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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Crazy for Quadrille

{Even the devilish Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada loves Quadrille. The sofa is covered in Quadrille’s Melinda fabric in black.}

There are fabrics that become emblematic of a certain period or style. Every once in a while a pattern will come along that people go crazy for, like Kelly Wearstler’s Imperial Trellis or Schumacher’s Chiang Mai Dragon. Quadrille’s fabrics transcend trends. They have so many amazing, graphic patterns that date back for decades and look just as fresh now as they did then. With several collections including China Seas, Alan Campbell and Home Couture, Quadrille has become an icon in the design world. While their patterns are great any time of year, I can’t help but think of their collections of fabrics as perfect for summertime. Plenty of designers choose to make really bold statements with Quadrille fabrics, while others use a bit more restraint. How would you use Quadrille? Would you go over the top with it or add a small touch to a room?


{via Architectural Digest}

{Quadrille’s Bali Isle via Matchbook Magazine}

{Quadrille’s Paradise Garden in a Room Designed by David Kleinberg via Architectural Digest}

{Quadrille’s Meloire Reverse, Fez II, Aga as seen in Architectural Digest July 2011}

{Quadrille Wallpaper via House Beautiful}

{Quadrille’s Trellis Wallcovering}

{Tory Burch’s kitchen is dressed in Arbre de Matisse Reverse}


{Quadrille’s Melinda in French Blue}

{Quadrille’s Kazak in a Stunning Tabletop Setting by Eddie Ross}

{Katie Lee’s stunning chairs upholstered in Aga Reverse graced the cover of Domino. Her Nate Berkus-designed home is one of my all-time favorite spaces. Or should I say was since she sold it?}

{Design by Melissa Warner of Massucco Warner Miller featuring Quadrille’s China Seas via Traditional Home}

{A bench covered in Quadrille’s Gorrivan Fretwork Embroidery adds a graphic touch to this room featured in Veranda.}

{A Chic Tablecloth Made from Quadrille’s Java Fabric}

{A Lovely Living Room Featuring Graphic Fabrics from Quadrille via House Beautiful}


{Image Source}


Luciane at said...

I like it, but I'm more like "just a touch" kind of girl.

Great post, Paloma. So well done! Thanks for taking the time!


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Claudia Fabiana said...

Tory Burch's kitchen is outrageously!

ciao from Newport Beach

Verdigris Vie said...

A beautiful gallery Paloma! I am all about restraint when it comes to design,so it's just a touch for me. But how fun is Tory Burch's kitchen?

Ciao ..Vie

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

That Eddie Ross table visits me in my dreams on a very regular basis.

I love Quadrille for the graphic prints that I usually don't gravitate to...they just make them so beautifully appealing.

Question: my dining room visions are veering towards shabby-chic territory. Would a graphic pattern like one of these help to bring it back a little?

Unknown said...


love love love - pops to totally bold and obnoxious - i LOVE!

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Karena said...

Love the Quadrille fabrics!! All of the images are gorgeous!! I would love it on a bench!


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Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I'm a pattern and color girl, but many of these are just way too much for me. When it's just a touch, it's truly fabulous. I like viewing the over the top ones, but I could NEVER live in a space like that. I need more flexibility to change out my textiles!

The Purse-a-holic said...

I love this pattern too!

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Unknown said...

Brilliant post Paloma! Loved to read it. I think I'll go with small touches, so the pattern can standout as a visual focus. XoXo

Anonymous said...

Quadrille and China Seas are really remarkable companies. I buy all of my Quadrille fabrics from DecoratorsBest, they have the absolute best prices online. Do you guys shop there?

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

I love pattern mixing so my first inclination would be to grab some high wattage colors and mix a large and small pattern...Love how graphic the statement reads...perfect for summer indeed!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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TT said...

lovely inspiration


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Kathryn Ivey said...

I am a huge fan of Quadrille, and I feel like the fabrics beg to be saturated in a room!

Shante said...

This makes me so excited to move into my own place so i can start decorating!

designchic said...

My restraint in decorating would only allow me to add a touch in my home, but I completely adore the over the top images. Saving that for my imaginary beach house so I wouldn't tire of it!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT - but probably just a touch for me, sil vous plais.

Sarah Brue said...

I agree with you about how too much pattern can get slightly overwhelming at times. I like to use only touches or pops of what I like rather than saturating an entire space- that way I dont get sick of it.

Anna said...

Quadrille does clothing and accessories too!