I’m very excited about the launch of cobistyle drapery and cushions happening this month! I’ve been working with the inVU Drapery Co. on this beautiful collection and although we’re launching only in the Toronto area, there are plans to take the program National later in the year, so stay tuned!
I’m thrilled to boast that inVU drapery is made in Canada; fully lined; a generous 96 inches long; and amaaaazing quality. There’s definitely cheaper drapery on the market but I’ve got to say it - cheap drapes just don’t cut the mustard. There’s definitely room for ‘cheap and cheerful’ things in a house but in my humble opinion, drapery isn’t a place to skimp. Beautiful, quality drapery shows. It’s a luxury that I would rather save and splurge on, then cheap out and scoff at every time I walk by. Anyway, enough on price - have a look!
Lets start with one my favourite designs - we called it Caliente (which means Hot! in Spanish). It’s a gorgeous chunky cotton fabric made in Spain and printed with a beautiful pomegranate and floral pattern in every colour of the rainbow. I’m just crazy about this big, glorious pattern and expect it really will be a Hot seller!
Casbah is a denimy-looking Ikat, woven on 100% linen, that’s going to look great in a family room or any room that needs an injection of casual, classic blue and white. Ikat is a forever pattern that happens to be very hot right now - the word means ‘a method of creating patterns in fabric by tie-dyeing the yarn before weaving’. Ikats work great with other patterns too - don’t be afraid to mix it with florals or stripes.
Connection features a bold geometric on the bottom third, tempered by a beautiful linen/cotton plain on top. Between the two fabrics runs a ribbon of luxurious velvet. I honestly can’t decide if I like this drape better in the Royal blue (shown here) or the Espresso brown. Both are super handsome and I’m imagining them in a dining room for some reason although they’d work anywhere.
Here’s another design featuring beautiful detailing - Folktail has a colourful embroidered ribbon dividing the neutral linen-blend body from either a black (Midnight) bottom or fresh leaf green (Fruit Punch) .
And here’s a sampling of the types of coordinated cushions we’re offering…
I love this Suzani styled print called Heirloom. A Suzani is a decorative tribal textile made in the ‘Stans’ and other central Asian countries. We named the colour Sunrise because of it’s gorgeous golden tones. I think they would make a room glow of sunlight even on a gray day but I’ll know for sure when I try them out in my own living room.
This is a true classic called Scroll and it comes in either Charcoal or Chocolate…they’re neutral in colour but pack loads of punch through the bold, graphic pattern.
And here’s the fun part - you can dress them up with a sash just like you’d add to your favourite skirt. We’ve made them in both Fushia and Lime silk-look-alike that has vibrant colour and body. The sashes are sold separately so you can add them to any of the drapery designs.
The sashes also look beautiful tied on a pillow…
The last drapery design is simply Simplicity. Like the name says, it’s a simple 100% linen drape available in three great neutrals - Mocha (shown here), Camel or Ship - and looks amazing when gussied up with a ‘Carnival’ stripe sash and coordinated pillow.
And so there you have it - another window opens - this time on cobistyle drapery and cushions. And there are lots more fresh and sunny ideas ahead!