Monday, February 25, 2013

Fabric Love {Mally Skok}

I tend to be drawn to fabrics that have a bit of an ethnic feel to them, so it's no surprise that I was delighted to recently come across the work of designer Mally Skok.  She designs wallpapers and fabrics, and I love that her designs come across as organic, earthy, and colorful all at the same time.

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Of course someone as talented as herself sells her textiles to the trade only, and I would imagine her fabric is easily priced at over $100/yd.  As I looked through her portfolio, I couldn't help but think I had seen similar designs while perusing eBay.

As it turns out Heritage Trading Company (I got the trim I blogged about here from them as well) does sell a number of globally-inspired fabrics that have been produced by the technique known as hand block printing in India.  Now, these designs are printed on a lightweight cotton, whereas I believe Mally Skok's lines incorporate higher end materials such as linen and silk.  Nevertheless, most everything I found on eBay came in at well under $10/yd!

Here are a few that I think come pretty close if you are after the look of the higher end fabric but can't pay the price tag.

This guy...(available for purchase here)
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Reminds me of this one from Mally Skok:

I feel like this one (buy it here)
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has a similar feel to this higher priced fabric:

This sweet pink would look cute in a girl's room. For drapes or roman shades maybe? Or a crib skirt?! (purchase it here)
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and it reminds me of this one from Mally Skok

Lastly, this one is fun (buy it here)
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and the colors are spot on for this design by Mally Skok!

So what do you think?  I'd love to see some of the Heritage Trading Company fabrics in person...

*All images of Mally Skok fabric taken from her website (where you can also find more beautiful fabric and images from her design portfolio).

1 comment:

  1. thanks for educating me all about curtains and fabric! :) love it all!