Fabric Fascination | Carolina Irving

photo :: françois halard for vogue

This week I am positively swooning over Carolina Irving’s hand-printed, vintage-inspired textiles. How could I not love a fellow textile-phile? (Is that even a word?)  


She studied art history and archaeology at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris (*sigh* more reasons to love her) and worked as a style editor at House & Garden (RIP) and Vogue Living before starting her own line in 2006 and 2007.  


She is an avid traveler and finds much of her inspiration on her trips to India and the Middle East.  One of the reasons I am so in love with her designs is that you can layer them with just about any other style of fabric or furniture — they definitely lend a well-traveled air to whatever interiors in which they reside.


“I’m just not a beige person” - Carolina Irving


I love these photos of Irving’s manhattan apartment from 1st dibs’ style compass section ::


Carolina Irving’s fabrics are available to the trade — you can find where her beautiful prints are carried over at her website :: http://carolinairvingtextiles.com (If you are interested in ordering her fabric or would like to know prices, please e-mail me at info {at} designbabylon-interiors {dot com}.

carolina irving’s installation @ hollywood at home



Above, Irving upholstered walls in her Calico print (*swoon* can I tell you how much I LOOOOVVEEE upholstered walls!?!).  The bedding is also in Calico and the drapes on the bed are in Patmos Stripe.  Her textiles are also used on the toss pillows on the furnishings.