Tuesday, 19 May 2009

My Fabric Obsession













Anyone who knows me well knows I am obsessed with beautiful fabrics. For me, fabric is the starting point of any room design. I am continually falling in love with new fabrics I find. Whenever I find something I truly love I buy at least one meter to keep on file so that when I show clients I have a large piece to show them how beautiful the fabric really is. The small pieces in the sample books just don't do the fabrics justice. I thought I would show you a few fabrics I am currently absolutely in love with.

62 comments:

Sharnel said...

They are gorgeous. I love a few of them myself!

Forførende Farger said...

Waw!!!!
They are gorgeous.
Eye-candis...

Room design studio said...

amazing.. they each tell a story!

Becky Brocato said...

Beautiful! I love the top one. Looks like the azaleas in my yard in springtime.

bluehydrangea said...

Love them all but the 5th one down is my favorite!! I would love to know the name and who makes it! It has all the colors in my house...perfect!

Pink Lemonade said...

The first one is spectacular!!

Ashley and Eric said...

Wow...you have a beautiful collection of fabric. I live in a small midwestern town and I don't have access to such amazing fabrics.

Clayton Gray Home said...

Great idea to buy a large piece of the fabric. You are right, the sample books can be difficult for a client to grasp the whole idea. Love them all!!

Miss Eve said...

They are all gorgeous Anna, wonderful selection. For me no3 is simply perfection...

Mrs. Blandings said...

A great idea and the fabrics are gorgeous. At least it's a healthy obsession.

Karen said...

I just love the fact that you love colour we are constantly bombard with all white images ( don't get me wrong I think there divine ) Whites so hard to keep clean I know I've tried it and colour really does uplift the spirit
Karen

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

These are Gorgeous! I have an addiction to fabrics....lots and lots of favorites in my collection. Someday I will find a use for it all.

Annette said...

Wow! I really like the one with the pink tower and brigde --- I wonder if it comes in wallpaper as well???

Sarah said...

All of them are gorgeous! I especially love the first one!

Linda Merrill said...

Love the top fabric with the blue/white ginger jars. Beautiful bright color, yet very traditional too!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Beautiful prints!

ana said...

This fabrics are stunning! you sell them in your store??

Tamerie Shriver said...

The good thing about what I do (custom home furnishings) is I get to work with some amazing fabric without having to buy it myself. And as there is almost always some kind of scraps leftover, I can admire it long after the slipcovers or window treatments have been delivered. You know what the y say, the person with the most fabric when she dies, wins! I suspect you are right in the thick of it all!

Polly R said...

WOW. Gorgeous. Spotting a bit of Marimekko there too! I love the print second from the bottom as well.

Marion said...

I also love fabrics. I wish that you would identify the ones posted today especially the first three. (Are they Conovas?) Thanks so much for the lovely post.
Marion from Kentucky

VictoriaArt said...

YES, they are spectacular, love vibrant patterns with a graphic feel to it.

moon said...

Nice....i like it too

Style Court said...

I see some faves Anna :)

Harvey's Dream Home said...

Yes there is nothing in the world like looking at a wonderful fabric order book and ordering and then receiving a whole roll of that fabric, and then rolling out a few meters and seeing it in all it's glory! Your fabric with the Blue and white vases and flowers is definately one of those fabrics!

Urban Flea said...

I'm a total fabric hoarder as well, I've got boxes and boxes (and boxes) chock full of swatches. Just pulling them out every once in awhile makes me smile!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
www.urbanfleadesign.com

Yoli said...

The last one, the black and white one and the one with the asian country scene, are so drool worthy!!!

greavesdesign said...

love the Asian inspired one with the coordinating (?) striped one...

what more would you need to make a room glow?

On A Whim said...

This is why I love your blog so. I too love fabric, and your choices are as usual wonderful..Thank you for ypur great taste....Donna

Twilight Spells said...

Ohhh, beautiful! I especially like the second one from the bottom, with the bright flowers. They are all gorgeous!

Cote de Texas said...

the pagoda one is really incredibly beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

I love the shadowing of the blue urns...they look 3d...and the blue and white (last) is amazing!!

Thanks for sharing :)

Angela said...

I adore the peonies and the pink bridges....who designed these beauties?

Jules said...

