WELCOME to Nest by Tamara blog

WELCOME to Nest by Tamara blog
Hi- It's Tamara. I'm happy you've stopped by, and since 2010 I've been sharing my passion for interior design, history, art, entertaining, travel & fashion. I am an interior designer, textile designer and writer living and working in New York City and East Hampton, Long Island. My musings have taken me to international design, art, antique and epicurean events and I have lots to share. I'm grateful to have been listed as the #1 top design blog, blogs to watch, top design blogs and named and awarded Rising Star of Design by the IFDA NY industry organization. Please feel free to reach out to our team for an interior design consultation or to see our collection of wallpaper and fabric sold to the designer trade at rootcellardesigns@gmail.com. Tamara

Meandering through the rue du Mail in Paris to view JAB ANSTOETZ's spring fabric collection during Deco Off and Maison & Objet

We had a spectacular first day in Paris!
Fresh off the airplane we took a walk along the Rue du Mail. A group of fabric clad lanterns lined  the street, representing each fabric house debuting their collections during
Deco-Off and Maison & Objet.  
the dramatic shop window at
JAB ANSTOETZ  caught our eye
25-27 Rue du Mail, Paris
Last week in Paris there were myriad events, show houses to visit, antiques to see, booths and sites to check out showing the latest wares from the interior design industry.  First stop was a walk along the fabric street in Paris, the Rue du Mail, where all the fabric houses set up shop, offering visitors their newest collections stylized in pretty packages.  This is a decorator's dream to walk along a cobblestone street filled with fabric showrooms.
We found this lovely little patisserie and 
sampled a baguette and jam with French tea!
Valentine's Day came a little early for my husband when we picked up this pretty orange box of chocolates from Chocolats Rive Gauche to bring home.
We made our way over to visit with the team at JAB ANSTOETZ where we happily viewed sneak peeks from the three brands in their JAB family. 
(See the collections below).  
 Leura Fine, Pat Wilson, Elizabeth Brown, Jennifer Koen, Jodi Fine
We ended a busy afternoon by meeting up with the lovely ladies from Viyet and friends who organized a quintessentially French dinner gathering. It was a positively wonderful first day in Paris, and now for the highlight and sneak peeks at some of our favorite fabrics from
JAB ANSTOETZ's spring collection:
1. Carlucci Di Chivasso, Atmosphere combines the quality of a high end, luxurious fabric with functionality. There are many elaborate Jacquards and rich velvets in the collection, and offered in new colors. The way these fabrics fall and feel to the touch is exquisite. This beautiful intricate small all-over design on the sofa above, Pistoia Velvet, is woven in a sophisticated satin weave. The pixelated design was inspired by menswear, specifically a gentleman's neck tie and handkerchief.
Scribble, Scream and Scope
inspired by architectural detailing with repetitive patterns, geometric and other decorative motifs, these velvets are graphic and rich.  With Jacquard ground and two colors woven into fabric, they are chunky and sophisticated.
We love the orange!
Victorious & Viceroy
a line of Jacquard wovens in a weight that is perfect for both upholstery and curtains.
More highlights from the collection:
Embossed Pistoia velvet in double width drapery quality
Appearance These large Jacquard woven damask designs have a  washed feel, and they are offered in great colors.
Caroline Vaughn from the New York City showroom gave us a thorough tour of the JAB collection and Paris showroom, demonstrating  the plethora of color options!
 2. Jab Anstoetz:
The almost-abstract animal prints offered by 
JAB this spring are unusual and very luxurious, with an emphasis on LUXE. In dense velvets with alternating pile directions, subtle animal patterns with large repeats and velvet's resembling Astakhan fur patterns and ocelot skins, these fabrics are luxurious, beautiful to the touch and drape exceptionally well, and offered in a variety of colors. They set the trend for luxurious animal-inspired designs.
Claremont, a Lyonese velvet alternating monochrome and bicolor sections, 
and offered in six colors.
the three dimensional effect 
resembles the dots of an ocelot.
Studio vol. 4
 small-patterned upholstery fabrics in many colorways. 
3. Soleil Bleu: 
The Ella pattern is offered in two colorways.  
We loved the Flying to Montreux collection inspired from the Montreux Riviera area on Lake Geneva, a special place that has attracted artists and writers in search of inspiration from nature. 
The Cashmire (on sofa interior ) is an intricate printed paisley velvet designed in rich color combinations to be both beautiful and functional, and available in six color choices.
others from Soleil Bleu:

Prince is a special applied technique created using a hand held machine, and 
available in six colorways.
Leila, an embroidered floral in a fine sateen ground 100% cotton, available in six colorways. 
We love Annecy, which is a small geometrical pattern with satin yarn. 
This is certainly an inundation of gorgeous quality fabrics from JAB, and please note many of these fabrics are available in the U.S. 
Please stop back again 
for more Paris Musings.
Happy Nesting 
XO Tamara
Chivasso Offbeat Greek Key offered 
in double width.