When finishing your latest design project, it is important to pick the right print fabric to add accent and flavor to your almost perfect objet d'art. "You just can't build a room with only textures and solids," recommends Barbara Karpf, "you really need prints to finish the job!"
Design manufacturers had been flushed with solids, geometrics and ikats and seemed to have lost sight of the practical, aesthetic importance of prints. Thankfully, Robert Allen and Duralee have led us from this drought into an oasis full of toile, stripes, damasks, paisleys and more. Both manufacturers released very eclectic collections with wonderful coordinating patterns available.
Duralee Modern Prints & Wovens Collection is characteristic of Duralee's sense for bright, lively colors which won't break the bank. Spun from 50's era design, Duralee "42177 - Summer" and "42176 – Carnival" are very upbeat, bright florals which look great in a kitchen setting or family room. Their "42171 – Flame" is a fun bubble print which brings out the warmth of your home and is easily coordinated with almost every pattern in the book. Match these fabrics with our Suburban Home Trimmings collection to pack that extra punch in your project!
All 7 books of Robert Allen's latest Prints & Coordinates Collection have just arrived to our New York City Design Room. Keeping with the spirit of Robert Allen's style, this collection is more traditional and conservative than Duralee's Modern Prints. The collection incorporates an extensive selection of embroideries, toiles, damasks and paisleys, and includes wonderful coordinates in each book. We really enjoy the simple elegance of their "Fast Flying" design in this collection; gold dragonflies stitched upon a fine polyester ground make for a very sophisticated fabric choice.
News From the Design Room
We've received a dozens of new sample books from Stout, Schumacher, Robert Allen, Highland Court and Duralee. Our Design Room has grown into a fabric and wallpaper library, hosting guests from all over the world every day. Click here to see the books we got in this week!