Fabrics and Papers: Textured Fabrics Trends

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    Fashion weeks around the world have highlighted fabric trends will be largely texture driven, and once again the worlds of fashion and decor are colliding with runway looks quickly translated into exciting interior ranges by the leading design houses and vice versa.Leading the way with the latest décor trends, Fabrics and Papers has added several new ranges of textured fabrics to its site at fabricsandpapers.com, the home to one of the largest collections of designer wallpapers, curtain and upholstery fabrics to view and buy online. The new fabrics will add depth, subtle pattern and colour to a room and create a truly individual look.

    Designer’s Guild’s Padua is a textured collection to delight in, encompassing fabulous stunning lustrous velvets in a range of designs from damask to snakeskin, together with stunning weaves in chunky dogstooth, delicious boucle and rugged linen.

    Portello is a robust linen cotton basket weave in an elegant wide banded stripe.Zeno is a chunky and durable large scale dogtooth design, with a richly textured surface in an array of beautiful crisp colours. Calistaornate cut velvet with miniature circular damask pattern is at once contemporary and classical; the slub textured ground contrasts and brings depth to the smooth finish of the velvet pile.Oriago a cross dyed snakeskin velvet has an abstracted natural feel, it’s gorgeous organic lace like patterns have a broad appeal and function; this statement jacquard is a joy to behold.

    Osborne & Little’s Amerindia collection by Lorca is inspired by the designs of the American Indian Tribes and features rich earthy colours and thick soft weaves. The colours included in the palette are terracotta, stone, saffron, burnt orange, black, cassis, air force blue, ivory and sage.

    Mohawk is a thick weave textured fabric with interlocking pyramid design. Hopi is a natural linen cloth with an embroidered lozenge design. Zuni is a vertical stripe of broad bands in jute and cotton. Kiowa is a thick, heavy horizontal stripe woven fabric.

    Zoffanys Quartz Weaves offer twelve lustrous qualities including silks, sheers, stripes and semi-plains woven with beautiful yarns and subtle patterns in soft mineral colour palettes of rose quartz, chalk and silver and richer dramatic palettes of lapis, gold and amethyst.

    Cordonnet embroidery fabric features a floral trail embroidered with metallic yarns on silk taffeta. The effect is rich and decorative, combining traditional motifs with theatrical grandeur and is ideal for drapes and curtains. Diamond sheer woven voile is a large-scale contemporary design embroidered on an ultra-sheer silk ground. The pattern of wide zigzag stripes is both dramatic and minimalist. Cinnebar is a fabulous heavy linen interwoven with metallic yarns to give a shimmering richness to the weave. This fabric is suitable for upholstery or could be used for feature cushions.

    Daniel Fountain / 28.02.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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