Raoul Textiles

Betsy and I rolled in last night from a very fun (and exhausting!) weekend in Santa Barbara.  We were there for one of Betsy’s wedding client’s weddings.  I won’t dish on any of the details, however I will say it was stunning!  Since it was a Sunday wedding, we took our time heading home and checked out some of the fabulous shops that Santa Barbara has to offer.

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One of the places I have been dying to visit is the Raoul Textiles showroom.  Sally McQuillan is the force behind this beautiful company.  Sally’s stunning prints are all printed by hand here in the US.  In fact, they print an incredible 30,000 yards per year.  Did anyone read the article in this month’s House Beautiful on California-based home products?  Raoul Textiles was one of the featured companies.

Indigo Colorway

 

via DeSousa Hughes

The tricky part about Raoul is that there is no online catalog and no print catalog.  To see this line you must visit one of their few showrooms.  I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t tempting to pick up the look books (peeking in the photo on the left hand side) and dash out the door! **Note: For those of you who don’t know me – I’m the biggest rule follower and would NEVER actually do that!

image Bixby & Ball

I took full advantage of our visit and gathered samples for a few projects I’m working on.

image: Bixby & Ball

 

image: Bixby & Ball

 

Sally herself actually walked in the showroom during our visit – but I just didn’t have it in me to speak up and say hello.  sigh..oh well!

3 comments

  1. Melissa,
    I just head about Raoul Textiles for the first time about a week ago…and now here. Beautiful! My sister and I are going to Santa Barbara in May to celebrate our birthday. We’ll have to check this out…any other not to miss spots in Santa Barbara?
    xo
    annie

  2. I love Raoul, and kind of feel like they do the hand-blocked, semi-ethnic patterning the best. I’ll put this on my list of fabric showrooms to see (the other is Hollywood At Home for Peter Dunham’s). Will I ever be able to afford Fig Leaf? Doubt it…aspirational fabric!

  3. I went here last spring on our little trip to SB, it was amazing! I loved all the fabrics!

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