Call me a late bloomer, but I won’t be offended. Basically every Design blogger in Cyber Space has already featured Carolyn Quartermaine and her fabrics, but it is now my turn. I want to share MY reason…
In the world of Interior Design, there are trends and there are classics. As a designer, I have always succumbed to trends at the request of a client, but personally, I am a classic lover. If I am going to invest into a piece of furniture, a decorative object, or something as simple as a fabric, I want to know that I can live with it for a very long time. That is why I absolutely love the fabrics produced by Caroline Quartermaine.
Carolyn is based in London and produces the most beautiful line of painted silk fabrics. She has been around for quite some time, but it was only recently that I decided I wanted to incorporate her work into my new office. That is how I found my new blog friend Trish, owner and writer of the Design blog Trouvais. (http://trouvais.com/) One of Trish’s hobbies is collecting vintage fabrics. ( and what a collection!) I saw she was going to be selling some Quartermaine fabrics and I immediately contacted her. She sent me photos of what she had, and to my excitement there it was!!!!
My Holy Grail of Fabrics!! From the “Script Collection”, Trish had several cuts of the pink color!! I have been trying for quite some time to locate this fabric to no avail. Trish barely finished her email to me before I could reply “I’ll take it”. I want to put it in the room with my newly covered settee.
I am not sure what I will do with it yet, but I know I will use every little last scrap of it. Thank you again, Trish! You have made me very happy!
Following are some more photos of the collection “Script” all from Carolyn Quartermaine.
And I love the boldness of these. What a great accent to any room.This is not the Script, but a floral. So simple and pretty. Notice behind the chairs the drapery is the Script, which is done on a sheer fabric instead of silk. Great for diffusing light, but not too heavy looking. I also wouldn’t mind owning the chairs.
The same fabric in a different color with coordinating fabrics..To get the full effect, you may refer back to my post “PINK”. As the house progresses, I cannot wait to actually be photographing everything as it is meant to be in each room. It is said “patience is a virtue”, so for someone who has very little, I SO look forward to that day!