Some fun new fabrics have launched this fall.
I am amazed that the first week of August is over. Soon I will be drowning in college shopping and begging the nurse at the pediatrician’s office to let my youngest in for her annual back-to-school physical that I forgot to schedule.
I did do a few constructive things this summer. In my Summer Fabrics post this June (see here), I found some bright and beachy fabrics that I loved and used ~
I recovered two x-stools from Target, in my FAVE Stoheim “Canton” coral and blue fabric.
And made a beach bathroom curtain out of it too.
I have been in a huge orange phase. Using it everywhere!
I made pillows in an orange Duralee stripe and recovered chairs in a Jonathan Adler orange solid.
I spruced up old parsons chairs with an orange ultra suede, then backed them with a Duralee print.
I added new pillows to a Fire Island home in a Robert Allen bathing suit pattern and an orange chevron stripe.
A navy crab fabric with…
a wide yellow and white stripe…
became eight new pillows for a beach cottage.
I recovered two slipper chairs with this Kravet pink paisley,
and used a pink geometric on two x-stools for additional seating in a living room.
This blue and white textured chevron stripe
looks adorable on the back of two couches.
A cream herringbone solid became
the perfect roman shade with a beautiful Samuels & Sons turquoise ribbon trim.
A beachy Lily Pulitzer floral (right) and a Thom Filicia dot pattern were PERFECT for
new pillows in a cozy blue and orange office.
The rest of August = relax.
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A recent trip (see here) inspired me to pull together colorful fabrics to use for some of my summer redesign projects.
Using the rainbow of shades ~ turquoise, blue, sand, orange, pink, coral, yellow ~ from the Turks and Caicos was all I needed to start my hunt!
Not to be cheesy, but I wanted to find fabrics with BEACHY icons….. shells, crabs, starfish, bathing suits, nautical stripes.
I was NOT disappointed in my search.
Duralee, Stroheim, Kravet, Lilly Pulitzer, Jonathan Adler, Thom Filicia and Robert Allen all delivered in spades on the fabric front. Most of these fabrics are very reasonably priced. The few that are more expensive can just be used as accents in a room.
Love these two bright pink fabrics from Kravet. The same color as a beach rose in Turks.
Sunsets and windsurfer sails inspired this group of orange fabrics.
Shades of blue were everywhere. Turquoise water…
Clear blue skies.
You can’t do a beach theme without a little navy and white!
Mixing lots of stripes with patterns. I might need to be reigned in a little.
I could go crazy in my house with all of these fabrics, but my husband has his big eyeballs on me, so I think I will set aside the majority for clients (I qualify as a client?). I am doing adorable beach window treatments with the coral Stroheim “Canton” fabric. Big oversized pillows for a screen porch in the navy Duralee crab and yellow/white stripe. The turquoise shell is going on two blond x-stools for a beach house living room. Let me know if you want any information on the fabrics featured here!
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