The graphic and playful interiors of international designer Muriel Brandolini have been featured in all major publications around the globe, from Architectural Digest, Elle Decor to Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and the World of Interiors and so it’s no wonder that her fabric lines are equally fun and sought-after. You see, I’ve been crushing on one of her prints after seeing it used by one of my favorite designers and I’m happy to have tracked it down and bookmarked it for future reference.
I’ve been thinking a lot about wallpapered rooms lately and this beautiful Toile de Nantes print came to mind. In this ever evolving world of interior design we often get caught between following trends and choosing timeless classics. Great design is a fine blend of both and for all of us traditionalists to the core, it is comforting to know that though novelty surrounds us, there are still design elements that will stay true to their value. Elements that will be as fresh in ten years as they are today. It sounds like a cliché but time has provided it over and over again – good things, really great things will hardly go out of style (whether it’s a beautiful piece of furniture, or a very special friendship).
One of such valuable design elements that has travelled from a long lost past is Pierre Frey’s Toile de Nantes wallpaper and fabric. The ikat or stipple pattern is based on an 18th century design that originated in the French town of Nantes and, shockingly, still looks great three centuries later!
It looks breathtaking in this delicate bedroom.
A designer staple and a personal favorite, Colefax & Fowler’s Bowood cotton is a timeless chintz that interior decorators return to time and time again. In its anniversary issue, House Beautiful included this print among the top five fabrics of all time, the best of the best. Understandably so, since it is delicate and perfectly proportioned, with enough power to carry an entire interior alone. In fact, designer Justine Cushing did more than that, she decorated her family’s summer retreat using this gorgeous print exclusively.
Colefax & Fowler – Bowood cotton in green/gray
Happy Friday, y’all!! We’ve been busy as ever around here, so I thought I’d end this blogging week on a fresh, relaxed note. In my opinion, nothing better than Peter Dunham’s Fig Leaf to accomplish that. For almost a decade, this pattern has inspired designers all over the world and is by far one of the most popular Peter Dunham prints (I love them all by the way and would exclusively decorate my home with his fabrics). I’ve been collecting pins with the pretty fig for a while now and it’s time to share some of my favorite rooms that done it. Pillows, curtains, wallpaper, upholstery, everything goes.
I feel terribly inspired by stripes lately. Everywhere I look, beautiful interiors are displaying stripes one way or the other: on rugs, upholstery and wall treatments. Not to mention clothing. So I decided to have a closer look and find out more about this omnipresent pattern.
Ralph Lauren Home Collection 2016