Fabric Friday

Friday, August 26, 2011

fabric friday: eco-friendly parlor textiles

If you've been look­ing for tra­di­tional fab­rics with a slightly mod­ern sen­si­bil­ity, some­thing that fits effort­lessly into your tra­di­tional home, then Par­lor Tex­tiles is a ter­rific option! And amaz­ingly, they are eco-friendly too! Intrigued yet? This com­pany wraps social respon­si­bil­ity in a beau­ti­ful pack­age. The fab­ric itself is a blend of eco-friendly hemp and organic cot­ton. Made in the United States, their process uses water-based inks, heat and pres­sure rather than chem­i­cals to print the pat­terns onto the cloth.

Take a peek at a few of their pat­terns. Any one would seam­lessly work on a wing chair or drap­ery, with Ori­en­tal car­pets, in a trad home. Equally lovely in a mod­ern set­ting, the pat­terns have an East­ern fla­vor. Very ver­sa­tile from a design standpoint!

parlor ailey in indigo

par­lor ailey in indigo

parlor blockstripe in indigo

par­lor block­stripe in indigo

parlor dixie in red

par­lor dixie in red

parlor indian deco floral in red

par­lor indian deco flo­ral in red

parlor simple ikat in indigo

par­lor sim­ple ikat in indigo

parlor pinwheel in leaf

par­lor pin­wheel in leaf

I'm lov­ing the Indian Deco Flo­ral — so stun­ning in it's sim­plic­ity! Do you have a fave? Visit their site for more options.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

fabric friday — eskayel

Not your typ­i­cal fab­ric pat­terns, these beau­ties from Eskayel let you inter­pret their mean­ing, almost like an ink blot test. Is it tie-dye? Batik? Do you care? It's just plain cool!

Setting Sun in raspberry linen
set­ting sun in rasp­berry on linen
culebra cubic in blue linen
cule­bra cubic in blue on linen
sweetwater in aqua linen
sweet­wa­ter in aqua on linen

This is just a small selec­tion of the many inter­est­ing fab­rics Eskayel offers. Addi­tion­ally, they fea­ture pil­lows, bas­kets and more on their web­site. An espe­cially fun fea­ture, you can shop their line by color. Enjoy!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

fabric friday — blogfest2011 — barbara barry

Another won­der­ful expe­ri­ence at Blogfest2011 was the oppor­tu­nity to lis­ten to inter­na­tion­ally acclaimed inte­rior designer Bar­bara Barry dis­cuss her new col­lec­tion Indo­chine for Kravet. Barbara's slides revealed the many inspi­ra­tions she found dur­ing her trav­els in Asia, par­tic­u­larly in Japan. If you have seen any of her pre­vi­ous fab­ric col­lec­tions, you know her fab­rics are always gra­cious, under­stated and calm. Her per­son­al­ity matches com­pletely! The Asian influ­ence is clearly vis­i­ble; the palette remains soft and ele­gant. In addi­tion to fab­rics, the col­lec­tion includes trim, hard­ware, rugs and believe it or not, her own cus­tom tea blend named Cit­rine. Bar­bara in the Kravet show­room, show­ing the fabrics:

Barbara Barry in the Kravet Showroom

Bar­bara Barry in the Kravet Showroom

Close up shots of sev­eral fab­rics — I wanted you to see the texture…

Barbara Barry for Kravet

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

Barbara Barry for Kravet

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

Barbara Barry for Kravet

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

Barbara Barry for Kravet "Wind Palace"

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet "Wind Palace"

Barbara Barry for Kravet

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

kravet indochine hardware

kravet indo­chine hardware

indochine trim from Barbara Barry for Kravet

indo­chine trim from Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

What do you think? I think sub­tle and beau­ti­ful, like the lady her­self. Thanks Kravet for the chance to meet this amaz­ing talent.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

fabric (good) friday…from soleil bleu par wellmann

If your week­end thoughts turn toward Easter, renewal and spring, enjoy the embod­i­ment of those sen­ti­ments in the new Salon col­lec­tion from Soleil Bleu par Well­mann. Fresh col­or­ways and ele­gant tex­tures — per­fect for a grown up girl's Easter basket!

the salon collection from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon col­lec­tion from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon collection from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon col­lec­tion from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon collection from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon col­lec­tion from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon collection from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon col­lec­tion from soleil bleu par wellmann

Wish­ing you all a peace­ful and joy­ous weekend!

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