Wednesday, January 12, 2011

David Hicks's Herbert's Carnation

Earlier this week, Paula posted this image and it really got me thinking about whimsical print combinations for my soon-to-be reupholstered living room chair.

(via two ellie)

The pillow print is one we all know and love, David Hicks's La Fiorentina; but what really got my imagination going was the neutral ikat upholstered wingback it was combined with.

So, I got to thinking: wouldn't this:
(Sister Parish's Tucker, my chosen chair fabric)

look fab with this?:
(David Hicks's Herbert's Carnation fabric)

After seeing a few uses of Herbert's Carnation, I'm sold.

(Angie Hranowski revitalizes an x-bench, both via House Beautiful)
(A Timothy Whealon design, featured in House Beautiful)
(A lighter colorway via Beachbungalow8)

Just yesterday afternoon (when I should have been hard at work), I scooped up a remnant of Herbert's Carnation on Ebay, enough for my own little lumbar pillow.

The print combination might be wee bit wacko, but I like it.


  1. oh my, it will look gorgeous! and this reminds me I have a small remnant of this fabric somewhere! yeah, thanks for the reminder.

  2. not wacky at all. It will look so good!
    I've got to get back to ebay to check out more remnants.

  3. Fun, not too wacky, besides, you don't want to be boring! WEEEEEE

  4. I love this combo - very chic. You don't see Herbert's Carnation as often which makes it unique in my book. I also love David Hicks' La Fiorentina and long to have the coral/brown version in my home one day. You've inspired me to go check eBay!


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