Photo Gallery: New Fabrics
Fresh colourways and crisp graphics give the latest fabrics must-have status. These velvet, linen and cotton fabrics—from Robert Allen, Liz Claiborne and other manufacturers—are perfect for upholstery and drapery.
Get 36 more gorgeous picks in our August 2009 issue.
A durable, cut-velvet fabric.
Velvet adds unmistakable texture and warmth to furniture. This one is durable enough to upholster occasional chairs, or use it on a cushion to add a pop of sunny sophistication in a child’s room.
A stylized flower motif in a rich metallic colour.
The velvet pattern on this lightweight fabric has an ombré effect that will add interest to any room. The tone-on-tone colour scheme keeps it understated, perfect for drapery or toss cushions on a neutral sofa.
A fresh botanical print with a sun-faded look.
An affordable fabric perfect for cottage toss cushions or a pretty sitting room settee.
Liz Claiborne Annabelle Oasis (0961050640R). Cotton. $33/yd. At Fabricland.
An accent linen that recalls your grandmother’s china.
This subtle handkerchief pattern is light and casual. Use it in a sun-filled den or on tall stools in a country kitchen.
Current colours make a traditional pattern pop.
Exotic hues of orange modernize this the old-world stylized florals. Instead of white, a natural-coloured linen background allows the pattern to come alive. This is a thick, durable fabric that will withstand use for years.
Add a hit of block-printed pattern.
Blue detailing stands out in this condensed pattern. A lightweight fabric like this is perfect for throw pillows on a neutral sofa, and the wrinkled texture of linen adds a casual element to a living room or bedroom.