When I was searching for fabrics for my current big project, one of showrooms I visited was Quadrille. Turns out nothing was right for that particular apartment but now I can spot one of their fabrics a mile away! The showroom includes collections by Quadrille, Alan Campbell, China Seas, and Home Couture but are often all called just referred to as from Quadrille. Some of the fabrics look very similar so it’s often a little confusing but worth the hunt. They always look cheerful and it’s fun to see how different designers use them in their work. Enjoy!
The outdoor vignette above was one of my favorites from Domino and the Aga Reverse fabric from China Seas seemed like one of their favorites!
Domino used Aga Reverse in brown for the chairs in Katie Lee Joel’s chairs that made the cover. I think these were brought in for the shoot and not her regular dining chairs.
Probably the most well known of the China Seas fabric is Arbre de Matisse Reverse that was used in the room designed by Billy Baldwin for Woodson Taulbee. The print was inspired from the Matisse above the sofa. This photo was also used for the cover of Billy Baldwin Decorates and a print of it was used for the end papers .
Jonathan Berger also used Arbre de Matisse Reverse in brown for this Brooklyn townhouse.
Tory Burch is seen in the September 2009 issue of Elle magazine in her breakfast room that has been swathed in blue Arbre de Matisse Reverse.
Designer Meg Braff upholstered a pair of chairs in green Arbre de Matisse Reverse.
Alexis Beard’s decorators, Chiqui and Nena Woolworth, used a lot of Quadrille fabrics in her home including Nairobi in leaf on the sofas in the living room.
Amanda Cutter Brooks home was featured in the premier issue of Vogue Living and her living room features Java Grande by China Seas upholstery.
I love the graphic quality of the colorful Cap Ferrat fabric by Alan Campbell in Meg Braff’s son’s bedroom. There is a story in the Albert Hadley book about how he and Sister Parish were one of the first firms to use Alan Campbell’s fabrics. They were modern then and still look modern today!
Aerin Lauder had a custom color Deauville fabric by Alan Campbell created for her kitchen in her East Hampton home.
One of my favorite fabrics at Quadrille is Paradise Background and here Meg Braff creates a beautiful bedroom with it.
I’ve seen this fabric that Ruthie Sommers attributed to different sources but I’m pretty sure it’s Lyford Background by China Seas. I told you that sometimes the patterns get confusing!
Tom Sheerer also creates a pretty in pink bedroom using Lafayette Toile.
Jonathan Berger used another fabric from China Seas, Lysette in magenta, for a powder room in the Brooklyn townhouse.
Carleton Varney, the king of color, also used Lysette in magenta but this time the reverse version. The pillows are also in Lysette in magenta and green.
Although you can’t really tell in this photo, interior designer John Wiley used Lysette Reverse in orange for bedroom draperies.
Another one of my favorites is Macao II by China Seas in Jungle Green which designer Palmer Weiss used for a client’s chairs.
Here Macao II is used for a sofa and chair cushions by Brockschmidt & Coleman.
Ashley Whittaker created a beautiful dining room with Veneto by Quadrille.
Also in Alexis Beard’s home is Este Reverse wallpaper by Quadrille.
In Alexis Beard’s master bedroom, the wallpaper is Bali II while the headboard is upholstered in Bali Isle.
Meg Braff upholstered another set of chairs in Bali II in blue which looks great at the beach.
I love how the green Island Ikat looks on the roman shades in this bedroom designed by John Wiley.
Domino really did seem to love Quadrille fabrics and used Bali Isle by China Seas for this sofa.
Once designers fall in love with fabrics at Quadrille, they tend to use the fabrics in various rooms of a project. Here Carleton Varney upholsters a sofa in Potalla Background by China Seas.
Meg Braff wallpapered a powder room in green Potalla Background by China Seas.
Aerin Lauder also seems to love the Quadrille showroom. Her son’s room is wallpaper ed in Zig Zag from Alan Campbell in green. She also had her outdoor furniture upholstered in Ferns by Alan Campbell when it appeared in Vogue Living but seems to be gone in the photos in the July/August 2009 issue of Elle Decor.
Carleton Varney also used Ziggurat by China Seas for this bedroom.
Then there is the most memorable use of a fabric from Quadrille. In The Devil Wears Prada
, Miranda sits on a sofa upholstered in Melinda by Alan Campbell. That’s all.