4.12.2012

LuLu DK | Child

Drapes in Lollipop trimmed with Twix Tape, Throw Pillow in Firecrackers, Momma and Baby elephants in Skittles.
image Schumacher


This afternoon I attended Schumacher's Boston launch of LuLu deKwiatkowski's fabric collection,
LuLu DK | Child. This is the happiest, sunniest collection of fabrics I've seen in years. Pattern names like Butterfly, Firecrackers, Skittles and Stars evoke iconic images of childhood. LuLu paints her collection in a summer pallet of Punch, Pink Lemonade, Grass and Sky. Exactly what we needed on this chilly, rainy day.



LuLu deKwiatkowski, founder and designer of Lu Lu DK Fabrics. Photo by Linda Pakravan


Schumacher's showroom was swathed in yards of LuLu DK | Child fabrics and Ms. deKwiatkowski was on hand to meet and greet. She is as delightful as her fabrics!




From l-r: Cha Cha in Grass, Ode To Matisse in Leaf/Ocean and Firecrackers in Sky. Photo by Linda Pakravan 


Lulu eschews the sometimes garish pallet of primary colors too often seen in juvenile textiles. Instead, she pleases our eye with brights and pastels in corals, fresh greens, clean blues and turquoise; a palette that appeals to child and adult alike. 

Lulu's hand painted designs are beautifully woven in eight prints and six embroideries, providing plenty of design options. Her embroidered tape, called Twix Tape (see it on the drapes in first picture), will be the perfect border on white linen Roman shades or on the skirt of a comfortable upholstered chair.





the drapes in "Cha-Cha" and pillow in "Ode To Matisse"
image Schumacher



Obviously these enchanting prints and embroideries are perfect for the nursery and young child. However, I would not hesitate to use Cha-Cha, Ode To Matisse, Jelly Bean, or Firecrackers in a beach house, teenager's room, weekend home, a first apartment, wherever you'd like a casual and fresh feel. 




LuLu and Jay Bowyer, Schumacher's Showroom Manager
fabrics from l-r: Star, Parade and Jelly Bean. Photo by Linda Pakravan



l-r: Star in Coral, Parade and Jelly Bean in Punch/Pink Lemonade
Photo by Linda Pakravan




l-r: Lollipop, an embroidered cotton in Turquoise/Leaf, Sailboat in Sky, and Macaroni in Turquoise/Leaf. 
Lighting is everything, these fabrics look fabulous in real life but here...   
Photo by Linda Pakravan 



Close-up of Lollipop. Charming and whimsical, one of six skillfully embroidered textiles in the
 LuLu DK | Child collection. Photo by Linda Pakravan



Schumacher's Joy Sanfacon with Parade, just one of eight cotton prints in LuLu's collection. Photo by Linda Pakravan


top row: Stars, Firecrackers, Cha Cha, Jelly Bean, Butterfly
middle row: Lollipop, Sail Boat, Twix Tape, Jungle Jubilee, Ode To Matisse, Love (so sweet!)
bottom row: a play tent in Parade lined with Star, Jungle Jubilee, Cha Cha, Ode To Matisse



Visit Schumacher to see the entire collection. And if you'd like more information, send me an email.

Thanks for reading,
Linda Pakravan

and if you'd like design help for your child's room, or any room, email me!






6 comments:

  1. Beautiful photography, Linda! I love all the colors & patterns in the fabrics, especially the pink!

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  2. I also want to add that you are a very talented photographer!!

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  3. Suzy, thank you so much. I'm glad to find another pink lover but I took only the pics that say "photo by Linda Pakravan". Have a great weekend!

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  4. I would love to curl up in the chair with the "ode to matisse" pillow and delightful "cha cha" drapes! It would be such a bright and happy spot to have a cup of tea and the latest book I am reading!!

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  5. I think the collection is happy, whimsical and fresh. Thank you Linda for posting such great pictures. The collection is not just limited to children so think beyond that and pick LuLu's fabrics for something young, fresh and upbeat.

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    1. Thank you! And I totally agree, these fabrics will work way beyond a child's room.

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