A peek at my new fabrics

I am almost ready to get my fabrics up in my online store!!  They haven't yet been photographed but I thought I'd share the quick pics I took of them with you.  I am obessed with fabrics and working on these designs has been such a fun experience.   They are all on heavy duty linen and will be sold for around $100/ yard and I am working on finding the perfect cotton groundcloth for those who are looking to spend less. 

When I first started getting into fabric designing I was a bit surprised at the pricing, but as I've learned a bit more about it & what's available in the marketplace, I've realized all that it entails and understand why high-quality textiiles & linens costs what they do.  When textiles are printed in smaller runs for boutique companies, it's not the same as mass-produced  fabrics, and there's a cost associated with that.  (This is why I sometimes use the most expensive fabric in a room on pillows! ;)

So anyway, I tossed the linens on the floor & took some pics in groupings.  Not all of them are pictured and they are all available in several colorways.   

{Wild Chicory in black & oatmeal , Magnolia in China Blue, and Happikat in sky blue}

I drew wild chicory originally as the logo for my business cards and was ended up really loving it so I did it in an overscale woodcut-esque fabric.  My friend Kat Wright painted the magnolias and she is soooo insanely talented.  She also worked up Happikat for me on the computer from sketches. 


{Magnolia in yellow, Happikat in cocoa on oatmeal}


 Here's the olive-based collection:

{Happikat in Olive, Magnoilia in funky green on oatmeal, Chicory in Olive and and Large "Squircles" in green & aqua.}

Here are some more saturated versions in pinks & blues:

{Magnolia in Pink, Happikat in Navy/ Pink, Happikat in Coral/ Aqua and Large Squicles in Pink on oatmeal}

I love me some green so here's another green collecion:


{Magnolia in True, Happikat in Kelly Green, Wild Chicory in Spring Green, and Wild Chociry in Black on Oatmeal}

Here's some more black & white:

{Happikat in Black & White, Magnolia in Grayscale, and a little peek at Magnolia in Orange}

Here's a picture of Happikat on the curtains in the DC Design House: 


I recently did Happikat in Navy & Green for a client's living room design:


And here is a photo of the "Squircles" Design (Square and Circle):


{Black& White, Green on Aqua, Pink on Oatmeal and Sky Blue}

They are also available in a square version which I originally designed for a client's round ottoman:

{Squircles in B&W}

Anyway, there are many more coming and I'm working on some "inside out" versions where the patterns are paler & barely there.  I will let you know as soon as I get them up online.  I haven't been able to devote as much time to the fabrics as I'd like to have lately, but it's on my list for this next month.

I can't wait to share more with you!!  :)


xoxo, Lauren

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47 comments:

Inspire Me Heather said...

They look fabulous! You did a great job designing them!!

the industrial cottage said...

Amazing! I can't wait till they are available. I have my eye on a few!

Jesse said...

wowzers!!! they are fab!

Kathy said...

These are amazing how proud you must feel this is a very huge accomplishment, I love them all, they are so unique and so you!

jvw home said...

i'm lovin these...sign me up for a trade acct when the time comes!
xoxo

eclecticrevisited said...

I just love them!! and good fabric does cost a little extra but aren't you worth it?..of course!!
maureen

Marisa said...

These are great- will you send me shots to cover them too? Are you getting them shot in other ways? Thanks!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Lauren, they're all gorgeous! Congratulations! I wish you much success with the line.

Jennifer said...

sooooo pretty Lauren! loooove Chickory, especially in Olive.

Diane James Home said...

OOOOOH! So great - you have such fantastic taste and the patterns are a wonderful mix of classic design with whimsical motifs. Can't wait to see more!

VictoriaArt said...

Lauren, gorgeous! Love them all! Great choices!

12 devonshire said...

Gorgeous!!! Good luck getting these up on your site - can't wait to see all the options.

Jean said...

When you get your fabric's ready for purchase, I'll be one of the first to buy. I love the Hapikat!

meenal bishnoi said...

the collection looks amazing..the magnolia in blue is my absolute favourite!! all the very best to you !!have a lovely day..do visit my blog when you have a moment.. xx meenal

Eileen said...

