Tahiti, Montmartre or Madison Avenue?

Yesterday I had the very distinct pleasure of attending a presentation of new fabrics from Pepe Penalver. Susana Pulido from the company in Spain was in Sydney to show the collections.

I never tire of seeing beautiful fabrics and scheming great ways to use them. If only there were more rooms and more houses to decorate!

Tahiti has been inspired by the beautiful scenery and turquoise waters of French Polynesia. This collection is fresh and modern with a touch of fun. The bold, bright floral works beautifully with an irregular wide stripe and a small ikat spot.

The avant garde movement in France during the last decade of the nineteenth century was the inspiration for the collection Belle Epoque. The patterns and colours in the fabrics are elegant and romantic and I loved the urban Toiles de Jouy which depicts the wide French boulevards and building facades.

There were also three collections of velvets including a washed viscose and velvet that has a vintage look while the floral print is soft and delicate.

The Mad Men collection pays tribute to the elegant and sophisticated Madison Avenue Men of the ’50’s and ’60’s. Of course the television series has resurrected our interest in this refined era too. The collection naturally has a masculine feel which could be equally at home in a country villa or a city apartment.

Pepe Penalver is stocked here in Australia by Elliott Clarke and fabrics are available from us.

We would love to assist you with fabric selections for your home. Contact us for an online or in-person consultation.


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