26 August, 2015

"Inspiration Point - RBP . . . "

Greetings -

I've been doing a bit of work on my own home lately . . . a whenever I decide to up-end my own apple cart - I like to reach back and touch base on images and things that have always inspired me.  Which is the long way of saying . . . sweet lordy y'all . . . I have always loved the work of Roger Banks-Pye.  I have the original magazine that these images were published in . . . and they never cease to delight me.

I'm seeing some serious navy gingham in my very near future.


25 August, 2015

"Thank you San Francisco Cottages & Gardens . . . "

Greetings -

I can't begin to thank everyone for their support during the launch of Scot Meacham Wood Home.  It seems like I've been toiling away at this for so long . . . and I'm so excited to FINALLY be able to share everything with y'all.

A special thank you to editor Alisa Carroll and San Francisco Cottages & Gardens for this lovely mention of our textile collection.  As I have often (well occasionally) said, "One does not live by tartan alone!" So I'm especially delighted to see our Mary Ann Damask highlighted in the September issue.  The 100% wool damask features a winding leaf pattern - and is also reversible.  It's also quite dear to me as it is named after my mom - and her love of gardening.

If you haven't had a moment - stop by Scot Meacham Wood Home and have a look at our excited collection!


19 August, 2015

"Thank you House Beautiful . . . "

Greetings -

I can't begin to express how grateful I am to Sophie Donelson and the entire team at House Beautiful for this marvelous preview of our new collection at Scot Meacham Wood Home.  If you want a closer look at our collection of decorative pillow . . . swing by and take a look.


11 August, 2015

"Scot Meacham Wood Home . . . "


Today is an incredibly exciting day around here.  After years (and I do mean years!) of plotting and planning . . . I'm delighted to announce that Scot Meacham Wood Home is ready for business.

"Scot Meacham Wood is delighted to present his luxury lifestyle 
brand, Scot Meacham Wood Home. Inspired by the romance of the Scottish 
countryside and his own Southern heritage, Scot has curated a one-of-a-kind 
collection of textiles, custom-dyed trimmings, upholstered furnishings, antiques, 
artwork, Victorian tartanware, and home accessories. Scot Meacham Wood Home features 50 
sumptuous fabrics imported from a historic Scottish mill highlighting 
traditional tartans as well as modern interpretations of this classic textile.  
SMW Home also includes a beautiful assortment of accessories for the home as 
well as treasures gathered from around the world.  Modern.  Classic.  Fresh.  Traditional.
Welcome to SMW Home."

A selection of our over 50 textiles.
A beautiful Gunn Modern tartan,Chisholm tartan,
and Stuart of Bute tartan all gathered
into a joyous collection. 

A wee gathering of our selection of decorative pillows!
All made from 100% wool textiles.

A sampling of our over 50 tartans,
tweeds, tattersalls, and damasks.  

But, clearly - one does not live by the tartan alone.
We also have a lovely selection of damasks,
paisleys, and tattersalls to complete any room.  This one
is a particular favourite, "Mary Ann Damask", named
after my dear mother and her love of indoor gardening. 
If you have a moment - stop by and take a look - maybe make a quick cup of tea first . . .


(photos by Nicolas Smith Photography)

31 July, 2015

"Welcome to Camp Citron . . . "

Camp Citron
(photography by Marco Ricca)


I wanted to share a few images from our recently completed Mudroom for the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse sponsored by Traditional Home to benefit Southampton Hospital.  My aim was to create something bright and fresh - taking the concept of a vintage adirondack porch but pass it through a super-saturated "instagram filter" to bring the colours and accessories clearly into the present day. 

"Esteemed Designer Scot Meacham Wood of Scot Meacham Wood Design is 
delighted to present Camp Citron, a vibrant, athletic-inspired mud room 
at Traditional Home's 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse. Known for his 
fresh take on traditional design, Scot has reimagined a classic 
Adirondack vacation style through a Pop Art-inspired lens."

And here I am - lounging at Camp Citron! 

A big "thank you" goes out to Palecek (for the fantastic "Presidents Chairs"), Brunschswig & Fils though Lee Jofa (for the perfect chinoiserie textiles), Stark CarpetGracious Home of New York (for the amazing accessories!), Mecox Garden, and REI Sporting Goods

I would especially like to thank James Bacchi of ArtHaus San Francisco for working with me to curate this marvelous collection of artwork.  Patter Hellstrom's "Hungry Ghost Dream" was the perfect abstract piece to anchor the entire room.  I love its movement and energy - and the colours were perfect for the space. Jhina Alvarado's "Sailboat" and "Piggy-back Ride" were an early choice for the room.  I find their ghostly nostalgia incredibly compelling.

"The mud room’s bold color palette reflects the acid yellow and bright red of its 
tartan accessories, selected from the designer’s own textile and home decor 
collection, Scot Meacham Wood Home, launching this fall. Sporting goods 
such as an antique croquet set and bespoke kayaks imbue the space 
with a lively, adventurous feel."

We also included a sneak peek at our Scot Meacham Wood Home 
collection of textiles in the room as well.  The acidic yellow "Meacham Tartan" 
and the classic red "Drew Tartan" will be available this fall. 

If you are in the Hamptons this month - please plan a day to visit the showhouse.  For more information about the house - click HERE.


(all photography by Marco Ricca)

13 May, 2015

"Legends of La Cienega - O, for a Muse of Fire . . . "

Greetings -

As soon as I was contacted by LDCQ to be one of this year's window designers . . . my mind began to race.  As soon as they told me that this year's theme was "Where Muses Dwell" . . . my mind came to an immediate halt.

