Fabric of Life

Fabric of Life

If, like me, you are seduced by beautiful fabrics in beautiful patterns, you are probably also tortured by which ones to put together. As much as I love and live with neutrals, finding colours and patterns that play well together is a preoccupation. I laugh out loud when I see the fabrics, colours and patterns that some designers put together. But I understand that to make it onto the pages of a design magazine, you have to be ahead of the curve and, sometimes that vision - especially lately - borders on the bizarre (even garish). I have chosen 12 fabrics, all from one supplier (link at end of post), that play well together as a class or in small groups (can you tell I was a teacher?). There are no rules. I have chosen what looks good to my eye, but I've pushed us both a little, to keep up. It's a tad Ralph Lauren-ish, I see now. And I did start with Tartan. Nothing bizarre or garish about that.  RL is after all, my all-time, hands-down, non-negotiable, without-question, defend-him-with-my-life, at-my-table-in-heaven, favourite designer . . . of all time.

Find all of these fabrics on-line here.