Monday, November 12, 2007

Devine Fabric

One of the most striking photos in the House & Garden article on Aerin Lauder's Long Island home is that of the master bedroom- the fabric on the walls and the bedding is just "devine". Michael Devine, that is.

Devine is the creative mind behind his eponymous line of fabrics. What makes the line so striking is that the fabric is hand blocked, which emphasizes the hand stenciled, loving hands look of the designs. But there is nothing homespun about these fabrics- they are truly sophisticated and to me, a bit reminiscent of the work of the late, great Alan Campbell. Others must agree as Devine's line has been accepted into the prestigious Mason et Objet Editeurs show in Paris in early 2008.

And lest you think Devine only devotes his attention to fabrics, he also has an amazing looking shop in Kinderhook, NY (a shop that I hope to someday visit in person). If you're not in the market for fabric, definitely visit his online shop which carries all sorts of stylish home accessories including ice buckets, wastebaskets, and other wares which incorporate Devine's divine fabric.

Some of Devine's charming prints

"Garden Folly" in lemon (which is, big surprise, one of my favorite Devine prints!)

"Bagatelle" in Sea

"Fretwork" in Scarlet

"Pavillion Stripe" in Peony and String

"Celeste" in Delft

A view of the facade of Michael Devine Home in Kinderhook, NY

Ice buckets in the "Bagatelle" print, available on Devine's online shop

(Image at top: Photo of Aerin Lauder's Long Island bedroom. Wall and bedding fabric in "Gramercy" by Michael Devine. Photo courtesy of House & Garden; photographer François Halard).


  1. Jennifer, I agree, Aerin's Long master bedroom is fab! I love Michael's fabrics and the Garden Folly is so beautiful!

  2. LOVE the pagodas!

  3. "Garden Folly" and "Fretwork" are fab. Thanks so much for link to the online shop.

  4. Ronda and Fairfax- I knew the Garden Folly print would be popular with this crowd! :)

  5. Anonymous9:54 AM

    The bedroom is dreamy. Love it.
    The Fretwork in scralet is wonderful I would love to have that on some really fabulous chairs.

  6. Courtney and MM&I, the fretwork pattern is fabulous, particularly in that shade of red!

  7. Garden folly is fab. Some of the other pagoda prints out there are a bit heavy to me. The proportions on this one are perfect. I am checking out this shop asap!

  8. BA- Exactly! They're softer patterns. While they're graphic, they're not too stark.

  9. So very Devine is right! I just feel in love with this image when I saw it, great post!


  10. I love Bagatelle and Fretwork they are both Georgian and 1930s at the same time.

  11. Can't wait to pick up that edition. And thanks for putting us onto this great fabric resource. 'Fretwork' and 'Garden Folly' are definitely the best!

  12. Beautiful fabrics - I also love the 2 monogrammed cushion on the bed in the top image - so graphic and devine!!

  13. Hi Peak
    I love Devine's fabrics. They have such a whimsical hand made quality to them. I see that Garden Folly also is shown in a fresh green colorway. You have inspired me with this post. Thanks.

  14. such yummy fabrics. i love the bedroom, but the bedskirt is a bit much... although the effect it has is amazing. can't wait to look at more of his collection!