fabric

eye candy: jonathan adler for kravet

The man. The myth. The legend……. The fabric line.

Potter/artist/design genius/retailer Jonathan Adler recently paired with Kravet to develop his new happy line of fabrics.  The collection includes upbeat, funky patterns and bold colors that are characteristic of the designer’s signature style.

Don’t you just love these?? SO FUN.

Here’s my top 5 faves.   View the whole collection here.

hot off the mill: new, eye-catching fabrics

I love getting mail.  At home.  At work.  Wherever.  I think I just like having something to open!  Well, the other day we got in some new Duralee fabric books in, so of course it was like Christmas morning for me at the design studio.  Here’s a few new fabrics I’ve been drooling over.

From the Gatwick collection, I can visualize these lovelies together. 

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I love the colors in these!  (Can you tell how much I enjoy blue!?)

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But, just so you know, I can’t talk about Duralee and new fabrics without bringing up the John Robshaw Collection!!  Globally chic.  Classically contemporary.  These gems are also relatively new (they came out back in the Spring). 

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Here’s some of my faves.

 

(Duralee fabrics are available to the trade only, contact me for more information.)

Lulu DK children’s fabrics

Lulu deKwiatkowski, founder and designer of Lulu DK Fabrics, teamed up with Schumacher on a new line of kids’ fabrics that are happy, tasteful, and stylish.  Thought I’d share!  (Throwing it out there now:  No, I am not pregnant, I just saw this and thought it was cool! ) 

 

 Apparently big kids like me love this stuff too, because I’m crazy about this fabric.

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Pretty in pink. 

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Inspired by her worldly travels and fine art background, Lulu’s fabrics are simple in design and bold in color.  I love the functionality:  the designs could work for young children all the way up to teens.

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Pink & Green.  Nice combo for a girl’s room!

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Can’t forget about the boys!

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Fun star prints.

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And there are wallcoverings too!  So precious.

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Check out Lulu DK Child to see the whole collection! 

(All photos courtesy of Schumacher’s website)

color story: tangerine + teal

What says “helllooo summer” more than sunny tangerine and refreshing teal??  Tangerine was named Pantone’s 2012 Color of the year, and teal is one of the hottest colors right now.  Pair them together and you get a match made in hue heaven.   Orange and Blue are actually opposites on the color wheel – meaning they naturally compliment each other.  (Whoever said opposites attract was dead on!)    What do you think??

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The 2 colors pop in this living room by Tobi Fairley

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Love this!

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(All photos link back to their source, if known)

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Great finds for one of this summer’s best color combos:

a) All Decked Out Dress, ModCloth

b) Burak Uyan Tangerine Sandals, Avenue 32

c) Penny Gibbous Moon Bracelet, Posh Locket

d) Tangerine & Teal Jeweled Bib, A Cut Above Boutique

e) Bright Side Clutch, Nine West

f) Moselle Sofa, Bentley Churchill, (available to the trade only – contact me to order)

g) Mrs Godfrey Chair in Tuileries Tangerine, Jonathan Adler

h) Lola Side Table, Urban Outfitters

i) Fabrics: (clockwise from top) –  36140-35 and 73023-19 , both by Duralee,  Sun & Shade Sea Scallop Coral Reef (outdoor fabric) by Waverly

j)  Capri Bottle Lamp, Jonathan Adler

k)  Lattice Rug in Blue, PB Teen

eye candy: spring fabrics that will rock your world

Spring is here!  This means new beginnings, warmer weather, longer days (hello daylight savings time!) and bringing out the brighter colors.  The good news is that your home can freshen up too with some of the new hot fabrics that have been released for the Spring.

Duralee and Highland Court came out with some great new fabrics for 2012.  Some of my favorites are as follows:

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From Highland Court’s Global Collection,  this print is worldly and soft.  Blue and green perfection.

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A vintage birdcage print with a modern twist.  Love the fun colors it comes in!

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A leaf pattern that could be used in a beach bungalow or an urban loft, which makes it completely versatile.

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This mushroom fabric is just so delightful.   Also comes in green and pink for the daring.

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Such a fun pattern!

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Nothing screams spring more than bicycles in hot hues!

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These Kravet fabrics also made the cut:

It’s no secret that I love anything Ikat.   This one is also available in many other colorways.

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Love the mustard yellow, turquoise, and grey put together.

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So cute!! And the flower centers are embroidered to add texture. I can totally see this fabric in a girls bedroom.