Pendleton was excited to help with a recent feature in Oregon Home Magazine, working with Miller Paint to showcase the power of earthy neutrals. According to Apartment Therapy, “A neutral is a color without much intensity or saturation—a color that’s lacking in color, if you will, which generally goes with everything. Think tans, beiges, ivories, creams, whites, blacks, and grays.” Oregon Home included more soothing earth tones, while keeping the palette gentle.
Our Home Store staff was part this project (thanks, team!), bringing their Pendleton design expertise to play in choosing blankets that show the softer side of Pendleton patterns.
According to the feature:
This season’s color palettes draw inspiration from the ground up. Earthy is in. “Whites are shifting from bright and stark to earthy tones touched with raw umber,” says Puji Sherer, director of color marketing for Portland-based Miller Paint. “Grays are giving way to gentle browns and beiges. Even though Pendleton designs are typically very angular and dynamic, the subdued color palette in this one makes it easy to live with in any interior environment.” Oregon Home collaborated with Miller Paint and Pendleton Home on this design for a cozy, on-trend gathering space.
We agree. The power of this palette is soothing and understated, but still strong. Our geometric patterns allow for all kinds of subtle colorplay.
Some of our favorite patterns tie in with this palette.
The article featured three beautiful Pendleton blankets; Sandhills, White Sands, and Wyeth Trail. But we have some gorgeous fabrics in-stock in this palette.
We are delighted to see our Black/Grey Plaid wool fabric in the new Capsule Studio: PLUSH collection by SewDaily. The Capsule Studio concept is about developing (sewing) a wardrobe around the look and direction provided by SewDaily, for your own interpretation and customization.
This particular pattern collection is built around textured coziness, with winter garments in soft, warm fabrics. It’s especially right for a sewist who wants a mix and match look. Wool, which sews beautifully, is featured throughout.
We love seeing our wool in pants! Wool makes beautiful pants that are warm and cozy while still being breathable, one of wool’s amazing properties. As you know, most Pendleton plaids can be dressed up or down. The featured black and white plaid works with any accent color you choose, from warm neutrals to bold jewel tones.
Fabric and Patterns
This fabric is 30% off during our September fabric sale through the end of the month (while supplies last). Check out our offerings in person or on the Fabrics tab. You can purchase and download the collection at this link: Capsule Studio PLUSH
Attached are some photos of my chairs and other projects like runners that I did with the pueblo dwelling fabric. It is such a beautiful fabric and of course I had to order more!
Thank you for sharing, Astrid! Aren’t these photos inspiring?
Before and After
Well, actually this is after (left) and before (right). We love the look of these traditional chairs recovered with our fabric.
Below is a table’s worth of beautiful chairs, upholstered with different parts of the pattern’s repeat.
Many jacquard-loomed fabrics give you twice the options with just one fabric, because the face of the fabric can vary so dramatically from the reverse of the fabric. Pueblo Dwelling is one such example; one side might is solid with bright geometric patterns, and the reverse is bold and beautiful stripes with black geometric patterns.
Astrid has shown this off with her four chairs. The two center chairs use the exact same part of the pattern repeat. The fabric’s face is on the left, and the reverse on the right. The chairs to the far left and right are made the same way with a different part of the repeat.
So when you select a Pendleton wool jacquard fabric, remember that you have lots of options, based on which side of the fabric you use, and which parts of the pattern you highlight. We are trying to photograph our new fabrics with a fold to show the reverse whenever we can, so you have a clear sense of both sides.
Fun with Leftovers
Astrid hasn’t let her leftover fabric go to waste; and this isn’t just about how wool looks. Wool makes an exceptionally absorbent table covering that will keep your wooden surfaces safe from spills. Liquid usually just beads up on top of it, and you can roll it off into the sink.
Rancho Arroyo is a customer favorite. That’s why we’re so excited to show you a new Rancho Arroyo color; Shale, in shades of shale blue, cream and grey, with navy, olive and camel accent colors. It’s 64” wide and available for purchase.