I’ve decided to create a new category here at the blog, specifically for the purpose of showing off beautiful fabric. I’ve called it “Fabulous Fabrics” until I can think of something more clever. (The suggestions box is now open!) I recently added five new fabric lines to my studio, and since I know many of you are also color and texture junkies, I thought you might enjoy exploring them with me! Obviously, the colors won’t all display perfectly on the computer screen, so in some cases, you might have to take my word for it that it’s awesome in real life. ;o)
To my clients (past, present, and future!): These are new, unused combinations, that I would dearly love to make a reality, so if they move you, contact me, and we’ll make some magic! We can create a room (or several) around them, or you are welcome to order fabric by the yard for any project you may be working on.
To my fellow designers: In a time crunch, or stuck for inspiration? Send me an email, and for a measly $20, I will provide you with the source list (including alternates, when available), saving you hours of time and effort!
I can be reached at kristy at kninteriors dot com.
Fabric Combination 001
This scheme was originally a fairly monochromatic blend of sterling silver and walnut. If you are trying to create a space that is restful, calm, and a little modern, you could absolutely leave it that way. But (yes, I started a sentence with “but”) I know there are lots of folks who NEED that punch of color (that’s usually me!), so I added a touch of citron as an accent, which would be easy to pick up in other non-fabric elements. The sterling and walnut would also work well with red or fuscia, or perhaps even a gray-blue or lavender.
In my head, I was imaging the velvet diamond on a sexy, curvy sofa, with the small dot fabric and walnut / citron stripe for pillows. The ikat (the large scale, kind of blurry looking pattern) was on a pair of clean-lined chairs (maybe with nailhead??). I was envisioning the woven check as drapery panels, with that chunky ivory sheer beneath.
How about the diamond as a totally glamorous headboard?? The ikat would make incredible draperies…. Hang them on an espresso and nickel rod. YUM! The other fabrics would combine beautifully into custom bedding. Maybe continue the diamond in a duvet, the check for euros, the ikat for pillowcases, and the dot for accents and the stripe as a bolster? Add the check back in as a reading chair… (I’m just thinking out loud now.)
These were some alternates I had played with for this scheme:
Either of these would make for a softer, more feminine, and possibly also more “traditional” look, depending on how they were applied.
This was an alternative sheer. It’s a cappuccino color, woven with a dash of metallic threading. This would definitely up the modern-factor a notch or 2. It would be gorgeous on its own, or beneath the floral above. I’d LOVE to see this in a city loft…
What do you love (or not)? How would YOU use these fabrics? Leave a comment and tell us about it!