Friday, July 15, 2011

GET FRESH: NEW OUTDOOR FABRICS

Outdoor fabrics have come a long way from the standard issue hunter green and awning stripe. This season brings new fabric designers and a fresh perspective on bringing indoor fabrics to outdoor settings. Sitting poolside just got a whole lot chicer.

Kathryn M. Ireland's outdoor fabrics have a casual elegance. Reminiscent of seaside resorts, the set the tone for easy living.

Abu, an interlocking scroll and floral print has a punchy monochromatic impact.

Photos courtesy of Kathryn Ireland
The aqua color way is a cool pool blue

Photo courtesy of Pierre Frey
Pierre Frey's Merzouga has the look of elaborate Turkish tiles.

Photo courtesy of Clarence House
Resembling woven wicker, Basketry from Clarence House is a great trompe l'oeil print for outdoor furniture.

Photo courtesy of Chris Barrett Textiles
Big Sur from Chris Barrett Textiles resembles busting fireworks in a happy print.

Photo courtesy of Chris Barrett Textiles
Cambria, a watercolor wash from Chris Barrett Textiles looks like the bottom of a pool shimmering in the sun.

Photo courtesy of Link Outdoor
Link Outdoor is a newcomer to the outdoor fabrics scene. Created by Doug and Gene Myer, the fabric patterns have a zest and joy to them.

Photo courtesy of Link Outdoor
Their new French Riviera collection comes in juicy colors.

Photo courtesy of Galbraith and Paul
Vines fabric from Galbraith and Paul looks like a block printed fabric for indoors but is meant to challenge the elements.

Photo courtesy of Galbraith and Paul
Ripples, an irregular stripe in reds and yellow from Galbraith and Paul.

Photo courtesy of Galbraith and Paul
Ripples in green, burgundy and aqua from Galbraith and Paul.

Photo courtesy of Galbraith and Paul
Sunflower, an artsy floral in ocean.

Photo courtesy of Cloth
Ravenna, a now classic fabric in outdoor version from Chris Farr's Cloth line.

Photo courtesy of Cloth
Belfour ikat in shades of blue and white from Cloth.

Photo courtesy of Nomi
Tanglewood in oyster from Nomi Fabrics.

Photo courtesy of Nomi
Atmosphere in laguna from Nomi Fabrics is solution dyed acrylic.

Photo courtesy of Nomi
Nomi Fabrics Grecco Linea in acqua

Photo courtesy of Perennials
Perennials Color Pop in solution dyed acrylic with a zig and a zag in brush stroke prints

Photo courtesy of Perennials
An assortment of printed and solid pillows from Perennials

6 comments:

Linda Hunt IFDA, WFCP,AVA said...

I think outdoor fabrics are the best thing to come out since sliced bread! The possibilities are endless and I use the fabric indoors for my clients also. Nice selection.

kayce hughes said...

LOVE!

Ideezine said...

The ebb and new flow of outdoor fabrics proves we love them and want more, more, more of their many uses. I use them for my clients also and for indoor as well as outdoor use. Great for those windows that get constant sun in the office as well!

Steuben said...

These outdoor fabrics are the perfect thing for summer! That patterns you show prove the maturity and elegance of this new medium!

Sleep Sofas said...

Thanks for providing advice on how to decorate the outside of your home. Besides landscaping choices, is it a good idea to try to match it with any patio furniture you decide to buy?

fluorescent light said...

The ebb and new flow of outdoor fabrics proves we love them and want more,of their many uses. I suggest to all for indoor as well as outdoor use. Great for those windows that get constant sun in the office as well!.Thank you for providing a good information.