These Are the Best Textures and Fabrics for a Sophisticated Space
Good fabrics and textures are what set an average room apart from something quite spectacular. For me, I love to create spaces that feel lived-in and loved, and to accomplish that, there are certain textures and textiles I always reach for.
Linens and weaves are a great way to add a cosy element to your space while remaining clean and fresh. With fabrics, it’s all about layering to create a luxe feel. Versatile weaves and nubby linens in muted colours are a great foundation for layering more intricate textures like furs, velvets, silks, and embroideries through pillows, accent furniture, and drapery.
For more formal spaces, I like velvets and satins to give a greater feeling of richness. Their gentle sheen and the warm feeling of velvet can make any room feel special. In terms of colour, I love fabrics in muted tones as they remain classic and stand the test of time, but I also love to have fun with splashes of colour in throw pillows and blankets.
Wallcoverings are a great way to add warmth and depth to a room. To create an enveloping feeling, I like to sheath walls in grasscloths and brocades. Their unexpected yet comforting presence helps add character to even the most barren of spaces.