In a design world where the trend of simply colored or blank walls runs rampant, incorporating bold and exciting wallpaper can seem daunting. We’re going to be showcasing four different interiors where designers used Cole and Son Wallpaper effortlessly to create stunning and powerful settings.
As Blue as the Jungle
The use of tropical and nature inspired wallpapers is nothing new, but the color scheme and execution are what matter most. We love how Jonday Photography shot this space. The Palm Jungle wallpaper style from Cole & Son features a wide array of blue shades varying from powder to almost navy, paired with an off-white background. To correlate with this pattern, white and glass accessories are used in addition to neutral colored seating. The chair upholstered in Feather Fan shares the same common colors undulating within the more compact abstract pattern to create a powerful coordinating moment.
Frolicking in Minimalism
In a minimal space it can be a challenge to include your own personal touch of style without making it too much. We love this interior because the execution of the wallpaper ‘Cow Parsley’ by Cole & Son Wallpaper tastefully blends right into the room. With neutral and black accents, the predominant color of the room is white. This wallpaper adds texture and pattern to the walls, while keeping the clean and white minimal feeling that is so breatheable and fresh.
A School of Fish in unlikely spaces
Something we always welcome is the beautification of uncommon spaces, somewhere in the house you might not think needs to be visually appealing. In the above photo, this home owner has incorporated Cole & Son’s Melville wallpaper into their laundry room. This simple and calm colored pattern that showcases a variety of different types of fish really puts a fun spin on a room you normally wouldn’t enjoy spending time in doing chores. The motif of fish in the laundry room seems fitting, and really creates personality in an unlikely place.
Combining Sophistication and Whimsy
A largescale rolling cloud print wouldn’t seem like something you could easily include into your design, however the photo above of the entry hallway displaying the print works wonders. Playing off of the black furnishings and detailing, the grayscale ‘Nuvolette’ from Cole & Son wallpaper adds a level of playfulness to this darker themed space. The print keeps the room from feeling too dark or sad, yet calming and relaxing like a cloudy day, perfect for nestling up with your favorite book and a hot cup of coffee.
Have fun with your walls
If there’s a rule to take from all of this, it would be to have fun with your space. Express your personality and don’t be scared of daring patterns. With bold moves, comes large reward especially in how effective your choices can be. If you’d like you can view Cole & Son wallpaper styles here to find something for your own design. Until next time.
Schumacher Fabric’s favorites in new revitalized colors
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. This concept easily describes the beauty of this miniature colorway collection from Schumacher Fabric. They’ve taken their most popular patterns adored by many for years, and added some fresh and current new colorways to stand the times and add versatility to these iconic styles.
As we come to the beginning of a new decade, we’d like to look back at 2019 and highlight some of our favorite fabric work from our brands. We’ll be covering a broad range of styles, and we hope you find inspiration in these to create new projects of your own.
In this shot featured in an editorial for interior design, Schumacher Fabric‘s ‘Le Castellet’ is featured across the table top. This dainty and regal floral with winding stripes combines excellent colors and just the right amount of blooms to create a classy interior moment.
Osborne and Little Fabric brings you a new collection of opulent embroidered and woven sheers, and jacquard weaves ideal for drapery. Inspired by the shades and hues found within nature, minimal neutrals with beautiful hand-sketched details, splashes of duck egg, deep emerald tones and eau-de-nil. Emphasizing on nature’s robust earth tones the collection also features silver and bronze to compliment these beautiful season centered colors.
The verdict is in, and the officials over at Pantone have spoken, the 2020 color of the year is Classic Blue! This is the twentieth year that they have chosen the color of the year, beginning in the year 2000 with the color Cerulean Blue. With twenty years since then passing, and the color coming back into a darker and bolder blue, it is a statement of the times. Classic Blue is a trustable color that we can rely on, compared to last years much more vibrant Living Coral, this is a relaxing hue that can still pack a bold punch when incorporated to many different design elements.
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Wall Murals are a large scale beautiful way to decorate a space and make a statement. The ultimate wallpaper display can be found within these by-the-panel and large scale sweeping scenic views. Below you’ll find a collection of our favorite Mural wallcoverings from many different designers. You can click on the room shot to find out more information on the pattern.
