01 February, 2010

"Introducing . . . "


For any of you who know me, you'll already understand my great and abiding love of amazing textiles. Most every design project starts with a space plan - and a pile of fabrics. It's just part of my design process.

And speaking of wonderful fabrics - Suzanne Tucker is launching a new collection of textiles- and its San Francisco debut is this week during "Design San Francisco" - our annual design event here in the city.

I had a chance to preview the collection a few weeks ago - and was in the Shears and Window showroom last Friday when the sample wings were being placed - under the watchful and discerning eye of Suzanne herself. And the fabrics are amazing.

A beautiful palette of colours -
amethyst, mocha, sable, fig, nutmeg, fawn, and buttercream.

Here's a quick look at some of my immediate favourites:

Kiku - Aubergine
100% Linen
"Reinterpreted from a 19th century Japanese futon cover, Kiku
is an intricate pattern of staggered chrysanthemum and
lotus roundels and interlocking arabesques on a
heavy linen ground."

"As a reinterpretation of an early 20th century document, Fleur de Plume
is a woven multi-textured brocade displaying a majestic fantasy
of peacock feathers and robust leaves amidst
an intertwining floral motif."

Aurora - Olive
28% Silk, 72% Cotton
"Reinterpreted from an 18th century cut silk velvet, Aurora
is a boldly scaled woven silk and cotton damask displaying an
enchanting pattern of climbing vines, quince and
seed pods all joined by meandering lace ribbons."

Dolce - Amethyst
15% Alpaca, 85% Cotton

Okay - this might be my true favourite. It feels like a cashmere velvet. Yummy. Really yummy.

Suzanne will be speaking at the Shears & Window
showroom in San Francisco this Thursday afternoon (February 4th) -

"Suzanne Tucker launches her first fabric collection, a panoply
of silks, jacquards, cottons, and linens prints, cashmere and
cotton velvets, a matelasses. Please join Suzanne as she
illustrates how she has carefully reinterpreted classic
designs from 18th and 19th century documentary textiles
to give them a contemporary look and make
them easy to use in today's interiors"

If you're in the area - please stop by and have a look.

cashmere . . . Mmmmmmm . . .

The collection is available in showrooms across the US and Paris. Click HERE for the complete list.


Acanthus and Acorn said...

Yes, Yes and Yes!!! To all the beautiful fabrics and Suzanne Tucker, she fabulous!

Karena said...

Gorgeous Fabrics! I love the color palette....luscious!

debra @ 5th and state said...

thanks for the introduction scott....where have i been, her collection is yummy!

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GrannySmithGreen said...

Yumm! Silk and cotton, oh, my!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Bravo to Ms. Tucker. An old world aesthetic to these fabrics. I adore the Fleur de Plume.

Thank you ~

Kasia _ JACOB said...

Beautiful fabrics. Woven interiors are my passion. Have a nice day.

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