Fall brings with it a plethora of exciting new fabric collection launches from some of the most popular fashion designers in the industry. Caryn O’ Sullivan, owner of Drapery Street, hosted a September workshop and shared with us the latest fabric introductions from two high-profile designers, Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade, and tips for what’s trending now in home window fashions.
1. Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa
Lilly Pulitzer has a recognizable look inspired by the authentic Palm Beach lifestyle characterized by happy, bright, colorful and whimsical patterns. Her new fabric collection for Lee Jofa is no exception and brings Lilly’s seaside vibe into the home.
2. Kate Spade for Kravet
Kate Spade’s fabric line stays true to her classic and preppy look in clothing with fabric prints and trims that convey a classic Kate Spade look paired with black accents. O’Sullivan explained that when using bright fabrics, you don’t have to go “all in”. By keeping the walls and furniture quiet, you can afford to use bold or oversized pattern on drapes without it taking over the entire room. Layering in these bright and colorful fabric designs provides visual interest and a chance to express your personal style.
3. Bold Florals
Along the lines of larger scale prints, O’Sullivan reports that floral is back. New floral designs are updated and tend to have an oversized appeal giving the pattern a modern flare. Making a statement with large scale florals on drapery panels is a great way to show off your window coverings as artwork. The best way to highlight colorful floral drapes is to keep the rest of your room in neutral grays, creams or whites.
The menswear look is also trending. O’Sullivan noted the popular use of pin stripes, animal print and plaids. Plaid is always a solid choice but many of these updated plaids are neutral. Stripes and florals mix well together and create great visual interest. Don’t be afraid to mix your favorite patterns in similar color tones for a unique and cohesive look.
Classic velvet has re-emerged and is becoming more pervasive in window treatments and furniture fabric. Despite some of our pre-conceived notions, velvet is not a “winter” drape or fabric.
Go green! Beautiful emerald greens are regaining popularity, says O’Sullivan. It’s one of the most common colors in nature, so this color never goes out of style. Infuse some green into your next window coverings project or cover that tufted sofa with a deep emerald velvet for a look that transcends the trends.
Looking to add some pizzazz to your current décor or update your window coverings? Visit the design professionals at Drapery Street. Caryn and her team can help you create the look you want and will enjoy.
About Drapery Street
Caryn O’Sullivan, owner of Drapery Street
Indiana Design Center
200 South Rangeline Road, Suite 109
Carmel, IN 46032
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am – 6 pm | Sat. 9 am – 3 pm
Drapery Street is a design boutique that offers a beautifully curated assortment of one-of-a-kind fabrics and custom design resources. This creative workshop engages the customer in a personal design process that is organized to deliver beautiful interiors that suit each unique taste and lifestyle. By focusing on design expertise, friendly and personal creative consultation and curated style inspiration, Drapery Street appeals to shoppers with different tastes, incomes and styles of living.