In my real life, I've never been to Paris, let alone lived there. But like many Americans, it's something I dream of.
My upcoming fabric line from Lecien, Paris Apartment, is how I imagine I'd live my life there.
The names of the prints (all translated to French) express rooms that would be in my apartment, designs you'd see in it and the people who would be with me. There's a sewing room for Anna (le salle du couture d'Anna), my 15 year old daughter...
I imagine Super Husband and I would enjoy relaxing in our lovely sun room (le salle du soleil) and I'd fill the place with chintz prints (le chintz moderne) and vintage linen (le linge d'epoque). And of course, it would be overflowing with flowers from our little garden (le jardin).
Of course, I'd love for you to visit me in Paris. I'll save a guest room just for you.
PS. These are fabric "strike-offs". They are the first prints that the mill in Japan does to show the fabric company and designer what it will look like and so color etc can be approved. What you are seeing here is the first I'm seeing on fabric. Some of these colors may not end up in the finished line.
This line begins to show to distributors and stores in March and it sounds like they will end up in US stores in June.