I received my April issue of House Beautiful yesterday. It's a really terrific issue, but then again, I'm a little biased! One article that especially caught my eye was the Fabrics column that featured border prints. Just last month, I attended a Travers event at Ainsworth-Noah where Erin Finn, Travers' Design Director, also mentioned that border prints are making a comeback.
Border prints can be found in an array of styles ranging from traditional florals to ethnic prints and even geometrics. (Take a look above at that jazzy pink octagonal print from Designers Guild. It certainly makes a statement.) But the real beauty of border print fabric is that it's like two prints for the price of one. Use the border along the leading edge of curtain panels and you can forgo any additional trim. Border prints work well on pillows, too.