Thursday, 9 June 2011

Romantic French Fabrics - Gorgeous Greys

This is the third in my series of posts about fabulous fabrics for French style interiors. This time shades of grey are highlighted, with the softest dove through to deep charcoal; in the perfect Toile de Jouy, embroidered florals and lavish silks.
Above images: Cabbages and Roses 

FABRICS: 1.Bennison 'Banyan' 100% linen colour shown: charcoal blue on oyster 2.Clarke and Clarke 'Cove Check'100% linen -colour shown:Mineral 3.Chelsea Textiles 'Posies' 100% linen colour shown: white on cloud 4.Tinsmiths 'Ticking' 100% cotton colour shown: flax 5.Clarke and Clarke 'Clifford Check'100% linen -colour shown:Mineral
Above images: The Bella Cottage
FABRICS: 1.Manuel Canovas 'Bellegarde' colour shown: sepia 2.Clarke & Clarke 'Gingham Check' colour: taupe 100% cotton 3.Clarke & Clarke 'Ashley' 70% viscose/30% linen colour shown: linen 4.Clarke & Clarke 'Marton'70% viscose/30% linen colour shown: linen
Fabrics: 1.Clarke & Clarke 'Alderly' 70% viscose/30% linen colour shown: linen 2.The Linen Works 'Kama Lin' 100% cotton colour shown: taupe 3.Chelsea Textiles 'Forget-me-not sprig' 100% embroidered linen colour shown: grey green 4.Marvic Textiles 'Toile Carreaux' 100% cotton colour shown: noir 5.Marvic Textiles 'Fortuna' 49% Linen/18% Cotton/18% Polyester/14% Viscose/1% Polyamide colour shown: flint
 Above image: Homes & Gardens photo Jan Baldwin

Just a note: I have compiled these fabric combinations working from images online so please forgive me if in reality they don't work as well together! Most shops are happy to provide swatches

26 comments:

Greet said...

Glenda,
A terrific post as usual! Oh I love the trumeau of Bella Cottage! To die for!
xx
Greet

The Paper Mulberry said...

Thank you so much Greet!!! Oh so do I, I just adore that style of mirror and Bella Cottage has such gorgeous examples!

LatteLisa said...

wouldn't mind having a chair with that Kate Forman fabric!

PS. I have a giveaway on my blog if you're interested ;-)

Susan T said...

Always a good day when it has a post from you in it. I keep hopping back to look at the images. I love the Clarke and Clarke fabrics, but then I love them all, grey has become such a soothing colour.

I love the simplicity of the bathroom, so tempting. A magazine and a glass of wine, in that bathtub, sheer bliss.

The enchanted home said...

I am going to have a separate file just for your posts that I am bookmarking! Excellent post and swoon worhty pictures....ahh that first picture makes my heart sing.
Just stunning!

designchic said...

Love the combinations. The Michael Paul Photography image is gorgeous...one of my favorite rooms!!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh, I am so in love with these photos!! The first one is spectacular. I could see myself living there! You are always so inspirational, thank you for the continued beauty!
Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Amy said...

I love the fabrics in that second image.............absolutely lovely.

letrecivette said...

I love your post!!!
Ciao Monica

LaPouyette said...

Hello Glenda,
Here again - a very beautiful post! All images, the well-thought color combination....Just simply good!
Looking very much forward to the next one!
Greetings from PĂ©rigord,
Karin

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Beautiful images. It's amazing just how many different shades of grey there are. I adore that Manuel Canovas toile! x Sharon

Kris said...

I love them all! That mirror is gorgeous and the first and second images are simply stunning!

I love the color grey...All shades.

Kris

Wendy Paula said...

Stunning post as always Glenda, I look forward to them every week!
I love the mirror from Bella Cottage:)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Wendy xo

Sandra van Doorn said...

what a beautiful blog...

The Paper Mulberry said...

Oh thank you so much for such lovely comments! I love hearing from you - it's a wonderful way to discover new blogs!

Fay said...

Hi Glenda its so elegant isnt it Ill just have a dozette in the yummy bed too and take a coffee in the firat picture have greagt weekend fay x

Just White said...

I LOVE THIS FABRICS AND PICS!!!

So inspired!!!!

Love and hugs, Eliana

Tara said...

I recently redid my bedroom in french greys..Love it..xx

Queen of Dreamsz said...

My first visit to your blog and
I must say I truly love your style.
Exquisite! I love everything...

Pink Sparkles for your days,
Stephanie ♥

Linda Carswell said...

I am terribly excited!!!! I have just found your wonderful blog and I have enjoyed my visit...Thank you!!! Your blog is full of fabulous inspiration...!!

Linda

http://une-petite-folie.blogspot.com

la Brocanteuse said...

I love all that you have shared- so very inspiring and gorgeous! These colors are so calming and serene, just the best! hugs Col ~ Afrique du Sud

helen tilston said...

A truly beautiful post. I just found your blog and will be so happy reading earlier posts.

The blue toile with the wrought iron bed invited me for a nap.

Thanks again for the joy
Helentilstonpainter.blogspot.com

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I am so happy to have discovered your blog! So many gorgeous images here! I am redoing my guest bedroom with a French feel, and boy, do you have a lot of inspiration here. Looking forward to following you :)

The Paper Mulberry said...

Thank you so much Carolyn! I am popping over to have a look at your blog right away! Warmest wishes to my new followers! Glenda

Pamela said...

Lovely Glenda!!
OH that first image is gorgeous! I love the wall colours !!

Pamela xo

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