One of my favorite parts of the design process is coming up with a fabric plan for a client. There are just so many beautiful fabrics to pick from and I love jumping around from showroom to showroom and putting together a plan that works perfectly together. For today’s pattern play I decide to pick fabrics around a little girls nursery. Instead of your typical pale pink color story for nursery I switched things up with a variety of pink shades with a focus on berry and then picked out my other colors from the large scale pattern fabric below.
No. 1: Umbrellas by Kravet is such a pretty pattern. I have been dying to use it for months now. I love the umbrellas and Japanese lanterns along with the bamboo. The color looks like watercolors and I love the mix of pinks, purple, greens and blue. I would probably use this for accent pillows and then use the berry linen for piping.
No. 2: Chevron Bar Silk Warp by Brunschwig & Fils is a classic pattern that I actually source quite a bit as a great pattern that is still pretty calm. It’s 100% silk and has a heavy weight to it so, it works really nicely as drapes.
No. 3: I like mimicking the chevron bar fabric in another pattern but in another scale. I know chevron has gotten a bad wrap lately and I don’t love the classic Charlie Brown zig zag, because it is overplayed, but I still enjoy it when it’s done differently but still what the classic chevron vibes. Love, love, love the embroidered chevron pattern on this fabric by Clarke & Clarke. All of the colors pick up the colors in the umbrellas fabric and works nicely with everything else. This would work nicely as a crib skirt.
No. 4: The blue ikat fabric adds a little bit of funk to the space and doesn’t make it as a sweet looking. It might seem a little off at first, but really it’s just what it needed. This would look amazing on a glider! I’m all about a contrasting welt so I would have it piped with this linen by Duralee is one of my favorites!
No. 5: I like the idea of adding another watercolor pattern into the mix and this watercolor floral by Thibaut fits the bill. It picks up the colors in the umbrellas print and it’s actually a large scale floral, which works great for a little girls nursery.
No. 6: Wallpaper borders are back and I’m not sure how I feel about it! I’m still on the fence about them, but I just got this wallpaper sample and I’m starting to warm up to it. Would look great in this space.
The best part about this pattern play is that the fabric picks would always work perfectly in a bedroom, living room or dining room.