August 19, 2010

Divine Design

Using two different toile fabrics in the same room...a design challenge best left only in the hands of a professional. Done well and the results are extraordinarily beautiful. While meeting with a client today, we found a chinoserie toile fabric in shades of cream, gray and taupe that we would love to include in the space. However, we will be using a completely different toile grass cloth paper also in cream and taupe on a feature wall in the same room. I snapped a couple photos of the design layout on our work table before we left the studio this evening. When I returned home, I happened to stuble upon this first image of Carolina Herrera's Resort Collection for 2010 and it all clicked. The shadowed outdoor architectural back drop of the runway in shades of cream and taupe along with the models dressed in shades of gray, taupe and cream appeared visually to me to be a three dimensional toile on toile. I just love when design falls into place...divine design. Now, I can sleep. Good night.

Photo: Carolina Herrera Resort 2010

Photo: The toile fabric we plan to use. Image from House Beautiful Source:

Photo: Carolina Herrera Resort 2010

Photo: The grass cloth toile paper we plan to feature. Photo Credit: Designer, Celerie Kemble, House Beautiful

Photo: Our design plan of mixing two different toiles.

Photo: Carolina Herrera Resort 2010

Photo: Designer Carolina Herrera as a young girl in Venezeula Source: