Posts Tagged: Textiles

Susanna Salk and John Robshaw in his Connecticut studio At Home in Connecticut with John Robshaw

With a background in fine arts and painting, John Robshaw caught the textiles bug when traveling to India in the 1990’s. There he discovered his passion for fabric making and the handcrafted beauty of their artisan traditions. Working with makers throughout Asia, he developed his signature look of color and pattern rich global chic that was to become the hallmark of his thriving company.…
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jib doors with Christopher Moore Cholet toile wallpaper via Quintessence The Timeless Attraction of Toile

Another story in the 30th anniversary issue of Veranda that resonated with personal relevance was the icon selection in the style section celebrating the timeless appeal of toile. Ever since 1760 when Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf founded his textile factory in Jouy-en-Josas outside of Paris, Toile de Jouy has been a mainstay in the world of design.…
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Introducing Schuyler Samperton Textiles

Known for her low-key lived-in style with flair, Schuyler Samperton has a knack for making rooms look like they’ve always been that way. She is an unabashed fan of color, pattern and spaces with a touch of idiosyncratic character. Patina and charm generally trump sleek and modern in her book, with a signature style that is a layered, comfortable West Coast mix of classic and modern with a bohemian twist.…
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de Gournay at Paris Deco Off 2017 Paris Deco Off 2017 Color and Pattern

Of the colorful and pattern laden fabrics of the Paris Deco Off 2017 collections, many were conceived from travel and nature inspired sources. This was certainly the case at Pierre Frey, where Maoming evokes the ancient textile traditions of the Miao women in remote Chinese mountain villages.…
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Pierre Frey Paris Deco Off Preview

While I continue to edit my photos from Paris, I bring you a quick Deco Off preview. Among the showrooms I was able to visit during the show, an abundance of themes shone through. While bright colors and pattern are still driving forces, there was also a focus on neutrals, but with an emphasis on natural materials with noticeably more texture.…
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Christmas table with Braquenie fabric From My Christmas Table to Yours

The time has come to wish all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas. Longtime readers know that one of my favorite aspects of the holidays is setting my Christmas table. This year I wanted to stray from the traditional color scheme with something seasonal and festive but a little different.…
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the-design-library Inside the Design Library with Beacon Hill at D&D Fall Market

“Textile designs serve no practical function, but they can transform an environment, tell the story of a culture, symbolize a tradition, establish unity, convey a personality, or express a mood. Culturally, they allow us to recognize “our tribe” and give one a sense of belonging.” Peter Koepke, Owner and Director of The Design Library, explains the power of print in his new volume, Patterns: Inside the Design Library.…
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Anna Lynn Bender the Weaving Room Friday Five Favorite Finds VIII

This week’s Friday Five Favorite Finds starts with a discovery that truly deserves its own post. But with many articles simmering on the back burner, this favorite find will lead off the group today. I’m not quite sure how I have never known about the Weaving Room, Anna Lynn Bender’s enticing Nantucket studio.…
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Schumacher Couture Toledo Introducing Schumacher Couture and Classics Collections

Before the holidays I visited the Schumacher headquarters to preview their early 2016 releases. While most of you are no doubt familiar with the firm, what you may not know is the company’s distinguished history. Founded in 1889 by Parisian Frederic Schumacher, the New York City design company introduced the most exquisite European fabrics to a discerning American clientele.…
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In the Studio with Peter Fasano Unveiling his Latest Designer Collaborations

“New blood brings new ideas. It allows me to have my vision re-widened, to see things through other peoples’ eyes and that’s great.” So says textile designer, Peter Fasano. Producing hand silk-screened fabrics and wallcoverings in his Great Barrington, MA studio for over thirty years, the industry veteran recently welcomed four rising NYC design stars for a collaboration. …
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