Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TONAL STUDY: CULLMAN AND KRAVIS FABRICS

Photos courtesy of Cullman and Kravis
When a design firm comes out with a fabric collection, there are many considerations that need to be made. Should it reflect their signature look, have a wide range appeal or niche, be comprised of prints, textures, stripes and plaids? Cullman and Kravis recently worked with Holland and Sherry on a fabric collection that stays true to their core design ethos while having a wide ranging appeal. The cadence is perfect, with a successful design book and recent Kips Bay Showhouse room, there is a wider familiarity with their fine antique and art - focused interiors. Full disclosure: my sister, interior designer Amanda Reynal worked for Ellie for 6 years, and she is one of the nicest, most professional designers there is. Every room they create includes well thought out custom elements, so this fabric provides the look and feel of custom textiles. Using neutral colors as their guide, the collection is textural and tonal, so it can work almost anywhere. Made of linen and wool, the small scale geo's and solids come in colors such as cinnabar, celadon and beige. If you want to add that graphic print as a go with, great. If you want a soothing palette that is restful, you can do entire rooms with this line. There is a sophistication and subtlety here that C and K knows oh so well.







4 comments:

Linda Hunt IFDA, WFCP,AVA said...

There is an instant comfort level attained just by looking at these fabrics that is just delightful. How much better when they are used to become part of your home's environment!

Ridgely's Radar said...

Love these fabrics! Very subtle but so pretty!

The Devoted Classicist said...

I have had the great pleasure of working with both Ellie Cullman and the late Hedi Kravis. Both were a delight and very professional in addition to being great designers. I predict success for the new fabric line.

Alicia said...

There's a level of style & quality that I wish more of American retail would esteem to returning to. How I misss the days when the general American public believed in quality not quantity.