VINTAGE NOSTALGIA The extravagant fabrics and passementerie of the Art Deco period have been reinterpreted in an updated spirit by Robert Allen. Inspired by the adventures of a well-traveled woman of style, the Vintage Nostalgia collection provides designers with fabrics imbued with the drama and opulence of an era that continues to inspire stylish interiors … Read more
I was watching What About Brian the other night and saw this fabric (Mango, below) on some pillows in one of the scenes. It’s Spinneret from Robert Allen Modern Library Collection. It comes in three colorways as shown below. It’s available to the trade but may also be available at retail stores as well. Mango … Read more
The folks at Lee Jofa wrote to tell me that Suzanne Rheinstein of Hollyhock has just launched a beautiful new fabric line through Lee Jofa! Here are some that caught my eye: Lee Jofa Fabrics are available to the trade. Click here for purchasing information via our buyers service.
The colors of autumn’s burnished leaves and hot spiced cider are captured in Beacon Hill’s Moss, Ecru and Cognac color books. The complementary shades are presented in tonal and multi-colored combinations that echo the shifting hues found in the autumn landscape. Intricate constructions, such as matelassés and warp stripes, and soft textures, including woven chenilles … Read more
Patrick Frey, head of famed French textile company Pierre Frey spoke to a near standing room only audience today at the Boston Design Center. He spoke of his father, founder Pierre Frey, his mother, Genevieve, who in the 1930’s created textile designs that look as fresh today as they must have back then (see below), … Read more
Check out Mod Green Pod’s newest patterns: Adelaide Atticus Clara Loving the Atticus!
While it’s been off the air for a few years now, HBO’s Sex and the City continues to fascinate and inpire. The HBO website has a great section about the interior design of each of the girls apartments. While I won’t go into the thought process behind each space, you can read all that over … Read more
From Jane Churchill. (We won’t even think avocado green, harvest gold or burnt orange, shhh!) Available to the trade only.
Ever see something in a magazine – fabric, furniture, wallpaper or accessories – that you just love, but it’s listed as “To the Trade”? For those who don’t know, this means that the vendor only sells to designers or other similar design trade professionals. If you’ve been frustrated by the fact that you don’t want … Read more
Have you heard of Spoonflower? It’s this great service where you can design your own fabric and they will print short runs at an incredibly low price! They are currently printing on 100% cotton fabric by Moda which is great for quilters and crafters. I am hoping that at some point, they will release a … Read more