image courtesy of blogger Eddie Ross
Earlier today, a rather gloomy day in New York, I was perusing the beautiful showrooms of the Decoration & Design Building and decided to visit one of my old favorites. From the instant that I stepped into Quadrille, I was transported from the wet weather enveloping the city in grey, to a vibrant, playful, and palm tree-clad location in the tropics. I instantly recalled my love for Quadrille and China Seas, which both boast collections of ikat, damasks, toiles and faux-bois in wild colors and casual materials. Most excitingly, there were shiny notes that read, "NEW" on a large collection of the fabrics, and who doesn't want to be up on the latest? Thank you Quadrille, for brightening my day!
Featured in a 2009 issue of Domino, this lime green ikat-clad sofa breaks up the solid boldness of the lively blue wall.
This is my favorite Ikat from the new collection of China Seas fabrics. It is called "Aquarius" in the color "Jungle Green/Pink on Cream". It reminds me of rainbow sherbet!
"Monty", one of Quadrille's classic damasks, adorns this wing chair in a 2009 issue of At Home Magazine. "Monty" is still a popular fabric in Quadrille's collection and comes in a wide variety of beautiful colors.
"Monty" also is available in wallpaper, as stylishly shown in a 2009 issue of Elle Decor.
Nothing better to spice up the elegance of toile but a little lavender, or electric pink. Above is Quadrille's "Bagatelle" in "Plum on Grape" as seen in The World of Interiors. Featured in Southern Accents, below is a neopolitan ice cream combination of color, complete with Quadrille's "Paradise Garden" in "Rose and Brown"on two chairs.
Alan Campbell's playful take on faux-bois is one of the best additions to the Quadrille fabric family. Shown on these dining chairs featured in last month's House Beautiful, "Meloire Reverse" comes in a handful of less traditional colors than "Camel II on Tint", shown above. "Pacific Blue on Tint" is the one for me!
Have a vibrant and playful weekend!