Ashdown is directly named after the Ashdown Forest, a bountiful forest of natural beauty and lush gardens located in the county of Sussex England. The true essence of walking down the woodland trail in the serene English countryside is delicately captured in this Nina Campbell fabric collection; prints and embroideries on linen-mix and linen grounds. Using Nina Campbells signature color palettes, timeless style and grace is combined with a country influence to create the Ashwood collection. Let’s dive into the patterns.
The world of flower and floral inspired wallpapers is vast and ever expanding. Finding the correct style for your house to pull off that chic and nature centric look you’re going for is the key to pulling it off. We’ll be going over some of the general different types of nature and bloom wallcoverings you can pick to redesign you space.
Scenic / Panels
Large Scale Florals
Small Scale Florals
The Beauty of Scenic and Panels
Pictured above we have Magnolia Frieze by Osborne and Little Wallpaper. This wallpaper is sold by the panel in large pieces that you put together to form the master piece in whichever room. We highly recommend the usage of this kind of wallpaper anywhere in the home, getting creative with placement is half of the fun.
We’ve seen excellent use of smaller paneled scenic floral papers in powder and wash rooms. This quaint powder room uses Indian Sunflower by Designers Guild Wallpaper to really transform a smaller space. The bright and exuberant colors really add character to the space.
Large Scale Flower Majesty
The appeal of large scale florals is closely tied to visual of vivid and expressive color encapsulating the entire space. Pictured below is the highly embellished Mattiazo by Designers Guild Wallpaper, it portrays gorgeous and large rose blooms in various cascading sizes with emerald leaves splashed between to create a truly lush look.
Petite and Small Scale Elegance
On the more minimal side, we have small-scale floral patterns. One of our favorite examples is this paper by Osborne and Little known as Twiggy. Using intricate line work that winds across the whole wall and miniature blooms, a highly defined and eccentric look is created.
The high contrast of the vines and budding flora creates a web-like texture that adds depth to the space. This design is anything but mundane.
Inspired By Nature
For a more novelty or less direct approach, there are many nature inspired wallpapers that incorporate those elements you seek in a floral or lush jungle paper without being so literal. We really love this fun and playful pattern by Matthew Williamson for Osborne and Little called Ananas. It depicts flourishing flower arrangements in the form of pineapples atop a cream background.
The light and tropical essence of this pattern leaves the space feeling like a overseas get away that you want to keep coming back home to. All of these patterns are just a few of the countless options available through L.A. Design Concepts. You can click any of these room shots or their names to get more information. Until next time!
Brunschwig and Fils Fabric – Folio Francais collection capitalizes on the traditional design elements the house is known for. Building on their iconic styles of florals, paisleys and damask inspired styles, this updated display uses fresh color palettes and refreshing renditions of timeless patterns. Let’s dive in and break down these individual prints.
With artful and expressive fabrics, you tell your own story. The home you live in, is your haven and making it personal about yourself is important. Pictured above is Brunschwig and Fils fabric ‘Bird And Thistle‘ used around the entire room. From the curtains, to the head board, cushions and trim of the bed, you can see this pattern ties the feeling of the space together. The portrayal of these doves peacefully atop tree branches envelops the space with a modern farm house look that is welcoming and comfortable.
Maximalism at It’s Finest
The welcoming of bright and exuberant colors is coming back into the center stage. This living room designed by Meggie H. utilizes bright and bold coral toned fabric. The print placed on the couch and cushions is Brunschwig and Fils fabric’s ‘Durbar Tait Strie II‘ in the Rose color way. Using a faux weathered ikat design, the pattern has a regal look to it without feeling too proper. The living coral coloring is able to pull together the bright jewel tones found through out the room with ease.
Welcoming Color Always
Never be afraid of incorporating colors into your projects. White and black are a tried and true color combo that will never disappoint, but its key to have fun when decorating. With such a wide spectrum of different patterned fabrics and wallpapers, the sky is the limit when it comes to creativity. We welcome you to browse our full Brunschwig & Fils fabric and wallpaper selections to find exactly what you’re looking for. Until next time!
