Artist Inspired: 7 Painterly Fabrics

Fresh out of the frame and onto the furniture, this trend in interior design textiles makes a bold, artsy statement. I love these fabrics as custom pillows to loosen and enliven a structured, well tailored chair. The largest scale abstract prints would also make an amazing headboard, like a giant gallery painting over the bed, but soft to the touch. We’re also starting to see large scale, painterly ombre fabrics used as dramatic window panels with a top-to-bottom gradient.

Here are my own picks from our studio library of 7 painterly fabrics in a variety of textures (from sheer linens to thick velvets) and scales (from small paint daubs to giant, abstract ombre) to enjoy.


1. “It’s Complicated” by Romo Black Edition, Desire by Jessica Zoob collection | 2. “Pleasure Gardens” by Romo Black Edition, Desire by Jessica Zoob collection | 3. “Shropshire” by Stroheim | 4. “Deluxe” by Zimmer + Rohde | 5. “Lyrical Whistler Blue” by Romo | 6. “Painted Velvet” by Kravet Couture | 7. “Pensacola” by Gaston y Daniela (All available to the interior design trade)

Happy Friday!


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