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Reader Question: Outdoor Fabrics?

This time of year, I get asked a lot about outdoor fabric and where to find it. Lisa is a decor8 reader who just wrote in, “Hi Holly, I’m a huge fan of your blog. I too love fabric! I was just curious if you have ever come across any great outdoor fabric. I’m on the hunt for something really great in yellow…any thoughts would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks!”

Since more emails are starting to roll in asking for outdoor fabric, I’ve decided to pull together an outdoor fabric round-up today on decor8 to help Lisa and anyone else reading today who is looking for it.

If you have a favorite place to shop online for outdoor cushions, fabric, umbrellas, garden stuff, etc. please feel free to comment below and I’ll consider including it. Thank you!

Posted in reader questions, textiles on March 11, 2008
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Rapture and Wright {fabric + wallpaper}

I’m always looking for new fabric and wallpaper so the second I came across this photo in the March issue of Livingetc magazine, I had to learn more about the headboard. The fabric is called Birds and Butterflies and is hand printed by Rapture and Wright, a company based in the UK that I’d not heard of before.


The headboard itself is custom made by The Dormy House, but I can’t stop thinking about how easy it would be to DIY this idea with plywood (or an old door), cotton batting, your favorite fabric, a staple gun, and some mounting hardware for the wall (easy video here on You Tube). It’s also amazing to me just how great this particular print looks in person as I don’t think I would have given it a second glance if only seen on their website. Livingetc really grabbed my attention with birds and butterflies – I love the serene neutral space with a pop of black and yellow. Heaven!

(most images from Rapture and Rright, photograph taken of the March 08 issue of Livingetc by Holly Becker for decor8. Photographer: Penny Wincer. Room styled by Melanie Molesworth.)

Posted in diy, textiles, walls on March 10, 2008

Ferm Living {New for Spring}

Danish company Ferm Living just updated their website for Spring ’08 to include not only their wallpaper and vinyl decals, but some fantastic table linens, throw pillows, tea towels, paper goods, and bedding.

Remember seeing their beautiful wallpaper in Elle Decor last year?

What a stunning collection for Spring, great job Ferm! If you’d like to see their wallpaper in action, tour a beautiful San Francisco apartment belonging to their U.S. rep Christiana Coop right here on Apartment Therapy.

Psst: Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise LA will host a very special event with Ferm Living… You can meet and mingle with them out in L.A. I’ll post complete details soon.

(images from ferm living)

Posted in kitchen, stationery, textiles, walls on March 04, 2008

Mokum Textiles

Mokum Textiles has showrooms around the world, but being as it is a to the trade only company, you’ll need a professional in the industry to purchase it for your home. Hire a decorator or designer!

Mokum inspiration board for their Modern Moroc line.

If you’re based in the Boston area, you can find Mokum at the Boston Design Center in the Studio 534 showroom. I’m smitten by their Moroccan influenced Modern Moroc collection… It’s some a perfect modern translation of Moorish patterns.


Very inspiring. I could live in fabric and wallpaper showrooms I think.

(images from mokum textiles)

Posted in textiles on March 03, 2008

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