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karen’s fabric

I am extremely fortunate to have a sister who is a brilliant textile designer! She has been creating textiles for over 30 years and brings a wealth of experience to every collection she designs…the fabric in today’s post is from her recent Antiquities Collection for Microfibres and features a lovely gryphon pattern…I absolutely love this fabric! The citron color works beautifully with the art and textiles in my home and I adore the linen for its texture and neutral background…I have just enough from this sample to have two pillows made…the front will be in Karen’s fabric and the back in the mohair I used for my dining room chairs (luckily I have some left over!) I promise to post photos of the pillows when they are complete…please enjoy this look at textile designer Karen Nehlsen’s Gryphon fabric in Citron!

below ~ the gryphon and mohair fabrics side by side!

below ~ photos taken by Karen at the April High Point Furniture Market…the 4 hanging fabrics are from her Antiquities Collection and the photo of the chair was taken at the Highland House Showroom, they are part of Century Furniture, the pattern is Gryphon and the color is Indigo

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Photographing fabric is a challenge. It’s close to impossible to capture the color and even more difficult to show the beauty of its texture. Today’s post is my attempt at sharing with you a few fabric samples I purchased the other day at Zimman’s. The photo above (my antique salad servers from Paris, purchased at Nesting on Main) is the inspiration for the color palette ~ a golden brown with hints of earthy green. I was so fortunate to find just enough mohair in the exact color I was searching for! This fabric will be used for one of my current projects, restoring four 1940s dining chairs for my house. I adore the chairs and was determined to find just the right fabric for durability, color, texture and longevity. Voila, a mohair in my inspirational color palette! Also, to update you on the other chairs I had posted about (the pair of 1940s bergeres), I found a gorgeous white cotton (similar to the texture of a french grain sack) that will be the perfect compliment to the unfinished wood. When they are complete, the two will grace either side of the fireplace. The other fabrics are just for fun! (possibly for accent pillows) I absolutely love the linear designed fabric! (it reminds me of the Fendi logo) I’m thinking I might order a few yards, perfect for pillows on the white bergeres. I’ll be sure to include photos when the chairs are complete! (ps – the chair in today’s post is a decorative chair I purchased at Nesting on Main ~ great for photo shoots!)

below, The mohair! C’est magnifique!

below, The linear designed fabric, perfect colors and beautiful texture! Reminds me of the classic Fendi logo!

below, photo from Fendi

below, An animal inspired textile can be the perfect pattern to enhance any decor!

below, photo from Charles Spada

photos of antique salad servers and fabrics by me, 12/10/10

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