January 16, 2015 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

The Fall High Point Furniture Market was a mecca for the most seasoned of style-spotters. We checked in with the professionals at Interiors Joan & Associates to learn more about the hottest textile trends—and the technologies behind the manufacture of the fabrics that add both texture and timeliness to your decor.

Topsy Turvy
by Architex
“Made from recycled polyester, this eco-friendly fabric boasts a patented Crypton finish that makes this textile all but impervious to stains, odors, and mildew. With great durability and light-fastness, this fun fabric would be a good choice for heavy-use applications like pet beds and kids’
booster seats.”
Karie Boggs, Allied ASID

 

Odalisque
by Pollack
“Famed furniture and boat designer Matthias Pliessnig also dabbles on occasion in textile art. This dimensional fabric in a silk/acrylic blend melds woodland themes with graceful nautical curves in evoking a soothingly organic motif.”
Karie Boggs, Allied ASID

 

 

Diety
by Pollack
“A true labor of love, this silk/cotton/poly blend uses a global village approach in its creation. Handcrafted in India, the pattern is first blocked in one village before being handed off to craftswomen in another who do the accent stitching. Artisans in yet a third village apply the mirrored inlays.”
Lisa Cooper, Allied ASID

 

Breathe Velvet Wild Flower
by Black Edition
“This work of art was created by Jessica Zoob. The acclaimed British impressionist has been featured in countless home and design magazines, and one of her most recent commissions is for a palace in Dubai. Here her dappled paint strokes form a variegated composition that is at once subtle and dramatic.”
Beth Settles, Allied ASID

 

Pallas Faux Fur
by Zinc
“Subtle markings and beautiful, natural coloring create a luxuriously tactile experience in this faux fur. Try this fabric on throw pillows to give a room just the right punch of drama.”
Beth Settles, Allied ASID

 

 

Incognitus Gilded
by Concertex
“This metalized vinyl wonder may not be bulletproof, but it’s the next closest thing when it comes to homes with young children. Crayons? No prob. Ballpoint ink? A breeze. Those dreaded Sharpies? Thought you had us on that one, didn’t you? Just wipe with a dry cloth!”
Karie Boggs, Allied ASID

 

Hop
by Dedar Milano
“This 100% cotton fabric is best used on vertical surfaces. Try this or any of the complementary hues in this line for the oval back of a chair or other accent piece. Be sure to team it with a solid seat fabric that anchors the tone so as to deliver visual impact in small but powerful doses.”
Lisa Cooper, Allied ASID

 

Kashmir Leaf
by Colefax and Fowler
“Evoking an updated tree of life, this beautifully embroidered linen/cotton/viscose blend features a bold vine motif that is reminiscent of paisley. This textile is particularly suitable for decorative applications, including draperies.”
Beth Settles, Allied ASID

 

 

Knight
by Zinc
“Glass beads—virtually zillions of them—are embedded in this metallic weave fabric. The play of light and shadow creates a dazzlingly sensual treat in a texture that is still somehow remarkably soft to the touch. This one is great for headboards, cornice boards, or oversized pillows.”
Beth Settles, Allied ASID