Show Preview - November 2013

Textural Artistry
By Wanda Jankowski

Exciting fabric and trim trends are captured in this array of recently introduced options, many of which are on view during Showtime, sponsored by the International Textile Market Association (ITMA), which runs Dec. 8 to 11, 2013 in High Point, NC

Regal Fabrics R-Strata Teal is a mid-scale transitional ikat design that features blended stripes of sea glass colors. It coordinates with the company’s plush plain R-Chocolate. Regal Fabrics Inc., 978-777-6868,
Classical Elements The new Bright, Colorful Decorative Frogs Collection presents a wide variety of frog designs and colors that can be used to embellish pillows and furniture with pops of color and intricate textures. Classical Elements LLC, 919-234-8025,
Brimar Inc. The Tranquility Collection by Brimar offers tapes that feature embroidered sunbursts and petite bead detailing. Flat jacquard tapes are ideal finishing touches for draperies, furniture and home accessories. Brimar Inc., 800-274-1205,
D’Kei The Upholstery Cord Collection offers a tantalizing array of colors in a high-quality narrow cording with both shiny and matte texture options. D’Kei, 800-535-3534,
Phifer Inc. The Native Escape Designed Fabrics Collection is inspired by traditional Native American designs and prints such as kilim, diamond motifs and geometric lines. The tribal-inspired furniture fabrics, grounded in a rustic palette highlighting warm earth tones, are suitable for interior and exterior living spaces. Phifer, Inc., 205-345-2120,
The Robert Allen Group Robert Allen and DwellStudio have collaborated to present the Decorative Modern Collection, which draws inspiration from New York’s iconic style legacy. Motifs range from DwellStudio’s signature animal patterns to geometrics and plaids, with soft coordinates that facilitate layering. Shown in the chair is Ming Dragon, a reinvented Asian floral with a fantastical dragon motif available in persimmon (shown), admiral, aquatint and midnight. The drapery is Pantheon, a whimsical foliage print with prancing forest creatures, offered in dandelion (shown), admiral and persimmon. The Robert Allen Group, 800-333-3777,
Regal Fabrics R-Belmont depicts a lively, organically drawn and boldly colored horse race scene. It is paired with R-Bridle, a clean-lined oversized pattern offered in coordinating colors. Regal Fabrics Inc., 978-777-6868,
Trimland USA The new glamorous Jacquard Collection features a full range of on-trend, contemporary tiebacks, tassels, brush fringe and other trim components in several colorways. Trimland USA, 631-667-2333,
Samuel & Sons The Strata Collection uses strie as a means to reveal color and depth. The collection includes seven patterns in elements such as zigzag, strie, ombre and dense wool pile borders, woven cord and ombre gimp. The 21 colors available feature neutrals, mineral tones, bright colors and deep hues. Samuel and Sons, 212-704-8000,
Kravet Kravet debuts a new collection of fabrics from Canadian designer Sarah Richardson, who stars in HGTV’s “Sarah’s House” and “Sarah 101.” The fabrics build on her signature style with complementary palettes that allow consumers to mix elements and create their own visions of comfortable elegance. The variety, from modern stylized floral and small-scale prints, to textural solids and wovens, supports Richardson’s philosophy that fabrics should be mixed and matched to create an easy, relaxed ambiance. Kravet, 516-293-2000,
D’Kei The Timeless Collection of transitional trimmings includes a range of colorways from bold to bright as well as groupings that incorporate copper, gold and dark olive metallic threads creating a sophisticated marriage of earth tones with a touch of bling. D’Kei, 800-535-3534,
World Wide Fabric The Belgium, Dorsey and Lounge fabrics, cotton blends with excellent hand and luster, are well-suited for use in upholstery, draperies, pillows and other home accessories. Lounge satin is available in 46 colors, Belgium velvet in 48 colors and Dorsey embroidery in 16 colors. World Wide Fabric Inc., 323-263-1111.
Belagio Contemporary opulence is the focus of this new grouping featuring a variety of crystal trims that can transform average looks to ones with “wow” factors and pizzazz. The rich palette, that includes silver, gold and pewter tones, adds on-trend metallic effects to virtually any home décor project. Belagio, 323-731-6934,
Expo International Expo International’s line of jute trims and accents is growing to include these natural braids, cords, fringes and tassel trims, ideal for adding earthy elegance to any room. Expo International, Inc., 800-542-4367,
Iconix Grandeur in the Garden features Baroque designs inspired by the gracious living of the early 20th century. The 100 percent cotton Baroque Bargello diamond grid (above) is drawn from needlepoint tapestries. Floral Flourish (above right), a 100 percent cotton Sutton, has a design taken from a late 19th century wool shawl document. Tapestry Tile (right) is a lattice design that looks like terrazzo tile. All three patterns are offered in spring (shown), clay, shale and cordial. Iconix Brand Group, Inc., 212-730-0030,




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