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A couple of years ago, I changed everything. I left my fashion design career and life in New York City for a new life raising my kids with my husband in Michigan. The trouble is...I can't stop designing. Coventry Drive is where I can show what I think is beautiful and stylish and inspiring.

Friday, January 06, 2012

New address: moving forward


*** Photo: Amy Dietrich for Coventry Drive

Hello dear friends and fellow discomania participants.
It's a new year and I have a new address!  
I am thrilled to now be on wordpress. Please visit and follow me there.
I can't wait to get started with a new look and new posts!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

wishes for 2012

Whatsoever you can do or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

-J.W. von Goethe

Get started.

I wish you:

peace like a river, 

joy down in your heart,

hope that springs eternal,

faith like a fortress,

kindness of strangers,

and a quilt to keep you warm.

God bless you and yours.


Photos by Amy Dietrich for Coventry Drive.

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Friday, December 30, 2011


Traveling to see family is always a welcome trip.  I love driving because I get to see everything around me. Living as an urbanite for so long always makes me appreciate the beauty of the rural areas.
It got me thinking about images of Jack White at his home in the movie "It Might Get Loud".  And John Mellencamp's body of work about this same area of Indiana.
In winter, the land is striking and cold and beautiful.
 All photos by Amy Dietrich for Coventry Drive.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Multi Colorful

Sometimes a lot of color just speaks for itself.

The Mah Jong Sofa by Roche Bobois

Hermes ties-an array of color.

Purl Soho zipper assortment.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

a burst of yellow

As the days are grayer and snowier, a burst of yellow seems appropriate.

Yellow can brighten up a part of your home.

I can dream about spring 2012, while I embrace the winter chill.   Here are a few dreamy sunny pieces.

The prefall 2012 yellow coat by Diane von Furstenburg certainly makes me feel warmer already.

Don't forget your ears.
 The color yellow is associated with optimism. Count me in.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

ToDryFor Towels

I am a sucker for a clean smart graphic print.  Enter-- ToDryFor. A slew of imaginatively printed towels.  I found them by way of Dezeen and their pop up store, Temporium.

Now, I just need the kitchen to match.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

made by hand gifts

My son is in his first year of preschool and has some wonderful teachers. I was inspired to make  patchwork potholders as gifts for the teachers.  Potholders are humble but can be beautiful and oh so useful. 
I had seen something by My Girl Thursday on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.
They were a small and quick project that let me use fabric that I own---perfect!!
Then.... my four year old son wanted to help me. Sure. 
It was fun to have him involved. I let go of my perfectionist self and embraced the process with him. We had a blast.
Some of the potholders are a little wonky, but hey, I can't blame it all on my son. :)

Next, I had fun wrapping the potholders using plain natural tissue paper, little bits of ribbon, and some cute gift tags from Target.

Now I had better look at my own collection of potholders in my kitchen drawer.
Yikes! I should have made some for myself!

All photos: Amy Dietrich for Coventry Drive

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