Flora Poste Studio

Southeast by Southeast

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I have recently been spending my Fridays volunteering with Southeast by Southeast, a mental health and community-based arts program led by The City of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program and Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health. It is a community center and collective dedicated to new refugee and immigrant communities in South Philadelphia. I am working with these women to help them design and market products to sell at local craft fairs. This past Friday we made gift tags for their products, including ice dyed yoga bags and scarves. I love how they turned out! I'll keep you guys updated on where to find their products this spring and summer! 

Mother's day sale!

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Mother's Day is coming!!  Take 20% off any order over $50 at Flora Poste Studio by entering the code MAMAME at checkout! Ends Sunday April 30 at midnight!  This is on top of our pillows which are already on sale! ONE cotton velvet pillow left in stock! And various colors and sizes of linen pillows. Our organic cotton gauze scarves are another great Mother's Day gift,  made from GOTS-certified organic cotton gauze, sourced from a fair-trade, female owned and operated mill in India. Our cocktail napkins are made from an organic cotton broadcloth from the same mill.  And as always we have our best-selling flour sack napkins and dishtowels in a variety of colors.  Retailers, we are accepting applications for wholesale accounts!  Please email me for a line sheet! Happy Spring! xo Kendra

Mother's Day is coming!!  Take 20% off any order over $50 at Flora Poste Studio by entering the code MAMAME at checkout! Ends Sunday April 30 at midnight! 

This is on top of our pillows which are already on sale! ONE cotton velvet pillow left in stock! And various colors and sizes of linen pillows.

Our organic cotton gauze scarves are another great Mother's Day gift,  made from GOTS-certified organic cotton gauze, sourced from a fair-trade, female owned and operated mill in India. Our cocktail napkins are made from an organic cotton broadcloth from the same mill. 

And as always we have our best-selling flour sack napkins and dishtowels in a variety of colors. 

Retailers, we are accepting applications for wholesale accounts!  Please email me for a line sheet!

Happy Spring!
xo
Kendra

PARIS!

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In case you missed my thousands of instagram posts, I finally caught up on work and got a chance to post some pictures from our Paris trip!

We stayed at an Airbnb in the Latin Quarter. It was charming and convenient to everything. 

We stayed at an Airbnb in the Latin Quarter. It was charming and convenient to everything. 

Obviously, priority one was shopping. From top to bottom: Astier de Villatte, Merci, Les Galleries Lafayettes, Hermes Rue Faubourg Saint Honoré, Maison Kitsuné 

Obviously, priority one was shopping. From top to bottom: Astier de Villatte, Merci, Les Galleries Lafayettes, Hermes Rue Faubourg Saint Honoré, Maison Kitsuné 

Priority two was food. We started every day with fresh baked Pain au Chocolat right around the corner from our apartment. And pretty much ate bread and cheese all day long. Even my "salad" was mostly bread and cheese, accompanied by rosé, of course. We also got to meet Lou, who lives at the café near our apartment. He sits on the same chair at the same table, all day, every day. A close second to Lou was this dude who was reading "The Stranger." At a café. In Paris. 

Priority two was food. We started every day with fresh baked Pain au Chocolat right around the corner from our apartment. And pretty much ate bread and cheese all day long. Even my "salad" was mostly bread and cheese, accompanied by rosé, of course. We also got to meet Lou, who lives at the café near our apartment. He sits on the same chair at the same table, all day, every day. A close second to Lou was this dude who was reading "The Stranger." At a café. In Paris. 

South Beach Wedding

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I am thrilled to have been a part of the Miami wedding of Holly and Jarryd at Raleigh Hotel Miami South Beach! Doesn't it look so green and lush? Flora Poste Studio provided the hand dip-dyed paper and custom dip-dyed cotton gauze napkins for this gorgeous event. I think the ocean hues of the paper and fabrics work so well with all the lush greenery and flowers, and Papel n Co's watercolor calligraphy is perfection. Wedding floral and event design by Jewel Georgieff, planner Help Bride NYC, calligraphy by Papel & Co, and Photography by Luiza Ferraz. All images courtesy of Luiza Ferraz. 

table setting Flora Poste Studio/photo by Luiza Ferraz
Dip dye card by Flora Poste Studio / photo by Luiza Ferraz
Dip Dye Ombre Place Cards by Flora Poste Studio / photo by Luiza Ferraz
Dip dye cards and linens Flora Poste Studio / photos by Luiza Ferraz

South philly bathroom renovation

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I finally had some time to collect some before and after shots of my South Philly bathroom renovation. I know what you're thinking, why would I do away with my 3 foot wide baby blue bathroom? With the help of contractor extraordinaire, Dave Smith, and of course Apartment Therapy and Pinterest, I designed this bathroom! Since the house was built in 1920, I wanted the bathroom to be a modern take on Art Deco. Brass fixtures by Watermark for Rejuvenation, Schoolhouse Electric sconces, vintage clawfoot bathtub, custom cabinetry, Pottery Barn medicine cabinet, Ferm living toilet paper holder as hand towel holder and of course a Flora Poste dusty rose dishtowel. 

