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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 10:00

Enchanted Gardens from Osborne & Little

The English love affair with gardens and woodlands both native and oriental is the inspiration for this collection of fabrics and wallpapers from Osborne & Little.

Published in Fabrics
Friday, 03 March 2017 11:20

Bali + Fiji Fabrics from Arc-Com

The Arc-Com Design Studio channels the spirit of two of the world's most beautiful islands to create two textiles engineered specifically for indoor/outdoor use, patterns Bali and Fiji.

Published in Fabrics
Monday, 20 February 2017 09:39

California Dream

For Traditional Home magazine's Napa Valley Showhouse, designer Kim Scodro partnered with Beacon Hill to create a great room anchored by fresh neutrals and thoughtful pops of color and pattern.

Published in What's New
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 05:55

Coming Soon From Romo

New fabric lines are coming soon to the WDC Romo showroom in September! Here is a little sneak peak of the collections. ROMO rromocomingsoonban-19664

Published in What's New
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 05:05

Refresh Your Look

Refresh Your Look

New. Exclusive Color Library to Refresh Your Look

Our NEW Exclusive Color Library Multi-Purpose collection has a new look and is an exciting foray into exuberant pattern, energizing color, and a fresh new design point of view for 2016.

Refresh Your Look

The fabrics feature globally inspired motifs with archival and artisanal origins. They include large-scale medallions, graphic paisleys and playful ikats, and come in fantastic constructions such as embroideries, prints and multi-purpose wovens.

Refresh Your Look

Patterns and colors in this collection are meant to be layered. They also dovetail nicely with Robert Allen Color Library upholstery collections, as well as the Drenched and Landscape Color lines.

Refresh Your Look

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Published in Fabrics
Friday, 27 May 2016 03:41

Indoor / Outdoor Fabrics

Indoor Outdoor Fabrics


Top Row: Chaise lounge cushions: Parker Pleat – Daffodil (07) Chaise pillows: Woodlands – Sun (01), Maggie – Sun (04), Broadway Chenille – Sunset (02), Bengal Tiger – Sun (07), Color Wash – Sunset (03)

Middle Right Rectangle (top to bottom): Color Wash – Sunset (03), Earth Maze – Riverstone (04), Maggie – Sun (04), Bengal Tiger – Tropic (03)

Middle Right Square: Round chaise cushion: Broadway Chenille – Sunset (02) Chaise pillows: Woodlands – Sun (01), Broadway Chenille – Sunset (02), Bengal Tiger – Sun (07), Sun Waves – Sun (07)

Bottom Right Corner: Pillows (top to bottom): Color Wash – Sunset (05), Bengal Tiger – Sun (07), Earth Maze – Riverstone (04)

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Published in What's New
Friday, 03 June 2016 04:48

Duralee Interviews John Robshaw

John Robshaw


Duralee: If you had a signature color, what would it be?
John Robshaw: Indigo

Duralee: What is your favorite pattern from your collection & why?  
John Robshaw: Kedara. I like the look of a misprinted block.  Sata, I like how the design looks misprinted shifting between a bold statement and a light outline.

John Robshaw

Duralee: If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?  
John Robshaw: PAINTER… still trying to be!

Duralee: What was your favorite part about working with Duralee on your collection? 
John Robshaw: I enjoyed working with the great ladies at Duralee.  It was fun watching them try and steer me down different aesthetic paths with all of their experiences with prints over the ages.

Duralee: If you were to pick a song as your anthem, what is it?  
John Robshaw: “LET’S STICK TOGETHER” By Brian Ferry

John Robshaw

Duralee: Design trends tend to be cyclical, what trend would you like to see make a comeback?  Which do you wish would never return? 
John Robshaw: I don't follow trends so much - sorry madames!  Happy to let them all live in this massive world.

Duralee: If you were to collaborate with any fashion designer, who would it be?  
John Robshaw: Big fan of Dries Van Noten.  He is all over the place with prints and I can't quite figure him out.  It intrigues me.

Duralee: Where is the most inspiring place you’ve ever been?  
John Robshaw: Always changing, buy maybe Katmandu in Nepal.  The temples are incredible, as well as the pollution!

John Robshaw

Duralee: If you could live on any movie set, which one would you pick?  
John Robshaw: The English Patient.  Deserts, planes and lovely ladies lost in caves.

Duralee: What is the best advice you could give a new designer just starting out? 
John Robshaw: Apprentice at your favorite designer's studio.  It's the best way to understand the business, see it in action and make some new friends.

Duralee: If you had to choose any other designer to design your home, who would it be and why?  
John Robshaw: Sara Bengur, the Turkish American Star.  She has just the right touch and gets my vibe.

John Robshaw

Duralee: Do you have any hidden talents?  
John Robshaw: I can juggle, play a deadly game of squash and I dive.

Duralee: What’s on your wish-list right now?  
John Robshaw: Around the world trip for 6 months, please!



Published in Fabrics
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 03:00

Window Library

Window LIbrary

New Collection: Window Library From Robert Allen

Presenting Window Library 2016, five fabulous new books filled with sheers and draperies featuring fresh takes on traditional patterns and revolutionary textile techniques. The collections were designed with layering in mind.

Window Library

They include a full spectrum of sheers made of wool, linen or lustrous metallic blends featuring constructions that are sleek, pleated or puckered. Draperies come in all manner of trend-right fashions, from embroideries to jacquards to dimensional weaves. Each and every one provides an opportunity for decadence and delight.

Window Library


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Window Library

Published in What's New
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 04:36

Trend Alert - Gilded Age Resurgence

Gilded Age

A New Gilded Age

Interior designers are seeing a resurgence of gilded age interior design styles. Demand for intricate, detailed beauty has become increasingly popular in design. Matching that demand, Pindler introduces the exclusive Hearst Castle® collection. The Hearst Castle® Collection is the result of intense work by Pindler’s design department. Research involved innumerable trips to Hearst Castle®, potential pattern sources were photographed and sketched, and many of the designs went through as many as five metamorphoses before being finalized for production.

Gilded Age Design

4779 Fiorito was inspired by a turn of the century exquisitely embroidered Chinese silk bedspread, found in the archive vault at Hearst Castle.

Gilded Age Fabrics

4778-Corinthian was inspired by a 16th century Italian chasuble found in the archive vault at Hearst Castle. A chasuble is a liturgy vestment worn by clergy during sacred ceremonies. They typically will include elaborate decorative embroidery and applique cording.

Gilded Age Resurgence

4780-Elysian was inspired by a 19th century hand carved throne chair with tooled, painted, and gilt leather upholstery. This spectacular piece was found in the Hearst Castle archives.

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Published in What's New
Monday, 25 January 2016 04:08

Coming Soon To Cowtan & Tout

Introducing Colefax And Fowler’s 2016 Winter Collection. These fabrics encompass an array of classic prints and sumptuous embroideries, paired with luscious textures and made with opulent artistry. The Colefax And Fowler collection is rich with beauty and the romantic eloquence of its European heritage. Preview the collection now at Cowtan & Tout, Suite 310. Visit for more information and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @cowtanandtout.

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