NEW from Scion – The collection name WABI SABI originates from a Japanese philosophy, which celebrates the beauty of imperfection. Painterly brushstrokes, stripes, chevrons, ikats, batiks, tie-dyes, ink spots, ombrés and floral motifs all fuse effortlessly to create an understated, sometimes mis-matched yet always harmonious interior. The cloth is 100% cotton and is suitable for drapery, accessories and light upholstery.
And priced so well with most at $64/m+10%gst
I’ve said it before, and I get the chance to say it again, the gorgeous CHIANG MAI DRAGON 100% linen fabric is going to be remembered in history globally as one of the most popular fabrics ever produced by American fabric & wallpaper designers Schumacher. This week Fabric Studio has spied the cover of Australian House & Garden magazine, May ’13 edition, featuring this iconic fabric in colour Aquamarine as covering of two classic shaped armchairs. There are 5 different colourways of Chiang Mai Dragon, but this one is soft yet punchy with the zing of the very ‘now’ tangerine accent colour. The background is breathtaking and I can’t imagine a room scheme that wouldn’t be brightened up by this fabric (even just a couple of cushions). And there’s a little green cushion on one of the chairs in the famous Kelly Wearstler for Schumacher fabric, EMERALD CUT/Lotus Ivory too. See these fabulous timeless fabrics in our online shop here:-
Chairs: CHIANG MAI DRAGON
Cushion: EMERALD CUT
Cushion Cover Making: And don’t forget that we can make cushion covers for you in any of your chosen favourite fabrics. Plain finish $38ea (+10%gst) and Piped finish $41ea (+10%gst). We can also supply 100% Down Feather Inserts in all sizes.
As frequent readers of Fabric Studio WHATS HOT will know, I have long had a bit of a thing for Blue-n-White ‘anything’. Well I would love to introduce you to the newest member of my collection – meet my gorgeous new chair just installed at our new apartment. It is so beautiful and even on the dullest day, brings the room to life. When it came to selecting ‘the’ blue-n-white fabric, I just had to go with Schumacher CHIANG MAI DRAGON/China Blue 173272 – I’ve admired this fabric for such a long time, and I am so thrilled with the result.
Even just a couple of cushions can bring such amazing energy into a room. It’s available in our online shop here!
LORENZO CASTILLO for Gaston y Daniela is now available in Australia and we have it in our online shop!
The collection illustrates designer Lorenzo Castillo’s complete understanding of interior design. Velvets, floral prints and geometric designs with an innovative colour palette all contribute to a unique collection, which demonstrates Lorenzo’s individual style. Designs include INIGO, LAIDI, LOLO, PEPA, RAMON, SAINT YAGO, TABANERA, VILLAMAYOR.
See a fabulous article on the designer in Vogue Living April 2013 p.72 with some wonderful depictions of his stunning work.
Bold, bright and away from it all, Warwick’s print range HOLIDAY ISLE is designed for escaping. No lack-lustre browns and beiges in this offering, ‘Holiday Isle’, leaps out as a kaleidoscope of colour from a coral reef. Teamed with a whimsical stripe ‘Howell’, this colourful combo is turning heads in holiday homes and resorts all over the world and now joins Warwick’s Slip Wash Cover category, having passed all tests (also Machine Washable). Both print designs have been developed in Australia and are registered as part of Warwick’s commitment to The Australian Made Campaign.
NOT TOO SHABBY by Unique Fabrics is the ultimate Shabby Chic collection. Many designs featuring gorgeous woven patterns and textures, from classic waffle weaves to damask florals and geometrics. And the best thing…. they’re wide-width (ranging 275cm-300cm) – perfect for bedding, loose covers and drapery (all except AHSLEY 150cm and PAZ 140cm). Featured on p.92 April/May 2013 Belle Magazine. See it in our online shop here!
MAGIC ROUNDABOUT from Unique Fabrics is a fun and quirky print collection, inspired by 1960′s Scandinavian design. Whimsical floral scenes are teamed with stripes, geometrics and chevrons. The colour palette is contemporary and clean. Enjoy the delights of Magic Roundabout in your next decorating project! We know you’ll enjoy the price ….
NANJING by Schumacher is a bold Chinoiserie print featuring Asian landscapes in a simply rendered, graphic style. Derived from a small print discovered in the Schumacher archives, its enlarged scale is thoroughly modern, as are its bold colorations on crisp white linen grounds. SEE NANJING in our online shop here
The ‘ENCHANTED’ Collection by Warwick Fabrics, includes a beautiful large-scale floral (Enchanted), a medium-scale stripe (Tempt) and a geometric diamond design embroidered sheer (Invite). The colour selection is subtle and elegant.
I am personally loving the ‘Invite’ sheer at present, and so are our customers. Extremely well priced at $61/m for such elegance!
BULLET is an outdoor fabric by Unique Fabrics, that has a soft velvety pile but also boasts impressive technical qualities: A light fastness of 7 and a terrific 100,000 Martindale rub rate. It also sports teflon protection, excellent mould/mildew resistance and low flammability. Bullet proof – you bet!
