A Bold Botanical

We’ve always loved Quadrille’s Les Indiennes fabric (see below, middle) and have yet to find a client with the same affinity towards it. So for now, this fabric goes into the Dream Scheme bin along with a few of our favorite coordinates. 5Ayp0BriuGJDcqc4yJRIX_mYlvwf3YXrz6WHBBsVvusLes Indiennes in Multi (Quadrille): We’d use this fabric for window treatments. We like to use the boldest, largest repeat fabric for window treatments because a textile like this helps bring the eye up in a room. It’s also a wonderful way for those of us who are a little pattern shy to get a good dose of it without going crazy. When curtains are hung you don’t see the entire pattern because they are pleated and set to either side of the window. A big pattern like this with all of its bold colors will actually be subdued as window treatments (as opposed to being used to upholster a sofa or chair).

Ticking Stripe in Spice (Peter Fasano): We love a ticking stripe and this one by Peter Fasano is the perfect scale to upholster furniture with. Paired with a neutral sofa in the room, this textile would be great for two chairs.

Gota in Aqua (John Robshaw for Duralee): For an occasional chair in the space (something wood and sculptural), this fabric would make a nice seat cushion.

Whip in Mist (Knoll Textiles): Knoll’s Whip–looks like leather, but it’s not–is one of our favorite fabrics to upholster ottomans with. We’d use this fabric on a tufted ottoman.

Aztec in Bluegreen Orange on Oyster (Bennison):  Cool for a skirted table in the next room over.

Little Aztec Bluegreen Orange on Oyster (Bennison): Perfect for pillows.

Jive in Gold (Brunschwig & Fils):  We like to keep upholstered pieces neutral (especially when the window treatments are quite bold). Neutral upholstered pieces are practical for a few reasons. For one, they safe-guard you from getting tired of a fabric too quickly. Second, they allow you to easily change the look of your space with a few new pillows. This fabric by B & F has a great hand and a lot of dimension up close.

Soliloquy in Wildfire (Knoll Textiles): A great red for one pillow.

We’ve loved the Quadrille Les Indiennes fabric for some time now, so we were excited to see it used in a room in Tom Scheerer’s new book Tom Scheerer Decorates. He used the fabric to upholster a sofa and chair (very bold, but it works). What do you think of his application? Sheerer RoomClick here to see more Dream Schemes!

  • TheLittleBlackDoor

    I’d let you use that fabric anytime! 🙂

  • Tokyo Jinja

    That Les Indiennes is a favorite of mine too!

  • Feast on the Cheap

    I love Les Indiennes fabric – are you aware of any wallpapers that are similarly lush in color and botanical style?