxter. Written by Natalie Aldridge.

Dorothy Draper in Palm Springs

A spunky Dorothy Draper designed Palm Springs Mid-century marvel has hit the market. Located in the Southridge neighborhood of the town, an enclave replete with iconic architecture, the home screams West Coast glam. In 2005, the swanky property was given the full Dorothy Draper treatment by the late Carleton Varney. Take a look!

Photo by David Blank
Photo by David Blank
Photo by David Blank
Photo by David Blank
Photo by David Blank
Photo by David Blank
Photo by David Blank
Photo by David Blank

Laura Ashley Celebrates Seventy

Laura Ashley, the print pioneer, is celebrating their platinum birthday. Inspired by her time working at the Women’s Institute, she took an interest in prints and retooling traditional patchwork quilting. In the early 1950s, Laura and Bernard Ashley invested £10 in wood for a screen, fabric, and dyes, and began their print-making journey. By the mid-1950s they were printing over 300 yards of fabric per day. What started as a small business of hand-printed tea towels and headscarves grew into an iconic print house creating clothing, linens, and beyond.

Images courtesy of Laura Ashley.

Photo by Nick Barlow

Seventy years later Laura Ashley remains a beloved home and lifestyle brand. In celebration of its platinum anniversary, Laura Ashley will be debuting new seasonal ranges, limited-edition products, and designer collaborations. Two such collaborations we are eagerly awaiting are the brand’s expanded collection with The Tile Shop and a newly released fabric collection through Egg & Dart.

In addition, Laura Ashley will be celebrating with an anniversary product collection featuring the brand’s anniversary stamp in honor of their 70-year heritage. The design showcases the iconic bramble that is recognizable from the early logo created by Laura Ashley herself and her love for wildflowers and British hedgerows. The Glam Pad cannot wait to see what the next seventy years brings the storied brand. 

Jennifer Hunter for S.A. Baxter

New York based interior designer, Jennifer Hunter has released her first collection with bespoke architectural hardware firm, S.A. Baxter. Known for her traditional approach with fresh twist, Hunter founded her eponymous firm 2019 after earning her stripes in the industry. Since, she continually makes waves in the interior design world and her collection with S.A Baxter is no exception.

The collection began with inspiration from a commemorative button on George Washington’s uniform worn at the Battle of Washington and grew from there. Hunter also paid homage to her architectural background by incorporating the orders of architecture into the profile and fluted elements of each piece. Overall the collection proves thoughtful, beautiful, and replete with heritage. Take a look!


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