September 3, 2020

8 Cool-Toned Fabrics and Wallcoverings

Life’s a breeze with these fabric and wallcovering introductions from top designers.

Designers: Lori Weitzner and Lisa Hunt of/for Weitzner

Product: Olympia

Standout: Artist Lisa Hunt studied the pomegranate’s natural beauty to create her Olympia pattern, which Lori Weitzner then translated onto a handwoven paper-backed sisal wall covering in four colorways.

Designers: Randall Buck and Jee Levin of Trove

Product: Revel

Standout: The movement and shadows of ocean waves are reinterpreted as a polyester canvas Type II wall covering, available in four hues, from the Brooklyn studio’s Brilliant collection.

Designer: Carolyn Ray

Product: Rufus Gradient

Standout: The Yonkers-based maker applied her fine art background to create this sumptuous sheer linen, an eye-pleasing ombré hand-painted with water-based pigment.

Designer: Carley Bean of Cole & Son

Product: Midsummer Bloom

Standout: The label’s head of design revisits and pays homage to its block-print archive with the Pearwood collection of non-woven wall coverings, including this moody floral. Through Kravet.

Designers: Bridgett Cochran and Kelly Porter of Porter Teleo

Product: Tectonic

Standout: Geometric forms alluding to the earth’s crust loom large in the Kansas City studio’s water-based ink pattern, applied to a Japanese rice-paper ground composed of hemp pulp, kozo, and rayon.

Designers: Sarah Schwartz and Ruby Geisler of Sarah + Ruby Design Studio

Product: Cadiz

Standout: An unstructured stripe with 
a combed quality hand-painted on 22-inch cotton squares creates a meandering pattern on walls—or rotate alternating sheets 90 degrees during application to form 
a tile-like grid.

Designer: Emily Mould of Romo

Product: Sarouk

Standout: A collection of cotton textiles 
by the brand’s design director includes geometric Escher Multi, herringbone Keala, block-print-esque Kashi, and diamond-inflected Sarouk, plus three others (Sumba, Camansi, and Escher).

Designer: Michele Rondelli of 4Spaces

Product: Romeo

Standout: Technical advancements are behind the Swiss manufacturer’s dynamic Trevira CS textile, its multihued striations produced on a machine that simultaneously weaves and knits.

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