If you've been out and about in the blogosphere, you've more than likely heard about Katherine Rally Textiles. The Bali-based textile company was started a few years ago by Katherine and Rally Dupps, a young American couple who sought adventure and settled down in Southeast Asia. The couple became fascinated by Indonesia's batik cloth, an indigenous method of textile printing that involves wax resistant dyeing. Katherine, an interior designer originally from Arizona, and Rally, an architect who hails from Nashville, decided to create their own line of batiks, albeit ones with a more Western aesthetic.
I recently met with Rally during his visit to Atlanta and got to see his fabrics in person. The linen prints are cheery without being giddy, meaning that they're tailored enough to work in a variety of rooms. And the colors are really rich as well. Quite a few of the prints even come in gray, a colorway that is not as easy to find as one might think. I'm trying to find a place to use either Roman or Turkish Eye in gray. Anyway, I encourage you to take a look for yourself. It's a really interesting line of fabrics produced by a very interesting (and gutsy!) couple.
Travis & Company in Atlanta carries the Katherine Rally Textiles line. For more information, contact Dolly Crafton at (404) 237-5079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back row, left to right: Roman in Terra Cotta; Pondicherry in Castle Grey. Second row: Roman in Castle Grey; Turkish Eye in Castle Grey; Mrs. Jones in Castle Grey. Bottom row: Monaco in Sahara Sand; Mrs. Jones in Sahara Sand.
Katherine Rally's interpretation of an animal print is called Madagascar, and it is printed on 100% lightweight linen. The various colorways, including Castle Grey, Bougainvillea, and Kelly Green, are printed on different colored linen backgrounds like cream, white, and mint. There is a color here for everybody.
Left to right: Turkish Eye in Chocolate Brown on Khaki linen; Pondicherry in Castle Grey on Khaki linen; Pondicherry in Sahara Sand on Khaki linen; Mrs. Jones in Midnight Blue on Khaki linen.
All photos by Jennifer Boles, The Peak of Chic.