Color blocking and “pops of color” are taking a backseat to multi-color designs that swirl together contrasting hues in one design or motif. Think of the drama a vibrant Moroccan rug adds to a room. Reaching for a multi-color texture or pattern for a large upholstered piece can provide a jumping-off point for the overall palette of a space, and a chance to add truly unique and personal style. Shop the perfect piece from our Summer 19 collection below!
Stripes and checks of all scales are firmly back in the collective design repertoire. Versatility is key here, and it’s all about the construction: a rich velvet stripe will have a very different impact than a casual twill stripe. Layer different constructions, scales and hues for depth and impact. Our recent Color Waves and Upholstery Palettes Collections offer a variety of options in complementary color stories. Follow the links for the books below to order memo samples for your next project!
These highlighter-bright hues were seen on fashion runways for upcoming seasons and can be expected to filter into the décor sphere. Lime green, eye-popping pink and saturated orange are couture cool and can be softened by using them in a plush texture like velvet or felted wool.
Whether you are upholstering outdoor seating or toss pillows, or simply looking for a durable and cleanable upholstery fabric for indoor use, there are a few factors to consider when selecting indoor/outdoor performance fabrics as they are not all created the same. Depending on fiber type, yarn type and dyeing process, the resulting characteristics can differ widely. Outdoor fabrics brand leaders such as Sunbrella and Bella Dura use solution-dyed yarns for their textiles to create goods that have excellent colorfastness to light in addition to a soft hand and good durability. In addition to that, Sunbrella and Bella Dura constructions are mildew-resistant as well as water and stain repellant. They are not waterproof. Outdoor fabrics created with solution-dyed yarns are marketed as bleach cleanable, however most soiled areas can be cleaned effectively with mild soap and water. Bleach can have harmful effects on the natural environment and is harsher than is generally needed for household stains.
One of the best ways to keep upholstered pieces and accessories looking fresh in either indoor or outdoor settings is with regular care and maintenance. Brush off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabric and blot up spills soon after they occur, as the sooner soiled areas are looked after, the easier they are to clean.
Sunbrella and Bella Dura provide five year guarantees in a residential setting for stain resistance, colorfastness to water, light & crocking (transfer of color to other fabrics) under normal usage and exposure conditions.
This season we are embracing tactile overload with our latest addition to our collection, Velvet Room. This dedicated velvet book covers a collection of sumptuous velvets in a plethora of constructions in ever rich, gemmy hue to inspire a variety of treatments.
Learn how to keep your velvets and chenilles looking their best with our design director Zoë Anderson.
Stark white is trending towards more complex cream, bone and Dutch white shades. These off-whites provide depth and subtlety, shifting depending on the lighting and shadow of the setting. Creamy shades allow versatility in design and add texture and subtle undertones to lend understated interest. Need some assistance in finding the right white for your project?
Black styled with brown is strong and effortlessly chic. Our Spring and Summer 19 collections both boast go-to browns in oak, whiskey and caramel tones to deliver much needed interest and contrast when paired with raven hues.
Bottom right photo credit: Sewline Upholstery @sewlineupholstery
The trend toward natural fibers in the home continues. Cotton, linen, wool, bamboo and hemp add an organic softness with their natural, neutral palette and dry hand. Design Director, Zoe (@zoe.c.anderson) illustrates the fluid drapeability and make up of bamboo rayon pattern, Panda, in her #TextileTuesday Instagram Stories. Head over to her highlights to see past videos and posts. Stay tuned for more!
Handsome and then some, these Father’s Day inspired looks are particularly fresh when a rustic menswear design is juxtaposed with a clean, minimalist space. Forget the trip to Savile Row and bring these tailored bespoke looks straight home.
The latest season of Telafina sees the brand continuing in an urban, modern luxe direction with a focus on natural fibers and tactile elements rendered in a pared-back palette to offer a backdrop for a chic lifestyle.
Our design director Zoë Anderson talks us through the plethora of constructions, textural elements and sumptuous shade this season has to offer.
