Fabric Inspiration

For this week’s blog we want to focus on fabrics. We just visited Chelsea Harbour’s Design Centre to source fabrics and were inspired by the incredible selection we saw.

When we work on an interior design project, we often make use of high quality and beautifully printed or painted fabrics. High quality fabrics can be used for either furnishing or wall coverings and can really infuse charm, colour and elegance into your room. Whether you are choosing fabrics for furniture and small furnishings or larger wall coverings, it is crucial that the colour and design tie in with the look and feel of your interior - if you’re completely drawn to a fabric it can even inspire your overall colour scheme.

Elizabeth Eakins set up her rug and textile business in 1978, with a focus on making by hand. All of her fabrics are made from natural fibers and include linen, hemp and wool blends. We were particularly drawn to this natural hemp linen fabric, ‘Esther Young’ in azure and rose.

We also loved this fabric from Harlequin’s Amazilia collection. The fabric has been digitally printed for accuracy with botanical-style representations of hummingbirds in beautiful and crisp colours. The detail is exquisite and would add both a splash of colour and a real sense character to either a classic or contemporary interior.

Parisian company Pierre Frey has always been a favourite of ours. Founded in 1935, they remain a family owned company who design, create and manufacture fabrics, wallpapers, carpets and furniture. They are real ambassadors of french taste and integrate french craft and style into their work.

We loved the fabric below, from the Collection Braquenie, ‘Les Muses et Le Lion Rouges’. This Toile de Jouy fabric was based on classic designs from their archive. Our favourite colour was this rouge celadon, which is both bold and elegant.

Turnell and Gigon distribute beautiful fabrics which range from both classic and contemporary designs. The designs below, percale persan would add a real charm and character to a room. We loved these deigns in cream and blue colours, the coloured detail looks beautiful over these subtle backgrounds.