I have long loved Trina Turk for her fabulous clothes, eclectic style, bold use of color, and her good sense to pair with Jonathan Adler on numerous design projects. (Anyone who appreciates JA's style is aces in my book.)
So I was beyond excited to learn, thanks to our latest and most lovely Domino magazine, that she has a new line of outdoor fabrics through one of our favorite fabric houses, F. Schumacher.
I have long been a fan of using outdoor fabrics indoors on everything from throw pillows to seat cushions to sofas and chairs. As the person responsible for not killing two dogs (a Jack Russell and an Australian Cattle Dog, both of whom tempt me to kill them at least once a day) and two children (ditto), I learned long ago the dangers of mixing $200/yard fabrics with the reality that is my life.
In both my own home and in my design work work with clients who have small children and pets, I try to incorporate outdoor fabrics, vinyls, and washable fabrics whenever possible. These days the options are soooo much better than even five years ago, when seemingly all outdoor fabrics were either striped or emblazoned with hot-pink parasols or the like.
Take a look at the full fabric line from Trina, and let us know if anything catches your eye. We can get you pricing information and/or a sample, and order it for you when you're ready.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Peacock Print in Pool
Santorini in Persimmon
Arches in Bamboo
Trellis in Marine
P.S. Call me if you want one of those ceramic elephant side tables. Love!