Aug 31, 2010

What's Popular at Fabricut?

See what's happening at Fabricut!

This beautiful chair is covered in one of the most popular fabrics from Fabricut, Tea Ceremony. The colorway shown here is Brown Patina but it is also available in 3 other colorways. Other colors: Garden - A beige background with multicolored design. Heather Rose - A dark taupe background with deep rose and green. Meadowbrook - A teal background with multicolored design. This beautiful Asian inspired print is on a woven rayon/poly/cotton blend that retails for $136.00 per yard.

The pillow is covered in Liv Stripe, color Acorn. This fabric is also available in 3 other colorways and retails for $58.00 per yard.

These beautiful neutral patterns would add texture and style to any setting. See below.
Top to bottom:
Sinton Trail in Sand. Only colorway on 100% cotton.
Cloudlet in Ivory. This is an embroidered pattern on 100% cotton, available in 4 other colorways.
Kesugi Ridge in Basil. This is a print on a linen/rayon blend. Available in 4 other colorways.
Cliff Dwellings in Wheat. This is a small woven pattern on 100% cotton. Available in 4 other colorways.
Busse Leopard in Bark. This is an embroidered pattern on linen. Available in 3 other colorways.
Mozart in Brown. This is a great silk/cotton blend available in 31 other colorways!
Soy Floral in Flax. This is an embroidered pattern on a linen/cotton blend. Only available in 1 other colorway.
Chako in Butterscotch. This is a damask on linen in only this one colorway.

These beautiful fabrics are perfect for draperies featuring black and cream.
The first fabric is Crystal City in Black Pearl, a damask print on 100% polyester fabric. Available in 4 other colorways.
The middle fabric is Valli in Ivory in a beautiful small strie on 100% polyester. Available in 10 other colorways.
The last fabric is Random Scribble in Tuxedo. This is an embroidery pattern on a rayon/poly blend.  Available in 3 other colorways.

All Fabricut fabrics and trim to the trade. Contact The Designer Insider or your own designer.

Aug 30, 2010

Hand Carved Wood Furniture from Dessin Fournir!

Dessin Fournir is presenting all of the below items in their new hand carved collection. Each item is given the detail and attention needed to make it a beautiful addition to any home. Many of these items are available in a large range of finishes and custom sizes too. See some of our favorites below!

This beautiful mahogany bookcase is the Belle Isle Bibliotheque shown in the M-3 Woburn finish with antiqued 22k gold leaf details. All adjustable shelving.  Size: 109" wide x 98" high x 29" deep.

This round Coleridge Table has beautiful curved legs to give extra style to this piece. It is made of mahogany with crotch mahogany veneered top in M-4 Brooke finish. Size: 50" diameter and 30" high.

This all mahogany piece is the Patterson Chest with ribbed front drawers and finished in M-4 Brooke. It has three drawers and one pullout shelf at the top. Size: 43" wide x 22" deep x 34" high.

 This Gothic Armchair is finished in an antiqued paint with black pen work and gold metal leaf decoration. The upholstery is from Rose Cumming: Silk Stripe in Black/Ecru.  Size: 40" high x 22" wide x 22" deep.

 This gorgeous Biagio Armoire is made of walnut and then finished in W-5 Biagio with antique gold metal leaf rubbed over the detailed accents. Beautiful! Size: 55" wide x 96" high x 24" deep.

This unique wall sconce is the Lafite and is hand carved wood shown in 22k gold leaf.  Beautiful swirls with five candles. Size: 20" wide x 47" high x 8" deep.

This unique chair is the Burgess in all walnut and finished in W-11 Cathay with a rush seat. This chair would make a statement in any room! Size: 40" high x 25" deep x 23" wide.

All photos and information courtesy of Dessin Fournir. Contact your designer or us for more information. Custom finishes and sizes available on each piece.

Aug 27, 2010

Ikat Fabrics and Products

Bermingham and Co. offers over 100 Ikat designs in glorious colors that are used on pillows, lampshades, headboards and upholstery. A burst of color makes your interiors more lively and glamorous. This great company is now represented by Brunschwig and Fils. See examples of their great products below!

