The start of summer has us craving color, and a handful of furniture and fabric lines have answered the call. Explore the union of playful brights with graphic pattern in invigorating new collections from Kirkby Design, Brown Jordan, Jonathan Adler for Kravet Collections, Jane Churchill and more.
Brown Jordan pays tribute to its Tamiami Vinyl Lace, a collection which made its initial debut in 1961, with the addition of 12 fresh new colors. The collection includes several chair styles, including a rocking chair, a loveseat, dining tables, an ottoman and occasional table.
Terrazzo Prints by Kirkby Design offers vibrant, graphic indoor/outdoor designs.
Bossa Nova, Carnival and Hacienda from Jane Churchill.
Jonathan Adler fabric (above) and trim (below) for Kravet.
From Kirkby Design, Arcade woven fabrics were inspired by retro computer graphics.
Labyrinth Border by Samuel & Sons Passementerie.
Contact your local showroom to request samples or for more information on the furniture, fabric and trim pictured above.
Photos: Brown Jordan, Kravet, Cowtan & Tout/Jane Churchill, Kirkby Design/Romo.
A texture we covet on furniture, trays, boxes and even books, the origin of shagreen reaches back centuries. In China and Japan, the textured rawhide served a more utilitarian purpose, commonly used to wrap weaponry in cases where a slippery surface would be detrimental, like the hilts and scabbards of swords and daggers.
The earliest shagreen was created by scattering seeds across moist, stretched hides and a fabric was then placed over the seeds. The hide was trampled upon or pressed, leaving tiny indentations. After drying in the sun, the seeds were shaken off leaving behind a granulated surface, then dyed. By the 17th and 18th centuries shagreen was made from the skins of rays and sharks and saw increasing popularity in England and France.
Having just returned from High Point Market, our style-spotting staff saw faux shagreen at every turn. Find a collection of these beautifully textured furnishings below, and if you’re designing with it in your own home, or sharing a design scheme on Instagram, be sure to tag your pics #showusyourshagreen!
Round Wall Mirror with Faux Shagreen and Bone Edging, Jonathan Charles | Alex Three Drawer Chest with faux shagreen drawer fronts, Hickory White Cabinet Shop Collection | Tiburon Wallcovering, Innovations | Green Faux Shagreen Gilded Console, Jonathan Charles | Ecce Faux Shagreen Accent Table, Theodore Alexander | Zaine 3 Piece Nesting Cocktail Table, Precedent | James Hare Shagreen Silk Collection, HC Monogram
Photos: Jonathan Charles, Hickory White, Innovations, Theodore Alexander, HC Monogram
By now you’ve likely heard the buzz surrounding Duralee’s new HC Monogram collection of luxury fabrics and trimmings. They’ve gathered five lines we love together under one umbrella, textiles that are as versatile as they are beautiful, from the historically inspired Bailey & Griffin to the fashion-forward Clarke & Clarke.
Included in the HC Monogram collection are Bailey & Griffin, Highland Court, Clarke & Clarke, James Hare and Lulu DK. We’ve assembled a few of the latest introductions from each line below. Enjoy!
Explore all five lines at Duralee.com and contact your local KDR Sales Representative or showroom for sampling and ordering information.
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Look closely at the spring fashion feature in St. Louis Magazine’ s March issue. Framing super-chic summer ensembles are furniture and fabrics from KDR. What better to get you in the mood for lounging poolside than a selection of classic cabana stripes? And you’ll be hard pressed to find a statement piece for the patio more luxurious than Century’s Andalusia Canopied Double Chaise. Get the designer details below followed by complete guide to outdoor furniture, fabric and drapery hardware available through your local KDR Showroom.
KDR DESIGNER SHOWROOMS | OUTDOOR FURNITURE, FABRIC & DRAPERY HARDWARE
Fabric & Trimmings