Best of the West
Rattlesnakes and tumbleweeds aren't your typical home-decor references, but Coral & Tusk's designer Stephanie Housley pulls it off with panache. For her latest textile collection, the designer (who splits her time between Brooklyn, New York and Bondurant, Wyoming) created embroidered linen goods with fanciful depictions of desert natives - flowering agaves, blooming barrel cactus, and curious armadillos that cavort across cocktail napkins, tea towels and pillows. Housley immersed herself in the study of the Southwest flora and fauna to produce the hand-drawn illustrations that serve as the basis for the intricately stitched designs.
"I love a decorative napkin, such as these ones adorned with embroidered bugs, raccoons, foxes or whales, by Brooklyn firm Coral & Tusk and stocked at Mouki Mou." Illustrator: Harriet Lee Merrion
Style Sheet featuring Coral & Tusk Tailored
"Coral & Tusk's new Tailored collection brings the label's popular designs, including the colorful Garden and geormetric Partridge Eye, to Eastern-inspired minimalist skirts, jackets, and tops."
Martha Stewart Weddings
"Make your wedding cake even sweeter with a topper that feels uniquely you. These figurines are big on charm and will remain keepsakes long after the last crumbs are gone."
Featuring our Woodland Love Caketopper.
Sunset Orange color story featuring our Tumbleweed Vermilion fabric, framed in upper left corner.
Ocean Conservancy Newsletter
Coral & Tusk
"Coral & Tusk's Big Sur collection includes linen cocktail napkins, tea towels, pillows, stationary and table runners embroidered with coastal creatures like sea turtles, sea otters, sea lions and hermit crabs. Last year, the company donated 10 percent of the collection's proceeds to Ocean Conservancy."
The Wild Things
Bring spring's buzzy energy indoors by accessorizing your tabletop - and yourself! - with the darlings of the gilded, rainbow-hued menagerie.
15. Bugs Cocktail Napkins, Embroidered linen. $88 for set of four. coralandtusk.com
How to Make It
How to Make It
25 Makers Share the Secrets to Building a Creative Business
Published by Chronicle Books
Coral & Tusk designer Stephanie Housley is featured, sharing behind the scenes of her business, Coral & Tusk, as well as her personal process and a DIY embroidery!
"After getting a BFA in textile design from RISD, Stephanie Housley started Coral & Tusk as a side business in 2007, while working as a textile designer for a fabric mill based in India. She's since grown it to be a powerhouse in the world of fabric and design. Blending the love of trave and nature with fabric and illustration in a way that hadn't been done before, Stephanie has secured her thriving business as an innovator of high-end usable art."
Master of None
Season 2, May 2017
Master of None, an original comedy-drama series streaming on Netflix, featured Coral & Tusk's indigo pillows on Dev's (played by star and show co-creator Aziz Ansari) living room couch throughout season 2.
Interior Design Magazine
2017 DIFFA Dining by Design Event feature with our Sunbrella table collaboration.
Coral & Tusk Tree Trimmers Christmas Collection
“Many of Coral & Tusk’s fans look forward to their holiday collection each year. If you are looking for special gifts or items to decorate your home for the holiday season, Coral & Tusk’s new Christmas Collection is your choice.”
"This is the scene when Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato, the twins behind the boho-chic Lizzie Fortunato fashion and home accessories line, throw a laid-back dinner party inspired by a trip to Sayulita, Mexico. 'We like to crowd a large table with colorful and meaningful collections, but each piece should have a story behind it,' says the duo."
Featuring Coral & Tusk's Souk Ivory 20" x 20" Pillow (on chair)
Coral & Tusk designer and founder, Stephanie Housley and her dog Paco at her house in Wyoming.
Charlotte Home Design & Decor
Best of Guide 2016
In Good Company
"This holiday season, deck your outdoor space with good company and style. From enchanting forest animal motifs and gilded accents...your gathering of family and freinds will be layered with merriment and cheer."
Large Feathers Table Runner featured in Outdoor Entertaining feature.
