Friday, February 24, 2012

Inspired by Botanical Print Fabric

Sewing Seeds fabric from Gretel on etsy
I'm still loving all things that scream vintage science. Seriously, it's surprising I haven't stuck a Bunsen burner in the middle of my living room yet: "What? It's an installation piece. It's art!" Umm... yeah, that would be taking it too far. But I'm so inspired by vintage botanical prints and naturalistic renderings. I'd like to sew new covers for some of my throw pillows, and I'm considering these fabrics.

Skimmer by Thomas Paul for Duralee

Wing Study by Paula Prass for Michael Miller

Octopus fabric by Thomas Paul

Schumacher - Out of print, sadly, but so pretty I had to include it.

Botanica by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning

I'm not crazy about the white medallions, but this is adorable otherwise.
Jason Yenter

Papillon by Michael Miller

I like them all, but Thomas Paul's neutral designs are my favorites. The living room may look weird if it's too heavily themed, so I'm trying to add the old-school natural history accessories gradually. A few pillows covered in one of these fabrics would probably look nice mixed in with white and cream-colored canvas pillows. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. These are fabulous! I love the ferns best. But the botanica is wonderful too! Great stuff. :)


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