You all know I love a good fabric. It’s my favorite part of designing any space. They really help get my inspiration flowing and I love perfecting the mix of patterns for a space. I was once watching an episode of Sarah’s House and she was talking about how most of her rooms have 20 different fabrics!!! I always think about that when I’m designing and I aim to mix a high amount of fabrics as well. I always add contrasting fabric for pipping or banding on curtains, etc. Little details to inject new color or pattern with fabric.
While I love fabric it’s sometimes hard to convince a person that a $200 yard fabric is a must. You don’t want to know the look on Jon’s face when I actually told him how much the custom made pillows on our sofa actually retailed for. Luckily the majority of my clients understand how important a good fabric is and if we can’t swing it for window treatments we will at least use the fancy fabric for a pillow. I always hunt for amazing deals as well and I have to share this new source!
A couple of weeks ago I was searching for a look for less option for Kate Spade’s Owlish. I wasn’t able to find a good look for less option, but I did find the exact Kravet fabric being sold under another fabric mill’s name!!!!!!! The Kravet Kate Spade Owlish fabric retails for $249 and it’s on sale currently at Calico for $104 a yard. The fabric I found was called Strix and retails for $46 a yard!!!! Crazy, right!!!! It’s not a look for less option, but literally the same exact fabric/pattern.
I did a little searching and found the majority of the Kate Spade fabric line there.
I also found some of Sarah Richardson’s fabric line that retails for $73-$125 a yard.
I found some of it for much less!
I also spied some Jonathan Adler as well!
It looks like everything under the fabric mill name, Portfolio Textiles is actually also Kravet!
I placed an order from the site and received it this past week. Fabric was in perfect condition and identical to my swatch from Kravet. Also if you are a designer you can sign up for a to the trade membership and get even more of a discounted price!