Confessions from an addict....

I have a confession...I am obsessed with fabric and I can't get enough of it. My studio is filled with books from some of my favorite fabric vendors and when I get a new shipment of fabric samples; I'm like a little kid at Christmas. I immediately rip open the box, plop myself on the floor and pour over the new samples. Oooing and ahhing at all the new colors and designs. When I am finished, my floor and I are covered in lint from the new books.

You have to understand, I am not the type of decorator who flies to London and New York to check out the latest industry designs. I spend most of my research time paging through magazines, researching on the Internet and talking to my peers. I offer design solutions for "normal people". Although I certainly respect the designers who travel the world and have their work published in magazines, most of my clients want REALISTIC design solutions. And, just for the record, realistic can still be beautiful.

Although I pride myself on providing reasonably priced products and services to my clients, I also feel the need to offer something extraordinary, something really special. So when I met with one of my favorite fabric representatives a few weeks ago, I asked her if she had anything really stunning in her samples. And that is when she showed me these silk fabrics from TEXTURE. Oh....they are so, so gorgeous and yes, so very expensive. HOWEVER, placed in the right room, this fabric is worth every single penny.

This first fabric is made from 100% linen with crewel embroidery.

Here is a close up of some of the other color offerings.

This one is studded with Swarovksi crystals, this is breathtaking. I'd love to see it in a candlelit dining room at night.

There are just enough crystals to add shimmer,
but no so much that it looks overdone.
And a few more colors...............

Here is another masterpiece with embroidered silk:

And I saved my favorite for last......

This fabric has just the right amount of shimmer and what makes it really special is it picks up so many different colors depending on the light and the angle. At one angle it looks like a spa blue and another it looks like a lagoon green.

This is the same piece of fabric. The picture on the left was taken from the left angle and the picture on the right was taken from the right angle. Look at the difference in colors.


  1. Oooohhh...I feel the same way when my fabric books come, too! Like it's Christmas!
    Are those matelasses and damasks with the crystals? Beautiful!

  2. Yes, damasks, but not in a stuffy way...the pattern is spread out with a 27" W repeat and 46" V repeat....I really want to make dining drapes from this fabric!

  3. Hi, my name's Tammy and I'm a fabric addict too ! I haven't seen these before, thanks for sharing.