Sunday, August 26

Fabrics

Ivanka Trump's Park Avenue apartment

Brunschwig & Fils (Dzhambul)

Robert Kime fabric

our living room

I am getting ready to reupholster my two favorite chairs and I can feel the anxiety attack coming on now! When I choose a fabric it has to pass the I-love-it-and-can’t-get-enough-of-it-test! Just ask my husband the number of times he has heard, “But I don’t’ love it.” Yes, I know, there is medication for this type of behavior.

But when you consider the cost of fabric I want to know that I won’t have any regrets when I receive the monthly round of magazines in the mail.

I’ve gone back to my ‘style files’ for inspiration and the two things I can’t get enough of are Ivanka Trump's Park Avenue apartment, (originally decorated by Emma Jane Pilkington) and suzani inspired fabrics.

I am particularly fond of British decorator Robert Kime’s fabrics and of course there is the beautiful Dzhambul by Brunschwig & Fils. You can see one of the chairs on the left-hand side of the photo above. If you have any suggestions for other suzani inspired fabrics I would be most grateful.

27 comments:

Suzy said...

The Robert Kime fabric is beautiful. I also think that Madeline Weinrib (www.madelineweinrib.com) has a beautiful selection of suzani/ikat inspired textiles.

Habitually Chic said...

Good choices. The first fabric in Ivanka Trump's apartment is Moondance by Lulu DK. I LOVE the Brunschwig fabric the best though!

The Peak of Chic said...

If you want to see how great the Dzhambul fabric is, check out the ottoman of Courtney at Style Court. That's a wonderful fabric.

Annica Lindeberg said...

What a wonderful and inspiring blog you have! Take care,
Annica

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Annica, please visit again!
Best,
Ronda

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Jennifer, I'll go back and look at Courtney's ottoman.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks HC, I was trying to remember the name of that fabric!!!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Suzy!! I had forgotten that Madeline Weinrib has a beautiful selection of suzani fabrics.

Anne said...

You have a beautiful living room Ronda!

style court said...

I've been really happy with the Brunschwig, but the Kime fabric is AMAZING. Maybe a bit softer. I'm pretty sure Ruthie Sommers had the Kime fabric (same you've shown here) in pillows on her own sofa for a while. It's just so beautiful!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Courtney. My colors are more subdued and I wonder if the Kime fabric wouldn't work better.

Kim said...

Very pretty room Ronda! I think the Kime fabric would look stunning!!

The Crafty Weasel said...

Have you tried Ebay? You can buy fabulous designer fabric (Brunschwigs, Colefax & Fowler, Scalamandre, Cowtan & Tout, GP &J Baker, etc...), mostly discontinued but in huge yardages and for a tenth of the price.

I spend hours browsing through the fabrics. There are a couple of sellers who are actual textile sellers and the have beautiful stuff.

Let me know if you need help or tips on how to find it on Ebay - although "fabric" "brunschwig" should do it!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Crafty Weasel! You know, I use eBay for everything, but I've never looked for fabrics!

Mélanie said...

I love the Brunshcwig fabric . As ineterior decoratro and upholsterer I know all the drama about choosing fabrics . I spend hours with my customer , it is very difficult ..So take your time

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Mélanie, good advice!

Sarah Jennings said...

That Brunschwig fabric is sublime. Thank you for introducing me to it!

perfectbound said...

beautiful room and beautiful taste. I love that light fixture and the bay window. so pretty! Can't wait to see what you do with the chairs.

pve design said...

Another Brunschwig & Fils fabric, called les touches
is a graphic but very attractive animal jaquard- and I think it would add a nice "wow" to your subtle, tasteful apartment.
You could still use the other gorgeous fabrics for pillows or a table topper.
all the best, love your blog, tres chic!
pve

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you pve design! I will be certain to look at this fabric!!

Thank you Perfect Bound!! The light fixture was a birthday gift from my husband a few months ago.

Leigh said...

What great fabrics! Can't wait to see how your chairs turn out.

katiedid said...

Hi Ronda! I know what you are going through. I have spent a couple of months deciding on a sofa fabric for my family room. I cast my vote for the Robert Kime for your room if all else stays the same. I love the Brunschwig, but the Kime seems to be perfect with what you have. With a bunch of bright red flowers on the table, Spectacular! Love your drapes BTW!Looking forward to the results.:)

ALL THE BEST said...

Hi Leigh, I can't wait either! I'll be sure to post them once I decide on a fabric!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Katie! I think I am leaning towards the Kime!

Cote de Texas said...

ok, the Kime is best for your room as it is now, lovely - the windows are beautiful! So English!!

oK - any Kime is great.

BUT, I am seeing Michael Smith's Jaspar here. The colors are muted, similar to Kime's, but even better, the fabrics are 1/2 the price, so consider that too. I'm in love with Jaspar. He has a few fabrics with Cowtan and Tout, but his line is gorgeous. check it out.

patriciagrayinc.com said...

What a beautiful living room you have. I love the Robert Kime. I think it would stand the test of time. Another fabric company that I really like is Raoul.http://patriciagrayinc.blogspot.com/search/label/Raoul%20Textiles

Good luck to you.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Patricia. Coming from you that is a huge compliment!