Home Decor for the Fashionista

One of my favorite fabric and wallpaper companies, Quadrille Home Couture based out of New York is worthy of mention especially as Fashion Week gets underway here in Ottawa.  Quadrille has exquisite patterns, typically large in scale and bold in color not to mention are hand-printed so are of exceptional quality and truly unique.  For those who are not familiar with this company, perhaps you might remember the sofa from the movie "The Devil Wears Prada".  The Melinda pattern in black and white linen is very fashion forward!!



The photo of the chair below highlights another of Quadrille's fantastic fabrics - Island Ikat in Royal Blue.  Much to my surprise and delight, Quadrille has chosen to feature my work, the playroom of the Colonel By residence, in their editorial portfolio!




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Are you wondering how this playroom came together?  Let me step you through the decorating process.  The client's bookcases and drapery were existing and slated to stay while an antique Louis Style daybed used in another part of the house was repurposed for this room.  The client was originally inspired by Quadrille's Ikat fabric after seeing it in Elle Decor magazine and since we both loved it, decided that it would be the jumping off point for the whole color palette.  I sourced out, re-upholstered and re-shaped 2 vintage swivel tub chairs wanting to juxtapose furniture pieces that were more retro, curvy, and modern in styling with the client's traditional and clean lined Louis-style daybed.  The daybed was re-upholstered in indigo velvet with contrast piping in vanilla velvet to complement the royal blue ikat.  This is an example of mixing furniture pieces together of varying periods.  It also illustrates how one bold printed fabric can add drama and impact to what would otherwise be a conventional room.  The playroom walls were painted an "unexpected" shade of purple to honor the two girls who spend the most time in this room (purple being one of their favorite colors) not to mention to continue the chic yet bold styling consistent through the rest of the house.  Gold floor lamps designed by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey were added to warm up the cool tones.


I happen to be using Quadrille's hand-printed wallpaper in the Java Java pattern in yellow in a powder room in one of my latest projects.  Stay tuned!  For those of you interested in purchasing Quadrille's fabrics or wallpapers here in Ottawa, you can check out their collections from my shop page at: