INTERIORS

THE TOP 10 FABRIC SHOWROOMS IN AUSTRALIA

Showrooms, with famous international fabric houses in the one place? Yep.

February 14, 2018

Soft furnishings and fabrics are what make an interior feel right. They dress our rooms, are an important source of colour, texture and pattern that lift any space. Here’s where our leading designers head for the best textile names on the planet: a dazzling selection of old favourites to the new hotties. You’re welcome to look, but will need to order though your upholsterer or interior decorator.

ASCRAFT TEXTILES

A showroom, with famous international fabric houses in the one place, from Lisa Fine to Peter Dunham, and Christopher Farr. Plus Fortuny (the mother of all fabrics, used by royalty throughout the world).  Also, NYA Nordiska for something a little edgy in innovative textile design. (02) 9360 2311, www.ascraft.com.au

DOMUS TEXTILES

A godsend for those who want perennial classics from Manuel Canovas to Colefax & Fowler, Jane Churchill and Larsen. (02) 9380 6577, www.domustextiles.com.au

ELLIOT CLARKE

A fabric kingdom for acclaimed fabric brands like Lee Joffa’s Oscar de la Renta to Aerin Lauder fabrics. You’ll also find Kravet, Brunschwig & Fils, Mulberry, GP & J Baker. (02) 9361 6199, www.eliottclarke.com.au

JULIA GARNER AGENCY

Lewis & Wood linens like Benaki.  Also Ian Sanderson tickings (Pippi Stripe in Swedish Grey, French Blue and Stone graces some of our best houses).  Plus James Hare silks and Fabric Pavillion’s affordable stripes and linens in good weaves and a palette of ivory, ecru, stone, straw, tobacco and moss, which are great value for what they are. (02) 9552 1121

MILGATE

Go for designer faves such as Pierre Frey, Jim Thompson, Holland & Sherry and Braquenie linens, damasks and silks. (02) 9380 9207, www.milgate.com.au

Collection Fadini Borghi Galatea Tissus fabric from Pierre Frey

Nat Ecru Soies silks from Pierre Frey

Collection Fadini Borghi Galatea Tissus fabric from Pierre Frey

Revetments Muraux Papiers Peints from Pierre Frey

RADFORD FURNISHINGS

Three famous fabric houses in one place: Ralph Lauren, Designers Guild, and Cole & Son. 1300 692 393, www.radfordfurnishings.com.au

SOUTH PACIFIC FABRICS

Beautiful fabrics like Armani Casa, Dedar, Hermes, Lelievre, and Rubelli. (02) 9327 7222, www.southpacificfabrics.com

Armani Casa 2018 collection

Armani Casa 2018 collection

Rubelli Venezia 2018 collection

SENECA TEXTILES

A fabric heaven with names like Osborne & Little, Marvic, Etro, Nina Campbell, and Elitis. Also Matthew Williamson designs, which are perfect if you want to make a statement. (02) 9362 3044, www.senecatextiles.com.au

TIGGER HALL DESIGN

Hall has made US names like Rose Tarlow and Kathryn M. Ireland her own, but is just as good for hard-to-find lines like Allegra Hicks, Nicole Fabre, Elizabeth Hamilton, Jennifer Shorto, Carolina Irving, Nikki Haslam, Penny Morrison, Martin Lawrence Bullard, Vanderhurd, and many more. (02) 8356 9711, www.tiggerhalldesign.com.au

Carolina Irving

THE TEXTILE COMPANY

The place to find Clarence House and Hill Brown, a firm fave with the design crowd. Also Phillip Jeffries American textured natural wallcoverings – (from Japanese paper, glasscloth to linen and raffia) which the style set swear by. 1300 852 994, www.textilecompany.com.au

WESTBURY TEXTILES

Smart upholstery paradise, and a favourite with our A-list designers. Seek out Luxembourg linen in colours with delicious names such as Limestone, Café Noir, Hot Chocolate, Khaki, Raffia, nutmeg, Pebble and Duck-egg Blue. Also Veere Greeney fabrics for advanced decorating needs. (02) 9380 6644, www.westburytextiles.com.au

Westbury Fabrics

Westbury Fabrics

UNIQUE FABRICS

An essential for good looking options that are hard-wearing, inexpensive and practical including it’s own brand. Also Houles, Zimmer + Rohde, Flamant, Hodsoll Mackenzie, and more. (02) 9331 3086, www.uniquefabrics.com

Unique Fabrics own brand linen

AFFORDABLE FABRIC OPTIONS

Diane Rosetti, (www.rossettifabrics.com.au) Raffles Textiles, (www.rafflestextiles.com) for good looking options that are hard-wearing, inexpensive and practical.

HONOURABLE MENTION

ORIENT HOUSE: Schumacher. Need we say more. It’s a winner on all counts. (02) 9660 3895, www.orienthouse.com.au

Schumacher Nanjing fabric from Orient House

Rubelli Venezia 2018 Collection

Rubelli Venezia 2018 Collection

Rubelli Venezia 2018 Collection

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