Thursday, 24 June 2010

Absolutely In Love With...


I am always on the hunt for new, exciting, beautiful fabrics as fabric is my starting point for the rooms/homes I design. We have just received some absolutely beautiful new fabrics in and I must admit I am completely smitten with this orchid fabric. My favourite colourway is this one above but it doesn't work with my current wall colour at the new house. As painting the house {which is going to be a mamouth cost} is not yet on the agenda I am going to have to work with the existing colours which are all very heritage!! So I am going to cover a couple of old chairs I have in the yellow colourway which you can see peeping through underneath...it's very beautiful too but that pink is just to die for, don't you think?!!

25 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, I just love that orchid print...its so unique (and the background matches your blog perfectly).

jlonit said...

Anna - I hate federation colours, all those maroons, school-uniform green and nicotine yellow (well, that's what I call them). Why don't you just paint everything your usual white to begin with to get rid of these colours. Come on Anna!!!

Faux Fuchsia said...

It's the same colour pink as your blog!! And thus Perfect.

Who doesn't love an orchid print fabric?

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

What a beautiful fabric!

Madam Restora said...

Hi Anna, Have a look at my blog www.restoringtheoldgirl.blogspot.com I have just included the name and number of our painter, who was incredibly well priced and has done an amazing job, despite all the warnings from people that the job might to 'too cheap'. Good luck with the new house.

ani's house said...

I am so pleased to hear you say you start with fabric...OF COURSE!! My husband and I always debate this as he thinks we should start with paint colour and find fabric to fit the paint. I LOVE fabric too so it makes complete sense to me to fall in love with the fabric first!! This is just the evidence I need.

La Petite Gallery said...

I saw the name Anna Shapiro and thought you were my best friends daughter same name . nice post. yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

I am getting old sorry it's Spiro
need the second cup of coffee.

yvonne

Cláudia Murakami said...

Adorable, dear Anna, adorável!!! Kisses, beijos, Bela.

Carol said...

Gorgeous! I'd be smitten, too!

the gardeners cottage said...

hi anna,

this is going to be so great watching you decorate this new house and actually work with what you've got instead of starting from scratch. this will be a great inspiration to us all who have to work within budgets. watching you expertly apply color is so fascinating and fun.

~janet

Mariska Meijers said...

Stunning indeed. What I love is the size of the orchids!

Becolorful said...

Mmmmmmm. I'm smitten too. Great colors. I don't know what your wall color is but I think this could work with a lot of different options. If you use it somewhere I hope you will share with us. :)
Pam

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Wow, I love it too!!

Kauilani said...

Love the fabric too! Who is the designer?

Flotsam Friends said...

Oh Anna, you're going to have to use that pink somewhere in your new house!! It's too beautiful. Hope you're settling in. You boys are going to love running around in that yard for years to come. I'm already imagining Easter egg hunts... Px

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Yes!! The pink orchid fabric is perfect!

Sarah B said...

It's so very pretty! I just posted about my pretty pink orchid :)

Natasha said...

Well, Anna, the pink is Your Color, and I do like it, but I think the Yellow will surprise you, it's very neutral(as you know)and also very happy. You strike me as a very happy person, so I think this will be a good choice!

Northen Light

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I always enjoy seeing what fabrics you are using, fabulous taste! Janell

Jan Johnsen said...

Love your blog! I will add it to my list...please look at my blog - a version of yours - only outdoors!

SERENITY IN THE GARDEN

www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com

Jan Johnsen

Leigha said...

Gorgeous fabric! Captures the lovely lines of the orchid.

Colleen said...

...love the fabric..looking forward to seeing more of your new home!

Jürgen said...

Hello Anna , my blog is one year old. Good reason to celebrate birthday. I organize a raffle, I would be glad if you would choose an object, which is then raffled among all participants. All are invited.

isla said...

This is one of my all time favorites! I've used it before on an ottoman in a clients home, but it's hard to find clients who want to spend that much on fabric! It's expensive, but worth every penny if you can!!
Aloha and love all you do of course!