Upholstery is the most hard working furniture in the home, providing enduring comfort and establishing the personality of the room through its stylings and fabric. No one wants to regret this choice either on delivery day because the fabric doesn't compliment the room or a couple of years down the line because the sofa hasn't held up to wear and tear.Read More
From the start, it was my goal to buck the trend of less choices by providing more. Rather than offer greige groupings that one sees everywhere, I want my upholstery to allow patrons to get creative as they select the perfect details for their space.Read More
As we prepare for our Fall upholstery launch, dozens of fabric swatches are passing through our hands, swimming in our heads, and making their way into the latest offerings at the boutique. A few stalwart heroes have survived from the previous season - a testament to picking classics over fads - but we're excited to share our predictions for the next chapter in textiles.
While buttery poly-velvets have been a practical family room fabric for a few seasons, we're watching an influx of classic cotton velvets return to the mix. These beautiful fabrics have a denser weave and a warmer hand. And cotton receives dye better than polyester, yielding richer colors - a boon at a time when jewel tones are poised for a comeback.
Unlike their printed cousins, these woven patterns employ the loom to produce their dynamic look. While we are huge fans of printed fabrics - see our summer print blog - we think this variety produces a more refined character. Depending on the thread content, the durability may also be better than print on lighter weight goods, making these great bets for high-traffic upholstery.
The worst excesses of Herculon fabric in the 80s and 90s sent designers fleeing for the supple simplicity of micro-suede earlier this century, but we find that coarse wovens are enjoying a timely comeback. The light and shadow on the surface of a toothy fabric helps disguise normal wear and tear, an advantage in high traffic areas. Mid-century design continues to gain appeal and a hallmark of the era was textural solids, fueled in part by innovations in raw materials that were developed during WWII and throughout the Space Age.