I had the privilege of working with Kravet and Lee Jofa to select the fabrics for my bedroom at the Traditional Home Hampton Showhouse.  I am a big fan of Kelly Wearstler and her fabrics and furnishings.  So in channeling a little of Kelly, I selected fabrics from her collection for Lee Jofa.  On the windows in the bedroom, I chose this gorgeous Groundworks “Currents Linen” with gold metallic embroidery in undulating ribbons of gold dots.  It truly looks like sunlight sparkling on the water in a stream and when light hits it, the fabric comes to life.

 

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Denise McGaha

Photo by Marco Ricca

Next I needed to select fabrics to upholster the custom chairs made for me by Taylor-Burke Home.  These chairs have a beautiful brass pedestal base so with the moody and dark pieces I was choosing to make the room feel glamorous, I knew I wanted a darker fabric.  I chose the “Serpent” fabric from Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa because it truly is a chameleon fabric.

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On the reverse it is an ebony linen/cotton/polyester basic.  When you look at the front side of the fabric however, it’s this great glazed pattern in a snake pattern.  Everyone thought it was leather or vinyl, but it has the softness of a linen while still being chic.  I love how these chairs turned out and how the fabric added so much glamour to the room.

Denise McGaha

Photo by Marco Ricca

Last, I chose a gorgeous raw silk fabric from Lee Jofa in Kelly’s collection called Sonoma.  I chose the Truffle colorway because of how it had shades of black, grey and brown and had this amazing texture.

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The bath cabinet in the bath suite of my room was installed by the builder and had a rustic finish.  This fabric was the perfect complement to the casual vibe of the bath and the horizontal wall panels.  I ran this great tape trim from the same collection down the center of the roman shade so you could appreciate the great texture and its macrame’ vibe.tl10128_818

Denise McGaha

Photo by Marco Ricca

While they weren’t quite ready for my showhouse, Kelly Wearstler is launching an entire collection of Performance Fabrics for Kravet and Lee Jofa called Terra Firma.  See the entire collection HERE.  I had a chance to peek at them while I was visiting  Kravet HQ in New York earlier this summer.  I use performance fabrics so often because I design spaces for living.  My clients live in their homes and often have kids and dogs.  They want to have chic and modern spaces that also can handle the traffic of a busy family.  These fabrics can also be used outdoors too!!  Here are a few of my faves::

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Don’t you love them?  Thanks so much to Kravet for being a great partner in my space and for always supporting our projects with edgy and available fabrics.  Stay tuned for an exciting announcement this Fall from Kravet and me.  HINT:  It has a little something to do with “Designing With A Deadline”.