Newest Textile Design- Magnolia

I wanted to share another little peek of my new textile line...  This design is called Magnolia and my friend (and super-talented artist), Kat Wright, painted it for me.  It will be available in several colorways and here's a quick look at two of them, both on linen.

Here's the blue colorway:

{"Magnolia" in blue by Lauren Liess Textiles}

And here's the True/Green:

{"Magnolia" in true by Lauren Liess Textiles}

I had to use my camera phone & the pics really don't do them justice, especially the True.

I love magnolias and look out at my neighbor's massive magnoilia tree fairly often, wishing it were in my yard.  For this pattern, I wanted an overscaled pretty-yet-wild feel.  It's a floral but its leaves are just as prominent as its blooms which I think makes it a little less sweet.

I can't wait to start using these in projects ----   eeeek!!

I'm still working on finalizing pricing but hope to have them up and for sale in my online store by mid-April.

ps- I looooved your ideas about outdoor fabrics so am looking into it!

ppss-- I'm headed to LA this weekend to the Design Blogger's Conference and we're taking Christian to Disneyland!!  Let me know if you've signed up for the Conference!

Also, The DC Design House Bare Bones Tour is this Saturday from 10-4.  I'll be there so stop by if you can!  Click here for details. 

Finally, I'm joining up with Apartment Therapy on Wednesday, March 16th for a Designer Night in DC.  They're still finalizing the location so as soon as I know you'll let you know.  I definitely get a little nervous about public speaking so fingers crossed.


xoxo, Lauren


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54 comments:

Kathysue said...

Lauren this fabric is so lovely and I love that it has your signature look of fresh and natural!!! Have a wonderful time in Disneyland, It is so fun there and Christian is at the perfect age to enjoy it. Nothing like Disneyland through a child's eyes!!! KS

JennyCB said...

Beautifully unique and uniquely beautiful!

redbrickbuilding said...

Wow, that is gorgeous, especially in the blue colorway. You're so talented!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Magnolia looks wonderful, I am smitten with the blue colorway.

Have a great L.A. trip!

Loretta

Bloggers Abode said...

UHG!!! That's awesome pretty!! Mid April is my birthday so yes please! Save me a few yards for some pillows?

hana said...

oh wow, these are just gorgeous. i can't wait to see more!

it's so inspiring to watch you go after your dreams. thanks for sharing it with us. xo

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

That blue is just so gorgeous...and the true??? I can't imagine it can get any lovelier with a better camera...(c:

The enchanted home said...

Absolutely beautiful...love anything handpainted and having it done on fabric is a special luxury..love the blue in particular! Fabulous.

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful design, Lauren. How exciting!

Enjoy your trip!

Roeshel

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

so pretty lauren!

Diane James Home said...

These are both beautiful! I love botanical prints and can already see both colorways in my home. Will you consider exchanging your Peter Dunham Fig Leaf for your green magnolia fabric??

Suzanne said...

That's gorgeous. I especially like the blue one.

Elmac said...

You should go to Emily Henderson's Secrets of a Stylist launch party while you're out in LA. Not sure what day it is but she posted about it on her blog.

Kerri said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lauren! You've done an amazing job on your new fabric line, congratulations. As someone who's partial to painting a flower or two, these are right up my decorating alley. Can't wait to see what's next! K x

Grace Happens said...

gorgeous fabrics! i loooove magnolia trees, not only for their beauty, but scent. we are taking harper to disneyland on saturday, but it's calling for rain. boooo:( have so much fun in LA!! xoxo

My Notting Hill said...

Beatuiful! The fabric is so you - love it. See you Saturday at Bare Bones.

A Vintage Vine said...

Look forward to the fabric being available....I know you said it would be pricey...but sometimes it is fun to splurge!!! Have fun in LA!

Viera said...

Lauren, these are gorgeous.
X
V

liza said...

I think they are beautiful!

Comeca Jones said...

Love them!

Jessica Wrasman said...

The green Magnolia is gorgeous!

Emily A. Clark said...

I can already envision that magnolia fabric in the green and yellow in so many places. . .

Great things happening for you! So glad.

Emily

Kathy said...

These are stunning, can't wait to purchase!

bryn alexandra interiors said...

These are AMAZING! BREATHTAKING! Wow. I would LOVE to pick your brain on how you created a fabric line sometime. And I'll definitely be using some of these whenever they will be launched officially!

kerry said...

