Walking in a certain world like an Egyptian Queen in her pristine, black patent leather and white lug soled Fratelli Rossetti oxfords, my meeting with fabric designer Bernie de le Cuono was like meeting “The Rosetta Stone of Linen and Wool” in Goddess form. As founder and designer of her company, de le Cuona, Bernie has woven a path around the planet, mixing masters of looms, techniques, and fibers across cultures to achieve the most ethereal, subtle weaves to float unto beds, wrap pillows, or draw the curtains on a day’s close.
When we have our 25-ft. high wall of window in my bucolic, restored 19th century barn set in rolling Tuscany hills, they will certainly be graced by her embossed linen in a pebble pattern woven on heritage French looms, looking for all the world like Edith Wharton herself hung the drapes.
We asked for her pensees to our ‘Tracing 9 Star’ power words and sketched her, above, to dive deeper into her world. To see Bernie's Tracing 9 Stars interview ,