Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chelsea Textiles

Let's talk about a wonderful fabric and furniture company called Chelsea Textiles.  I was first introduced to them when I was in the Seattle Design Center in the early 2000s when I stumbled into a beautiful wall of fabrics. Love at first sight!  
Chelsea textiles produces hand embroidered fabrics.  They reproduce designs from the 17th and 18th century in addition to more modern patterns. Let's enjoy:


 Tree of Life collection in faded moss, above.  Don't you like the deer in it?  Chelsea Textiles is also known for the check printed fabric, as above on the bench.
 The tree of life with birds, above. I love all of the colors!
Exotic tree collection, above.  I love the one with the elephant!
 These dog needlepoint pillows crack me up.
 A close look at the tree of life pattern, upper left and right. A vine pattern bottom left, and an insect pattern bottom right.

And now for some inspiration at home:



All of the pictures above were taken from Chelsea Textiles website.
 I would LOVE to have some curtains from their fabric.  Someday I also hope to cover some chairs in their beautiful check fabric, like this:

When we were in London last year, we ventured over to the Chelsea Textiles showroom.  It is a short walk from the Harrods in Knightsbridge.  You walk through a beautiful neighborhood that looks like this:

As a souvenir, I hauled this pillow all the way back home, stuffed into my carry-on.  Isn't it lovely?  I think most people in their twenties wouldn't be hauling back fancy pillows from London.  
But this... this is a lifetime pillow. 




 Look at the detail on the squirrel! (pictures above are my own)



As you can imagine, hand-embroidered delicate fabric by Chelsea Textiles costs an arm and a leg.  For the tree of life curtains: your first born!!  

Several years ago I purchased the below bedding set from Pottery Barn.  Doesn't it remind of you of some of the patterns of Chelsea Textiles?



 It appears to be hand woven, but I don't think it is.  




The bedding pattern was called "Alissa".  You can still find it on eBay.  I did not take a picture of my own bed because right now I have the summer bedding on... no comforters when it is 100 degrees outside!



Wasn't that fun?  Did you choose which cushion you would like?  If you ever visit New York or London, visit their showroom!  Or you can continue to drool online.



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10 comments:

  1. Wow! These are beautiful. I love crewel embroidery, even the Pottery Barn stuff looks nice, but I want the French bedroom chair with the pretty fabric on it!

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  2. I really like the last one...that bedding is gorgeous.


    Thanks for sharing it,
    Christine

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  3. Beautiful fabrics and I love your pillow!
    xx,
    Sherry

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  4. Isn't it pretty? Glad I was able to share with you!

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  5. I never knew about this fabric before now! Thanks for the great info! I'm on a hunt!

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    1. It is pretty fabric, it's only available at their stores or "to the trade"

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  6. I don't blame you one bit for hauling that pillow home. It is obviously very special compared to what we might find here.

    So glad you shared this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. ;)

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  7. Oh be still my heart! This fabric! That squirrel! I love it. I am a bit late in visiting due to it being college finals week for me but I am so very happy you joined Thought of Home on Thursday and shared this delightful gem.

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