Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Top Chinoiserie Fabrics #4 & #5


Two of my very favorite Chinoiserie fabrics are Quadrille's Paradise Background and their China Seas Collection Lyford Background. They take their place on my list of the best Chinoiserie fabrics. Many bloggers and even interior designers confuse the two patterns, which are quite close. I was thrilled to get the Paradise Background in Raspberry on Tint pictured above from Shannon Darby of Pink Wallpaper on Tuesday from her online shop The Designer's Attic. My Chinoiserie fabric stash runneth over! Below are wonderful examples of how designers use these fabrics as well as all the colorways of each so that you will be able to distinguish the two. No matter how these patterns are used-pillows, a headboard, window treatments, a tablecloth, or chairs, they instantly become the focal point of a room.









Quadrille Paradise Background










Quadrille China Seas Lyford Background










19 comments:

The Huntress said...

I got some too!!!

Amy

Belle on Heels said...

my two favorites...hands down! i'm having a chair recovered in the orange paradise and some matching pillows made. can't wait to see how they turn out!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I love these as well. Did you know they can print these on Sunbrella fabric as well! Congrats on the score!

Precious and Pink said...

These are amazing! I am in love with all of these images--thanks for a wonderful post! I love reading your blog:)

Pemberley said...

This fabric is so perfect. Love it, great post.

Averill said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the Paradise Background. It's a great pattern.

the gardeners cottage said...

These fabrics are beautiful. Could you please explain the difference between these fabrics and toile? Also, can the two be mixed? Thanks.

~janet

Chic Coles said...

I am seriously obsessed with the Quadrille fabric. I love it on the brown chair and on the headboard!

Style Redux 2 said...

The Huntress-What are you doing with it?

Style Redux 2 said...

Belle on Heels-Wow-that will be gorgeous!

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-Yes, I did know that-I would love outdoor cushions in it!

Style Redux 2 said...

Precious and Pink-Thanks so much.

A Refocused Life said...

Love the fabric - it's beautiful and certainly does make a statement.

Style Redux 2 said...

Pemberley-They are lovely fabrics and even prettier in person.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I'll definitely do a post on it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Janet-These would be called Chinoiserie toile. You can combine toiles, but I always keep the colors the same, like using two blue and white toiles together.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-I think we're all obsessed with these.

Style Redux 2 said...

A Refocused Life-I can't wait to show what I am doing with mine!

designchic said...

2 of my very favorites!! love, love ~