Better Homes and Gardens
Obsessed with CLASSIC INDIGO
The distinctive shade that's synonymous with your favorite pair of blue jeans is just as versatile in your living room. "Indigo is intrinsically easy," says Marlien Rentmeester, right, denim devotee and found of the blog Le Catch. "Like denim, it infuses a comfortable, kick-back-and-relax vibe into our homes."
Coral & Tusk Portico Indigo Striae Linen (on chair), coralandtusk.com
A refined grasscloth by Walfab sheathes the walls in the master suite, setting the mood for the palette and Alex K. Mason artwork. Pressed up against the metal RH bed frame is a Bunny Williams Home sofa upholstered in a snakeskin-printed Nomi fabric and strewn with Coral & Tusk and Rule of Three pillows. A vintage leather chair and a Brooks etched-leather cocktail table, both from Harbinger, complete the seating area. Lamps and a pendant from Visual Comfort provide additional lighting within the suite.
House Tour, April 2016
- Vintage Persian rug: Amir's parents
- Bedspread: JM Dry Goods
- X pillows: CB2
- Long pillow: Coral & Tusk
Eye-catching fall market tabloid
One Eye Closed bookend in powder-coated metal by Design Atelier Article. circle 480. Evil Eye embroidered linen by Coral & Tusk. circle 481.
Coral & Tusk Tea Towels
Bar rags - as they are known in the trade - are a barman's best friend. These natural linen, super-absorbent versions are anything but ragged, with whimsical embroideries from New York based Coral & Tusk ($42). They are beautiful enough to display. Choose from an evil eye, forest animals in pyramid formation, or any number of feathers. Super vibe-y all around.
Coral & Tusk event and pop-up at Fog Linen in Tokyo featured in Liniere Cafe Japan.
Issue 4 | 2016
Design and Living in Jackson Hole
"Coral & Tusk's whimsical embroidered home decor items have been sold in the valley for several years. Starting this summer, though, founder Stephanie Housley has a workspace in the back of the boutique Workshop. (Formerly based only in Brooklyn, New York, Housley and husband Chris Lacinak recently bought a house in nearby Bondurant.) Watch as Housley draws on fabrics before embroidering over the design, and then buy one of these bison pilows she made earlier."
Now playing: sequins on mellow grounds - like pairing a glam caftan with bare feet. Ideal for curtains and chairbacks, whien life calls for a hint of glimmer.
5. Berber in Quartz Ivory. Embroidery on linen. $296 per yard. coralandtusk.com
Martha Stewart Living
December Gift Guide
Good Gifts for the Kids
2. Turn lunch into a party by serving PB&Js on a tray from Coral & Tusk's collaboration with Fog linen, featuring adorable illustrations of Paco the dog and Goban the cat.
Coral & Tusk Brooklyn studio and designer Stephanie Housley featured in Japanese magazine, nice things.
Coral & Tusk pop-up in Tokyo featured in MilK Japon.
“Stephanie Housley creates what she loves for Coral & Tusk that will be loved for generations.”
How to up the homey factor in any space? Bake something fresh - or simply dot a room with the handcrafted look.
10. Stationery in Thanks Elephant, Bouquet, and Frances. $24 each. coralandtusk.com
Western & English Today
Coral & Tusk table linens, pillows and geometrics featured in Western & English Today.
Girls of a Certain Age
"I love when stripes are incorporated into an ethnic print - especially when the color palette is really simple - because the result is super-graphic, and keeps things from coming off too crunchy. I had a hunch that this pillow would look right at home on my very modern-looking sectional, and it so totally does."
Coral & Tusk Thanksgiving embroidered linens featured on Elle Japon.
“This holiday season, Brooklyn Parlor in Shinjuku, Tokyo will be decorated with Coral & Tusk’s embroidered products. Come and enjoy the food, music, books together with Coral & Tusk’s cozy holiday decoration!”
Reclaimed timber, unfinished plaster and a muted palette make for a sensitive restoration at this picket-fenced idyll in the Hudson Valley, New York State.
