For the past six months, I’ve had paisley on the brain. We’ve been wanting to upholster some chairs in the living room, and while I fleetingly dabbled with the idea of a Penny Morrison block print fabric, I keep coming back to the idea of a bold linen paisley. For a while, it looked like we were going to go in this direction, MIRA in eggplant from Raoul Textiles:
I’m totally love with all things Raoul, but when it came right down to it—to making a long-term commitment to eggplant—I got cold feet. And then stumbled upon this Indian Pear linen inspired by a Kashmiri shawl from Robert Kime, which I ended up obsessing over for several months before placing my order for 14 yards of the gorgeous stuff last week at Jasper on Melrose. The linen is milled in England and then screen-printed by hand using vegetables dyes. No question, this is true love.