Stunning. The pink and black colorways are my faves. I can't wait for these to be available.

Shannon said...

These are great! Love the Squircles.

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

So impressive!! Good for you, much luck! Squircles are so cool.

Danika Herrick said...

How gorgeous! So excited for you, I mean how cool is it gonna be to be flipping through a mag or browsing blogs and see your fabrics popping up in homes everywhere?!!!

LiveLikeYou said...

Those will be a huge hit Lauren!! Can't wait to add in some designs. they are earthy and modern and colorful. Awesome job!

Amber Interiors said...

I would really really really like to purchase about 6 of the patterns I see... Seriously this is fantastic and freash and I love the colors. Impressed!~

elizabeth leach said...

I'm so impressed! You are very talented. Will you be making any pillows? I would be interested if the prices aren't too high. I love coco + kelley's new pillows but the price is way to steep.

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, normally I find a fabric and tend to love it in just one colorway, but I would have a tough time choosing just one! I do love Happikat in sky blue and Wild Chicory in spring green though!

Congratulations!

Kat :)

gina said...

Very pretty!!! So many great choices!

redbrickbuilding said...

I like Magnolia a lot - sort of a modern take on chintz. Well done!

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Holy cow, I love all of these designs. I'm so excited for you, it must feel amazing to see your very own fabrics come to life.
I'd love to use some of your fabrics for products I'm designing but will probably have to wait for the lower priced option...we shall see. (But will probably splurge on some of the real thing for my own home!)

under spanish moss said...

Lauren, adore your fabrics. The Magnolia pattern if sure to be a hit in the South. The state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana is the magnolia. Great color schemes. Wishing you much success on your fabric line.
Angela and Renee

Jess @ House Sweet Home said...

These are so incredible! I love Happikat- so great that you are creating your own fabric!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Love the Happikat in black and coral!

Al said...

Lovely fabrics! The patterns and colors are very interesting.

Bernadette {Chic Spaces for Little Faces} said...

Very beautiful!

My Notting Hill said...

Congratulations!!! Adore the happikat and the chicory, especially in spring green.

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

Congrats!!! Can't wait to get my hands on Wild Chicory in black!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Gorgeous Lauren. Very you. Good luck with them!

Acquired Objects said...

Lauren please get your fabrics up..I see some Happikat in olive in my future! Gorgeous designs and the curtains in your room you designed look fabulous!

pranapt said...

I love them all! It was so exciting to see Happikat in person at the DC Design House!

Kris and Jen said...

oooh..juicy! Keep it up!

lauren said...

They're beautiful! And I love your blog! I'm proud to be your newest follower! Hope you'll check out my blog and consider following me too :)
xoxo Lauren
 http://happylifeinnyc.blogspot.com/

Kathysue said...

Lauren I loooove the green colorways!!! You do green so well my dear!!! The blue with the green is a fav also. Love the names you named your fabrics, Happikat is too cool, Kathysue

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- The black and white fabrics are what I'm really drawn to in your photos, especially Wild Chicory in black & oatmeal and Happikat in Black & White.

Will you show photos of where and how the fabrics being made some day? I would love to see how they are printed!It must be an amazing process to go from blank linen to finished product.

Loretta

Windlost said...

Everything is beautiful Lauren. When you are rich and famous I expect to be remembered. : )
I can't choose one - love them all.
Love ya, xo cousin Terri (we are definitely related if you are getting famous).

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I am a die hard fabric lover as well. My favourite is the Happikat in black and white and the wild chicory in black and oatmeal. I might just have to splurge and order some. As much as I would love to make drapes {way beyond my budget} I could buy enough to make a pillow!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Just beautiful, Lauren!
Teresa
xoxo

paula said...

Lauren they are beautiful! I am so excited for you.

pve design said...

I need these beauties...for my new Master Bedroom....when and where please?

LindsB said...

Woah, look at that collection!! They are all beautiful, I'm having a hard time picking a favorite :)

Cailan said...

Those squircles are just wonderful - how very, very fun.

traci zeller designs said...

Love! I am especially crazy for Squircles!!!