Get Your Spring On! Fun Fabrics to cheer away the winter blues by Barbara Schmidt, studiobstyle

Searching for fabric today I stumbled upon a Charley Harper pattern and then another and then another. They are refreshingly modern even though most were created decades ago. Want to more about Charley? Click here.


This Sanderlings pattern is printed on organic cotton and sold by the half yard for 8.50 plus shipping. To purchase, click here. It reminds me of the sea birds that run ahead of the surf on the gulf coast in Florida. The neutral palette is perfect for a cute addition to our black and white themed rooms.


Speaking of black and white how about this organic stripe? It’s made by Rifle Paper Company and created with unbleached quilting cotton. I love fact the stripes themselves are a bit rustic like they are hand drawn beachside. The Wonderland Cheshire Stripe in White can be purchased through Cotton + Steel here.


I’m such a sucker for anything malachite and here is a wonderful pattern that can be custom printed on a variety of fabrics. This Ravynka Marble black and white pattern can be ordered here through Spoonflower.


Haven’t heard of Well grab a glass of wine and spin through thousands of cool patterns. Can’t find what you want? Then try custom printing one of your own. I’m already dreaming up a few patterns now.


There are so many artisans creating unique fabric patterns now that it’s fun just to check through Etsy for an update. This is where I found Carolyn Friedlander and Robert Kaufman.


The mix of gold and peach is just the right combination for many of my interiors right now. This would make a great curtain or duvet cover. Want to purchase the Doe pattern in Yarrow? At $3.75 a half-yard it’s a great deal and can be found here.


Ok, to be sure I have a thing for owls. They are such cool creatures and very graphic so I was drawn to Birch Farm’s Barn Owl in Sage. Artisan Joel Dewberry of Free Spirit Fabric created the pattern for printing with organic cotton.


There is something soothing in the muted yellow, olive green and aqua. There is something midcentury about it too. Barn Owl is $9.95 a yard and can be purchased here.


So I said I had this pink and yellow thing going on – actually nude and super pale yellow and this fits the trend. It’s subtle and organic and graphic all at the same time.

The Lore collection in the Olympus pattern in pink was created by Leah Duncan and can be purchased here.


This is one of the first patterns I saw today. Amy Butler’s designs are so delicious. I can stare at them and see more. Is it cacti? Are they blooms? Is it a spaceship?

She says its Midwest Modern Floating Buds in Ivory for Rowan. Made out of cotton can be purchased here for $8.45 a yard. It can be purchased here.


I’ve been hemming fabric and shooting tabletop for the last two weeks. It is a wonderful opportunity to shop and gather materials for a new branding campaign. Hope you are inspired to refresh your home for a spectacular spring!


Barbara Schmidt