Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


The Fabric-Obsessed

Carolina Herrera, Jr. isn't timid when it comes to using fabric; Above, her Madrid bedroom photographed by Eric Cahan for Domino, spring/summer 2005.

The homes of Vogue Living's globe-trotting Style Editor, Carolina Irving, reflect her passion for fabric. Above is her Manhattan apartment, photographed by Francois Halard for Vogue, October 2006; Below, her Long Island home, as seen in Vogue Living, fall 2006, with a hanging suzani from her friend, Christian Louboutin and a Directoire sofa covered in Indian raw silk from decorator Peter Dunham.

If you too are a fabric enthusiast and you want to learn more about various textiles, here are some helpful links:

The Textile Museum, located in Washington, D.C., offers a very useful online mini-dictionary of textile terms.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers comprehensive online collections and resources.

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles has a great glossary plus images of antique Indian palampores, suzanis and more.

Marla Mallett is a well-known textile expert; her site features about 1500 images of rugs, embroidered pieces, and tapestries.

Chez Carolina is a detailed video of Irving's apartment. Registration is required before viewing and the site is in French. See also Carolina Irving Textiles.

Textile Art offers interesting books, strong images.

Cora Ginsburg, a leading antique textile dealer, has exquisite finds and helpful sources.


Anonymous said...

I love Caroline Herrera's home! I've stalked her in another issue of Vogue, and also a layout in Bazaar. I think it is House & Garden's turn to cover it;)

Sarah said...

I love Carolina Herrera's home as well. It would be great to see more. I would love it if you would diplay the pics from the whole article on your site!!!

Style Court said...

Okay, Monday I'll try to do something with Carolina's fab zebra ottoman and other details :)

Pigtown*Design said...

I may have to wander down to DC to visit the textile museum (and the building museum).

The Peak of Chic said...

I love Carolina's apartment! Those Herreras have very good taste! Thanks for the informative post.

Janet said...

Oh, I still have that issue of Domino! Love it ~ especially Carolina's fabulous French settee, upholstered in two different fabrics. I also share her mother's love of crisp white shirts (good thing I like to iron). And the Textile Museum is so wonderful. Keep these great posts coming!!!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Carolina has such amazing style. I am in love with her place.
tyhanks for posting these i love them!