Fabric is my weakness. It always has been and our home is a testament to that.? Some people collect stamps, others porcelain figurines, or artwork, or postcards. I collect textiles. I have an impressive collection of scraps, bolts and yards of pretties I purchased simply because they were too gorgeous to pass and because I believe if you truly love something, one day you’ll find just the right project to use it for. I’m always afraid that a fabric I love will be discontinued so whenever the budget allows, I try to stock up on favorites. Well, as my collection is growing I’m also constantly on the lookout for new and exciting sources. Over the years I realized that the home decor fabric sector of the market is lacking fine cotton at affordable prices, suitable for creating custom bedding and coverlets,? ecologically safe yet beautiful, exotic, and chic.
Enter Palampore Fabric and Hangings, an all-American company owned by Alison Kouzmanoff operating from the Hudson Valley. Alison has worked for over 40 years in photography, graphic and textile design and her work blends inspiration from the plants growing outside her window in the Hudson Valley with the rich Indian fabric panels of the 17th and 18th century (Palampores). Her designs are distinguished by their intricate, stylized natural forms, by the contrast between the exterior borders and inner motifs, and by their versatility.?The collection is colorful and fresh, while still honoring its historic namesake.
As Alison interprets antique Indian textiles in a contemporary way, her designs have an element of surprise. They are pretty and delicate. Their airy and graphic aesthetic marries harmoniously with both modern and traditional design approaches. Using only water-based ecologically safe pigments Palampore Fabrics and Hangings are printed to order in the USA and are available in four ground fabrics, although custom colors and sizes may be ordered.?To find out more about Palampore Fabric and Hangings, please visit their website here.?
And the great news for all Café Design readers is that Alison has generously offered us a 15% discount on any purchase between now and January 1st. All you have to do is decide on a favorite and use the code CAFE15. You can also order samples of any and all of their cotton prints. There is a trade program available as well, more information on that can be found?here.?
Until next time!