Near and Far
Karen D. Singh and Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 4/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Perspective can make all the difference. With the fabrics in Earth From Above, Sky From Below, the second volume in Carnegie’s Anthology series, Lori Weitzner focused on the visual effects of distance and viewpoint on nature. Then she abstracted her recollections of fields, water, and clouds into fabrics for upholstery and window treatments.
Five choices for upholstery include Shadow, with its leaf motif, and Passage, inspired by a grove of olive trees—both nylon-wool blends 54 inches wide. Constellation-themed Celeste, a cotton-polyester blend upholstery, is 58 inches. Trevira CS polyester is Weitzner’s material of choice for window treatments. Among three options is Cumulus, a 118-inch-wide pattern with ethereal serpentine stripes, not puffy cloud shapes. All eight PVC-free fabrics look luxurious, but they promise to withstand the rigors of commercial and hospitality environments, armed with a total of 52 colorways. 800-727-6770; carnegiefabrics.com. circle 419