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The 2019 Kingston Showhouse

In case you missed it on instagram, Stitch Bklyn just got out of town and showed up officially in the Catskills.

I was so honored to be invited by interior designer Simone Eisold ( to create a few pieces for her room in the Second Annual Kingston Showhouse.

The Kingston Showhouse opened on October 11th in The Wiltwyck, a now charmingly restored guesthouse in the historic Stockage district.

This 1860 Federal Style brick home is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

It now boasts bed and breakfast availability and a gorgeous designer interior.


Sponsored by the Kingston Design Connection, the Second Annual Kingston Design Showhouse showcases the work of over 15 designers and 50 + participating businesses, sponsors, artists and artisans.

Including Stitch Bklyn!

Here's a behind the scenes look at how it all started and finally came together.

Starting with a magical inspiration board (below), Simone shared her vision for the Childs room she was about to create.

With just a few short weeks to pull my quilted pieces together, I started to gather fabrics, colors, and ideas to discuss with Simone. As the room and several other custom pieces were getting built out at the same time, this collaboration took place primarily over the phone and through text messages.

Note the delicious Farrow & ball colors. The color was a splurge and totally worth it.

I made tiny quilted concept studies to work out the materials and colors. It's a great way to develop a concept without committing to your final fabric combination. I hate to rip anything out, so this has become my go-to design method. It take a little longer but it's also fun. Plus you end up with en endless supply of coasters and mini placemats (AKA mug rugs)!

The final phase was to develop the actual motifs. I'm currently obsessed with needle turn applique, and coupled with the design prompt from Simone around the home owners Irish heritage, a simple shamrock motif was too much to resist. But it had to stay modern.

Take a look a the final bed set up with quilt and pillow!

We added cheeky quilted linen panels with brass grommets, for an unexpected window treatment. Their natural color echoed the parchment toned ground of the hand painted plaid walls, as well as the toddler quilt.

From Simone's masterful mood board to the final room reveal on opening night, this project was such an amazing experience and challenge.

Don't forget to check out Simone's instagram for more, and see how much the kids loved the space too! @reset_your_home


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