Bonnee’s career has taken her from advertising copy writer in New York to interior designer in L.A. Her quest for just the right pattern and material led her to the creation of her own designs. Studio Bon, based here in Dallas, is the realization of her true entrepreneurial and artistic calling.
The Studio Bon textile collection ranges from etchy florals to graphic geometrics. Bonnee draws inspiration from the simple beauty of familiar objects – iron handrails to interlocking threads. Her eye is always busy noticing the delicate symmetries in the world around her. She takes great pride in the fact that each of her unique patterns is printed, one painstaking yard at a time, by artisans in the United States.
Bonnee’s beautiful home has been featured on Design Sponge here and in Rue magazine here (starting on page 216, it’s worth seeking out as her home is stunning and we love the image of Bonnee with her with her two beautiful daughters, who now have a baby brother named Beck!) She has inspired us to think more about those family heirlooms – I can think of a few that are currently gathering dust in a garage. Take a look below and see how she has updated an unmatched chair and stool that belonged to her her grandparents – first, the wood frames were lacquered in black and then she reupholstered them in, Ellen, a fabric from her collection named after her sister. What a wonderful way to make family heirlooms and “hand-me-downs” work in a modern home. She has an incredible eye for mixing old and new, high and low and giving it the feel that it has been that way forever. We are fans.
Bonnee is a consumate professional, always one step ahead and the fact that she has three young children at home makes this all the more impressive. In mid-August, she is staging an area of our Dallas store with a vignette showcasing her new collection – we feel truly honored and will be sure to post some images right here. She has us totally intrigued about her new work : Inspiration boards jam-packed with pics of dreamy jewel-box interiors, color forecasts, paint chips, bits of ribbon, interesting textures, twigs and leaves, and endlessly morphing geometric shapes have all contributed to our soon-to-launch collection. Selecting the perfect patterns is such a difficult task when you are busy day-dreaming of the possibilities… what fun we’ve had!
If you happen to be in the Dallas area, what could be more delightful than stopping by the FLOR store to meet Bonnee in person and get a sneak peek of her new collection?