For my second installment of "The Friday Five", I thought I would share 5 textile designers I am loving right now. I've talked about before how I love adding designer pillows to help elevate a space. You can save money on other items in a space, but when you can, designer pillows help take things to the next level. It was really hard for me to narrow down my list to just five designers, and this list is definitely not in order. Each designer has a different aesthetic, so it just depends on the overall look you are trying to achieve. So, here are 5 designers I am loving right now.
Caitlin has a very feminine yet sophisticated aesthetic, so when used in the correct way it can add a major dose of refinement to any room. Without giving away too much, I'll be using one of her prints for some custom drapes in our baby girl's nursery and I can't wait. The print is sophisticated enough to where it can "grow up" with our daughter as she gets older. Pair these floral prints with a more masculine geometric print and it's a match made in heaven!
Zak & Fox has a wonderful variety of prints that have an "easy refinement" or a "cool California" vibe to them. They definitely err on the more masculine side, so they are perfect when paired with a floral print in order to achieve more balance. This pillow paired on a cognac leather sofa equals all the heart eyes!
Peter Dunham has a wonderful selection of textiles with an aesthetic that gives you a "collected over time" look. Many of his textiles are inspired from his travels all over the world, so many of the prints incorporate cultural influences from all over. I just really love the fresh take he has on this lavender paisley pillow!
You can't go wrong with a simple grey stripe to pair with pretty much about anything else. The perfect grey stripe is harder to find that you would think, and this one fits the bill. I love a lot of their other textiles as well as many of their designs are fresh and modern. I've seen a sneak peek of their new collection coming out and you're not going to want to miss it. It's SO good!
When you go to Rebecca's site, you can read all about her design process. You will be absolutely blown away by the number of hours that are spent coming up with each design. I love this pattern because it is so unique, and the scale is just right to pair with a lot of other patterns. When I've received some of her samples in the mail and touched the fabric with my hands, they have been so beautiful I want to weep! Ha!
You may be thinking that some of these pillows are a bit pricey, and they are! You are paying for a designer who understands color theory, pattern, repetition, and scale. The result far surpasses anything else out there. It's important to also note that designers (like myself) receive a trade discount on many designer textiles. Not all designers do this, but I pass my discount on to my clients. I think this helps them to know they are hiring someone with the knowledge and skill to achieve their goals while also receiving their items at a discounted rate. Hope you have a great weekend!