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red and white


lately i've been inspired by textiles in a big way. normally i work with paint color as my key inspiration point but textiles and patterns have been big for me lately. i love this bright red and white fabric at repro ($8.50 a yard)- bold, summery and perfect for pairing with black bamboo cane chairs. i'd love to recover my black dining room chairs with this- hmm, maybe i should. either way, i'm loving red and white this summer. it feels fresh, bold and awake.



Blogger rena said...

so do you see a resurgence of red? perhaps fashion-driven this year? it's such a bold color to live with all the time...(this from someone who owns a red couch :)

8:31 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

i don't know- i'm seeing it in textiles a bit more. but it could be a color thing. however, for some reason i tend to have a pretty good eye for color trends. so maybe! it's certainly popping up in powder coated steel furniture and pillows...


8:33 AM  
Blogger Style Court said...

I think red is back. I recently did posts on red chandeliers, red & white Hermes china, and red lacquer chairs -- not that red lacquer has ever really been out.

Anyway, I ADORE this fabric. So chic yet such a bargain. It would be amazing on black bamboo chairs.

Another amazing find :)

9:16 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I love to use red in the home! It is a bold color to live with, but I think if you use it sparingly it looks wonderful. Too many red pieces and it becomes overload.

Love that fabric. Such a great pattern.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So speaking of red, I want to do a red cork tile floor for my new kitchen. Does anyone have suggestions on companies that sell cork tiles and have nice bold reds?

12:15 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


hopefully this might help?



12:23 PM  
Blogger Style Court said...

Just another little observation about red with white and trends: the Anthropologie in my city has totally embraced the color combinaton -- stacks of red books, red chandelier, red glassware etc., mixed with all white dresses in the window.

1:14 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

i got totally suckered into that! i bought the white eyelet dress with red belt that was in the window of my nyc anthropologie. i love white and red. so crisp and clean.


1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one of the companies I looked at -- but none of their reds were red enough! Alas!

But thanks for the link.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Style Court said...

Loved the eyelet too! If you do opt to use the red/white print on your dining room chairs, I hope you will share pictures :)

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this fabric. Thank you for all your reprodepot posts in past weeks. I've found so many great fabrics there...I can't wait to get sewing.

12:58 AM  

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