Posts Tagged ‘fabric’

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, 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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Monday, April 18, 2011

color, color everywhere…which would you choose?

I am work­ing on a new mas­ter bed­room design, wherein the only given is the exist­ing tra­di­tional fur­ni­ture. The major­ity of those pieces are nat­ural cherry or black, so that reddish/orangey shade needs to be worked in/around. I've been see­ing a lot of gor­geous deep blue lac­quered walls lately, influ­enc­ing me to con­sider a blue-based scheme which might not have been a first con­sid­er­a­tion. But blue and orange are nat­ural com­ple­ments, as evi­denced here by Miles Redd:

miles redd room in hague blue

miles redd room in hague blue

This stun­ning room also incor­po­rates a vari­ety of greens and pat­terned neu­trals — an eclec­tic mix that is end­lessly engag­ing. For these clients who love color, I've also been delv­ing into some large scale prints, includ­ing Chi­ang Mai Dragon from Schu­macher. This peren­ni­ally pop­u­lar pat­tern is avail­able in a num­ber of intense col­or­ways — open­ing up a lot of avenues lead­ing toward an eclec­tic look.

chiang mai dragon in alabaster

chi­ang mai dragon in alabaster

I'm espe­cially par­tial to the alabaster col­or­way, with that juicy cit­ron accent and hints of black. Per­haps with these lovelies from Arte­ri­ors?

kaleigh from arteriors home

kaleigh from arte­ri­ors home

The lac­quer col­or­way is intense!

chiang mai dragon in lacquer

chi­ang mai dragon in lacquer

Maybe pull out the teal to cool off that red?

paddy from arteriors home

paddy from arte­ri­ors home

There are inter­est­ing shades of blue in each of these col­or­ways, along with enough choices in accent col­ors to make heads spin. But the china blue col­or­way is the most traditional:

chiang mai dragon in china blue

chi­ang mai dragon in china blue

And could develop a mono­chro­matic all-blues scheme for peace and serenity.

paulette from arteriors home

paulette from arte­ri­ors home

If you were tired of tra­di­tional, which direc­tion would you head? Shake it up with col­or­ful eclec­tic? Or wake it gen­tly with sooth­ing but mod­ern blues?

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