"We scoured the Architectural Digest Design Show to track down the hottest trends for 2016, from indigo textiles to colorful kitchen appliances."
A collection of brilliant embroidered indigo fabrics covered chairs and cushions at Coral & Tusk’s charming booth.
"Coral & tusk embroidery - cushions, linens, dolls and small accessories, Coral & Tusk designs, cuts and embroiders their poetic animals on linen since 2007. We met the creator Stephanie Housley in her cozy and bright studio in Brooklyn."
"Willa Cather's Classic novel "O Pioneers!" illuminated the harshness of early life on the Midwestern plains, but for fashion designers this season, the sun-bleached prairie seems a place of pure job. Country girls drifted along the catwalk in soft focus, as if viewed through the prism of the two Lauras: Ashley and Ingalls Wilder..."
Featured Coral & Tusk's Flowers table runner
18 Embroidery Instagram Feeds to Follow
A Brooklyn favorite, Coral & Tusk has been doing modern embroidery for years now, and their team produces a wide range of designs - from small ornaments to embroidered pillows and hangings.
Coral & Tusk Brooklyn studio and designer Stephanie Housley featured in Japanese magazine, Fudge
Coral & Tusk Visits Japan.
“When Stephanie sketches for new designs, especially with animals, she likes to think of their personalities, what they wear and where they live. Those animals make you feel at ease. Stephanie visited Kyoto, Japan this time and got many inspirations from the trip. We cannot wait to see the new design inspired by her trip to Japan!”
I Want To Be Her!
5. Art by Coral & Tusk "This Brooklyn-based artist offers the sweetest, most magical art and home accessories I've every seen - for kids and adults. I just bought a piece and it makes me smile every time I look at it, and all of their work pretty much makes me melt. It can't hurt to have a big more sweetness in your life."
Coral & Tusk pop-up in Japan featured in WWD Japan.
“Stephanie Housley, designer and founder of Coral & Tusk, famous for its detailed embroidery, comes to Japan for the first time.”
"Coral & Tusk looked to the textiles of the North African Berbers for its new Wayfarer collection of embroidered pillows. Each is made of linen and comes with a feather-and-down insert. Indigo, shown, is one of a range of colors."
Dering Hall Hospitality Suites
"We were inspired by the luxury of a private garden attached to a spacious hotel room. Our design brings the comforting colors and restful ambience of an english garden into the scheme. A floral light fixture and contenporary art echo a garden, while coffee-table books, a well-stocked bar cart, and open fire ensure that this room is made for relaxation. We chose paint colors that remind us of the beauty of a garden in the hazy evening light of summer - faded pinks and greens with a background of warm neutrals."
Coral & Tusk tote bag feature including Baby Cat Pocket Tote, Garden Pattern Tote, Cats Pattern Tote, Champs Tote, Owl Pocket Tote.
"Coral & Tusk's Stephanie Housley was inspired by a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a stone's throw from her house, to create a beautiful new line that includes linen napkins, runners, and stationery, delicately embroidered with hollyhocks and daffodils."
Where Women Create
Stephanie Housley Coral & Tusk
"As a child growing up outside Cincinnati, Ohio, Stephanie Housley loved drawing, coloring, and "making stuff." Crafting and creating she surmises, reside in her DNA; her great-grandmother was a lace maker while her grandmother made dolls. It's no wonder Stephanie taught herself how to embroider at an early age..."
Farm-to-Table Design: Coral & Tusk
"A movement is underway, forged by artisans, makers, and caraftspeople who are fighting to tell their stories, to help make the process and people behind a good just as valuable as the good itself... and Coral & Tusk is among those leading the change."
“Coral & Tusk’s new products, The Cats and Dogs Collection, was designed by Stephanie to pay tribute to her favorite four-legged friends. 10% of profits on all items from this collection will be donated to ASPCA.”
Coral & Tusk designer and founder, Stephanie Housley featured in Frye's #MeetOurMakers social media series.
"Stephanie from Coral and Tusk is a trained textile designer who marries fine illustration with technically advanced embroidery methods."
