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Monday, 18 July 2016 04:34

New From Beacon Hill

New From Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill presents Linen Textures, a collection of flat woven upholstery fabrics featuring weave structures with dynamic surface interest and tonal colorations. Yarns including linen, viscose, cotton combine to create textures with contrasting visual and tactile qualities. Patterns range from an elegant chevron to a Thai silk look. All of the upholstery fabrics in this collection are produced in boutique mills in the United States and Italy.

New From Beacon Hill

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Published in What's New
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:33

New From Romo!

Danton From Romo


Artistic embroideries and a textural print bring a sense of grandeur to natural linen giving a relaxed elegance to a diverse mix of designs.


The collection features playful stripes and contemporary geometrics, as well as an oriental inspired magnolia and a graceful distressed floral.


In a palette of sophisticated colors; ruby reds compliment muted grays and stylish tones of willow enhance classic shades of ochre.


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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
Thursday, 19 May 2016 03:08

Animal Print Trends

Animal Print

New From Beacon Hill: Animale

Beacon Hill introduces Animale, silk textiles that marry the worlds of creature and man. In Animale, human and animal attributes intermingle; surface cut weft yarns mimic the tendrils of a feather, weave structures mirror the contours of a nautilus, print and embroidery techniques call to mind magnificent plumage…Exquisite craftsmanship, a hallmark of Beacon Hill, eloquently evokes beauty and beast through the language of textiles. By working with the world’s finest artisans, Beacon Hill has developed fabrics that are both one-of-a-kind, and beautifully designed for diverse applications.

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Published in What's New
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
Thursday, 07 April 2016 03:00

New Omexco Collections Exclusively At ROMO


The explosion of colors of recycled sari silk, woven with strips of bakbak (bark of the banana tree) is at the origin of the name of this top-notch wallcovering collection. Each meter of this product is unique, since the colors of the silk alternate, without ever being repeated.  Squares of crushed paper, printed in faded shades and glued on a non-woven backing are in perfect harmony with the bakbak and the natural silk. 

Two geometric motifs, embossed on a printed non-woven wallcovering, complete the range and make it possible to combine different colors, structures and materials in one room.

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Snake designs are sliding through this new wallcovering collection from Omexco called “Cobra”. Most items in the collection, including a simili-plain and a faded square motif matching the reptile design, are printed on natural cork. The range is complemented by bi-colored woven raffia items as well as printed plains, most of them enhanced with a shimmer of gold, silver or copper, reflecting light as sunshine on a reptile skin. 

The printed non-woven wallcoverings are FSC certified (mark of responsible forest management), are made with recycled fibers, are printed thanks to solar energy, have a good light resistance, a European fire rating B S1 D0 as well as a marine certificate.

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Available Exclusively at ROMO

Published in What's New
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:49

Larsen 2016 Collection

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Cowtan & Tout is pleased to introduce the 2016 Larsen collection that merges inspiration from modern decorative motifs to graphic tribal patterns. The scope of the offering is a contrast of dry textures with glamorous jewel-like accents that take design to the next level of luxury. View the full collection at Cowtan & Tout, Suite 310. For more information visit Follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter @cowtanandtout.


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Published in Showrooms
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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Published in What's New
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 02:00

Jane Churchill's 2015 Samba Collection

Curtain Carimbo; sofa Lucas; cushions Lucas, Calyon.


Samba Collection At Cowtan & Tout

The Jane Churchill 2015 Samba Collection celebrates all things whimsical with vibrant color pairings, joyful graphics, and a lively aesthetic. There is no shortage of energy in the Samba collection. On view now at Cowtan & Tout, Suite 310. For more information, visit Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest @cowtanandtout.

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