Thursday, October 29, 2009

That Print Again






I'm being haunted by Braquenié fabric. A few weeks back I posted about one of my favorite Braquenié prints, "Le Rocher", that has been retired but that does make a banded appearance in their current "Bordure Cheverny" print. (Kim Huebner of Pierre Frey was kind enough to comment that "Le Rocher" has not been permanently discontinued, only sent for a rest in the archives. Frey owns Braquenié.) You can see "Le Rocher" at top and "Border Cheverny" beneath it.

So as I was reading The Givenchy Style over the weekend, I saw the photo below of the "Châmbre d'Hélène" in Givenchy's estate Le Jonchet. The glorious fabric draped, swagged, and upholstered all over the room is Braquenié's "Tree of Life". The tree has roots of what appears to be my beloved "Le Rocher".







I'm thinking that this was a sign that 1) "Le Rocher" will be reintroduced in the Braquenié line and that 2) it will eventually find a place in my home. There's no harm in being hopeful, is there?

(Givenchy photos from The Givenchy Style by Françoise Mohrt)

15 comments:

  1. You are on a quest-you will have that gorgeous room in swathes of Braquenie-and it will follow you from dwelling to dwelling. GT

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  2. A good sign indeed. Gorgeous!

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  3. These things do have a way of working out. I'm mad for the tree of life pattern.

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  4. What luxury to have a room like this! Wonderful fabrics!!!

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  5. This glorious room in "Tree of Life" is more than just a little bit of heaven. No more minimalism. Thanks for making my day.

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  6. Jennifer-
    I do not usually like upholstered walls when paired with furnishings in the matching upholstery. I was diagnosed early in life as ADD and to me-its sensory overload.

    However-this Tree of Life stuff, divine, and even more so divine on this large scale. Its just SO whimsical, that one cannot help but love it.

    Please do put it in your home and then please do put your home on tour, or invite me over...

    Have a fabulous day & thanks for sharing!
    Claire

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  7. I have been reading your site for awhile. Your visuals are stunning.

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  8. Pierre Frey always retired fabrics , then he reintroduced them . Because these Braquenié's fabrics don't have age !!

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  9. Anonymous5:55 PM

    They have a similar fabric at Clarence House.

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  10. john in nc12:09 AM

    i have seen similar fabrics at thrift stores , etc-
    might check them out-
    draperies can always be made into pillows

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  11. I love these fabrics, lovely!

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  12. Oh wow...absolutely fabulous!

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  13. Gorgeous. It feels like this could have been the inspiration for Kelly Wearstler's fabric collection for Lee Jofa.

    http://www.leejofa.com/search/fabdetail.asp?Code=LJF&roy=KWI-Kelly+Wearstler&Price=All&x=25&y=23&Page=19&pat=GWF-2814&clr=710

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  14. I love those fabrics. Beautiful.

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