Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Hang out with Nicky and catch up!

I finally got the chance to visit the fabric showroom of Nicky Rising recently. Located at 550 Norwich Drive, in a charming bungalow tucked away behind Elizabeth Dinkel's design firm and across the street from the PDC, Nicky offers a uniquely beautiful mix of modern block prints and classic designs from niche brands that have a devoted following. She represents the British company De Gournay, Katherine Rally batik prints, sophisticated wovens from Brooklyn's Chappas Textiles, Plumwich's hand printed fabrics, Ikat by the Yard, and Yoma solids. Seeing inspiring fabrics in such a darling setting makes the design process personal and special-- the way it ought to be. Nicky brings a real passion to the process, and services the entire LA designer community that know and love her.

Katherine Rally batiks are a perfect choice for a warm locale.

A stack of bold swirly ikats await you.

Silk shades made of DeGourney painted panels is a surefire way to instant beautify a room.

Seeing this elaborate mirror and De Gourney grisaille painted paper was just heaven.

another view...

Gilded mirrors flank a window near Nicky's desk.

Chappas can do virtually any color you need. The rich textures in combination with vibrant hues make Chappas one of my new artisinal favorites.

Beautiful hand - printed Plumwich Textiles in fresh pattens and unique colors hang from pegs all in a row. Their design is Swedish and Roman influenced.

Looking for a new resource for printed linen? Tight patterns and interesting organic graphic designs make Plumwich's prints a new star on the horizon.

Nicky has great design books stacked on tables for when design influence is needed.

A cozy wing chair covered in a Plumwich print works well against the traditional and elegant pale blue wall of hand - painted climbing branches from De Gournay. It youngs it up.

Maria Lida Italian fabrics are insanely beautiful- their variation and subtle color shifts make these prints ethereal.

Ikat pillows can instantly give a solid sofa a touch of pizzaz.


The Buzz said...

Loving Nicky's look and choices of fabrics - do you know the name of the textile on the roman shades? Is it a de Gournay fabric? It was great to see you yesterday at Blogfest and hope to see you tomorrow!

peggy braswell said...

So happy to see this...shall pop in for a look. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Cy @ Gianna Fair Trade said...

I love the fabric and prints. They're really interesting to me since I'm into fair trade and artisans also make beautiful fabric from 100% organic silk and organic cotton. Artisans from India and Laos are able to weave Ikat design among other weaving techniques to produce handmade pillows, scarves and shawls. Check it out at giannafairtrade.com

ALi said...

Love all these patterns! thanks for sharing, wish I could visit in real life

Joanna said...

Nice fabric and the prints are lovely! Nice post, check out also 3D Rendering