A new collection of fabrics recently joined Kravet’s high-durability lineup. Performance GIS Crypton Home features a mix of textures, patterns, stripes, velvets and solids in coordinating color palettes. Teal and cobalt are shown above.
Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
Bonnie Ammon, Bonnie Ammon Interiors
Jamie Merida, Jamie Merida Interiors
Barbara Hawthorn, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors
DuVäl Reynolds, DuVäl Design, LLC
Melanie Whittington, Whittington Design Studio
Andrea Maaseide, Allied ASID, Studio 320 Interior Design
Cathy Purple Cherry, Purple Cherry Architects
Laura Hildebrandt, Interiors by LH, LLC
Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
Bonnie Ammon, Bonnie Ammon Interiors
Jamie Merida, Jamie Merida Interiors
Barbara Hawthorn, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors
DuVäl Reynolds, DuVäl Design, LLC
Melanie Whittington, Whittington Design Studio
Andrea Maaseide, Allied ASID, Studio 320 Interior Design
Cathy Purple Cherry, Purple Cherry Architects
Laura Hildebrandt, Interiors by LH, LLC

Layered Luxury

Q+A with our design partners

How do you select from the plethora of fine fabrics on the market today to enhance your clients’ homes?


Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
laurafoxinteriordesign.com

The first thing I consider when selecting fabrics is how my clients live. How will the spaces be used? What is the budget? From there, we hone in on vendors and types of fabric. Based on how much “punch” we want to give, pattern, color and texture will then be the deciding factors.

—Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC


Bonnie Ammon, Bonnie Ammon Interiors
bonnieammoninteriors.com, 703-778-5755

When selecting fabrics, I start with a textured solid for the furniture piece and add graphic, colorful fabrics for throw pillows. Let’s face it—most of us like change but don’t want to spend thousands to reupholster a sofa. Pillows are an easy, cost-effective way to make that change.

—Bonnie Ammon, Bonnie Ammon Interiors


Jamie Merida, Jamie Merida Interiors
jamiemerida.com, 410-819-8666

We love pattern play! A simple color palette allows you to incorporate lots of patterns and textures. Fabric on the walls provides even more texture than wallpaper and works well with geometric patterns. You can combine geometrics without them looking busy if you keep the colors consistent.

—Jamie Merida, Jamie Merida Interiors


Barbara Hawthorn
Barbara Hawthorn Interiors

BarbaraHawthornInteriors.com

703-241-5588

 


DuVäl Reynolds
DuVäl Design, LLC

duvalreynolds.com

703-989-0521

 


Melanie Whittington
Whittington Design Studio

whittingtondesignstudio.com

703-533-3705

 


Andrea Maaseide, Allied ASID, Studio 320 Interior Design
studio-320.com, 571-459-2136

Any fabric scheme starts with inspiration. It can come from a pattern, a rug, artwork or a favorite hotel. I then create a story, considering the fabric’s application and incorporating scale, pattern and texture. Every story has its main characters—eye-catching draperies or accents—and supporting characters, which are the foundational pieces. Each enhances the other.

—Andrea Maaseide, Allied ASID, Studio 320 Interior Design


Cathy Purple Cherry
Purple Cherry Architects

purplecherry.com

410-990-1700

 


Laura Hildebrandt, Interiors by LH, LLC
interiorsbylh.com, 571-334-6476

Using many different fabrics adds layers and texture to a room. Having one color run through all of them connects the patterns, providing continuity to a design. Throwing in an animal print acts as a neutral and adds a dash of unexpected whimsy to the room.

—Laura Hildebrandt, IFDA, NKBA, Interiors by LH, LLC