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
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
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
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
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Andrea Maaseide, Allied ASID, Studio 320 Interior Design
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
Laura Hildebrandt, Interiors by LH, LLC
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