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favorite floral fabrics

I noticed something very upsetting about my apartment today: it is severely lacking in the floral print department. I do have an excuse: I have three yards of an outrageous chinoiserie floral sitting in the corner of my guest room waiting for a purpose, so I don’t want to go out and pick anything else till I use that. That’s rational and prudent. But still, it doesn’t mean I don’t like to torture myself with the knowledge of all the other gorgeous prints out there.

And the world is on to me it seems. While I was researching this post, I came across an Etsy shop, Englishfabric, that sold vintage fabrics and mentally noted it. A few hours later, I got an email from the shop owner, offering to sell me some vintage fabric I posted about a long, long time ago. My “brand” appears to be the floral lady and I am completely fine with that.

So these are my favorites as of late. I limited the selection to larger scale florals and non-vine prints. Floral vines, while lovely, have less versatility because of their strong vertical orientation (they’re great for curtains, but tricky on pillows or furniture), but allover florals or bouquets can work in a variety of applications. #FloralScience

manor rose schumacherpink and brown floral duraleespring bling waverlyorangerie rose designers guildchinese flowers brunschwiggarden glories lee jofa

Resources: Manor Rose by Schumacher / Pink and Brown by Duralee at Decorators Best / Spring Bling by Waverly at Fabric.com / Orangerie Rose by Designers Guild / Chinese Flowers by Brunschwig and Fils / Garden Glories by Lee Jofa at Inside Fabric

fabric mix: turquoise and tropical floral

turquoise mix
Once my sofa’s fabric hits the skids, I’ll probably reupholster it in something a little wacky. My love for florals knows no bounds.

So this is my take on tonal layering. Shagreen wallpaper, a clean-lined sofa in a huge allover floral print, and stools in the raddest (and on sale!) turquoise leather.

{Schumacher Shagreen wallpaper in Caribbean / Scalamandre Capricorn leather in Turquoise / Carleton Varney Shannongrove fabric}

latest fabric love

fabric love
I love shopping for fabric and wallpaper perhaps more than anything. I get so excited by the possibilities–despite living in a three room apartment. My life is too short (and apartment too small) for all of the beautiful fabric in the world!

I popped into the D&D yesterday with Jenny, just for funsies. It’s nice to go without a purpose, just taking in the inspiration and filing things away in my head for later.

The pom pom fabric at the top is Schumacher. I do enjoy pom poms.

This one isn’t actually a fabric, it’s a Designers Guild wallpaper. Check out that texture!

I can’t get this Schumacher “Twinkle” drapery fabric out of my head. How gorgeous would these be in a bedroom? Or an upholstered wall? So glam! The fabric runs for over $80 a yard, so I’ll keep on dreaming.

Want more fabric inspiration? Check out my other posts.