Takeaway from Fall Seminars

I was fortunate to attend events hosted in Philadephia and Devon hosted by Kravet, Stark and Thibaut Designs & Anna French. After a couple of years only attending virtual events, it was so great to get out to see and touch fabric, wall covering, and carpet again.

Embroidered linens, unique trims, and crushed velvets are back with more modern colors & revived ethnic motifs. Industry leader Kravet and others are introducing deconstructed linens with sheer, large scale ethnic sheers, and velvets topped with metal. Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils, GP&J Baker, Scalamandre, Clarence House, Thibaut & Anna French are offering lighter coastal colors in order to make traditional patterns more transitional. These printed linens with fresh colors are fabulous. Flame stitch fm 1970s is back (bargello). Blues are always big and green is picking up. And of course modern patterns continue to reign.

My take: balancing the old with the new still creates an interesting interior. I’ve never been attracted to the matched set as I find it boring. Catalogue and internet shopping has opened people’s eyes to a variety of goods, however, an expert can help you achieve a unique, practical and beautiful living space.