Cinde Ingram -- Casual Living, January 24, 2013
Shades of Green and Blue Took Center
stage among performance fabrics starring at the latest Showtime fabric fair while neutral colors, textured and sustainable fabrics played important supporting roles. Fabric mills and their furniture manufacturer customers shared some of their top choices for the outdoor season ahead.
The casual luxury of denim hues dominates the Retreat collection, which includes Versa Indigo, a subtle rib texture in a tone-on-tone coloration; Worth Denim, a traditional stripe in shades of blue; Pinnacle Denim, zigzag blocks with quilted appearance, as well as textural patterns Topstitch Denim and Bellamy Brick, featuring hand-stitched, embroidered looks with pops of orange and rust.
Inspired by crystal blue waters and colorful beach towns, the Casual Coast Collection features aqua, turquoise and grass green colors in stripes, dots and palm designs.
An interlocking pattern and the crisp, contrasting Drift - wood colorway add depth to the Locket fabric from the Graphic Delight Collection. Combining Taupe with Natural White, Locket Drift wood is reversible, making it a great fabric choice for not only cushions and furniture but also for umbrellas and drapes.
Quinn and Sanibel patterns in Lime are just a sampling of Bella- Dura's 2013/14 Casual Collection of fabrics that are sustainable, durable, light-fast and made in the USA.
DwellStudio's Modern Bungalow collection is a fresh collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics that features bold geometrics and soft natural motifs, all craft ed using Sunbrella yarns.
From top, Quito Indigo, Ashley Atlantic and La Paz Indigo provide 100% solution-dyed acrylic or acrylic/poly blend fabric choices for maximum resistance to fading due to UV exposure. Water-resistant covers keep moisture out of these high-performance fabrics, which are sewn and double-reinforced with tough, UV-resistant polyester threads for maximum seam strength.
Solarium fabrics by Richloom feature rich colors and a variety of patterns, such as Trillium Aquamarine, Veranda Marine and Tempest Aquamarine.
Al Fresco Functional Fabrics
Al Fresco Functional Fabrics
Al Fresco unveils its partnership in the Tesoro del Mare by Karen Robertson, whose luxury marine-inspired home accessories find placement far from the seaside. The reversible Cresting appears in Royalty Blue colorway along with Drop Anchors, Monkey Knot and Crabbin patterns.
From the Abercrombie Repreve Outdoor line, made from post consumer recycled clear plastic bottles, Evocation Pistachio appears in was abi green and rich chocolate with coordinated patterns - from left , Epaulet, Conspiracy, The Beat and Deliberate.
With her Lamontage process adding texture, Liora Manné's Lattice Midnight Blue captures movement of the blues that are trending for 2013.
Designed to stump even the most discerning design professional, Aspirations features a lighter weight, fantastic drape for superior tailor-ability and a color palette with a keen eye for not only home, but also hospitality, healthcare and many other industry applications.
The BayView Outdoor Collection of fabrics features bright, fun colors and patterns that will last up to 500 hours in direct sunlight. The collection includes 16" squares, 20" squares, seat cushions, loveseats, chaise and high back cushions.
Denim-inspired textures highlight Summer Classics' 2013 fabric line. Following a trend in the indoor industry, the comfort, texture and coloration of denim complement the line's various shades of blue. Shown here is Lattice Denim 333, a Sunbrella Summer Classics exclusive.
Inspired by the complexity and detail in ancient Japanese surface design techniques, Kimono Nautical was developed using a premium construction that yields intricate details and supreme color saturation, all while retaining the performance characteristics of Sunbrella fabrics. Kimono Nautical is constructed from 77% Sunbrella Acrylic, 23% Sunbrella Polyester.
Dupione Palm, made from 100% Sunbrella acrylic, is water-repellent and breathable, making it the perfect fit for Highwood USA's Pocono Deep Seating Collection.