I' m working on a Sun Room right now-and after it is complete-complete, I will share some Before, and After photographs. The room is to serve as the lady's private getaway-a place to read, correspond, relax and act as a second living room. The new room is off the foyer and the Living Room-it's long and narrow- with four openings to those rooms mentioned.
The "After", happily after, is harder in coming than expected. I've selected all the fabrics for recovering- the trims along with new the tables, chairs.
Most everything is in the works, except- Schumacher has dropped the sofa fabric. This is the dreaded piercing stab of any designer, especially when the project is already moving along. To my mind-Schumacher is discontinuing one of their most attractive-distinctive fabrics. I placed the order-which I often do on their website-a great way to do business after 5. After waiting to see if they would consider my order-as a backorder-running the pattern when a certain amount of yardage was ordered, or running it for my order and having stock available to other designers- it was a No. What?
The fabric is still on their website-Did anybody tell them the thing has been dropped!
Here is the fabric- SAREE STRIPE IN JAVA Pattern 62662. It has a wide patterned stripe running through it and my plan was to center it on the cushions and turn it to make a wide border all along the skirt. Wouldn't that be beautiful? The central stripe reminds me of the palluv portion of a sari. It is usually at the end of the long yards and yards of length of the sari-some think- most elegant part of a sari. The palluv usually has the most intricate design-runs across the width of the fabric- and is very wide. After the sari is wrapped around the body the palluv is the portion that will show and go across the shoulder.
I have a viable replacement. Sometimes-those work even better- but such a distinctive pattern like SAREE STRIPE is not easy to replace.Both client and I are satisfied- so we will proceed-but...
It is very disappointing this time.
Here- the other fabrics selected for the room.
On my last post I featured some Pierre Frey fabrics and this is another of theirs called PARADE OTTOMANE in MICA. I love it! It is a large scale cotton and has all the details expected from Pierre Frey. Authentic is another word for the fabrics of Pierre Frey. PARADE OTTOMANE will go on a pair of French settees in the room.