FABRIC & TRIMMING
Since its inception in 1980, the eponymous Grey Watkins brand has celebrated nature in all its many forms. Folklore, a collection of fabric and trimming, is The House of Scalamandré’s latest offering under this beloved brand, which continues to explore this perennial theme through a diverse range of vibrant and down-to-earth designs. From colorful prints to nuanced, textural woven fabrics, the Folklore Collection evokes the magic of flowers, enlivening our senses and inspiring wonder. Fresh with a touch of whimsy, this mix of statement prints and multi-color go-withs is perfect for pattern play in any space. The palette ranges from budding pastels to saturated hues to evergreen neutrals. This exclusive group of twenty-four fabrics and eight trims can be used together or as complements to a scheme, to create a rich, tactile world that is as warm and welcoming as a late summer garden.
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ANDERSON VELVET STRIPE
Anderson Velvet Stripe is delightfully surprising and unique in many ways. At a distance, the ombré of eight stripes all varying in tone and value create a wonderful shift of color over a plush surface. Up close, there is a play of cut and loop pile, creating a subtle pattern within each individual stripe. Any of the three colorways of this sumptuous yet robust velvet would be perfect for a luxe upholstered daybed or a splendid set of accent chairs in a modern library.
Drapery: SUNFLOWER PRINT. Daybed Upholstery: FAIR ISLE with BOULEVARD CORD. Pillows: MAIDEN FLORAL, ANDERSON VELVET STRIPE with BOULEVARD CORD, TOSCANA LINEN with GRETEL PRINTED TAPE, and LARK STRIPE.
Gretel Printed Tape
Drawn from a detail of an archival wallcovering sample, Gretel Printed Tape is hand-screen printed on a 100% linen ground. Named after one of the titular characters in the classic German folktale, this wide-width border is available in four, fresh and easy-to-use colors, and adds a touch of charm to any space.
Pillow: Luna Weave with Gretel Printed Tape.
Sunflowers, which bloom from summer to late autumn, are the epic hero of this large-scale pattern. This iconic flower was once revered by the Aztec society for its resemblance to the sun and has been used for both ornamental and medicinal purposes throughout history. Digitally printed on a soft, cotton blend ground, this lush print makes for stunning statement drapes, a stand-out upholstered headboard, or an ambrosial bed crown canopy.
This 100% cotton upholstery fabric plays on the geometric, pixelated effect of fair isle knitting, which has a unique hand reminiscent of the feeling of a quilt. Each of the four colorways includes two fresh hues alternating on a clean ivory ground, making it both versatile and engaging. Fair Isle has a subtle loft and crisp hand, ideal for residential upholstery – but soft enough for accent pillows.
Tiny squares of color create the shifting grid of the subtle or bright Odette Weave fabric. Each of the four colorways of this playful small-scale woven coordinates beautifully with our multicolor prints and is perfect for adding a finishing textural touch as a bolster pillow or upholstered ottoman.
Maiden Floral is a fresh interpretation of a 17th century Russian document, developed as a digital print on a linen blend ground. The scrolling motifs create a graceful flow in this allover pattern. Imbued with an earthy sensibility, this stylized, easy-to-use floral makes fabulous sitting room slipper chairs, or colorful bedroom curtains. Available in three colorways ranging from an understated, go-anywhere blue to an exuberant and bright yellow and ciel.
Drapery: MAIDEN FLORAL with ODEON SHIMMER BRAID. Pillows (left to right): LARK STRIPE, ANDERSON VELVET STRIPE with GRIPSHOLM BRUSH FRINGE, FAIR ISLE, TOSCANA LINEN with GRETEL PRINTED TAPE, ANDERSON VELVET STRIPE with GRIPSHOLM BRUSH FRINGE. Frolic Banquette by Swaim upholstery CITY TWEED. Rug: JULEP by STARK.
A charming English garden comes to life in Nymph Floral, a multi-color digital print on a fine, 100% cotton ground. Stylized foxgloves (which some etymologists think derives from “little folks” or fairies), wisteria, hydrangeas and more bring the all the delights of a garden right to the inside of your home. Each of the three palettes offers a lush spectrum of hues, allowing for layered schemes of colors and neutrals. Nymph Floral makes memorable upholstered dining chairs, darling Roman shades, or a sprightly settee bench!
Drapery & Pillows: NYMPH FLORAL. Slipper Chair Upholstery: LARK STRIPE.
With a nod to mid-century modern design, Lark Stripe is comprised of quiet rows of clean white rectangular motifs on an organic, textural colored ground. The rib weave, or ottoman weave, creates a wonderful dimension and linear effect, giving graphic order to this natural-fiber fabric. In three colorways, all made from 100% cotton, Lark Stripe is an easy-to-use complement to statement prints and patterns, or the understated hero of large-frame furniture upholstery.
Drapery: NYMPH FLORAL. Slipper Chair Upholstery: LARK STRIPE. Lumbar Pillow: Reed Texture and Hansel Embroidered Tape.
Hansel Embroidered Tape
Counterpart to the Gretel Printed Tape, Hansel Embroidered Tape is an updated play on Swedish huck embroidery. Machine embroidered with matte yarns, this multicolor tape makes a nuanced statement as a leading edge on drapes, or as an accent on small-scale seating. Available in four colorways, this sweet, floral tape has a charming folk art feel and an artisanal esprit.
Pillow: REED TEXTURE with Hansel Embroidered Tape.
Inspired by the delicate details of a cross-stitch sampler, Imogen Embroidery is an elegant stripe, machine embroidered on a cotton ground, embellished with threads that give a subtle sheen. Detailed stitching and sophisticated hues give this design a classic feel, while the pattern scale suggests a more modern motif. In two colorways, this decorative fabric is wonderful for dining room drapery or an upholstered bedroom window valance.
Drapery: IMOGEN EMBROIDERY. Dining Chair Upholstery: ODETTE WEAVE. Pillows: IMOGEN EMBROIDERY with TORTOLA TWISTED CORD and GRIPSHOLM BRUSH FRINGE.