Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Latest and Greatest Fabrics and Trims


Houlès Trim



The devil is in the detail... but in this case the detail is divine! I've met very few trims that I didn't like, but Houlès, for me, is the ultimate. Is it the firm' s history? The fact that it is French? Perhaps it's the amazing beauty and craftsmanship. I'm particularly taken with their new Beaugency collection. I think the shapes are exquisite and modern. These are not your grandmother's tassels and trims. I also love this particular colorway- the purple and yellow look so rich together. The nice thing about many of Houlès' trims is that they're fresh looking, both in color and design. They would look great with the most traditional or contemporary of fabrics.






John Stefanidis Fabrics



I've long admired the elegant and timeless interiors of London based designer John Stefanidis. But why was his fabric line not on my radar? The gorgeous fabrics, made primarily of cotton and silks, have such rich prints. And, while many of the prints are inspired by antique prints and textiles, they seem very "right now" to me.


"Chinese Clouds" in Cobalt


"Puccini" in terracotta and blue


"Josephine" in red and gold


"Jaisilmir" in Charcoal

19 comments:

  1. I love the purple and green combo!

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  2. Love the Jaisilmir!!

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  3. Fairfax- Yes, it's a rather regal color combination!

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  4. Courtney- I'm crazy for that print too, but to be honest, I had difficulty narrowing down my choices to include here. All of the prints are truly wonderful!

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  5. I have always been a pretty big tassel girl - these are quite nice.

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  6. Peak - all great choices - my sister in law in Charleston says her decorator told her, "Buy Houles trims and your grandchildren will use them on their curtains." See, it's an investment!

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  7. Glad you like them Jessica! :)

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  8. Glad you like the fabric Laura!

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  9. Anonymous8:17 PM

    You all must read Stefanidis's book "Living By Design: A Country House & Garden," which is about his transformation of tumbledown cow barns and sheds into the most luxurious and beautiful of country houses. It changed my life.

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  10. Anon- You have just convinced me to read it! Sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for letting us know.

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  11. Thanks for the Stefanidis tip! I was unfamiliar, and I really like these! :)

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  12. All of the fabrics you've posted are gorgeous. And I also love Houles trims, their colours and styles are amazing.

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  13. I already wrote a comment but I think I didn't record it ! Well it was almost like that : I love Houles trimmings , as I am a trimmings addict .
    Thank you for letting me know Stefanidis 's fabrics , I've never heard about him before.

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  14. I LOVE that Josephine fabric! Gorgeous.

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  15. "Puccini" in terracotta and blue and "Josephine" in red and gold are very beautiful, and now, favourites!

    There is a famous painting of the famed poet, Edith Sitwell, where Sitwell is seated on a settee covered in a fabric very much like "Josephine."

    Thank you for the introduction to John Stefanidis!

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  16. Paul- I love those two prints too! I need to find an image of that painting on the web. :)

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  17. The trim is beautiful - what a great find ! Thank you!

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