Thursday 26 May 2011

Romantic French Fabrics - Blush Pink

This is the first in my series of posts about fabulous fabrics for French style interiors beginning with Pink. Oh so pretty shades of the softest blush through to deep rose in the perfect Toile de Jouy, faded florals and ticking stripes.
Above images: Kate Forman
Fabrics: 1.Titley & Marr 'Charlecote' Colour: Geranium 100% cotton 2.Nordic Style 'Toile' Colour: Red 100% cotton 3.Clarke & Clarke 'Cove Check' Colour: Pink 100% linen 4.Kate Forman 'Antoinette' 100% linen 5.Kate Forman 'Plain Linen' Colour: Pink 100% linen 6.Kate Forman 'Pink Ticking' 100% linen
 Above images: Kate Forman
Fabrics: 1.Bennison Fabrics 'Chinese Pheasant' colour: original on  oyster linen 2.Kate Forman 'Ophelia' 100% linen 3.Nordic Style 'Small Check' colour stone 57% linen/43% cotton 4.Bennison Fabrics 'Petites Fleurs' on fine oyster linen 5.Clarke & Clarke 'Dupion' colour: heather 100% silk
Above images: Kate Forman
Fabrics: 1.Kate Forman 'Isobella'100% linen 2.Clarke & Clarke 'Cove Check colour: red 100% linen 3.Clarke & Clarke 'Alderley' colour: multi 70% viscose/30% linen 4.Kate Forman 'Cameo and Ribbons colour: Tuscan pink 100% linen 5.Clarke & Clarke 'Gingham Check' colour: taupe 100% cotton
Above image: Kate Forman

An excellent retailer in England for most of the fabrics mentioned in this post is Fabrics & Papers, they carry a wide range of designers for both fabric and wallpaper.
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.


Just White said...

I was so looking foward for this!!!

I LOVE materialas and I new you will come up with som amathing ones!!!

This is a gorgeous collection!!!




toves sammensurium said...

Oh heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really don´t have words! Wonderful,beautiful,- want,want,want!!!!!
tove,Norway :)

Greet Lefèvre said...

Ooohhh what a wonderful romantic post!!! I love all the fabrics you showed!! This is a post to file! Thank you so much!!

Susan T said...

These posts must take you ages Glenda.

I love the shy blush pinks you have artfully arranged. Image no 2 really hits the spot, the curtains, the furniture, so heavenly. A girl NEEDS pink in her life somewhere. Now where can I squeeze some into our house!!

letrecivette said...

Oh Dear!! I love all the fabrics showed!!
You have one of most beautiful blog who I know!
great post!
Nice day and thanks so much for these photos very interesting!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I love every single one of these fabrics. So soft and beautiful. I love the way the French are not afraid to use pattern. And that daybed...I would never get up. This is the only blog I have time to read this morning, and soooo glad that I did. Mona

Sue Murphy said...

Thank you so much for visiting my Blog! I am so glad you did because now I have found you!!!! I am in love with all of these soft fabrics. I will be back for a visit to see the rest. Sue

Anonymous said...


So pretty! The fabrics are so lovely, just a blush of pink. I love the vanity table and the doors in the 2 image. Gorgeous!

Warmest Regards,


Pamela said...

This was so beautiful to view !!!
Love the colours!

Pamela xo

Velvet and Linen said...

Lovely and feminine! So excited to be able to subscribe to your blog :) Thank you!

xo xo

designchic said...

I adore the pretty, feminine feel of these rooms. The first daybed is amazing!!

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

You've done it again, Glenda! The most beautiful post of the week. These are such dreamy, romantic interiors and wonderful fabrics put together so stylishly. Have a wonderful weekend. x Sharon

Wendy Paula said...

Beautiful romantic and so feminine, another gorgeous much anticipated post Glenda:)
Wendy x

Vasu said...

wow....all of them are so romantic and lovely

Anonymous said...

I love wood on bathroom floors.

Enjoy your weekend ;-)

Pristine Cristine said...

Hello~ Love your blog. So inspirational. I have created a post on my blog referencing yours and linking to it. I also posted one of your beautiful images. You may check it out at

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

I am so sorry I have not replied to any of your lovely messages but I have not been able to log in to my Blogger account since Thursday morning! I am now back and will pop along to each of you to thank you as soon as I can!!!! Warmest of wishes - Glenda xxx

Renee Granier said...

Glenda, beautiful fabrics and such romantic rooms. Lots of inspiration here! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Angela and Renee

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flowers on my table said...

Beautiful compilation Glenda, I just love Kate Forman fabric. Love Linda x

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Glenda, Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration photos! My bedroom is done in pink toile so of course I love this post.

Room Seventeen said...

Hi Glenda, the trees in my garden are Norway Maples ( acer platanoides globosum). Beautiful round form, and green leaves in early spring till the end of october.
Hope you will find an iron stand for your dove feeder.

The enchanted home said...

Hi! So happy to have found your lovely all the "French" inspiration..and this post..oh my, has me swooning! SO gorgeous, this soft fabrics are not only romantic but soooo beautiful and feminine. I going to bookmark this post...and am your newest follower!!
Great job.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful post as always.....loving the collections of fabrics you put together. Fantastic!