Fabrics That Inspire Design
TEXTILES ARE OFTEN THE ENERGETIC FOCAL POINT OF OUR INTERIORS
One of the most enjoyable parts of my work is discovering and working with beautiful fabrics and then employing them in a variety of ways on our interior design projects.
I am constantly looking for an eclectic range of coordinating printed fabrics, jacquards, decorative weaves and sheers in various styles, that embrace lively contemporary prints and innovative decorative weaves. I search out textile designers who create new designs, have unique and refreshing color palettes and source new qualities in fabrics. I love designers who are inspired by archival textiles, who then rework these ideas into imaginative new textile designs. Their work catches my eye and keeps me inspired.
Lately, I have been excited by retro-styled fabrics that have been recolored and reinvented in a more up-to-date way. Often these fabrics offer just the energetic focal point that I believe every room needs. Pattern and color that bring life and light into even the most serene interior.
One of my favorite ethnic inspired fabrics is Ikat. Ikat is “a style of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie dye on either the warp or weft before the threads are woven to create a pattern or design. Ikat comes from southeast Asia; Thailand, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and that area. Contrary to popular belief ikats come in a wide variety of colors and have been emulated in many more contemporary patterns.
I often repurpose vintage fabrics into my designs and showcase them amongst more modern textile prints. This has the advantage of making a room feel timeless and established. Keeping an eye on harmony is very important while combining fabrics.
Working with interesting fabrics continues to be a source of daily joy in my work and is a cornerstone in creating warm and welcoming interiors.