"When Stephanie Housley sits down to sketch a cute character for her nature-driven home goods line, Coral & Tusk, she doesn't just draw a lamb wearing a flower crown or a rabbit in a waistcoat—she invents its entire backstory. 'Habitat plays a big part in what we do,' the RISD-trained designer told Racked during a recent visit to her Williamsburg studio. 'For example, a fennec fox lives in the Sahara, so I drew him in a yurt, and the arctic fox lives in an igloo. I love to imagine what these animals' homes are like, and how they decorate.'"
Darling Finds for Mini-Mes
Cat Mask in gift guide round up.
Fox Portrait and Animal Tree Pillows featured.
Hawk Kite featured in market selection.
Character Reflection: Toms founder/philanthropist Blake Mycoskie and his conservationist wife, Heather, kick back in a quirky Los Angeles–area residence that brims with heart and soul
Navy Quill Lumbar, Tipis and Canoe featured in nursery.
"From throw pillows covered with feather plumes to cocktail napkins emblazoned with tipis, the Coral & Tusk archive is bursting with charm and imagination. Matchbook paid Stephanie a visit at the company's Williamsburg showroom for a glimpse behind the embroidery magic."
Handmade and Heartfelt
"Coral & Tusk demonstrates how small businesses can make a big impact by following their heart. We asked Stephanie Housley, one of the company's founders about how it all started..."
"Four mothers show the decor in each of their children's rooms."
Featuring Coral & Tusk Carousel Lumbar on bed in Anne Marie Brouillet's son's room.
Pumpkin the Raccoon
Coral & Tusk pillows featured on Pumpkin's Instagram feed. Pumpkin is a rescued Bahamian raccoon and her friends, Toffee and Oreo are rescued Royal Bahamian Potcakes.
Our Williamsburg studio featured on The Shop Keepers.
"Coral & Tusk’s studio in Brooklyn does double duty as a showroom. Coral & Tusk, the name chosen to represent auspicious elements of land and sea, is a whimsical range of embroidered textiles. Characters are created each season, and their stories are threaded throughout different products."
Foxglove 16" x 16" Pillow featured on dia STANDARD Japan.
Oriole and Goldfinch silk feather pins with Coral & Tusk x Titlee jewelry.
A Garden Party
Add a flourish of florals to an outdoor gathering with Coral & Tusk's linen accessories. The collectio includes napkins, table runners and cushions embellished with romantic delphiniums and floxgloves. For the finishing touch, decorate each place setting with embroidered pins, which become keepsakes for every guest. (www.coralandtusk.com) HL
Behind Coral & Tusk's Fall Collection
"A RISD-trained textile designer, Stephanie starts her process by putting pencil to paper. Once she has a new little animal friend, scene or pattern in mind, the design gets translated into stitches. Everything is finished at the Coral & Tusk loft in Williamsburg. And just this week, they launched their new Fall 2014 line so we asked Stephanie to give us a little peek into her process and inspiration."
Wall Street Journal
John Derian's Handmade Home Decor
"What began as a humble decoupage studio 18 years ago has blossomed into a showroom for beautiful designs, where a gathering of like-minded artisans casts its spell under John Derian's curatorial eye."
Wall Street Journal
Thread of the Class
"Another joint effort, by Volk Furniture and embroidery whizzes Coral & Tusk, both Brooklyn-based. Indian-inspired motifs span the fabric-covered doors of a dapper credenza and encircle a stool."
Condé Nast Living
Elements of Style: Rustic Whimsy
"Plenty of cozy seating - or napping - options and a sprinkling of imaginative toys give improptu campouts a sophisticated sense of adventure."
Martha Stewart Living
Keep Them in Stitches
Coral & Tusk profile Martha Stewart Living
"'I love the feel of drawing with thread', Housley says. "I enjoy the tactile experience of it.' She gets inspired by everything from the resourceful, creative women in her family to illustration plates in books such as Amazing Rare Things..."
Coral & Tusk's Pomegranate 30" x 30" floor cushion on window seat.
