Friday, September 3, 2010

On going Obsession: Manuel Canovas

I’m constantly saving images of fabrics that I love. I file them away for client inspiration and then of course there is a massive section of fabric I hope to use in my own home use. For a while now Manuel Canovas fabrics have been quickly filling up my binder.

The one that constantly pops into my head is Misia:


Not only am I obsessed with my dream fabric covering those chairs, but how chic is that dining set!

I always love a floral print matched with a geometric one. It's a perfect combo.


Again dream fabric, with geometric print and now a little polka dot as well.


Nailhead trim and dream fabric!

I’m kinda obsessed with it. It must make it’s way into my home. Only one little snag it is a bit pricey.. it retails for over $300 and, but being a decorator has it's perks I can get in in the low $100’s, but it’s a two yard min.

We shall see…Anyone else interested in getting a yard? Email me ( if you want to split the 2 yd min.

What's on your list as your dream fabric? Come on leave me a comment and share your obsession with me. We can form our own support group for it. :)

Images via 1. Design Sponge 2. Ruthie Sommers 3 & 4 Absolutely Beautiful Things, 5. A Bloomsbury Life



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would be perfect for a sunroom too! That is pricey though. Hope you find someone to share.
Have a great weekend!

September 3, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger leanne said...

love it, especially that nailhead armchair x

September 3, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Laura Trevey said...

sweet sweet table and chairs...

September 3, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

Thanks to you, I'm obsessed with anything greek key, trellis, cross hatch....and don't even get me started on orange! thank goodness I was able to quiet the orange giant by striping my son's room with it!

have a great long weekend!
xoxo, cassie

September 3, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Dream fabrics include anything from Quadrille, China Seas and Alan Campbell. They have the most lovely fabric and they too have a minimum (something like 5 yards), which can become pretty costly at over $150/yard! It's fun to dream, isn't it?

Happy long weekend!

September 3, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Right now I'm loving the Thom Filicia for Kravet Faux Bois fabric! I want it for the seating bench in our basement... but need to find somewhere in Toronto that sells it....

September 3, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I thought only licensed interior designers could get to the trade discounts- can you please explain?

September 3, 2010 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love the vibrant colors

September 3, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Having fun reading up on all of your obsessions!

*Some states require interior designers to be licensed. This is not the case for every state you need to check the state in which you will be working.

In the state of NY I believed you need to be licensed. I haven't taken the exam nor do I plan on taking it at the moment. That is why I call myself an interior decorator not designer.

Regardless all you need to get access to to the trade companies is your resale #, business card, business bank account and references from other to the trade companies you already have accounts with.

Hope that helps!

September 3, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger ashlina {the decorista} said...

yup! me too. xoxo have a great weekend my sweet.

September 3, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your great (and quick) info on the to the trade industry. Much appreciated.

Love the blog- have a great weekend.


September 3, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger lyndafitz said...

I ADORE that fabric too. I bought two pillows last year and have never used them- they didn't work for my home. I just could not pass them up. I'd love to see them go to a good home- If you are interested let me know and we can talk price! Love your blog! Lynda

Cotton/Linen blend- Natural cotton/linen background with black, red, yellow, white, green, pink and fuchsia floral design-Manuel Canovas fabric. Dimensions: 20” square

September 3, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger victoriavm said...

I love that fabric! It looks especially good in that laundry room with the great map on the wall! Love!

September 3, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Hey Lynda that might just work.

Email me at and we'll chat.



September 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out www.ladesignconcepts for a rate on Manuel Canovas fabric.

September 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Style Chronicle said...

Fun and happy!

September 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You are too cute Camila. This fabric is delish.. Hope you find a mate to buy it.

September 3, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Jacquelyn said...

I LOVE floral + stripes.

September 5, 2010 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Camila, adore your lovely blog!
Manuel Canovas fabric is just gorgeous, oh how I dream like you =)
p.s images 3 and 4 are from Anna Spiro.

September 5, 2010 at 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Sydney Lawyers said...

simple color with floral are best match. love xx

September 5, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Joi said...

C! That is my dream fabric too!!!! I LOVE it!

September 6, 2010 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

That fabric is stunning, especially with the nailhead trim. I hope you found someone to split the minimum with :) Are you going to the Rue launch party? I would LOVE to meet up!

September 6, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger DGrace said...

When I saw your post this fabric popped in my head (, but now that I look at them together, it is not nearly as similar as I thought.

September 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger NK said...

anything Marimekko would make me very very happy :) ever hear of a Marimekko sale?? me neither :(

September 6, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

Love love love these fabrics as well - that laundry room has been a favorite of mine for a while now!

September 8, 2010 at 7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found the fabric at for $142/yd, no yardage minimum. The $40 shipping to the US will still get you, though!

September 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Anna Spiro said...

images 3 & 4 are my images and are of my old bedroom from about 3 years ago FYI.

Kind regards,

Anna Spiro

September 20, 2010 at 3:56 AM  

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