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Cover & Cloth –

Sep 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Autumn 2011 issue of Cover is now in circulation and with it comes an article by yours-truly about the current trend toward vibrant, acidic greens in textile design. As featured in the article, one of my favorite new patterns for 2011 is Christiopher Farr’s Dancers, featured above.

Amanda Nisbet –

Aug 26, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Above, “Francesca” by Amanda Nisbet, part of her new fabric collection represented by Holland & Sherry. It’s a cross-over classic in three colorways.

Chris Barrett –

Jul 6, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The July/August issue of House Beautiful features a summer-licious project by designer Chris Barrett that includes an enticing peek at her outdoor textile line. See more at her website, and on newsstands.

Larsen 2011 –

Mar 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Print advertising for Larsen’s 2011 collection is being slipped through mailboxes this week and the promotional images are full of a muesli-eating Eileen Fisher feel, in the best possible way. Pattern names like Atmosphere, Earthy, Mood and Simplicity add to the nonchalance of looking good without showing off your effort, or your vanity.

Jim Thompson –

Mar 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment

While the outlines of his exotic (and mysterious) biography are perfect fodder for a Miramax period movie, the name Jim Thompson now represents much more than one man’s personal history. It’s an international brand encompassing restaurants, retail shops, a farm — and a line of luxurious, predominantly silk, fabrics. Above, Bamboozle from the new Thompson No. 9 Opus Collection.

Clarence House –

Mar 2, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Clarence House has a new collection of whimsical and energetic linen prints, including Marisol shown above. Possessing a bold 18″ repeat and a range of colorways that take the pattern from Matisse to Japanese Zen, this fabric is destined for great things.

de Gournay –

Feb 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

With a primary focus on Chinoisserie and patterns from 19th century France, de Gournay’s hand painted wallpapers and fabrics are old-school, and require old money (or lots and lots of new money) to purchase. For the rest of us the company website offers a perfectly free peek into a different world.

Porter Teleo –

Feb 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Primarily an artisanal wallpaper company bursting at the seams with acclaim, Porter Teleo is now also in the fabric business. Silk Scarf (above) is one of three patterns currently in production, with hopefully many more to follow. Its fluid,  painterly quality – and the thought of it applied to large swaths of drapery and upholstery – can make knees weak.

Frame It –

Jan 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Sometimes a yard or two is best used (and spent) on the wall. In this case I believe the fabric is by Donghia.

Via Decor Pad.

China Seas –

Nov 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Speaking of product shots, here’s China Seas’ Bali Isle as captured by Domino magazine. There are lots of other images of CS patterns to look at here.