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June 30, 2011

wave fabrics

 Last month's Traditional Home featured a really vibrant and colorful house in Chicago by designer Melanie Elston. The whole house is pretty cool, but the living room is my favorite. The windows, walls, and floors are perfection. And did you see the chair upholstery? 

Here's a closer look:
 Amazing, right? The fabric is "New Wave" in Capri from Old World Weavers.

Here is the same fabric, this time used for curtains in designer Steven Gambrel's front room.

I love the colors and the playfulness of this fabric, but it is expensive and trade-only and thus unattainable for a lot of people. I found some similar fabrics retailing online:

Still expensive, but quality upholstery fabric usually is. I think any of these prints would look beautiful as upholstery, curtains, pillows... anywhere!

1 comment:

Kae said...

that fabric is wonderful. I recently found some great zigzag fabric in my mom's sewing room and I just had to have it. I'll be making pillows out with it one of these days.