I am not one to gossip, but when something this good happens I have to share it with my friends. It comes as no surprise that I love bold graphic prints. They speak to me — they are my siren’s song — they tell me “BUY ME. LOVE ME.” And none of these prints speak louder than Windsor Smith’s fantastic prints:
The Riad print (as seen on the chair above) makes me laugh, makes me happy, makes me want to be a better person. Unfortunately, it typically runs for over $50/yard which makes me sad, depressed and want to eat raw cookie dough.
After a failed attempt at trying to create a similar fabric on Spoonflower, I had pretty much given up hope. But I am never one to give up the faith, so I searched the internet daily in hopes of finding it on sale. Well, a few weeks ago I stumbled across a site called BuyFabrics.com which was advertising a fabric called “Riad Doon Lattice Drapery Fabric”. Intrigued I clicked on the link and saw this picture:
Could it be? Could I have found my FAVORITE fabric in the Dune colorway? Could it be also only be $16.95? So with my heart pounding and sweaty hands, I bit the bullet and ordered a sample. When the envelope for the sample arrived, I ripped it open like it was a stay on my execution and was surprised, shocked and delighted to see the Windsor Smith Home copyright:
I dashed upstairs and compared it to my memo sample of the Riad fabric I received from Kravet. The weight of the fabric, slub and design are the same in my opinion! I will be upfront and say I could be wrong and this could be a masterful hoax to flood the market with fake Windsor Smith fabric to drive up demand and ruin the economy. I doubt it and am willing to take my chances.
I promptly ordered 5 yards of the fabric from BuyFabrics.com. The fabric arrived last week and I could not be happier with the purchase.
<INSERT HAPPY DANCE>
I honestly have no idea what to do with it yet, but I feel better for simply having the fabric in my collection. So on this Monday morning, I give you the gift of discount!