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Marcali Designs is proud to be a sponsor of Luxe Magazine's 2015 Maison de Luxe designer show house located in the historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The show house will be open to the public from Novembr 7-22, 2015. 

Marcali Featured in AD Germany!

When a package arrived from Germany bearing the Condé Naste logo, we knew it could only mean one thing… The Noosa Teak Lounge chair was actually gracing the pages of German Architectural DigestThe March issue to be exact. They had contacted David months ago asking for information on the chair, but we hadn’t heard anything after that so we thought maybe nothing would ever come of it. Much to our delight, they actually chose to feature our chair and we are absolutely over the moon. It is such an honor to be featured in such a highly respected publication! I only wish that the semester of German I took in college had been of better assistance in reading the description! I hope you’re all having a happy and fabulous Friday!

XO - Jennifer

 

 The Cover of the March Issue of German Architectural Digest

The Cover of the March Issue of German Architectural Digest

 There is the Noosa in the bottom left corner! 

There is the Noosa in the bottom left corner! 

Throwback Thursday: Noosa Shoot in Malibu

Today everyone in the office thought that it might be fun to jump on the Throwback Thursday bandwagon and bring you some behind-the-scenes shots from last year’s Noosa shoot. The pictures were taken last January which is why there were no other people there. Despite the fact that it looks like a gorgeous sunny day at the beach, it was actually quite cold. Well, cold by LA standards anyway. It was probably in the mid 60s, which would be extremely warm in most parts of the country, but in our neck of the woods that’s practically frigid. Hope you enjoy the pictures! 

XO - Jennifer

 The final shot of the day. Isn't it beautiful? 

The final shot of the day. Isn't it beautiful? 

 That's me trying my hand at being an amateur photographer. 

That's me trying my hand at being an amateur photographer. 

 The reigning queen of Malibu, a.k.a. Michelle

The reigning queen of Malibu, a.k.a. Michelle

 Always the perfectionist, David makes final adjustments to the piece

Always the perfectionist, David makes final adjustments to the piece

 Meanwhile, I take a quick break because photo shoots are hard work. 

Meanwhile, I take a quick break because photo shoots are hard work. 

 David and I proving that we're no divas by carrying our own bags (wait, why am I the only one carrying anything?)

David and I proving that we're no divas by carrying our own bags (wait, why am I the only one carrying anything?)

 This is what we like to call teamwork

This is what we like to call teamwork

 The Noosa is actually a lot heavier than it looks. David is just really strong.

The Noosa is actually a lot heavier than it looks. David is just really strong.

Lonny Magazine and Ikea present: What's Your Spring Style?

Spring is in the air (at least here in L.A.) and we are all counting down the days until bathing suit season officially begins. With the arrival of spring, many of us like to lighten things up in our homes a bit, whether it’s simply removing the covers from our outdoor furniture, bringing in fresh flours or changing out the throw pillows on our sofas. The good people over at Lonny Magazine have an awesome new quiz presented by Ikea that asks, “What’s your spring style?” Curious, some of us in the Marcali offices took a break from fabric swatches and finish samples to take the quiz. Here were our results:

David is “The Professor”

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“You don’t put Monocle on your peg-leg coffee table to impress—you actually read it. And your bookcase, meticulously arranged (by theme, not by color—how preposterous!) is sparingly interspersed with curios of the magnifying-glass and agate-bookend variety. If you were ever to get a tattoo, it would be Dieter Rams–themed, reading “less but better,” and when it comes to seating, you’re on a strictly last-name basis: Wagner, Eames, Bertoia, and Saarinen.”
In the clique: Cliff Fong
Your new best friends: One-of-a-kind ceramics—for the bookcase.

 

Jennifer is “The Prom Queen”

“When “matching” came back in, you threw a party—cocktail attire required, of course. You revel in a sense of occasion, and never met a dog statue or chandelier (be it Sputnik or crystal) that you didn’t like. Still, you’ve got a few new decorating tricks up your sleeve: these days, you’re mixing brighter ’80s-inspired colors with those pastel hues and experimenting with black-and-white dazzle camo to make that tufted headboard look especially fresh.”
In the clique: Celerie Kemble
Your new best friend: Less-done animal prints (as in dalmatian).

 

Michelle is “The Hippie”

“Philosophically you lean minimal, because, you know, mo’ stuff mo’ problems, but you just can’t help collecting things: dreamcatchers, hand-knit afghans, kitschy artwork, and succulents by the cartload. Your taste in textiles runs organic in shape and texture: yes to seagrass and jute area rugs, warm wood tones, and nature-inspired floral prints. You call it ‘rustic West Coast garage sale.’ We call it inspired.”
In the clique: You don’t believe in cliques.
Your new best friend: Woven wall hangings.

Our results were fairly accurate. Want to know your spring style? Head over to Lonny to find out.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

In honor of Saint Patrick’s day, I thought it was fitting to showcase two of the fabrics from Marcali’s 2014 outdoor collection that will debut this spring. The fabric on the left is from our Paradise collection and the fabric on the right is from our Hot Fuzz collection. Both of the fabrics are 100% Sunbrella® acrylic and made in the U.S.A.

XO - Jennifer