Taking a look at our Spring19 collection, our design director Zoë Anderson talks us through the style influences for the season.
James Watson (Managing Director) and Abigail Watson (Marketing Director) share the passion, craftsmanship and history behind 1838 Wallcoverings.
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Discover the design inspiration and color trends behind our Fall18 collection, in the studio with our design director Zoë Anderson.
Take a look through the playful textures and palettes in our Summer18 collection with our design director Zoë Anderson!
We love seeing our fabric bring new life to old furniture, if you have a piece you would love to revamp we are giving you the chance to win the fabric of your choice! All you have to do is follow us on Instagram, post a photo of the piece you want to recover + your chosen fabric and caption your photo with @maxwellfabrics + #MadeInMaxwell. The lucky winner will be chosen at the end of the month!
Get a peek into the design studio of Maxwell Fabrics and Telafina with design director Zoë Anderson and hear about the modern, luxe new direction of Telafina!
Spring 2018 is like a greatest hits collection for the interior artist to play with. This season includes a fashion-forward wide-width sheer grouping, two new entries in our bleach cleanable indoor/outdoor series, an instant classic faux leather book, and another round of our high end designer-driven Color Waves, and finally two go-with-it-all solid upholstery books to bring it all home.
We are extremely proud to introduce the North American design community to 1838 Wallcoverings!
1838 Wallcoverings has over 4 generations of wallpaper printing experience, producing luxury wallpaper in Lancashire, United Kingdom, an area which boasts a proud heritage of wallpaper printing.
We have partnered with the UK brand to bring their stunning designs exclusively to Canada and the United States, beginning with two beautiful, luxurious collections that balance classic inspiration with contemporary style.
Fulfill your design dreams at a client-friendly price point with our Fall 2017 collection. From our brand new Upholstery Essentials line which offers up high style, must-have body cloths at upholstery manufacturer pricing to the latest installment of our hit drapery and bedding series, Color Theory Vol. III, this season is all about champagne taste on a budget.
Our Summer 2017 collection shines a spotlight on high performance, from our latest round of upholstery color books boasting ALTA and Crypton Home treatment to a sleek collection of stain repellent faux leathers to a compilation of dim out drapery.
This season, we present four standout patterns that will provide a décor focal point to elevate any room. Nouveau and Perspective are stunning geometric cut velvet designs in a palette that ranges from classic neutrals to saturated gem tones. Cappella and Lariat are bold and fashionable yet eminently useable embroideries in fresh colorways.
The standout staple for Fall 2016; Velvet evokes timeless glam and luxury. Take the look underground with deep purples and angular patterns, or let the sparks fly with a glistening chenille.
We are proud to be joining over 600 exhibitors for hospitality interiors at one of the fastest-growing trade fairs in the U.S.!
Our color choices generally reflect our mood and Maxwell Fabrics’ Fall 2016 Collection features calming and peaceful hues enlivened with shots of vivid color. This season’s color palettes were created to satisfy the desire for optimism, strength and tranquility inside the home.
House Of Art.
Harrison Design Associates Inc. is a personalized full service boutique design firm based in Calgary, specializing in residential design, renovations and decor. They believe "every space is unique and has a purpose, therefore it should be utilized to its full potential in an aesthetically pleasing way" and their online porfolio is evidence of their creative approach and sophisticated style. We are proud to be featured in the 'House Of Art' project, showcasing our fabric on statement upholstery pieces with artistic flair and striking palette.
This season our focus is on performance. We believe the home should be beautiful, but it must also be livable, easy to care for, and worry-free.
We are proud to introduce a new color book series called Performance Wovens, an exclusive collection of Sunbrella performance fabrics Home & Garden - Act II, and a compilation of simply elegant silk-like textures Pure & Simple IV.
For more inspiration view our full Summer 2016 Collection.
The Caithcart Residence.
"Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative design." - Kalu Interiors are the fastest growing full service interior design firm in Vancouver and we are thrilled to be featured in their latest design project. Creating a striking statement in this modern, tailored envirnoment, Kalu Interiors have the magic touch when updating classic design with effortless style.
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