Cool fabrics! So colour, unique, and each with there own appeal. However, I totally dig #3 and #5 for my own casa : ).

Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas
www.lovelylasvegas.blogspot.com

Beach Vintage said...

Anna, that first print is devine. My favourite.

Paula Villanova said...

Wow...these are fantastic!

clare's craftroom said...

Thankyou , they are so beautiful .

Awesome Sara said...

where have you been all my life? you're blog is fantastic!!! you are so on my fav list on my blog. i'm going to look around some more. i just wanted to introduce myself!

iLa said...

Fabrics! Some of them look like paintings! I Love the first one!

Carolina said...

wow!

I loved them!!!

Aarna - Sara Sekhar said...

all the fabrics are adorable....epslly the last one (navys and blues)

Annie Empiric said...

I do the same thing and when the fabrics are discontinued or I have used them for one too many projects I make them into pillows. These fabrics are very pretty!

Marianna said...

Beautiful fabrics. I am obsessed with them too!

Rachel said...

I'm becoming a fabric fanatic myself. What is that fabric in picture number four? The black and white pattern??

Tricia Mitchell said...

Oh they ARE beautiful. I especially like the floral in the fifth image and can think of a lot of uses for it. It has a bit of a mid century Scandinavian feel to it.

Tricia - Avolli

Blair said...

Oh that first fabric is stunning. And what great idea to buy a larger piece of each as a sample!

SimplyGrove said...

These are GORGEOUS!!

Vastu said...

These are some amazing textiles. What a great stripe!

Kelly said...

beautiful!!

Prachi Junankar-Gokhale said...

Anna,
Where have I been all your life?! I just discovered your blog and I"m just blown away by your natural, playful yet impeccable design sense! My house is in such a rut after 2 babies and a busy job. I needed to get inspired and I think I just did. When I go home today, I'm going to make a little flower arrangement, put some of my kitchen pieces on display and not be so afraid anymore! Your blog makes me so happy, just like that fabric!
Prachi

soulflower said...

I totally dig the fabric with the pagoda.I heart pagodas!

Molly Jean said...

Hi, where is the 3rd, pagoda fabric from? I would love a duvet from this fabric! thanks!

Whimsical said...

I just love the fabrics. Oh I so want to do up my sofa in the blue and white chintz.

Prudence said...

These fabrics are seriously divine. Particularly love the first one and the second last. Please check out my blog and let me know what you think. www.flotsamfriends.blogspot.com/ Would love to know your thoughts (I too am a Brisbane girl)... Px

Dee Dee Hannah said...

I am a total fabric hound as well. Some of my favourite prints have been the jumping off points for so many of my favourite rooms.
I'm currently working on redoing my guest room in a stunning cowan and tour toille-like pattern

eddieross said...

So beautiful...and happy! They just scream summer!

Jaithan + Eddie

Loretta said...

I share your love for lush fabrics, especially the ones featuring imagery of blue and white porcelains.

I have a pair of wing chairs, as old as my marriage, originally upholstered in a very colonial plaid.

After a move to Memphis and the need to assimilate my small amount of primitive furniture into a ballroom of a living room with a dark teak floor, marble fireplace mantel, and crystal sconces from Rafferty's in New Orleans, I knew only fabric could provide an inexpensive solution.

The wing chairs were reupholstered in a chintz with an apricot ground and great big oversize blue and white plates filled with vaguely Asian fruit. The staid chairs turned into butterflies!

And then I reupholstered my Queen Anne sofa in blue and white flamestitch chintz.

It will always be my favorite room, if only in memory.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

They are all stunning. That first one is to die for!

JVG said...

There are so many comments here already, but I think I must be number 58 in saying that you have gathered the most delectable feast for the eyes and you have some very very lucky clients! Number 5 is joyous colourful fabric heaven. I hope to stumble across it someday!

annechovie said...

These are absolutely stunning, Anna. I so love that you are not afraid of color!

camilla ann said...

Hi Anna! What beautifuls fabrics. I especially like no 1 and no 6. Would you mind sharing the name of the producer of these fabrics? Have a great weekend!

COCO said...

woooowww! What beautifuls fabrics! I want this kind of fabrics for my jewelery!

GOLLY said...

where is the pink pagoda from? it's darling!