Schumacher is one of the longest running interior design labels specializing in wallpaper and fabric as well as furniture. In today’s piece we’ll be going over Schumacher Fabric’s best selling fabric patterns. These iconic prints have seen the likes of all sorts of homes across the world for many different uses. They are highly versatile, colorful, bold, and have a sense of lasting style that one can hold onto.
The Best Selling Schumacher Fabric patterns:
Chiang Mai Dragon
Hot House Flowers
Something these patterns all have in common is their complexity and nodes to classic and sweet floral motifs in varying colors and style. You can easily shop any of these best selling patterns on L.A. Design Concepts designer fabric online store.
Chiang Mai Dragon
Schumacher Fabric’s Chiang Mai Dragon features highly saturated and blooming color through out it’s multiple Asian inspired motifs. From the spiraling and winding dragons that encompass the print, to the carnation and other assorted flower and vines snaking throughout the fabric there’s plenty to love with a lasting and charming chicness. Available in a wide variety of hues and shades to fit just about any interior palette, working this fun fabric into your space is simple if you’re looking to make a statement.
In the world of floral fabrics, there is a million to one choices. Pyne Hollyhock (particularly in the Indigo colorway) has had wide sweeping popularity. The indigo colorway highly resembles artistry you’d find in fine china. The excellent balance of negative space and highly detailed floral branches creates a highly serene look to this fabric that is zen and relaxing. Used as drapes, this pattern provides large scale scenery and mood for the room. As pictured above, Pyne Hollyhock makes for gorgeous upholstery that doesn’t feel like grandma’s floral couch.
The pattern Hothouse flowers is an understated highly detail oriented print that showcases exotic flowers up-close. Showcasing their many artistic qualities such as line detail and excellent natural geometric composure. The above color scheme creates a pencil sketch look that feels stylish and current.
Using beautiful bold colors and strategic use of white negative space, Chenonceau satisfies the craving for a beautiful damask and a nature inspired floral fabric in a single pattern. The above space uses the pattern to accent the room through out, trying the entire aesthetic together. The navy and white color scheme has a very coastal vibe to it without feeling like the over done nautical theme.
It’s been said that the color yellow is known to be overstimulating especially when used as an accent for the walls or wallpaper. However, today’s piece is going to show you how you can use this eccentric color in tasteful ways that create interest. In the above living room setting ‘Gran Sol’ wallpaper by Gaston y Daniela uses predominantly soft yellow motifs mixed amidst black and white to create a minimal design that draws your eyes in but doesn’t feel obnoxious. The colors pair well with the mostly white and gray furniture, letting the wallpaper be a statement.
This cozy little nook uses a similar technique to the previous living room. With a paper-backed fabric wall of ‘Morley‘ by Gaston y Daniela, the muted yellow gold jewel tone in the pattern accentuates the cushions and prevents the space from feeling dull even though the majority of the palette is grey and white.
For our third example, we take this dining room that radiates bright yellow sunshine energy. Schumacher wallpaper‘s ‘Zanzibar Trellis‘ in canary is a true golden yellow. Using primary colored seating to offset and compliment the walls, this setting has a very cheery and happy vibe. The geometric pattern in the trellis and the white background help offset all the yellow. Sometimes it’s ok to break all the rules to create a stand-out moment. We hope these ideas help inspire your own design projects, in the mean time you can also check out our $1000 Kravet Giveaway. Until next time!
The news is out, and its official. We are throwing a giveaway over on our Facebook page. In order to enter the giveaway, its simple, you just have to signup for our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and comment done. Easy enough right? The winner of our giveaway gets to hand pick $1000 worth of Kravet wallpaper or fabric of their choice.
Check out the full article on ABC 7 News.
You can go ahead and read all the details about our Kravet Giveaway over on ABC 7 News website. We’ll be picking a winner on Monday, September 9th over on our Facebook page. Good luck to everybody that enters!
In the Summer heat its a great time to turn towards a more zen and leisurely style. The newest collection from Kravet Fabric tailors to the minimal in taste who still want to portray a chic and tasteful style. Modern Luxe Izu features a gorgeous array of new patterns and updated colorways highlighting on Japanese tea garden and temple culture in its color schemes and nature inspired motifs like the calming and serene koi ponds, and the rolling mountains and hillsides that surround this culturally rich region. We’re going to be discussing the highlighted patterns and talking about their style. Let’s dive in.
