Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fabric Inspiration

I'm always looking for fabrics. I know that's ridiculous, but I once saw a sign on the door of a fabric warehouse that said "He who dies with the most fabric, wins!" Well, I'm working on it!
Calico Corner just introduced their newest fabrics, and for once I'm inspired! I especially like the fabrics above, part of their "Ethnic Inspiration" collection, because I'm crazy about paisleys!

Their newest linens from their "Timeless Linens" collection. Another weakness of mine!

And, their newest animal prints from their "Animal Instinct" collection.
I am loving all of these collections, but let's explore more....

The Raja Collection
Paisley, leopard and buffalo checks, what's not to love here!

The Raja Room.

The Allora Collection
I'm crazy about the red zebra fabric!

The Allora Room.

The Spice Island Collection.
Love that paisley!

The Spice Island Room.

The Trousseau Collection.
Very soft and serene.

The Trousseau Room.

The Orient Express Collection.
I love the mini-leopard fabric, if it is velvet....

The Orient Express Room.

The Think Pink Collection.
I guess it's true--pink is back, and in a big way!
I'll take that pretty paisley, please!

The Think Pink Room.
Not for me, but I think it would be a wonderful, sophisticated girl's room.

Of these fabrics, I've pulled a few of my favorites.
Like this pretty paisley, called "Sugar Baby."

Ralph Lauren has the best paisleys, like this one called "Hera."

A large paisley called "Tiburon."

"Chettenham Paisley" by Ralph Lauren

Same fabric, different colorway.

Appropriately named "Cashmere."

Like I said, I love paisley! This one is wonderful!

There are some fabulous new linens too, like this one called "Emperor."

Oh, be still my heart! I love this 100% linen called "Windsor Floral."

Calico Corners even has a new line of outdoor fabrics.
I plan on slipcovering my tired outdoor cushions this spring, and this wonderful multi stripe just might be the one.

Thanks for going fabric shopping with me! Just so you know, all of these fabrics are now on sale for 20% off! But only until March 26th, so if you see something you like, don't wait!
You can visit their website here, where swatches are available.

So, which collection was your favorite? Can you guess which one was mine?
Hint: A large paisley sofa!

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Susan Freeman said...

I like the Timeless Linens and the Trousseau Collections. I also love the red and while checks from your last post!

Susan and Bentley

julie said...

the linen collection and trousseau room wins my heart. Just saying!

southerninspiration said...

I do indeed love paisleys! And that Trousseau room.......I could live there!!!

Kathysue said...

I love shopping with you , for real or vicariously you are a great shopping partner!!! WE have to do that again, soon!!! My fav is I know you have already guessed the Allora, I love the bird motifs and the bright clear crisp colors. I could peg your likes all along the way, you are so consistenty true to yourself, you know I love that about you. Paisley it is!!!! xo Kathysue

d e l i g h t said...

Their linen selection is very pretty!
Thanks for sharing the photos.

Dianne said...

The Raja room had me from the start! Just so handsome.

Tamra said...

that Oriental Express room.....YUM!

Babs said...

Delores, It's great to shop vicariously with you because if I actually shopped I'd come out of the stores with bolts of fabric and no idea what I'd want do with them.
I agree with you about Ralph Lauren's fabrics. In my opinion no one does paisley or tartan like Ralph Lauren. Enjoyed the shopping.

Buttonchief7 said...

The ethnic collection reminds me of oriental rugs, a fav. And the linen collection looks so vintage. Shopped at CC twice in St. Louis many years ago. Just overwhelming.

Gina said...

The Linen collection, every single one of them...wouldn't know which one to pick.

Julie Harward said...

Lovely...and I have loved paisley since my high school days back in the 60's! ;D

Gypsy Heart said...

I would suspect that your choice is the Raja Room...with that paisley sofa. It's definitely mine! LOVE the ethnic patterns and always, always animal prints.

Gerry said...

The Raja Room is my favorite. Love that paisley sofa !!!!

savvycityfarmer said...

I know you inside and out!!

the gardener's cottage said...

the allora room is to die for.


Sarah said...

Delores, my favorite is the Spice Island. Love the coral with the touches of turquoise. Thanks for sharing all these photos full of inspiration. I need another house! ~ Sarah

Rashon Carraway said...

I really like how all the pieces are displayed in the moodboard and then you see it come to life.

So creative and fun to see a pile of stuff to an actual finished space!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely fabrics! Being an artist, my work is done entirely with paper; however, many times it is fabric that I turn to for inspiration! I adore the Timeless Linen. . .all things Vintage. While I can pull design elelments from each collection, I prefer the Trousseau Room. Traditionally elegant. Thank you for such an inspirational post!

Carol S. said...

What a great inspiration and nice links. I was at a gift shop and fell in love with a beautiful fabric lumbar pillow...$172, WAY outta my price range. But I was thinking, could I find a fabric like this. You've got some close ones here, some of the lighter paisly/floral ones. Don't know that I'll actually make one, but fun to dream about it!

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