We’ve been waiting with bated breath ever since we heard Susyel DePedro Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster, of NYC interior design firm Tilton Fenwick, were working on a fabric collection for Duralee. This week, their line finally launched, and we couldn’t be more impressed. The collection is very much influenced by Tilton Fenwick’s own traditional-meets-modern aesthetic, but also by what they felt was missing in the fabric market. Throughout the collection, they breath new life into many iconic, historically inspired patterns by recoloring them to appeal to a more modern, youthful audience. Below, you can see the fabrics being assembled into different books by colorway. The paisley print on the far left is probably our favorite fabric of all–it would make beautiful roman shades or curtains in a feminine bedroom. (All photos courtesy of Tilton Fenwick)This woven chenille called Tally is perfect for seat cushions or even a bench or a pair of x-benches.Here’s a snap of the process of looking at the collection coming together, pinned up on a board at the Duralee design studio in New York. Even though each pattern is graphically unique, you can see how they thoughtfully produced the collection so that the different patterns could live comfortably in the same room.Below, another great woven called Stannard. These color combinations are simply wonderful. We can imagine scheming a bedroom around either of these two colors. They’re both so good! Perfect for curtains and bed skirts.Below, Geniesse. Little girl room, anyone?Below, Sissy. These are the type of prints we’d love to see done a la Mario Buatta–everywhere in the room and totally over the top. We can’t wait to start using these fabrics! Thanks to Tilton Fenwick and Duralee for this very welcome addition to our fabric library.
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