In the design world there’s so many approaches to consider when you begin styling your space. Traditional and timeless styles are favored frequently for their longevity in appeal, but every now and then its refreshing to see something bold and different. Today’s piece will be centered around the eccentric world of vibrant velvets, specifically animal inspired velvets.
The saying with high risk comes high reward, and we believe it applies in the design realm also. These upholstery and multi-use fabrics may not be the easiest to incorporate to your space, but executed well and you have yourself a bold and striking design moment. Typically when executing a pop of color like this, you can find a tone that will either compliment or contrast and place strategically for the most flare. We have a large selection of animal prints in varying jewel tones and neutrals. If you’re specifically looking for the velvets for high luster and shine, you can click here. Until next time!
Step into the opulence and luxury that is a private dining event held at Palazzo Ralph Lauren. It’s known that Ralph Lauren and company are praised for their lifestyle brand and stretch across a wide variety of markets. This includes but isn’t limited to, fashion apparel, home goods and fabric, and more recently even coffee shops and eateries. Hosted by the editor in chief of Cabana magazine, Martina Mondadori, this private dinner party is to celebrate the beginning of the Salone del Mobile. The Salone del Mobile is the Milan Furniture Fair a festival celebrating break throughs and innovation in interior design and décor.
The walls are draped with Ralph Lauren Home ‘Dillon Ticking Stripe’ fabric in assorted neutrals with custom printed paper lanterns hung high above two dining tables. Each dining room set up features the menu for the evening, custom name tags printed on gold leaf, and ornate china all atop a table cloth constructed of Allie Handblock print fabric by Ralph Lauren Home.
With an artistry for fine dining and festivities, who wouldn’t want to sit in on this party? Let us know what your favorite thing about this private gathering is. Ours is the attention to detail, and unique execution of textiles.
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In the year 2019 the shift from printed media to digital is apparent now more than ever. On Social Media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram we’re seeing more interior design inspiration and showcase at a higher speed than ever before. In today’s post we’re going to be highlighting some interiors designed by different stylists from all over the world, this time specifically with Schumacher Fabric. Let’s dive right in, and if any of the highlighted designs speak to you, simply click the swatch to shop the patterns.
We absolutely adore this family room in this modern ranch style home designed and styled by James Thomas. The execution in the coordinating Schumacher fabrics in this room compliment all the patterns used extremely well, keeping the color scheme together and not feeling too busy.
On the two lounging chair you’ll find Antique Strie velvet covering the majority of the seat. On the front cushion of the chair is Full Circle in navy. The velvet provides high luster and deep color with the patterned fabric on cushion in a more muted navy color to contrast.
Beach vibes anyone? We’re loving the minimal geometric take on these beach chairs upholstered in the Maxwell fabric in Navy. This fabric is also available in other colorways, but the navy stands out for a truly coastal living inspired look.
Available in varying shades of neutral tones, Maxwell is a stunning geometric print that can add interest and detail to any upholstery. Stick around and keep up with us on our blog for more social media highlights and trend spotlights.
Join us today, as we stroll through this beautiful private residence in Philadelphia owned by interior and style enthusiast Nicole Cole. Using a combination of vintage pieces and modern seating she creates a cozy home environment that doesn’t feel too sterile or dated.
In addition to the actual furniture pieces themselves, Cole makes use of well placed accessories and plant life to truly give the space a sense of personality and taste. Something that really stood out to us in the home was the use of planted tree branches, as opposed to flowers or traditional plants. Pictured above on the left, the tree branch in the artisanal vase really provides a lot of natural flare.
The color palette of Cole’s home has an excellent sense of contrast. The muted and neutral colors of the natural wood pieces and flooring mixed with the eccentric jewel tones of the seating and accessories creates a nicely balanced space that doesn’t feel overwhelming or underwhelming.
This concludes our home highlight, if you like content like this you can always follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date. Until next time!
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The weathers finally heating up, and who wants to spend this precious time of the year indoors? In today’s piece we’re going to talk about turning those outside or semi-outdoor hangout spots to feel fresh and stylish. Nobody wants to sit on some rickety rubber chairs or compromise comfort and style. We’ve gathered a couple pieces from our shop that we think can add some seasonal flare to the deck, patio, or backyard.
