I have been in full fabric mode since June (my favorite mode!) and there is no slowing down. Going to Fabric Market was an amazing experience. We traveled to High Point, N.C., and got to see textile manufacturers from all over. I am here to recap some favorites from the event and show you the up-and-coming trends you won't want to miss.
While at market, we saw a lot of new and upcoming trends. They prompted me to show that you can move around pieces you already have into new groups to achieve these new looks.
We have always shown a lot of blue and white, and now that calming chambray is a popular color palette, we have everything we need. By adding classic neutrals like tan, sand and beige in utilitarian cotton and denim fabrics, we can create spots of retreat and serenity.
Another trend we love is luxe revival. With a color palette of rich jewel tones like emerald greens and regal purples, along with gold accents, this look screams luxury. It's the perfect excuse you need to use velvet year-round. As a lover of deep colors, I can't wait to experiment with these bold hues. A good way to find balance with this look is to pair vibrant hues with neutral backdrops to not overwhelm your room.
Another eye-catching trend is botanical garden colors. There is such a range of earthy sage, eucalyptus, muted mint and moss greens to play with. I love pairing these colors with an understated pop of coral to add depth and interest. Soft cream and warm wood accents add to the calming and luxe mix of botanicals to create a fresh look. I also tend to add blues and tropical patterns to the mix.
Performance fabrics are all the rage and only getting bigger. While we have been loving performance fabrics for quite some time, they are getting a whole new look. In the furniture world, performance fabric refers to any specialty textiles designed to be easy to clean and withstand heavy wear and tear. Some indoor/outdoor fabrics are even moisture-resistant and can withstand fading for years.
At market, I was thrilled to see new patterns and textures available. While the floral prints were eye-catching, what really got my attention was the beautiful line of velvet performance fabrics. To be able to have the elegance of velvet without the constant fear of a ruined chair is something I had previously thought to be nearly impossible. When shopping for your next upholstered piece, be sure to check out performance options. Not only are their prices comparable to other upholstery fabrics, your beloved pieces will be more equipped to stand up to heavy use.
Finally, we loved the beloved and iconic Thibaut and Schumacher lines, both fabric and wallpaper. These mills have been producing timeless and gorgeous styles since the 1800s. They offer classic patterns and new colors that effortlessly mix to create practically perfect prints. Thibaut still carries patterns from the 1920s and if you have ever seen "Gone with the Wind," the wallpaper shown as Vivien Leigh descends the stairs in her iconic scene is still being produced by Schumacher.
The sky is the limit when playing with these new trends and incorporating them into your home. Whether you add a little or a lot, these textiles and trends will transform your space beautifully.
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