Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Look alike: Josef Frank Fabrics

Last week I got many emails asking for more information on this fabric:



That little peek of fabric got many people’s attention so I figured it was worth sharing with all where it is from.


I love Josef Frank Fabrics, but I do not love the $200+ price tag per yard.


Frank was born in Austria and later on moved to Sweden where he designed over 200 patterns between 1909-1950. Only 34 patterns are currently in product. His fabrics are a wonderful mix of color and blooms and just exude happiness to me!


Here are some of his ionic looks:


In this room his fabric is used not only on the window treatments, but on the sofa and club chair in the room as well.


One of my favorite rooms from Domino. Love the dark tulip table, the chesterfield sofa and the Josef Frank print on the window treatments.


My favorite pattern has to be this little number:


With this pattern coming in at a very close second favorite:


So when I found this:


I knew it would be making it’s way to my home and going in my office!


It is also available in a red colorway:


Along with a black colorway:


At only $22 a yard it is quite the bargain compared to the real deal.


Little designer secret of mine before ordering any fabric online try calling/emailing Orien Textile and see if they carry it first. It sometimes takes a bunch of tries to get a response, but I was able to get my fabric for $16 a yard!

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Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Josef Frank made some amazing patterns in his time. You know, we totally should do a house swap!! Let me know if you're ever planning to visit!

March 16, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

All of them make me so happy, your settee looks amazing!

March 16, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Love this print - and the price tag!

March 16, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Um, it's perfect. I just hopped over from Little Green Notebook. I've been searching for the perfect floral fabric for my nursery, and I'm pretty sure this is it! Now I can't decide on pearl or ruby...Oh and the best part is, I followed the link to this company, and they're located 12 minutes from my house. I need to go check this place out!

March 16, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

It's so colorful and happy! Love it!

March 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

Great tip!

March 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Anna Liesemeyer said...

gorgeous finds! I am loving florals right now:)

March 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger courtney said...

Thanks for sharing your source! I loved the Serafina fabric Pottery Barn carried a while back and was so sad to see it isn't carried any more. These remind me very much of that.

March 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I love it! It reminds me, to my untrained eye, a little bit of the Liberty prints (now popularized by Target). Gorgeous!

March 16, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

weird. we were just talking about this yesterday...i just got the black one.

March 16, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

love those fabrics-I posted on the Living Room at the Maidstone in East Hampton recently-the newly refurbished resort has been done in all Josef Frank prints--really spectacular! I particularly love the blue room and sun porch. Had Valentines dinner there--really lovely. great post! best, Barbara

March 16, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Dreams of Perfection said...

Wow that is gorgeous! And I love the way the ottoman is upholstered too. It compliments your settee beautifully.

March 16, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger shi(f)t said...

love the print and the price tag--great find!

March 16, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josef Frank is a design hero here in Sweden. But as much as we love him, we can't take total credit. He was actually born in Austria and moved to Sweden when the Nazis became a threat (he was Jewish). Good for trivia :-)

March 16, 2010 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

thanks for all of your tips. i love all of these fabrics and love getting ideas on how to use a bold fabric in a room!

March 16, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

great tips. thanks for the info

March 16, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Chic Coles said...

I really want to make pillows from these or a small chair. So pretty!

March 16, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

What a fabulous tip! Oh, how I adore your little sofa.

March 16, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Marija said...

I love that we got a full shot of the settee/sofa. It is absolutely adorable! Perfect fabric choice! Marija

March 16, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

Wow, that's a great price for that fabric - I would've sworn it was the real deal!

March 16, 2010 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Deliciously Organized said...

such a gorgeous print! thanks for the tips!

March 16, 2010 at 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Julia - CasaSugar said...

Love it : ) I think it's the same as on this Horchow bedding.

March 17, 2010 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger Kelly Green said...

Gorgeous print in all the colours and looks great on the sofa! thanks for the info. KG

March 17, 2010 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger Ally @ FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

You probably already know how much I LOVE Josef Frank and that's a terrific look-alike! Thanks for sharing it - I'm off to check it out now.

March 19, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Thanks for posting this info. I found you while googling Josef Frank because this month's Better Homes and Garden Magazine has a house decorated with them,(pillows and drapes). I love the fabric and now, thanks to you I can find something that is affordable and similar.

March 21, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger L. Duncan said...

I love this fabric too! It is available at house fabrics and the name is Wonderland

March 22, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
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yah Josef Frank patterns are always amzaing thanks

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Anonymous Msn Nick Names said...

yah am loving to Floral too, thanks

April 5, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Folder Printing said...

These designs are really great i love it all of these thanks for sharer it.

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Anonymous Sandy Chiropractic and Massage said...

I have a chair that would look great on, thanks!

May 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

You have made me very happy. I recently stayed in Stockholm just down the road from a Svenskt Tenn shop filled with Josef Frank patterns that I fell in love with. I did not fall in love with the prices though! Thanks so much for finding this super lookalike :o)

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