Rosemary Hallgarten’s Watercolor Fabric Collection Merges Ancient and Modern

Watercolor, part of the Bédouine collection from Rosemary Hallgarten.

Inspired by North Africa, from the inky blues and crisp whites of the Atlas Mountains to the hot tints of the Sahara Desert, British-born designer Rosemary Hallgarten’s Bédouine collection of fabric and flooring takes the aesthetic of ancient traditions and merges them with modern design elements. Among its rich and versatile offerings is Watercolor, a drapery and bedding fabric that, as its name suggests, infuses washes of subdued shades with pops of brilliant color. In a playful nod to the designer’s popular Ombré textiles, the new fabric is hand dyed to create artisanal gradations of striated tone. It’s a unique effect that complements contemporary spaces or adds an unexpected charge to more earthy settings. The 50-inch-wide alpaca-and-linen fabric has 
a beguiling sheen, hangs perfectly, and offers three height options (12, 25, or 60 inches) for the watercolor band, which is available in five hues from a cheery raspberry to a moody charcoal.