Today's One Minute Tip comes from Judy Ross, textile and furniture designer, with her favorite way to maintain a feeling of expanse in small spaces.
• The Star: Judy Ross is a New York based designer and artist, specializing in home textiles: pillows, rugs, fabric by the yard, bedcovers and wall hangings, and furniture pieces such as stools, cubes and screens. Traveling in India to work as an independent textile designer, she developed a passion for the centuries-old hand embroidery technique known as chain stitch, used by men in the Kashmir region to embellish shawls with traditional paisley and floral patterns. She started by living on a houseboat on Upper Dal Lake while collaborating with the master embroiderers to develop a line of impeccably stitched contemporary wool scarves, and now her products are sold worldwide at high-end stores such as Barneys, Comerford Home, ThreadCount, Hollace Cluny and Lillian August. She lives in Manhattan with her two sons.
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