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03 May 2010

who knew? (inexpensive, colorful fabrics @ calico corners)

maison21 had no idea...

when our friend, habitually chic, mentioned she found a fabric she loved at calico corners of all places, we put aside our skepticism of their unfortunate name with it's country bumpkin connotations, and headed on over the hill to studio city to check things out- and yup, she was right- inexpensive and colorful fabrics galore, and helpful sales people too! now they just need to change their name, or at least open a location on this side o' town, please (the border checkpoints trying to get back in to LA can be so vexing, you know). sorry valley friends, i couldn't resist!

the blue diamond fabric at top center is trés chic, no? at $39.99 the most expensive of our selections, but still an awfully good deal!

we would have purchased this ikat print to make some pillows for our living room, if the background had been white instead of beige- so cheap n'chic!

so instead we bought some of this damask print- the central vase motif reminds us of a budget version of david hicks 'the vase' fabric from clarence house. kinda. sorta. well, they both have vases on them, anyway... ;-)

11 comments:

Karena said...

Really beautiful images!! These fabrics are great designs!

Karena
Art by Karena

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Very chic and the price point certainly is hard to beat. Who would have thought...? Leave it to Heather : )

XX katie

Grant K. Gibson said...

It's such a deal at Calico! It's one of my favorite places to source for budget projects and just to mix and match!

Emily A. Clark said...

I knew :) I always find some great stuff for clients on their site. I agree about the name change, though. . . .

jones said...

The vase blue/white fabric reminds me of a Bloomsbury print. Really happy. Have a great week!! Mary

katiedid said...

OK...you've got me convinced. I will make a trip over there!

Averill said...

Calico Corners is waaay better than its name. Love that they carry Annie Selke's fabrics and they've got a good selection of ikat and suzani prints. Love the last one though in particular -- hadn't seen it before but it would be fabulous in my living room!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

As usual I'm completely clueless as to what/who/where etc that shop is, but the fabrics are gorgeous and I wouldn't dismiss it on grounds of a slightly "pedestrian" (UK engl. for "a bit slow/boring/dull) name ;-) Love from London x

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

That is seriously une GRANDE surprise. Who knew? (Qui sait?) Me likey. (Je l'aime.) Good sleuthing. (Bonne travail du detective.) Okay, okay, I'll stop.

honey living said...

do you know about cia's palette? amazing fabrics and most are under $10/yard. here is a post i did about it with some sample images and a link:

http://honeyliving.blogspot.com/2010/04/swatch-of-different-color.html

Jan Jessup said...

Christian, you're absolutely right about Calico Corners' hokey name--it came from the wife of a company founder 62 years ago. But is "Crate & Barrel" or "Pottery Barn" a much better descriptor of those stores when you think about it?

In any case, the fabrics are worth a trip and new inventory arrives frequently!