Timeless Textures and Classic Colors
Darryl Carter doesn't want a room he designs ever to go out of style. So he built on the subtle colors and rich textures of the new Threads collection at Lee Jofa.
Published by House Beautiful
September 01, 2008
"CREWEL ON LINEN is weighty enough to drape perfectly, yet unstructured for more of a relaxed sensibility."
"SUPERKIDSKIN upholsters beautifully and mellows with wear, darkens and turns waxy. Think of a saddle."
"I like tailored upholstery. TREVIN is lightweight, so it takes shape well. You get to see all the detail and architecture of the furniture."
"I used FOUND in one of those neutral colors that's a bit noncommittal and lets you bring other colors into a room. It's just a wash of the palest blue with an undertone of faint apricot."
TREVIN in Cream
"It has a very soft hand, much like a well-worn blanket. It would hang beautifully as a Roman shade—its translucence allows light to filter into a room while still maintaining privacy."
LORENA in Meringue
"I'd like to use the word 'organic,' but I don't want to mislead anyone that it's a completely 'green' fabric. But there's something very natural about how Lorena feels. It's like unbleached linen with a dusty hint of blue-gray. It's an excellent fabric for a dominant upholstered piece like a living room sofa."