We’ve noticed that many of the recent fabric collection launches have been inspired by designs from days gone by or feature prints and patterns taken from design archives. From playful prints that capture the spirit of the mid-century to luxurious textures that evoke the faded glamour of old Hollywood, these fabrics can provide a little cheerful nostalgia in any hospitality interior.
Furnishing Fabrics by Liberty of London: Last Autumn, prestigious British department store Liberty expanded its reach with the launch of its first furnishing fabrics collection entitled Jubilee 2012. The collection of high quality linens and velvets takes inspiration from archived, uniquely British Liberty designs. www.liberty.co.uk
Theory by KnollTextiles: With its mid-century feel and clean, clear color, the Theory pattern fits perfectly into KnollTextiles’ Spectra collection of fabrics which brings together classic patterns with bright colors and high performance qualities. Available in 10 seasonal colorways from warm orange and berry tones to cool blues and neutrals, each one has its own retro look and feel. www.knolltextiles.com
Monroe by Camira: British textile brand Camira recently launched a 1950s-inspired wool bouclé fabric called Monroe. Monroe’s tactile pre-worn bobbled effect is reminiscent of fabrics found on upholstery and apparel from the 50s era. www.camirafabrics.com
So Vintage by Bentley Prince Street: When designing the So Vintage carpet range, Californian company Bentley Prince Street looked to the golden age of cinema for inspiration. Reminiscent of the textures of old Hollywood fabrics, the nostalgic designs are produced in cinematic hues of orange, gold and subtle, cool tones. www.bentleyprincestreet.com
Lines and Shapes by Laura Guido-Clark and Carnegie Design Studio: Based on a collection that Laura Guido-Clark designed for Carnegie back in 1989, Lines and Shapes is made up of seven designs all inspired by childhood games. The patterns have been updated for the modern contract market and include designs that are both whimsical and geometric. www.carnegiefabrics.com