The book features a host of print and woven multi-use fabrics in vivid colors. Interestingly the designs were inspired by the 18th century antiques and archives of Colonial Williamsburg. The word "colonial" conjures up a staid and stuffy look, but the collection is anything but and does a beautiful job interpreting traditional patterns, giving them a bold new look and making them ideal for today's interiors. Here are a few patterns that wowed me:
A floral linen print in very current colorways.
This is a stunning embroidered rayon and linen fabric available in several colors.
A bold damask pattern in cotton with a little poly for durability, again available in several bright colors.
A classic toile made modern with a larger, looser pattern.
A play off of a more traditional check often paired with the toile, this Ikat is graphic and powerful.
We visited Colonial Williamsburg a few years ago on a family vacation and I remember being struck by the vibrant decor, so much so that I photographed a few rooms. So, I was not totally surprised by the bold hues as I looked through the Williamsburg Collection. Check out the color in these rooms!
Seems that everything old is new again! I love seeing historic patterns re-created. The fabrics from this collection are available through designers (including me) and retail between $62 and $105 per yard with the higher price points being for some of the embroidered fabrics.
Can you see using one of the patterns from this collection in a room in your home?
Have a great week-end, with 9 days until Christmas, we are in the home stretch... of course I still have mountains of things to do, including finishing the holiday decorating!
One last thing, I hope to change up "Fresh Fabrics Friday" a little bit 2012 and would love your help.... Do you have a favorite fabric or project(s) you have completed using fabric? I would love to do a feature here on Room Rx on a regular basis (once a month maybe?) profiling one project/blogger in order to share great fabrics and ideas. Please contact me via email or leave a comment here and lets talk!
Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design?If so please contact me, I would love to help your room feel better with a Design Concept Board or a complete Room Rx.