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FAB FABRICS

Gorgeous Textiles Add Color & Texture to Designer Home
By Marsha Canright Photography by Ted Washington

Beautiful fabrics in jewel colors give depth and add zip to this vibrant home on East Shore in The Woodlands. 

   Designer Stel Diaz of Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors collaborated with the homeowner, who is also a designer, to create a tapestry of color and texture throughout this one-of-a-kind house. 

“The right fabrics can bring a room to life, evoke emotion and transform a space into a personal haven,” Diaz says. 

Pleasing to the eye and to the touch, fabrics, whether high-end or budget-friendly, can help you personalize and achieve your dream design. 

“When we consider fabric selections, we always start with function. Questions like: How will it be used? Where will it be used? How much daily use? How much sun? Are there children or pets?” she says. “Some functions dictate a more durable fabric.”

INSPIRATIONAL COLOR
In her consultations with most clients, Diaz recommends they look for personal inspiration in magazines and on websites, but also look at colors in nature and from the art they love. For this house, color was the rule.

“We had lots of back-and-forth discussions in our selections. She already thinks outside the box and is not color shy, so we had a lot of fun,” Diaz says.

Because the homeowner had lived and traveled in Asia, the rugs and art she acquired there became the inspiration for the color palette.

In the piano room, the two occasional chairs are covered in a basket weave pattern in shades of green, blue and red jewel tones. The colors mirror the artwork and the rug and are repeated in the drapes — and even in the lampshade and chandelier.

CUSTOM DETAILS
The chair fabric is “Perkins” by Norbar Fabrics, and the arched drapery panels made by Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors are a poly/cotton by Fabricut. The artwork, “Girl Playing a Piano,” was purchased from an artist in Moscow, and the village scene is from a Vietnamese artist. Wall color is “Tempe Star”
by Sherwin-Williams.

A wall of windows leading to the main living area is hung with elegant drapery panels handmade by Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors from a light blue floral silk by Jim Thompson and topped with a “Brown Sugar” velvet cuff by Michael Jon Designs. 

“The main living area in the house is a light blue called ‘SeaSalt’ by Sherwin-Williams, and it creates an ideal backdrop for the pair of vivid teal velvet sofas and coordinating chairs in fabrics called ‘Bushnell’ and ‘Waterleaps,’ all from Sherrill Furniture,” Diaz says. The pillows, also by Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors, are made from Robert Allen Design fabrics.  
The charming cafe curtains, which define the breakfast area, are made from a beautifully embroidered fabric called “Botanical Garden” by GP & J Baker. The chairs are covered in a red cotton-rayon by Kravet.

SWEET DREAMS
In four completely different bedrooms, colors and fabrics take the lead in creating personal and unique environments for the homeowner and her family.

In the master, a handsome four-poster bed sports a sea-green comforter and gold Euro 
shams of 100-percent woven cotton from Texture. The multi-colored king shams are by Laura Kirar for Highland Court, and the Wayfair sofa is covered in olive velvet.

“In the son’s room, we chose a more neutral ‘menswear’ color palette enhancing the basic brown with corals and red touches," Diaz says.

Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors made the duvet and shams from a fabric by Duralee with a braid trim by Norbar. Kasmir covers the Euro shams with “Himalaya Flame,” and the tab top curtains on the bedposts are an open-weave casement by Beacon Hill.

The “Lace” bedroom is a nod to the feminine with intricate lace panels from Pindler & Pindler Inc. and a velvet cuff from Kravet fabricated by Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors. The custom bench
is also velvet, and the butterfly shade is from a printed cotton fabric called “Ophelia” from Designer’s Guild. The homeowner stenciled the walls, and Phyllis Palmer of Transformations created the floral overlay in the dormer.   

The daughter’s bedroom is a lively, upstairs room joining an upstairs porch. Its color inspiration comes from a favorite framed Chinese quilt purchased in Beijing. Fabric for the Roman shades is from Fabricate, and the wall color is “Expressive Plum” by Sherwin-Williams.

 

RESOURCES

DESIGN & CUSTOM WORK
Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors
11133 Interstate 45 South
Suite 150
Conroe
281-419-0419
www.woodlandsfabrics.com

FABRICS
Beacon Hill Design
www.beaconhilldesign

Designer’s Guild
www.designersguild.com

Duralee
www.duralee.com

Fabricut
www.fabricut.com

GP & J Baker
www.gpjbaker.com

Jim Thompson Fabrics
www.jimthompsonfabrics.com

Kasmir Fabrics
www.kasmirfabrics.com

 

Kravet
www.kravet.com

Michael Jon Designs
www.michaeljondesigns.com

Norbar Fabrics
www.nobarfabrics.com

Pindler & Pindler Inc.
www.pindler.com

Robert Allen Design
www.robertallendesign.com

Texture Fabrics
www.texture-fabrics.com

FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES
Sherrill Furniture
www.sherrillfurniture.com

PAINT COLORS & ARTISTIC TOUCHES
Sherwin-Williams
Multiple dealers
www.sherwin-williams.com

Transformations by Phyllis
936-661-3322

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