Contact your designer or The Designer Insider for more information. Sold through Brunschwig and Fils, to the trade.

Aug 26, 2010

Designer Fabrics: Featuring Camilla David Textiles!

Camilla David Textiles is a wonderful fabric line that depicts fabrics made in 100% cotton and linen that are produced in India. What makes these fabrics so special? The specialized embroidery and printing techniques that produces a product that is not only beautiful but resilient and durable. This unique company has now added coordinates to go with their beautiful embroidered fabrics to make the decorating of your space or project easier and even more appealing. How easy is that!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Camilla this Spring and wanted to showcase these beautiful fabrics and this wonderful family owned company. Your first look at this collection is a feature on four different groups but stay tuned for more coming soon!

Main embroidered fabric:  Nandini in Powder Blue

Coordinates from top to bottom:
Velly in A/Aqua
Twilly in A/Turquoise

Main embroidered fabrics from right to left:
Stepping Stones in Smoke
Gardenia in Smoke

Coordinates from top to bottom:
Satiny in A/Raven
Twilly in Smoke
Cobby in A/Tan
Satiny in B/Rust

Main embroidered fabric: Ballerinas in Turquoise

Coordinates from top to bottom:
Skuddy in B/Mist-Green
Skuddy in A/Turquoise
Linny in A/Indigo

Main embroidered fabric: Rose De Nimes in Dusty Blue

Coordinates from top to bottom:
Belly in A/Papyrus
Coplaid in A/Coffee
Velly in A/Mink

All of these photos were taken at the Camilla David showroom in Atlanta. The top photo is courtesy of Camilla David Textiles. The main fabrics are embroidered with the beautiful patterns you see here. Contact us or your designer for more information.

Aug 25, 2010

Celerie Kemble and F Schumacher: Matching Fabrics!

This beautiful fabric collection is from Celerie Kemble for Schumacher. I love this combination of prints and textures in a soft colorway. This is a great example on how to combine fabric prints to get the maximum impact!

The floral fabric is Hot House Flowers in Mineral. This fabric is 100% linen and has a classic tree of life pattern inspired by tropical botanical forms. Large repeat in three colorways.

The top geometrical fabric is Bleecker in Twilight. The clean geometry of the classic fretwork is softened with a beaded pattern on a linen screen print.  A great fabric with seven great colorways.

The small pattern to the right is Betwixt in Charcoal/Ecru. A very small repeat on 100% cotton with a woven texture. Contrasting colors of cotton yarns form this geometric weave in a simple woven design. Casual and versatile! A fabulous fabric in seven colorways.

The bottom woven fabric is Glimmer in Mineral. A great textured soft chenille fabric in a mixed acrylic/cotton/polyester/linen. This fabric has a light sheen in seven colorways! The surface of this fabric shimmers like burnished metal in a soft textured fabric. Rich and complex! See all of the colorways in this fabric below!

Well there you have it! The room is all done for you courtesy of Celerie Kemble! To the trade.

Aug 24, 2010

Decorating A Bookcase!

Make your bookshelves special by arranging them in a unique design, dressing them with special objects and personalizing them with your own touch. Below are great ideas for decorating your own bookcase from the best: Flip! For Decorating. This is a great book to help in arranging rooms and even a bookcase. See the example below from this book and from its author, designer Elizabeth Mayhew.

Decorating hints:

1- Empty your shelves and consider painting the back or lining with colored paper to make them pop! This bookcase has a yellow background.

2- Sort books by size or subject. Remove and discard any ripped dust jackets unless that adds to the value. Line your books in a rhythmic pattern to relieve the monotony of rows.

3- Fill unused spaces with attractive boxes that can store photos, cds or even smaller objects. The blocks of color with break up the rows.

4- Add ceramics and other specific objects, such as small works of art. Place family photos or personal items to make the shelves come to life.

5- Be daring and hang a picture from the bookcase moulding.

Aug 23, 2010

Paint and Color Inspiration from Farrow and Ball!

