Joe Ruggiero’s collection of native American inspired fabric has the spirit of ancient hand-woven textiles.
I have been an admirer of internationally recognized designer Joe Ruggiero for decades. After watching him daily on television I appreciate his warm demeanor, friendly smile and voice I could listen to all day. Ruggiero has guided many consumers through the decorating steps — from zeroing in on style, to showing how to create an aesthetically pleasing home, all from a practical perspective. Furniture and fabric designer, editor-in-chief and multi-media authority, Ruggiero has worn, and still wears, many hats. He recently unveiled his collection of native American inspired fabric for Sunbrella which samples blankets, bead work and rugs. It is aptly named Native American and the lead pattern, called Native, is shown [top] in wren, a soft brown.
Tribal features a pattern-within-a pattern based on ancient cave drawings. Shown in Pumice, a pale green-gray, the pattern also comes alive in Aqua, Merlot, Chili, Gravel and Putty.
Rounding out the Native American group is Stitch (above) and Lagos (below). The Stitch pattern emphasizes raised stitching, giving the fabric the look of embroidery and can be found in five colorways. Lagos has a series of woven stripes, giving the fabric a blanket look. Shown here in Chili, I may need to order some for a new swinging porch bed cover come fall.
Sunbrella fabrics are created for exterior use but also suitable for interiors applications such as bedding, draperies and upholstery. They are especially handy when children and pets are involved. Ruggiero’s modern interpretations reflect the current monochromatic trend in home décor, yet are strong enough to remain timeless.
(Source: Joe Ruggiero, Sunbrella, Casual Living)
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