Before and After Kendra Lebo bathroom

Dave knocked down the wall on the left to extend the bathroom 3 feet. It may not sound like a lot but it made a huge difference, and allowed the small bedroom next door to still be useable. When Dave was removing the old blue tile, he found a treasure underneath, amazing fish wallpaper from the 50's! Unfortunately it was stuck directly to the plaster and difficult to remove or preserve in any way but we took tons of photgraphs and I was able to take off a few pieces and framed this one for the wall. 

fish wallpaper before and after

And here are some more process and before and after shots! I love how the black accents in the white hex tile came out!

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Bathroom renovation Flora Poste Studio

WHOLESALE ORDERS

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We are now accepting wholesale orders! We are currently stocked in:

Shop Miroja, Seattle, Washington
http://shopmiroja.com/

Olive and Oliver, Kailuha, Hawaii
http://www.oliverhawaii.com/

Headquarters Nashville
http://www.hqsnashville.com/

The Westside Collective, Topanga CA
https://www.thewestsidecollectivetruck.com/

Red's Mercantile, Eau Claire, WI
https://www.redsmercantile.com/

Haarbor
https://www.haarbor.com/ 

Dustmade, Moultrie, GA
https://www.dustmade.com/

Woodkeeps, Scotts Valley, CA
https://www.woodkeeps.com/

Vaalbara Designs
https://www.vaalbaradesigns.com/

The Knew New, Pasadena, CA
https://theknewnew.com/products-page/kitchen/

Nettle and Nettle, London, UK
http://nettleandnettle.co.uk

 Tabled
http://www.shoptabled.com/

Under the Oak
https://undertheoakshop.com/

Lula Mae, Pasadena, CA
http://www.lulamae.com

Please contact me for wholesale pricing!

 

HOLIDAY MARKETS

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Mark your calendars! We will be doing a bunch of holiday markets in the Philadelphia area!

Friday Dec 4: 2nd ANNUAL GRINDCORE HOUSE GIFT FAIR 6-9pm
Grindcore House 1515 S. 4th St, Phila, PA 

Sunday Dec 6: DICKINSON SQUARE PARK HOLIDAY ART AND CRAFT FAIR  12pm-4pm
Dickinson Square Park at 4th and Tasker St, Phila, PA 

Friday Dec 11: PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET 6pm-11pm
461 N. 9th St, Phila, PA 

Saturday Dec 12: CRAFTY BALBOA 11am-5pm
SS. Neumann Goretti High School
Entrance on 11th and Moore, Phila, PA 

floraposte sangria

Minted TV commercial!

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I am thrilled to announce that my shibori fabric and I were featured in "Spread Cheer," Minted's very first television commercial! I was so honored to be chosen to represent the Minted community of independent artists. It was so much fun and I couldn't have worked with a nicer group of people! Look out for it nationwide on HGTV, ABC family and other networks starting soon! 


fabric available on minted!

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I am thrilled to see YARDAGE of my hand-dyed fabrics available to a wider audience on Minted! Those of you who have experimented with Shibori and other dyeing techniques probably know how difficult it is to create large pieces. Now you can just click and place an order any yardage for large or small projects. Easy as pie! Fabrics come in 7 colorways to choose from. Available in cotton canvas and a cotton-linen blend. 

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379 Salt

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So excited to be working on the branding and packaging for 379 Salt, my amazing friend Bridget's new venture. Who knew that pure, delicious sea salt could be locally sourced from waters off of the Jersey Shore? Background photograph from a relief sculpture by the talented Stephanie Beck. To see more of my branding projects please visit me at kendralebo.com.

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Nicolette and Arnold

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I was so excited when Nicolette, a talented designer and friend, approached me to work with her on her invitation suite. Being a textile designer, she had already designed a floral print that she wanted to use somehow in the invites. She incorporated hidden motifs, symbolizing events in her and her fiancé's relationship. We worked together to transform this meaningful print into her invitation suite, keeping in mind her colorful secret garden wedding theme. The print will also be used for table linens. We are so excited about how the Save the Dates turned out! Stay tuned for the rest of the invitation suite.

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