When choosing color for your home you need to take several factors into consideration. The architecture and style of your room, the purpose of your room and how light affects your space. That is why testing colors is so important and why just relying on paper paint chips just does not work. Remember that the paint chips are printed photos not actual paint samples. Rely on your paint manufacturer to assist you and to help you in making the right choice.
I have made it no secret that Farrow and Ball is one of my favorite companies. Exquisite paint colors in a beautifully manufactured paint. My favorite color and one I used in part of my home was Biscuit, which has now been discontinued. But as I get ready this winter to repaint parts of my home, I will once again choose Farrow and Ball for the right color choice for my walls and even some furniture too! See some inspiration from Farrow and Ball below.

Walls: Slipper Satin in modern emulsion
Trim: Pointing in estate eggshell
Cabinetry: Lime White in full gloss

Walls: Porphyry Pink in estate eggshell
Trim: Off White in estate eggshell

Walls: All White estate emulsion
Floor: Down Pipe in floor paint

Walls: Rectory Red estate emulsion

Walls: French Gray estate emulsion
Trim: All White estate eggshell

Walls: Churlish Green in estate emulsion
Trim: Slipper Satin in estate eggshell

All photos and information courtesy of Farrow and Ball.

Aug 19, 2010

Flat Woven Rugs! New For Every Decor Style!

This new rug has a crisp basketweave texture in a woven rug with a reminiscent feel. They are woven with sturdy wool blended yarns with rich color palettes that range from tonal neutrals to primary brights. The basketweave pattern gives this rug textural construction and durability in a flat woven rug. The variegated yarn colors makes it easy to coordinate with any decor style from traditional to modern. This beautiful rug comes in six colorways, see below.  Sizes: 2' x 3'; 3' x 5'; 5' x 8'; 7' x 9'; 8' x 11' and custom. Contact The Designer Insider for more information. The colorway above is Beach Party Red. This colorway features bright primary colors.

This Seaglass colorway has shades of blues and greens with a feel of the ocean.

The Flagstone colorway is neutral in grays, browns, whites and black.

The Madras colorway is made of moss greens, light blue, tans, burgundy and golds.
Not pictured: Dune and Shingle Stripe.

Aug 18, 2010

F Schumacher Meets Studio Bon Textiles!

Studio Bon Textiles is a wonderful fabric collection sold through F Schumacher. Texture and pattern comes together in a beautiful combination of graphic shapes and colors that are printed on natural fabrics from cotton canvas to linen. Modern and luxurious all at once that easily mixes with traditional fabrics too!

Sally Fire  - Comes in six colorways with the colorway Fire shown in the photo. This fabric is 100% cotton with a small repeat.

Grass - This print comes in six colorways with Stone showing in the photo. This fabric is a medium repeat on 100% cotton.

El Sol - This unique print comes in five colorways with Mink-Mouse shown in the photo. This is a medium repeat on 100% linen.

Drapery - Grass in Stone.
Pillows - This unique print is called Fuzz and is shown here in Black, comes in five colorways. This is a small repeat on 100% cotton.
Sofa - This is one of my favorite fabrics, Wired, which depicts small bird silhouettes on a wire. This fabric is 100% cotton and comes in five colorways. The colorway seen on the sofa is Dove.

All of these fabrics can be purchased through your designer or through The Designer Insider. To the trade. See more at F Schumacher.

Aug 17, 2010

Veranda Magazine Features Damask Fabric!

In the September issue of Veranda, a display of wonderful damask fabrics are gathered to show the new colors and textures. Spectacular fabrics in luscious colors and weaves!  Enjoy!

Clockwise from left to right:  Kravet's Masira Silk Damask; Decortex's Deva; Scalamandre's Ypres; Janet Yonaty's Paris Classique; Peter Fasano's Sandhurst; Christopher Hyland's Anne Marie Damask; Rubelli's Cherubino (middle).

Here are a description of these wonderful fabrics:

Kravet - Pattern above: Masira Silk Damask in Seafoam - Lush taupe flowers on a soft teal background. This all silk damask is 54" wide and originates from India. It comes in four colorways: Seafoam, Garnet, Latte and Rye. Below is the Latte.

Decortex -Pattern above: Deva -  A "green" fabric that is monochromatic with dark forest hues.

Scalamandre - Pattern above: Ypres - Stylized vines cover an olive background.