Sometimes just adding a piece or two can really spruce up the entire space. If you’re feeling you want something totally different, start from scratch. Our in-stock furniture is a great way to get different items for your project in a much quicker time frame for these kinds of mini projects. Until next time!
An activity that has been on the rise as of lately among crafters and designers is vintage renewal, or repurposing. For any of those confused we’ll elaborate. It is when you take something old, and possibly without much use or out of date style, and add a touch of craft or modernity giving it new life or purpose. The practice is becoming more and more popular as the desire to not waste, or support cheap unethical creation becomes more center stage.
Designer and lifestyle enthusiast Matthew Williamson recently posted some photos of vintage arm chair he had repurposed. Using hot pink paint, and upholstery fabric from Osborne and Little. What sounds like it could potentially be a hot disaster, actually created something of some high appeal with a bit of a controversial style. We’ll let you be the judges, pictures below.
The fabric pictures on the chairs is known as ‘Flamingo Club’ by Matthew Williamson, produced by Osborne and Little. Featuring gorgeous fan palms, detailed flamingos and a unique mix of colors among the florals and background.
If any of the fabric or images peak your interest, simply click them to learn more. We’ll continue our trend and style spotlight here on the blog every week. Oh, and for a little bonus check out Matthew Williamson’s niece checking out his creation.
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For those looking for the sofa of their dreams, here is a definitive guide on how to complete the process on our website. In the modern design world, it only makes sense that your furniture would be custom tailored to your exact liking. Personality in design is important for creating a space that truly feels like home. It’s extremely easy and the best option if you’re looking to make this important piece of furniture your very own.
1. Find your Sofa
To begin, simply browse our sofa selection by clicking on the furniture tab, and dropping down to sofas. Alternatively, you can click here to view our sofa section.
You can filter by different categories to narrow your search, such as styles, finish, material, and price to ensure its exactly what’s needed for you or your client.
2. Customize the Options
Once you’ve found your desired piece, select the optimal size for your design space or room. Depending on the item, there might be more customization options. For this Duralee sofa, you can choose a custom finish, and size.
3. Find a Fabric
The last step for customizing your sofa/seating option is picking the fabric for the upholstery. You can select a fabric of the same manufacturer, or you can choose any of the designer fabrics available on our site. Just make sure that the end-use is tailored for upholstery.
After you add the sofa to your cart, just add the required amount of fabric to the cart as well. We’ll take care of the rest.
You’re all set
It’s that simple, if you need any help with the process feel free to call us and talk to our team. We’re always here to help. Until next time!
With a style that is as classic as they come, stripes have a rich history in all design elements through out time, and they are here to stay. However, as time goes on designers and stylists have come up with new ways to rework the traditional stripe into modern and intriguing applications. In today’s piece we’ll be highlighting a few different stripe iterations that are anything but basic. If any of the presented fabrics peak your interest, simply click the image or swatch to learn more.
The Wave by Schumacher Fabric is a simple abstract print that depicts high contrast stripes in a rippled fashion. It’s not a complicated or intricate pattern, but the look of this fabric is truly eye-catching. Pictured is the chocolate colorway in a golden brown and light cream. For those looking for something more plain, there is a black and white rendition and a few others that will be linked below.
A flame stitch, which is another word for ‘Bargello’ means a type of embroidery in woven fabrics that produces a flame like effects to the striping colors. The Valkyrie flame stitch is an excellent example of this technique and a great way to incorporate some unconventional stripe related fabrics into your upholstery. Similar to a chevron pattern, this abstract mix of colors is very appealing to the senses.
Keep an eye out for our trend highlights as we continue to highlight many different fabrics and designer wallpapers here on our blog. Until next time!
The newest addition to Kravet Fabric is this earthy and vibrant collection of bohemian and morocco inspired textiles. Gathering from local and off shore locations, this unique curation of prints can find a soft spot in anybody’s home. Some strong focal points of the collection include clay tones such as brick, bronze, and touches of sand stone. The patterns and motifs all fall within a similar umbrella of trends and styles that make for excellent pairing and matching of fabrics. We’re going to dive into the different textiles of this collection regarding their style and use.
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