September’s Fabric of the Month

September 30, 2012

Fabric of the Month

Kravet's 'Teablossom'  fabric in the 'Yangtze' color

Kravet’s ‘Teablossom’ linen fabric in the ‘Yangtze’ color

This month’s fabric is from Kravet’s Couture line.   It’s unusual in that it’s a novelty pattern that’s both beautiful and whimsical.   The scale is also less commonly seen — the repeat is the entire 58″ width by a 47″ vertical repeat height.

If used for a roman shade or comforter, the scale will make for a very dramatic look.   But if fabricated to include pleats, as in draperies and some valance styles, the color palette and the large proportion of ground space in the pattern makes it possible for this fabric to play a less dominant role within a room.

Two of the three colorways available,  the ‘Yangtze’ (above) and ‘Festival’ (below on the left) offer softer background colors.  The coral ground of the third, ‘Lacquer’ (below on the right) combines with the scale of the pattern to create a dramatic look no matter how it’s used.

Style:  Traditional

Fabric content:  100% linen, 58″ width, Repeats: 47 ″ v,  58″ h

Scale:  To give you a sense of the scale, the height of the vase and flowers in the center of  the pattern is about 28″ in height.

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

The 'Teablossom'  print in the 'Festival' color

The ‘Teablossom’ print in the ‘Festival’ color is the calmest of the three colorways available.

Kravet's 'Teablossom' fabric in the "Lacquer' color

Kravet’s ‘Teablossom’ fabric in the ‘Lacquer’ color

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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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