Posts Tagged ‘brunschwig & fils’

I was not familiar with the ancient textile pattern, Ikat, until I started working with polymer. (We will not discuss my first attempt at an Ikat cane.)

In the last few years Ikat has become a strong motif for interior design and the spring and summer 2010 runway fashions from Gucci have moved it to clothing.

The May Elle Decor has a colorful trend alert entitled…IKAT…how original!!! The slideshow features fourteen beautiful Ikat designs and links.  The multicolor Ikat designs are striking, but I think I prefer the white and bright combination best.

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brunschwig In a recent Chelsea House Blog post I featured a Brunschwig & Fils fabric, the cotton/linen Bayadere Ikat print. This fabric was featured in Elle Decor. Well, Brunschwig has done it again. In the August Town & Country, a design trend editorial…Ottoman Rules…features Brunschwig’s Bayadere in a different colorway. The article is a visual feast of Turkish-inspired design…and as usual Brunschwig Rules.

Sorry about the ‘fuzzy’ photo. Click on the Bayadere link for photos with better resolution.

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This Brunschwig & Fils ad is not new…but it is perfect for the first week of spring. Isn’t this the way all of us feel now that winter is behind us and the temps are rising?  Scroll through the color combinations of the Spring 2009 Collection for inspiration.

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kirkbrummelI seem to be focusing on color. It may be the fact that the temp is 60+ degrees; I purchased bulbs for the garden; and my husband and I rode bicycles this weekend. Could it be that spring is just around the corner?

This wonderful combination of plum & scarlet is from Kirk Brummel. Kirk Brummel fabrics are distributed by Brunschwig & Fils…a century old European fabric house that is now located in the US. For a history of fabric and design spend some time on the Brunschwig site. “Nobody does it better”

The Kirk Brummel spring 2009 has some interesting color combinations.

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