August’s Fabric of the Month

August 31, 2012

Fabric of the Month

A transitional floral print from Duralee Fabrics in the blue & white 'Porcelain' color

The color choices for this pattern range from classic to contemporary

Can’t believe August is almost over and I’ve only now just put up the post for this month’s fabric.  The summer has really flown by!

This month’s pick offers four quite different colorways.  They create effects ranging from sedate to dramatic, all depending upon which of the four you choose.

The first option features the classic combo of  blue & white; the second has contemporary bright shades of coral and kiwi that pop against a white ground.  The third and fourth colorways both feature a reversed-out ground, one with a fairly deep, rich teal blue ground and the other, with a ground in a cool shade of beige

The pattern also features a fun use of negative and positive space within some of the elements of the pattern, which is why I chose this fabric.  I especially enjoy how the inside of the persimmon is shown using this method, which you can see in the colorway with coral, kiwi and blued rose below.

Style:  Transitional

Fabric content:  100% cotton, 54″ width, Repeats: 25.25″ v, 27″ h

Scale:  The vertical repeat is 25.25.”    See the grey scale picture at the bottom to see the complete pattern.

Use: This print is suitable for valances & cornices, drapes, shades, bedding and lightly-used upholstered furniture.

Porcelain' and 'Kiwi/Pink' colorways of the fabric

‘Porcelain’                                                ‘Kiwi/Pink’

'Ivory' and 'Peacock' colorways of the fabric

‘Ivory’                                                ‘Peacock’

Here’s how the overall pattern looks:

Full repeat of the fabric's pattern

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About DeAnna

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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