Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dispatches from High Point - Fabrics

Greetings from High Point! Its been an amazing market - great to see everyone and even more importantly there's a true feeling that the business has taken a turn for the better!! With that said, I thought I would share some of the exciting new product, designs and trends in a series of "Dispatches from High Point". First, my favorite fabrics and trends:

1. Grey continues to be a strong color direction since the Spring. For Fall, I loved seeing grey infused with caramel. Just like we are seeing in fashion (think Michael Kors newest collection): such a sophisticated and new (for home) combination of neutrals.

(F. Schumacher "Hollyhock" in tobacco)

(A Century Furniture outdoor fabric "Trellis" in gunmetal.)

2. A second color trend is bottle, kelly or malachite green: a rich vibrant emerald. Looks amazing when paired with black - so dramatic!

(F. Schumacher "Nanjing" in kelly green.)

3. Peacocks remain to be a strong motif in product design. I just loved this Robert Allen print that featured peacocks in a really fresh light-blue colorway. So soft, pretty but still elegant.

(Robert Allen "Vintage Plumes" in nile.)