There are 20 different colourways – from earthy neutrals, cool duck egg blue, greens and greys, to vibrant pink, lime, orange and red. Oh and of course a selection of blacks, charcoals & whites.
‘TANGIER FRAME PRINT’ Outdoor Fabric by Trina Turk for Schumacher – Vogue Living January/February 2013
A vintage coat dress provided the inspiration for Trina Turk’s TANGIER FRAME PRINT, a bold chevron design, which is interpreted in saturated colours against crisp white acrylic twill grounds (Sunbrella branded fabric). The decorative details are reminiscent of a batik print, which gives it an exotic and tropical vibe. Its dramatic scale is equally suitable for curtains, upholstery and pillows in indoor and outdoor spaces. You can see the 4 amazing colour combinations and the 8 other complimentary designs in our online shop: Trina Turk Collection 2 for Schumacher.
As seen in Vogue Living Australia, January/February 2013
The patterns in the FALL 2012 CLASSIC PRINTS & WOVENS collection from Schumacher reinvigorate antique, old-world textile design with a timely exoticism. Plush textures and striking visual effects are highlights of the collection, which includes velvet, wool, and raw silk enhanced with embroidery, appliqué and burnished metallic threads and ombré effects. The Prints are grand in scale and richly coloured; this collection of signature Schumacher designs draw on both classic and exotic motifs combined with contemporary colourways resulting in dramatic textiles with timeless appeal.
Here are just a few of the wonderful designs in this new season’s collection:
As featured in November 2012 issue of REAL LIVING Magazine.
This reversible pocket weave is woven of 100 percent cotton. Inspired by a classic gem shape, EMERALD CUT by Kelly Wearstler for Schumacher, is expanded to a scale that blings. Five colours are available in combination with ivory: lotus, mink, mandarin, bristol, and biscuit.
Content: 100%Cotton (FULLY REVERSIBLE)
Pattern Repeat: V11cm H11cm
As featured in November 2012 issue of REAL LIVING Magazine.
Inspired by an antique warp printed silk textile discovered by Martyn Lawrence Bullard during his travels, the fabric ‘ADRAS IKAT PRINT’ combines the brilliance of clear colourations with the boldness of a chevron pattern. Printed on a tightly woven cotton poplin ground suitable for upholstery and curtains, the smooth surface of the fabric and textured interpretation of the design echo the original silk ikat. The graphic look of Schumacher’s ‘Adras Ikat Print’ is perfect for adding an exotic note to a traditional room or a pop of saturated color in a modern interior.
Pattern Repeat: V47cm H68cm
PIAZZA Collection by Warwick Fabrics features three fresh and contemporary designs woven as jacquard upholstery cloth, sure to complement any modern interior. The colours are lively and uplifting. A handful of colours from the BAXTER upholstery range has been selected to complement this collection, as the perfect plain. The featured designs are PABLO, PIAZZA & PIMELIO are extremely well priced @ $51/m
HUSK has long been a staple in the Warwick Fabrics upholstery fabric collection. It’s content is: 37%Visc; 21%Cott; 24%Poly; 18%Linen, making it the’ go-to’ fabric for designers when looking for a plain that will perform and has something extra. With an interesting linen look texture, Husk works every time, whether it be for a sofa, cushions, a bed valance, or just some contrast piping.
The recently launched ST GERMAIN collection saw the introduction of 8 fresh new colours added. They include:- APPLE, ATOLL, MARBLE, PEAT, RUSSET, SMOKE, SPLICE & STEEL
Introducing Whispers by Chivasso……A collection of contrasts where soft textures and delicate, dusky colours emphasize the beautiful rich historical patterns of the fabrics. The wallcoverings provide a contemporary edge with the use of new effects and exquisite designs. Featured in Vogue Living magazine November/December 2012. For more information please email us.
Every once in a while, along comes a collection combining classically inspired design with a contemporary interpretation of colour, giving designers something truly transitional. Introducing ST GERMAIN from Warwick Fabrics. It includes floral and stripe printed linens, a woven stripe, an embroidered linen, a sumptuous velvet and practical ‘Husk’ for upholstery. Designs include Montmartre, Piaf, Picasso, Renoir, Monet, Gogh, Husk & Entice…..And it’s so well priced starting at $72.60/metre.
See ST GERMAIN here
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE? Before you hit the fabric & wallpaper showrooms and websites, determine what your style is. Keep this front of mind and the task will become a pleasure.
Is it: GLAMOUR, ORGANIC, BOHEMIAN, COASTAL/ISLAND, COLOUR RUSH, GIRL ON A BUDGET, REGENCY, CLASSIC, ROMANTIC, VINTAGE/ECLECTIC, MODERN MINIMALIST, ASIAN PERSUASION or HAMPTONS.
Happy Hunting, Alison x (today:- Hollywood Glamour mixed with a little Asian Persuasion)