Not to be a complete Shakespeare nerd - but, the opening lines of Henry V - "O, for a muse of fire . . . " - leapt into my mind and never faded.

So . . . Shakespeare is was going to be.  Now . . . what the hell were we going to do with that idea?

The very first thing we did was announce it.  Often that makes everything easier - because now I couldn't change my mind.  And there's nothing like a hard deadline to keep the creative juices flowing.

So now the fun part begins . . . pulling together all the various pieces of the puzzle to create our window!

We were immediately partnered with Mehraban Rugs - and what a perfect partnership!  
They are an amazing source for beautiful carpets - and a 
marvelous selection of spectacular tapestries. 

And we all know how I love to layer -
so we wanted to have a several floor coverings to make the
space feel lush and royal.

With the great number of antiques I was plotting for the space -
I needed to be sure we had some contemporary pieces to give the space
some kinetic energy . . . and the fine folks at Dune and Duchess were the
perfect solution.  These black lacquered modern candelabra were the perfect
counterpoint to the historic pieces.

I also wanted to use this window as an opportunity to offer a sneak peek at our
upcoming collection for SMW Home.  Our Grendel Faux Fur Throw
(coming this Fall!) was going to fit in perfectly! 

Lordy I LOVE these!  We needed some height and drama for the long banquet table -
so this pair antique gryffin from Antique and Art Exchange were an early find! 

Perfect.  Perfect.  Perfect.  Jacobean chest.  Fabulous leather chair.  Hand-carved Trunk.
Everything was really starting to come together! 

Speaking of adding some 'modern' to the mix . . . the artwork by Filip Dujardin from 
Coup d'Etat was really going to keep things from feeling too much
like a museum.  It's alway important to me to make sure we're working
*both* ends of the timeline.  So that the more antiques I added to the space meant that we
needed very contemporary pieces for balance and interest. 


Ok.  Now that we have all the 'players' - let's put on a show.
Because we had such a HUGE space to work with (the window is more than 16 feet across),
something VERY theatrical was needed . . . so we did just that . . . created a theatre.

I took the idea of a modern production of Henry V - and actually set it 'on stage' - so that the 
center of the window felt very lush and dramatic - but, as your eyed began to
stray left or right you had the sense of seeing behind the scenes.

Have a look . . . 

Thank you to everyone kind enough to partner with us on this great window - and especially to the entire team at LCDQLA.  Until next year . . .


17 April, 2015

"Charlotte Moss - Garden Inspirations . . . "

Charlotte Moss


To openly declare my unending love and respect for Charlotte Moss is not going to catch anyone by surprise around these parts.  I've always been inspired not only by her gracious manner and amazing eye - but, also her laser-sharp business acumen.  Basically, she's cooking on all four burners all the time - and looks amazing doing so.

If you'd like a wee peek into Charlotte's lovely world - you can do no better than finding her new book - "Garden Inspirations."

I was delighted to have a advance look at its lovely pages . . . and have a few here to share with you.

Just bask in the beauty . . . . 

I really love her use of statuary to help define spaces within the larger garden. 

I remember hearing Charlotte speaking years ago about her love
of custom lampshades.  And these couldn't be more perfect! 

Colour.  Texture.  Contrast.
This image is EVERYTHING! 

You can purchase the book here.


08 April, 2015

"National Tartan Day, 2015 - Part 3 . . . "


As you might be able to imagine, things get delightfully hectic around these parts each year when National Tartan Day rolls around.  So, I wanted to share another great interview that we had on Masculine Interiors on Monday - talking all about my love for this aforementioned textile.

Take a look . . .


06 April, 2015

"National Tartan Day, 2015 - Part 2 . . . "


I thought I'd take the opportunity to share a few of the things we're working on for Scot Meacham Wood Home - in honour of National Tartan Day.  Though we're not "all plaid all the time" around these parts - there's clearly more than a healthy helping of tartan in many of our projects - and as an inspiration for our upcoming SMW Home launch later this year.

So . . . let me introduce a few new friends of mine . . . .

SMW Home's "Scudder Tattersall" in 100% wool.
Inspired by the textiles of a classic English shooting weekend - but,
perfect for upholstery, drapes, or decorative pillows! 

Our SMWHome "Mayfair" Upholstered Headboard
in our Ancient Campbell tartan with brass nailhead trim. 

A beautifully curated collection of Victorian tartanware boxes
and various Scottish treasures! 

Our custom "Leland Tartan" in 100% wool.  In classic
aubergine and forest green - updated not only with
a jolt of sharp citron yellow - but oversized for a
serious punch of drama and style. 

I love this charming little woven - "Mary Ann Damask."
Simple winding foliage on a striated background.

And any collection with my name on it would not
be complete without a selection of trims and fringes - here shown on 
SMWHome's "MacLeod Tartan" - a classic - but, with the 
colour cranked up a bit for a more modern feel.

We'll keep sharing images over the next few months - and look for our complete collection to launch in September of 2015 - textiles, trims, home accessories, furniture, and antiques.

Exciting times!

"National Tartan Day, 2015 - Part 1 . . . "


To help celebrate this year's National Tartan Day - I thought we'd take a tiny trip in the 'way-back-machine' to last December when I spent an incredible week in Scotland working on Scot Meacham Wood Home.  One of the highlights of the trip was a lazy late afternoon wandering the streets of Edinburgh with nothing but an empty calendar and the fully charged camera battery.

Come . . . let's look around . . .

Stop back by later in the day . . . I want to share a few advance images of SMW Home with you!


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