From headscarves to clothing to curtains and more, paisley is one style that is only on the rise! Traditionally dyed in earthy colors like deep reds, browns and oranges, the paisley print is a fantastic choice to get a home ready for fall. Whether one builds a room around the teardrop motif, or decides to use it as an accent, paisley is an energetic and sophisticated pattern with versatile potential and a virtually endless selection available on DecoratorsBest.
The history of this iconic shape is one of conquest and colonization, beauty and spirituality. Found on the ancient isle of Britannia, paisley teardrop patterns were popular in Celtic religious art and dress over 2,000 years ago. With the conquest by the Roman Empire in the first few centuries AD, paisley patterns disappeared from the island, yet continued to flourish eastward in India, Pakistan and Persia. With an abundance of the kidney shaped flower, representing life, beauty and eternity in the East, English traders reintroduced paisley to Britain where reproductions of the striking design flourished in the 17th and 18th Centuries.
Today, paisley patterns range from chic and contemporary, to complex and elegant. Fabricut's "Beckett - Adobe" is a gorgeous, peach colored woven polyester with fine stitchwork found in every detail. A luscious drapery fabric, this pattern is ideal in a dining room or library. Available in seven stunning colors, this fabric is perfect for anywhere one wants to create an air of elegance.
Greenhouse produces very intricate paisley prints, such as their "10131 - Indigo," which fit any budget. Adorned in classic fall colors, this Pakistani fabric is an intricate, lively and traditional paisley design. Ralph Lauren carries the upper echelon of the paisley fabrics; their "Traquaire Paisley – Armagnac," manufactured in Italy with 100% cotton, is true work of art. Visit DecoratorsBest for a wide range of this in-demand floral from manufacturers including Schumacher, Fabricut, Beacon Hill, Highland Court, Ralph Lauren and more.