I fell in love with Chelsea Textiles' fabrics when we moved into our current home. I saved up my money to buy 12 yards of Wisteria in Seafoam. Bad name. Good color.
I had curtains made for our bedroom using just a simple Brisby pleat at the top. I put Hartmann & Forbes grass shades behind them and was done. I have never ever tired of them...which is saying a lot for me. When you go classic and buy the best you can't go wrong.
Well, Chelsea gets around. Another client of mine just built this gorgeous entryway with walnut cupboards and honed carrera tops. We picked out this Chelsea fabric (Roya) from their Ottoman inspired collection by Alidad. It cost a small fortune. Seriously, you could feed a family of nine for a week on what this cost. Actually, it probably took a family of nine a week to embroider it.
The repeat was a bit unclear on the sample so my genius seamstress and I ended up piecing the fabric together to create something truly unique.
It was quite a pain in the butt. That was what it was all about, though, wasn't it? BUTTS.