I am going to preface this post by first saying a huge THANK YOU to David Webster and his “gang” at Webster & Co. for making this all possible! Sally and I can only begin to imagine the time and energy it took… Sally is going to co-write this piece with me, so you will also hear her voice.
We’ve saved the best for last, not counting the restaurants, food and wine, which would involve several more posts… (We’re happy to oblige.) We were so impressed with the Nobilis Paris showroom layout and fabrics, we visited it twice. First, to simply take in the lovely new fabric lines. Second to meet with Eric Valero, their Creative Director, where we had an opportunity to discuss their new lines in more detail.
Sally particularly liked the great discussion she had with Eric, which ranged from why Nobilis uses particular mills for particular products, to the availability of yards and threads throughout the recent economic recession.
While we were chatting with Eric, the President of Nobilis, Denis Halard, dropped by to say “Hello.” We played dress up with their new fabric offerings…
Their vignettes presented the fabrics beautifully! Sally notes the deep richness of color they are showing. Very saturated.
Paired below is a soft color, of a rich cut velvet, but with that saturated hue in the toss pillow.
Can’t you just picture yourself here? Here we are in the upstairs Nobilis lounge. A riot of color, but so sophisticated and assured. No color fear here.
Rich, deep colors. tones and textures… Love that pop of yellow in the cording!
Other color ways of the fabric shown in the above toss pillow.
An example of their gauffrage velvet, which gives an upscale look to absolutely Anything!
I love their new look to their scenes. This is a printed pattern, and look how detailed it is, and how rich the colors are. You almost want to pluck a leaf from that tree, it is so real. There is a freshness to the scenes – nothing directly out of the China of the past, and yet the scenes are of past Chinese life. You have to see it and feel it to realize the difference.
Here I am admiring, and feeling, one of my favorites: a large geometric. This is so classic, you can never get tired of it, and yet it is fresh and new, with its bold scale, and its subtle color variations.
A fabric type that Nobilis does so well – the textured stripe. A velvet stripe coexists with a soft tone on tone texture, and then that stripe of cut fibers creating an almost fringe! Fantastico! Formidable!
We were also invited to an intimate wine tasting in an apartment around the corner from the showroom, which gave John an opportunity to view the interior architecture of a smaller scale Paris residence.
The apartment door was very narrow. John was very excited to see the very same trim profiles we had seen in Versailles and the Louvre.
Sally was ready to move in… (Why not?)
Hope you enjoyed our show room tour!
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