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Friday, March 25, 2011

Fresh Fabrics Friday: Zinnia by Galbraith & Paul

Galbraith & Paul fabrics have been on my radar for sometime, I think they are just beautiful.  From the patterns and colors to the fact that the fabrics are hand block printed in a studio in Philadelphia (I really am a sucker for hand block prints,) these are fabrics with a huge "wow factor."  They tend toward use in more transitional or contemporary settings, but like most decor, if you love it, used a with  light touch, in the proper fashion, these fabrics could be used in any room design.

This particular fabric, Zinnia is a favorite, it feels happy and lighthearted and comes in yummy colorways. I am especially partial to this one called "Sky," with a vibrant yellow-green, turquoise, blue gray and brown...

Zinnia makes a stunning Roman shade in a white kitchen (note the other Galbraith & Paul fabric on the chairs, Sweet Pea.)

How about this simple curtain panel, no pleats, hung on rings and trimmed with a teal velvet, gorgeous, no?

Clean and simple on a headboard.
House Beautiful

How about the size of the blocks used to print the fabrics?  Imagine the skill necessary to line the inked blocks up just right...what a beautiful and mindful process.

Galbraith & Paul

Because the Galbraith & Paul textiles are all hand block printed on high quality fabrics, they are rather pricey and available by the yard only through designers.  Fear not though, Room & Board also has a wonderful selection of pillows and pendant lighting available in store and on line at great prices. 


Room & Board

If like me, the Galbraith & Paul textiles really appeal to you, then you will be excited to know that they are introducing hand block printed wallpaper patterns for their Spring 2011 collection and they have been producing a line of customizable rugs  for some time.
And as if that was not enough, they also have a line of outdoor textiles available through Perennials.  These are 100% solution dyed outdoor acrylics which have fresh patterns and color.  These are also available by the yard, through designers.  I love the idea of using this type of fabric on a kitchen stool or in a family room that gets a lot of wear and tear, so fun!

If you would like to know more about the Galbraith & Paul fabrics or want to order, I would be happy to help, please contact me.  
  
What do you think, have you enjoyed this week's Fresh Fabric Friday?  I know I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to textiles. Are you like me, do you get a buzz from cool fabrics and all of the possibilities?  I would love to hear from you, let me know what type of fabric or fabric related information you would be interested in learning about, I'd be more than happy to oblige.  

Have a wonderful week-end...I need to run and get moving on framing my doilies!  Be sure to come back next week and see the finished product.


Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? If so please contact me,
I would love to help!

2 comments:

SHERRY HART said...

I'm with you kathy! Love the fabrics...hate that they have a 3 or 5 yard minimum! Maybe we should team up so we can each get a little!!!

Rene said...

I agree - love the zinnia in a shade or a panel. Add the velvet trim and wowy - gorgeous! I need something like this for a bay window in my kitchen. Thank you for voting for me yesterday, by the way :)

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