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.
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.
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!
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
I was thrilled to see an advertisement in the Feb/March 2013 Belle Magazine (p.38), for ‘HELIODOR’ Wallcovering Collection by Arte. I have just installed this stunning and ‘very’ special grassweave ‘LEAF’ design 49052 at my new apartment – we all love it! And the colour mood changes all day, from pewter to charcoal to an almost deep petrol green and swampy grey/brown (oh doesn’t that sound just delicious!!).
Each of the designs in this stunning collection are hand-woven inlaid wallcoverings, made from natural plant fibres on a shimmering metallic ground, with selection of rich colours in each design. The interesting thing is that the design is created by the grassweave being cut and turned, which simply shifts the the way the light strikes it and making the pattern. This wallpaper is sold by the metre. Though we don’t stock Arte in our online shop, we can supply any of these exclusive designer Arte wallpaper and Arte fabric products - email us for more information and for pricing. Design names: Leaf, Cube, Scale.
And here’s a pic of Graham installing our gorgeous ‘LEAF’ wallpaper.
‘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
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
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.
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)
Rock Baroque is a daring blend of pattern, colours and texture. Rock on!
ROCK BAROQUE is a new selection of wall coverings by Arte and Hooked on Walls. The above imagery is from a recent advertisement in the Aug/Sept 2012 BELLE Magazine and features:-
CASHMERE LION – 20050 ($158/roll+10% gst)
All designs in the collection priced from $158/roll to $219/roll (+10% gst)
Designs include: CASHMERE LION, BIG DAMASK, PRECIOUS PAISLEY, VERTICAL SHADES
For more information about this collection please EMAIL US.
The non-woven wallpapers of FOLIA WALLPAPERS from UK supplier Harlequin, work effortlessly with the fabrics, mirroring or complementing the designs. Some have a delicate woven fabric effect background, whilst others have a white ground, which highlights and enhances Folia’s Scandinavian flavour. The effervescent nature of the collection is reflected in its suitably lively but highly useable range of colours.
Priced from $99/roll (Size: 68.6cm x 10 metres)
Includes designs: ERIN, INGA, JENA, LACARNO, LUCERNE, SEFA, TEMBOK, VERENA
Click Here to see FOLIA WALLPAPERS Collection
Something old, something blue…….
Earliest hints of Chinoiserie appeared in the early 17th century, in the arts of the nations with active East India Companies, Holland and England, then by mid-17th century, in Portugal as well. Tiny glazed pottery made at Delft and other Dutch towns adopted genuine blue-and-white Ming decoration from the early 17th century.
And we still love it for interior design, blending the many and varied blue & white fabrics in florals, stripes & plains, all tossed together with anything from French Provincial furniture, Asian antiques through to Australian antiques – or a blend of it all.
Here are some of our favourites that you will see in our on-line shop.
EXPOSURE offers a striking new collection of very contemporary fabric designs! The eclectic nature of Carlucci di Chivasso’s newest release includes extreme and bizzare designs like skulls (see Dr D below), backing up with timeless animal prints, velvets & plaids. POA.
For more information please email us.
IMAN HOME combines the essence of chic with exotic elements, cultural richness and a modern approach to traditional style. The rich colors, the distinctive embroideries and textures of the jacquard woven fabrics will enliven any interior. David Bowie’s model wife ‘Iman’ has collaborated with Unique Fabrics to create this ‘unique’ collection.
IMAN HOME available in our shop
In Sept/Oct ’11 Vogue Living, Caecilia Potter’s style is an absolute standout of eclecticism done beautifully and right!
In her historic inner Melbourne home she uses Chivasso BLACKBIRD sheer curtains for a filtered light effect, and it is a perfect whimsical backdrop to this interesting dining room. Note the mismatching of the elaborate and ornate, juxtaposition with the simple lines of the more contemporary.
BLACKBIRD is part of the SERENITY collection from Chivasso. Create a sense of calm and balance with Serenity’s fabrics and wallcoverings. Their focus on neutral colours, natural fibres and woven textures lend a relaxed but contemporary feel to any interior.
For more information or to purchase please EMAIL us.
Price: Approximately $340/m
(144cm wide; 100% polyester)
The new ‘BRAQUENIE EMBROIDERIES Collection’ by Pierre Frey, which brings together archive designs never seen before and reworked Pierre Frey classics, is composed entirely of embroidered materials on natural linen, cotton or silk base fabrics. The colours are faithful to the original designs in order to perpetuate these historic documents. The slightly darkened backgrounds reflect the passing of time. Striped, checked and embossed fabrics round off a collection which is very 18th century in spirit.
POA – for more information please EMAIL us.
Jim Thompson continues to roll out amazing collections……
His latest is ‘THE RITE OF SPRING’ collection and we love this cotton blend fabric ‘ALHAMBRA’ for its intricate detail. Suitable for curtains, cushions and light upholstery. How interesting for an exotic Middle Eastern look!
POA - for more information please EMAIL us.
We are loving this……..
‘WOODLAND’ by Jagtar, is a whimsical multi colored bold brush stroke hand print with boughs and birds on a jute cotton ground. This fabric would make up beautifully in curtains, cushions, or light upholstery.
POA – For more information please EMAIL us.
This charming design by Alison Gee, ‘ORCHARD’ was inspired by Morris & Co’s mediaeval tapestries which were woven at Merton Abbey. Small groups of flowers are depicted within a setting of fruit trees.
‘KELMSCOTT TREE’ – Print & Embroidery
The inspiration for the design ‘KELMSCOTT TREE’ can be seen on the bed curtains surrounding the four poster bed situated in Morris’ bedroom at Kelmscott Manor. The curtains were embroidered in 1891 by May Morris and friends. The bed hangings were probably made for Morris’ birthday and each curtain took three months to complete. Kelmscott Tree has been painted by Alison Gee in the Morris studio and depicts a large tree surrounded by birds and flowers.
POA – For more information please EMAIL us.