FRENCH GENERAL FABRICS




I am home from the festivities of a family wedding.  Now back to reality.

Design.....

The other day I was at ADAC looking for fabrics for a new project.  I popped into Fabricut and stumbled on a new collection called French General Fabrics.

They had me at "French".

Think rustic, lived-in simplicity....faded gently.....the look you might find in the South of France.


I don't care what kind of style you love personally.....Surely you can't say that Country French [done right mind you] doesn't melt your heart a tiny bit.

The dusty pallet of these fabrics presents a vision of a beautiful French countryside.....maybe an afternoon lunch with crusty bread, some cheese and a long farmhouse table.....cue the wine:)

Fabricut has partnered with Kaari Meng to reproduce these authentic fabric patterns....a well edited combinations of prints, stripes and linens.

For your fabric pleasure......




In addition to the prints...they have some wonderful basic solids in different weights of linen.....many pre-washed for a vintage look.

The colors are Rouge, Bleu, and Bisque.


Reminds me of another designer....Kathryn Ireland.  She brought in more color for her collection.....



Kathryn Ireland Designs.


But still french inspired......
This pattern is one of my favorites....although the price is steep....so worth it for that custom look in a room!

I had put these fabrics together a while back for a client....

She didn't bite but I really wanted to do this one:(


Today I have to go pick out the gutter color for my house and the GRAY!  

Big day.  

Yes it's Monday....deal with it.

Shabootiegirl








15 comments

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, pure awesomeness!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Saw those too at the showroom down here and loved them!

nouveaustitch.com said...

She's been around for a while. I can't be responsible for a second mortgage for that trip to France you're gonna need.

https://www.frenchgeneral.com/ (the blog)

https://www.frenchgeneral.com/ (the whole enchilada)

michele said...

i have kaari's book and love those fabrics! and the kathryn ireland fabric you love...omg. it is so stunning, and i hope you get to use it soon.

this is a monday i just want to get through and not think about for a long time...more bout that later.

smiles to you.

michele

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Any time I hear the word country, I'm turned off. BUT, that new collection is really beautiful! Love the softness of the colors...very chic.

Good luck picking your gray!

Angie said...

Keep those fabrics in mind for the french country cottage we are buying!!

Jennings and Gates said...

Soooo pretty. I love the red florals. Happy Monday!

René said...

Done right, it totally melts my heart!

Splendid Willow said...

The client said no? I love those color choices - very Kathryn Irelandish and soooo stunning, warm and inviting with white! (Try again!).

Loved reading about your dance with the umbrella! (:

Hugs to you girlie (so jealous that you are meeting with Ms. Marianne. You will have so much fun. Next time I want to come too!).

-- Mon

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The fabrics are absolutely "lovely"!
So what Gray did you go with?

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

My heart always melts for Country French. Those fabrics together are gorgeous -- you need to use it somewhere!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

How could she not bite on that combo? I'd swallow it whole!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Beautiful fabrics...I have always loved Katheryn's style and fabric..

Nicole Scott said...

I personally love them!! I wonder if I can get them in Canadaland...I have to check.

Kathysue said...

I love Kathryn Ireland fabrics. I actually looked at some for my family room. They always make me smile and I love how she puts them together to make a collected look. That collection you put together for your client is amazing!! Now it is Tuesday so it looks like we all survived MONDAY!! Good luck on your color choices, can't wait to see. Come by my blog to see a new element I am going to add for the summer season!!
xo Kathysue

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