Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Today




Today I collected together a little group of mismatched, brightly coloured fabrics for some cushions for a client's sofa.  I never tire of putting different fabric combinations together and I always try to make sure each client has a different combination so as to keep their look unique to them.  Lately I have been so inspired by fashion and the combinations of different fabrics fashion designers have been using in one outfit.  I love the way Easton Pearson mixes fabrics and incorporates beading, frilling and special details in their designs.  The top image is actually a collection of Easton Pearson dresses from 2008.  I like the colour combination used in those 4 dresses and would love to create a room scheme using this image as inspiration.

image 1 - jane roarty stylist

26 comments:

A-M said...

Gorgeous. A-M xx

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Very fun fabrics!

Modern Country Lady said...

DearAnna
I think your blog is fantastic and inspiring and have awarded you the Stylish blog award.
The award is to be passed on to 7 other bloggers you find inspiring , and you are to tell 7 things about your self
Keep doing your great blog and have a lovely day!

Modern Country Lady

Crystal Crate said...

Loving your blog! I just started my own blog with my fantastic crystal and shell bottle art. I'd love it if you could stop by, and if you like them, follow! :) Off to read more! xoxo, The Crystal Crate.

Fru R. said...

Yes mostly comes back, the colors, patterns, slightly retro style.
Here are knitted cushions become very popular. Never thought I would like a knitted pillow, but I do ...
Hugs Mette

pve design said...

...that image makes me want to have a girls night out preferably somewhere warm...it is freezing here!!!
pve

designchic said...

Gorgeous dresses and fabrics...you always have the most wonderful vision!!

Satya said...

I just have to say I'm ridiculously fascinated by your blog.

Simple Dwellings said...

I love how fashion inspired your design for the pillows! I truly believe the two worlds can always compliment each other. I loved the bird fabric and all the vibrant colors. Now, I'm ready for spring! :)

Anchor Cottage said...

Dear Anna,

Are you familiar with John Robshaw textiles? www.johnrobshaw.com. Check out his "Souk" line as well as his fabrics and pillows. So much fun!

Mary Ann @ Anchor Cottage

Kimberlee said...

oh my goodness Anna, was it really 2008?? I remember that collection so well, and the fabulous way they incorporated the native flora into the headwear - some things really are classic - love it x

girloliver said...

Love this! I love to see the entire process, where you first got your inspiration, to the fabrics you are picking. Great post.

Faux Fuchsia said...

Hiya. Happy Australia Day. hope you had a barbie and ate some pavlova like I did.

My new colour obsessions are orange, Tiffany blue and light cocoa all mixed together.

I don't know who I am anymore Anna!

Love the easton pearson. So cheery.

Me salen alas (si me paras los pies...) said...

Og!! Its gorgeus!!
Each day one sorprise!!!
What blog so creative!! Congratulations
I like so much. Very original. I´ll write about you in mine.
Kisses from Madrid

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hello pretty Anna!

Oh, this is so fun!!! I'm love the idea! And yes, those dresses are so interesting.. you can take so much from them! i can see why you can feel inspired by it.


I hope you're having a great AUSTRALIA DAY! And I am wishing to all Australian a peaceful day.... you all deserve that! :-)

Enjoy the sunshine!

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com


PS: talking about color... come see my post today: Colorful Interiors.

Sherri Cassara said...

And I never get tire of looking at the way you put fabric combinations together! Your color and pattern combinations inspire me. LOVE.

Samantha Schroeder said...

What gorgeous colors!! And I wanted to wish you a Happy Australia Day! xo Samantha

LittleBlackHome said...

I love mixing colors, especially ones that people think can't work together. Runway fashion is a great source of inspiration for chic combos of color, pattern, and texture. Those fabrics are beautiful! I especially love the one with the bird/animals.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Loving this mix of brights and that bird print is just fabulous!

xo Mary Jo

Magnolia Square said...

Loving these bright and bold combinations!

Kate Lewis said...

I love your color choice and pattern combos. It's bold and fun yet elegant.

The Glam Lamb said...

What a happy combination!! LOVES! Absolutely bananas!!!

Jo said...

The Easton Pearson range of floor rugs (Designer Rugs)are a perfect example of how their bold use of colour and print works so well for interiors!!! The Favorita will be mine.. one day!

maria said...

im doing my daughters room up at the momment and that middle fabric would go great with the mural ive painted on her wall, its hard to find nice bright doona covers,youve given me some great ideas

chickie said...

OMG I want the shoes! I love them so muchly ;)

Aryanna said...

I really enjoy your sense of style, taste, and unique ability to take your inspirations and turn them into ideas.
-Ary