Lauren,

These are SO pretty!!! Congrats!!!

xo,Kerry

Baylor Love said...

I'm sure everyone has said this already but that green magnolia is SO YOU. Wow, you really put your personality in your fabric that is wonderful.

Congratulations, this must be such an amazing time for you. Have fun at Disney!

stephanie and family said...

You are just brilliant. I'm shopping craigslist for some chairs to upholster in the blue colorway...I can't think of anything more beautiful! Enjoy Disneyland. My tip as an annual passport holder with little ones: Do everything early, and Peter Pan very first! (Like, be the first in line in the AM, eat at 11:30, take naps @ hotel 2-4, and then go back for the rest of the night). Have fun!

pve design said...

Love these and would love to order the blue colorway for my Master Bedroom for a chair.
pve

Leah Moss said...

Lauren, this design seems so you!

I'm super bummed to be missing the bare bones tour this year!!!

BUT, I'm hoping to make it to the AT night, barring anything crazy like going into labor :) You are going to be fabulous!!!!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Lauren, these are gorgeous! Love them. :)

Danielle said...

1. Fabric is gorgeous!!!
2. Will try to stop by on Sat. for sure...would love to see it all!
3. You will do great job public speaking because you'll be talking about something you are extremely passionate about and it will show!
4. Good luck!!
5. xx Danielle

Brilliant Chic said...

I'm loving your new fabrics! I love both! Congrats! I'll do a feature once you're online shop is open!

Emily said...

I LOVE these Lauren. Congrats on the line! I recently moved to the area and will definitely try to make the Apt. Therapy session. Cannot wait!

LiveLikeYou said...

Great colorways, very Pure Style. Natural tones, classic yet there's something super cool about them and the colorways. Can't wait to use!

Pink Overalls said...

You've hit the nail on the head with this one. Perfect for all kinds of projects. I know what you mean about florals being too sweet. It's great to hear how you adressed that concern. So interesting.

Good luck in your travels and speaking. Keep smiling.

classic • casual • home said...

Really nice job. Love that it is on linen. Wish I could touch the fabric. Beautiful,
Mary Ann

jvw home said...

being a southern girl and lovin' magnolias, this fabric is one of my new faves....
looking fwd to the price list....
xoxo

kayce hughes said...

Love your fabric!

Style Sunshine said...

Love the fabric, the magnolia would be perfect for all of us Atlanta girls! Love your blog!!

SHERRY HART said...

Lauren...stunning...love how fresh and classic but with a youthful vibe....Can't wait until they are available!

Jennifer said...

Magnolia blooms are among my favorites! This is stunning!

Erin said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! You are such an inspiration!!

I can't wait to meet you "in real life" at the conference! :)

3s the magic# said...

Have fun in Disney .... We go often in ca.... A few tips the park gates open earlier than time posted so u can see a few of the characters on main street before, do the early morning madness if u have those passes , eat the beignets in the French quarter so yummy! Stay away from the Astros orbitors ride- line is deceiving as it's 2-3X longer due to that! There is no best time to do Peter pan so u do - have fun!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Very beautiful Lauren! Great job - you must be so excited!

Dena said...

So fresh!!!! Really love them. Congrats on this new adventure!

bonniek said...

Hi Lauren, Love the fabrics, esp. the green. Wanted to suggest you go to the spa at the Sofitel, it's amazing and my sister is the Director!

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

Fabulous! Lauren, these are wonderful and I cannot wait for the perfect project in which to showcase them! Roxanne

Heidi said...

Lauren that fabric is beautiful! I love it and can't wait to use it in client projects and my home one day!!

katiedid said...

Congratulations on your line Lauren! It looks fabulous and I can hardly wait to see everything! Just beautiful.

LindsB said...

Lauren this is just beautiful!! You are so talented an I can NOT WAIT to see more from your line!!

casey at loft and cottage said...

OMG Lauren, these are really beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest of the line--and find out when/where we can purchase!

angela | the painted house said...

Lauren!!! This fabric is gorgeous! As a real live Southern girl now, I am all over magnolias. How pretty would this be as a slipcover for my dining chairs?

Impatiently waiting for it to make it to your store,
Angela

Stephanie Sabbe said...

those are both amazing! I love love love the second colorway!

Life of Style said...

I love the fabrics, they are gorgeous! I am so happy to have found your blog, very inspiring.