June’s Fabric of the Month

Trina Turk's Sonriza pattern indoor/outdoor fabric in the 'Marine/Pool' color

Trina Turk’s Sonriza  fabric in the ‘Marine/Pool’ color

Summer weather is finally here!   So I’m featuring an indoor/outdoor fabric by Trina Turk this month.   This fabric is rather hypnotic, due to the spiral effect in the pattern.

One of the more unusual features of this pattern is the horizontal repeat, which is 52″ — or one full width!  The spiral effect can either be played up or hidden, all depending upon how the pattern placement is specified.

The color above, ‘Marine/Pool’ is one of the most hypnotic in the collection and is my favorite.  The ‘Java’ color, while calmer, is also very striking.  The ‘Java’ and other colors in the collection, ‘Orange,’  ‘Navy’ and ‘Black,’ are below.

Style:  Contemporary

Fabric content: This indoor/outdoor fabric is 100% acrylic twill and is rated for 500 hours of lightfastness.

Scale:  As mentioned, the horizontal repeat is 52″, one full width.  Compare that to the 18″ vertical repeat to get a sense of the scale.

Use:  Indoor/Outdoor fabrics are great for a child’s room, dining nook and other areas where spills or stains are more likely, as these fabrics are easy to clean.

Depending upon how the pattern is placed, this fabric can be used as a key or companion fabric.   It’s suitable for  valances, drapes, shades, bedding and upholstered furniture.

Trina Turks' Sonriza fabric in the 3 other colors available, 'Java,'  'Orange' and 'Black.'

The Sonriza pattern is also available in (left to right) ‘Java,’ ‘Orange’ and ‘Black.’

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DeAnna is an interior designer in Oakland, CA. "My favorite projects are those incorporating patterned fabrics. While growing up, I was fascinated by printed fabric designs & colors. Now, after more than 25 years in the field, finding the right fabrics is still my favorite part of the process."

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