Fabric Trends For 2015

You know the saying: what goes around comes around.  In the interior design world, trends come and go, but every time the pendulum swings back, the look is a little different. When it comes to fabrics for interiors, a lot of designers base their choices on looks they see from the runway, so the trends trickle down about a year later. Last year, chevron and ikat had a moment, and then we started seeing more ethnic prints and watercolors, and then bold florals. What’s next? We decided to look at what was hot at New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 collections and make some predictions of what fabrics our clients will be coveting in 2015!


Although I have been eagerly awaiting this cooler weather, Mara Houffman’s Spring 2015 collection makes me appreciate summer. It’s filled with exciting patterns and a kaleidoscope of colors.

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This dress (upper right), in particular, is one of my favorites. It made me think of this Beacon Hill silk (Fugi in Neptune, left). It may not be  a literal parallel, but the deep blue and orange along with the movement of the waves reminds me of this hilly Japanese-inspired scene.


Photo via Beacon Hill

I am in love with all of the patterns from the Beacon Hill “Floating world” collection. I especially love this Fugi print in Mango.


I love the mixture of texture and print Isabel Marant collected for her Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection  I can’t wait to get my hands on some of those dresses for spring!  In the meantime, I put together this fun collection of patterns from our own Spruce library to help you achieve that same Isabel Marant vibe in whatever room you choose!


Isabel Marant photos via Style.com


What caught my eye was all of the gingham coming down the runway. Gingham is so preppy and classic, I’m glad it’s making a comeback for Spring 2015. Designers such as Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg were all about using it in a bold way. We have plenty of the checked stuff in the shop, but one of the most classic prints is Elton Cotton Check by Schumacher.


Clockwise beginning from upper left: Spring 2015 runway fashion; collage by Getty Images via Elle.com, rooms with gingham wallpaper, both via Cococozy.com, Bateer Silk by Robert Allen via Elle.com, Elton Check cotton by Schumacher, and Instant Pendant Light by Ballard Designs via Elle.com


One of the recent trends I loved seeing on the runway is eye-popping pattern: rave-evoking colors, pop-art references, and post-modern printage! I love it! The Fall 2014 Proenza Schouler collection had me panting–I loved it so much! One of our manufacturers, Norbar, has the upholstery-appropriate pattern, Keith, that is the spitting image of pants pictured. I want to use this fabric to make some pants!
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Clockwise from upper left: Fall 2014 look by Proenza Schouler (photo via Popsugar), Fall 2014 look by Dries van Noten (photo via Popsugar), Fall 2014 look by Peter Pilotto (photo via Popsugar), Fall 2014 look by Preen (photo via If It’s Hip It’s Here), Norbar Keith in Chartreuse (photo via Clar), The Design Connection’s Miami in Chartreuse (via The Design Connection), Christopher Farr Cloth E in Berry (via Christopher Farr Cloth), and Harlequin Nettles print in 120028 by Dries Van Noten via Harlequin.

Other notable trends sure to be translated to housewares: the Anni Albers pattern E for Christopher Farr Cloth. Looks just like the Preen Darth Vader Dress (upper right)! Put it on a chair and get the helmet! The Harlequin pattern Nettles really is a cute reminder of prints from Dries Van Noten.


I love the delicately textured floral and palm dresses from the Erdem Spring 2015 collection–which are similar to the Manuel Canovas’ Bahamas (bottom right) and Christian Lacroix (bottom left) floral fabrics we carry in the shop.


Erdem photos via Vogue.com

Take a look the ottoman we completed recently in a similar print.

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