It is no secret that I adore Robin Petrovic and Cathy Bailey from HEATH Ceramics.  My daughter Maggie loves their son Jasper – and I follow her very smart lead.  (The kids have most recently been sharing the iPhone App Cookie Doodle drawings with one another.) Cathy and Robin are the kind of designers that you want to be and the kind of people you just want to stand next to.  One part cool, one part super smart, one part gentle family, they are wholly open, terrifically kind, and just plain engaging.  I am grateful to have them in my life as both friends and colleagues.

Our HEATH and Alabama Chanin Collaboration launched last week with additional textile pieces coming this coming week.  The work includes plates and bowls in full table settings along with napkins, tablecloths and other soft tableware.

Robin and Cathy are strong believers in collaboration and I want to spend this week introducing the Petrovic-Bailey family to all of you.

I start today with their home as I believe that a person’s home says everything about who they are and what they believe.  With Cathy and Robin, I am overwhelmed by the beautiful mix of color and it seems that everything they touch exudes balance and peace.

Their home is a bike ride away from their Sausalito-based production facility and I met Robin and Cathy as they were embarking on a major renovation. The pictures you see here are the results of that year long project.

Grace Boney of Design*Sponge wrote: “cathy and robin of heath ceramics have one of the most beautiful homes i’ve ever seen. beautiful enough that it’s appeared in a number of magazines. but when coraline at heath shared this images with me i couldn’t resist sharing them here again- all that color, all those tiles! what’s not to love?” Indeed.

Read Grace’s full story here.

I am in the process of putting together a small renovation at my home which includes new tile for my kitchen and the addition of a small outdoor kitchen. I am using HEATH 3” x 6” tile in the white dual glaze in a vertical brick installation similar to the one in their kitchen above.  I will never want to leave my kitchen or backyard and hope to expand the renovation through the window and into my bathroom one day… sigh.

I also adore the texture and pattern that you find in every corner of their home.

More on the Petrovic-Bailey Clan and the HEATH + Alabama Chanin collaboration tomorrow and throughout the week…


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