Friday, April 2, 2010

Prints & Texture: My 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase Room

Add Fortuny Fabric

I find Fortuny irresistible. I will add Fortuny pillows. Mario Fortuny (1871–1949) born into an artistic Spanish family was a Renaissance man. He eventually settled in Venice, Italy via Paris and became a noted fashion designer (Fortuny Pleats), product designer and fabric designer.

Fortuny fabrics appeal to me because the are hand-blocked and have a distinctly hand-made quality to them. Some are printed with gold. They are mostly non-representational and one does not tire of them easily. They are classic yet very distinctive. There are many patterns and colors available. Factory tours are available when visiting Venice.

Add Texture

I'm using a new sisal ("Paraiba" in color "River") from Merida Meridain as a bound area rug. The color is a very light taupe/gray. Their sisal is sustainable and there service is great. Check out their website for more detailed information.

Add a Crackled Linen Ceiling

I'm really excited about my "Crackled Linen" ceiling from artist Jennifer LaPierre of Sonoma,

The linen is covered with a thin layer of plaster and then rolled and crackled. It is glazed with a color and then a stencil is applied before installation and then the stencil is finished on site. I have included my hand in the photo so you can get an idea of the scale.

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