Janet Yonaty - Pattern above: Paris Classique - A swirled Rococo matte green design against a shiny embossed silk ground.

Christopher Hyland - Pattern above: Anne Marie Damask - Deep shades of cobalt blue and antique gold proves classic and timeless.

Rubelli - Pattern above: Cherubino in Bleu - Opulent golden leaves and robust flowers adorn this woven sapphire toned silk. This beautiful fabric is meant for an elegant setting in 6 wonderful colorways. Bleu, Avorio, Beige, Radica, Rosso and Verde.

Peter Fasano - Pattern above: Sandhurst in Easton Blue - A print with a faded watercolor effect in a light aqua blue. We love this wonderful cotton fabric that comes in ten luscious colorways. See two more below, Cielo (blue) and Pesca (orange). Other colorways: Crema, Oro, Slate Gray, Crema/Pewter, Verde, Giallo and Azzuro. 

All photos courtesy of Peter Fasano and Veranda Magazine. Fabrics are to the trade and can be ordered through your designer or through The Designer Insider.

Aug 16, 2010

Carleton V and Adam Calkin

Adam Calkin has always been an artist but when he started creating fabrics and wallpapers he was able to share his love for flora and fauna. Below are some of his most popular creations that are sold through Carleton V.

This beautiful wall covering and fabric is Adam's Eden. A perfect blend of soothing colors on a neutral background.  Adam's Eden - Two background colorways, ivory or taupe on 74% linen and 26% jute. Wallpaper - Four colorways.

This beautiful fabric is one of the most popular and is Zarafshan, a blend of bright colors on a neutral ground. Zarafshan - Six colorways on 100% linen. Gorgeous!

This sofa is the English style and is covered in Chateau, a beautiful print in taupe and brown. Chateau - Three colorways on 100% linen.

The drapes are China Rose along with the wall covering. The chair is covered in Venetian Damask, a personal favorite. Venetian - Seven colorways in 100% linen. China Rose - Five colorways on 100% linen. Wallpaper - Six colorways.

All of these photos courtesy of Carleton V and Lewis and Wood for Adam Calkin. To the trade.

Aug 13, 2010

Trends: Concrete Tiles and Pavers with French Style!

When building a new home or remodeling a current home, you have many choices in flooring from tile to hardwood. But I am going to introduce you to a wonderful affordable product that gives you the old world charm of Europe without the cost. We have all seen concrete products that definitely look like concrete, but Peacock Pavers is different. They have the patina and texture of real stone and looks wonderful in any outdoor or indoor setting. Bring France into your home! Several colors and patterns are available as well as mixing patterns for that random stone look. See the photos below for indoor and outdoor applications. More at Peacock Pavers.

 Indoor or outdoor use!

Great patio with a mixture of colors.

Pool trim too!

Modern Damask Fabric and Wallcovering

Do you love Damask but it is a little too traditional for your more modern home? Take a look at these damask patterns from Donghia for a play on traditional in newer colors and patterns for a more retro home.

This striking wall covering collection is a slightly smaller scale that its textile coordinate, Juliet. The paper is rayon backed and comes in eleven beautiful colorways.

This collection is inspired by the classic tale of star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. This sensual textile is interpreted as a classic damask pattern in wonderful alpaca/wool blend with an unbelievable touch and drape. Juliet comes in eleven beautiful colorways.

This is a modern damask pattern with a historic and traditional weave that was inspired by an antique Chinese artifact. This beautiful cotton/silk blend embodies the tone-on-tone shading with gradients of color, hence the name Labyrinth. It comes in eleven luscious colorways.

This unique large scaled botanical pattern is covered in fun and cheeky plants in a jacquard. The medium weight damask is certainly modern and has a retro feel that is perfect for a vacation home. The pattern is over scaled and a chenille which brings a whole new look to damask! The fabric is an acrylic/poly blend in seven colors.

Shangri La:
This exquisite fabric is a woven linen damask with a take on traditional toiles. Each scenic print is a subtle tonal rendering in the finest jacquard linen. The colors are muted and subtle with a soft sheen and comes in ten beautiful colorways.

All fabrics and wall coverings are available through Donghia. Contact your designer or us for more information. To the trade.