A Warm Reception
Karen D. Singh and Craig Kellogg -- Interior Design, 1/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
If not skillfully navigated, the crossroads of residential aesthetics and contract environments can be a multi-pattern pileup of haphazard damasks and painful plaids. So what happens when a venerable modernist textile house heedsthe hospitality call? After years of work, Larsen has launched its abuse-proof, fire-resistant fabrics asthe self-explanatory Hospitality collection.
Some are 100 percent Trevira CS polyester. Updating heavy silk brocatelle, Labyrinth features a shifted zigzag. Allure , a soft botanical, emulates silk damask with a satin texture. And solid Mirage takes a subtle, textured approach to striation. Other types of polyester make an appearance, too. Capturing our special attention is Hollywood, a geometric laser-cut sheer in five colors. A casement sheer, Folly, impersonates dupioni silk, while showy Spotlight is a warp-printed taffeta. Cowtan & Tout, 212-647-6900; cowtan.com. circle 437