Gift Guide: Wild at Heart
Bugs Cocktail Napkin
Martha Stewart Living
December 2014 / January 2015
Garden Gift Guide
Thistle and Poppy Napkins feaured in Christmas gift guide.
"In tune with the folkloric touches that popped up on the spring runways, Coral & Tusk lush embroidery- depicting crafty foxes, dancing bears, and bison-riding raccoons- expands its reach with a collection of beautiful linen lamp shades (also available as hanging pendants), as well as the company's first-ever fabric line with Pollack."
Coral & Tusk Pop Up Shop
"Coral & Tusk organized an incredibly well-curated pop-up that was designed to give visitors and shoppers a full lifestyle vision of what their products (and products from some of their favorite designers) are about. From the moment you walk in the space, it's clear awhat that vision is: colorful, whimsical and full of texture and playfullness. From the embroidered birds flying overhead to the patterned rugs uderfoot, the spaces is a feast for the eyes."
8 Things To Do In NYC This Week
"Hang out in a giant hand-painted teepee. The Coral & Tusk Friends Spring Extravaganza is a playground for adults. Boasting fun and whimsical accessories, classic leather goods, Instagram-worthy scenery, and loads more from a variety of NYC-based designers, the month-long pop-up is a one-stop shop for all your apartment-decorating and gift-giving needs."
"There's a new look for this age-old technique. These bold patterns have both visual punch and delicate textural appeal."
Featuring Circus Stripe by Coral & Tusk for Pollack.
Features laser-cut Coral & Tusk Fox.
Harpers Bazaar UK
All Things Bright
"Bring your home into bloom with these fanicful floral pieces"
Coral & Tusk Boutineer lower right corner.
Town and Country Weddings
Coral & Tusk Ascent Placemat with Orange Quill Table Runner bottom right corner.
"'Embellishment can transform something really simple into something magical' says Housley. Whether in a nursery or an adult abode, the brand's characters are just waiting to form the cast of a moder-day fairy tale."
One Kings Lane
Studio Tour: Coral & Tusk
"In a 1,000-square-foot fourth-floor studio in the Brooklyn ‘hood of Williamsburg, Stephanie Housley heads up Coral & Tusk, a collection of pillows, dolls, linens, and other fanciful playthings embroidered with intricate, whimsical designs, from a cheeky badger to a falcon feather. The vibe? Your exacting seamstress grandmother teaches Wes Anderson to sew."
Craft & Life in Brooklyn, NY
Coral & Tusk profile featured in Plus1 Living featuring the Williamsburg studio, Stephanie Housley's apartment and daily routine.
Architectural Digest Online
Coral & Tusk Opens a Dreamy Pop-Up Shop in Brooklyn
"Staying true to Coral & Tusk’s playful ethos, the store is propped with a life-size tepee and an embroidered canoe perched atop a mossy hill. 'This is our way of inviting customers into our world.'"
World of Interiors
"'Nothing thrills more than the careful consideration taken to add embellishment where before there was none' - so say Stephanie Housley and Chris Lacinak of Coral and Tusk. Their joy in adornment bears fruit in a Brooklyn studio, where they develop embroidered-textile homewares that are executed by machine on linen in India.
Featuring Coral & Tusk's Cheyenne Floor Cushion, Herringbone Diamond Pillow and Color Diamond Charcoal Pillow.
Coral & Tusk's Brooklyn studio feature.
New York Family
The Stocking Shopper
"Some of the best gifts come in small packages - so this holiday season stuff the stockins of the fab grown-ups in your life with ultra-luxe sweets, treats & trinkets."
Featuring Animal Tree and Peek-a-Tree Large Stockings.
The intricate embroideries of Coral & Tusk's linen pillows celebrate the geometric patterns and rich craft traditions of North Africa. From left are the Souk Stripe, Berber Stripe, and Hali Stripe cusions, all of which are offered in 16" x 32" and 20"-sq. sizes, in indigo (pictured) or natural; prices range fram $164 to $252 each. coralandtusk.com, 718-388-4188