As Spring and its promise of warmer weather is right around the corner, now is the perfect time for you to reevaluate your interior and consider lightening things up. Out with the wools and in with the cotton and linen! Billy Baldwin suggested having two sets of slipcovers made for upholstered furniture- one set for summer and one for winter. While this may seem a bit extravagant, Baldwin had a point- who wants to spend the warm weather months lounging around on a pile of wool pillows?
The most appropriate fabrics for Spring and Summer are, in my opinion, cotton and linen. Why not change out those heavy curtains for some breezy linen panels in a solid color? And to add dash to your room, how about having some pillows made in a graphic- print linen or cotton? Some of the best summery graphic prints around are by Quadrille. Here are a few that would look great in a beach house and a city apartment:
"Saya Gata" in Orange on Linen by Alan Campbell at Quadrille
"Deauville" in French Blue by Alan Campbell at Quadrille
"Textura" in French Blue on Linen, China Seas Collection at Quadrille
Image at top is "Ziggurat" in Brown in Linen/Cotton, China Seas Collection at Quadrille
(All images courtesy of Quadrille Inc.)