Where can you find the largest online community of fabric designers in the world? At Spoonflower, a Durham, NC-based business specializing in digitally-printed fabrics.
You can pick from a huge selection of fabrics on the Spoonflower website, or you can create your own design and have it printed by one of their high-tech machines in a matter of days. And the best part? There’s no minimum to order.
See what you can create at Spoonflower.com
Spotted and dotted seems to permeate everything these days—fabrics, wallpapers, and rooms. Varying-sized circles, spaced equally or randomly can be mature and gorgeous—not just perfectly cute for your 10 year old daughter’s room. Above, polka dots earn their place in a cozy, grown-up bedroom by Albert Hadley (from this month’s House Beautiful
). From spotted Wilton-wool carpets, to metallic-papered walls, and crisp, gold, dotted linens- we think the strength of this room lies in the repetition of dots, spots, and more circles.
Below: just a few things “spotted” recently:
Harlequin’s Arkona Wallpaper in Iola
Ardecora’s ‘Tentation” Embroidered damask silk with metallic printed polka dots from India
Contact me with inquiries about all things spotted.
Today our studio has seemed a bit like the RDU airport, a thoroughfare of multiple clients, piles of fabrics and furniture catalogs, along with presentations in multiple locations, even our lunch room. Looking over some photos I snapped on Thursday at a drapery installation, I think I’d like to go on over there and settle down here: in this quiet corner of our client’s study. This composition represents a mix of things she loves: Pineapples, the color blue, a fantastic semi-antique French Baker Chair, and her floor to ceiling wall of books.
Drapery Fabric: Donghia’s Spice Market Warp Print in Blue & Grey Salt
Here’s a little color (or shall I say colour?) inspiration for your weekend. I was perusing the Designers Guild website for some fabric and came upon their paint products. The hues were remarkable and decidedly European in their saturation levels.
From the website:
“The Designers Guild paint range
of 98 exciting paint colours reflects a fresh and dynamic approach to modern living. The paint is of superb quality and offers enormous coverage.”
I am especially drawn to their collection of pinks & fuschias- they are beautifully vibrant & unusual. My favorite part of the website was comparing the paint colors- this tool allows you to create schemes very easily. See mine in the screen capture below:
Be sure to check out their website to see a diverse collection of inspired fabrics and schemes. I love the image below:
Photos from the Designers Guild website.