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T hey bonded over a mutual love of Texas and tequila, says Perennials founder Ann Sutherland, who has teamed with hotelier Liz Lambert on a collection of striped fabrics and rugs. Lambert — known for Hotel San José and Saint Cecilia in Austin and Marfa's El Cosmico — took inspiration from the vintage hand-woven striped textiles she's collected throughout her life. Perennials by Far West is a collaboration with Lambert's Marfa design studio and marketplace, Far West, which she launched as a way to produce unique textiles for her hotels and homes in Marfa and Baja. The collection of five fabrics includes Campo Stripe, a dimensional horizontal stripe; Serape Stripe, inspired by vivid vintage serape blankets; Tejas Stripe; Baja Stripe with ombré color blending; and Roadrunner Stripe with a wide- blanket design ideal for sofas and benches. Perennials by Far West, to the trade at David Sutherland Showroom, Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway Dr.,; RS I n 2018, Jan Showers and her senior interior designer, Zara Taitt, traveled to Kravet headquarters in Bethpage, Long Island. That year marked Kravet's 100th anniversary, and the two had come to peruse the company's extensive textile archives. Showers, who first teamed with Kravet in 2012, was looking for inspiration for her second Kravet Couture fabric collection. And there was plenty to ignite fresh ideas. Kravet has one of the world's largest textile archives, much of it acquired from the vaults of textile houses under the Kravet umbrella — Lee Jofa, GP & J Baker, Donghia, and Brunschwig & Fils. Originally slated to launch in 2020, Showers' new collection, Charmant, was delayed due to the pandemic and supply-chain issues. Recently released, designs influenced by the Kravet archives include Passerine's bamboo-and-leaf pattern, taken from a textile so fragile it couldn't be handled. "Zara and I were very inspired by what we saw in the archives, as well as by fabric houses I've seen while shopping in Paris for 26 years," says Showers. Within the 20-piece collection are new colors for existing designs, such as Lynx Dot, a best- seller based on antique fur hide pillows that Showers has owned for years. The collection's color palette is muted — lavender, lichen, delft blue, and a coral hue she has a crush on right now. "We kept it all soft because it's easy to mix," she says. Charmant by Jan Showers for Kravet, at Rebecca Sherman Jan Showers in the Kravet room at her Dallas showroom So Charming Perennials by Far West's Campo Stripe pillows Baja Stripe cushions Liz Lambert and Ann Sutherland Jan Showers for Kravet's Lynx Dot in new coral hue A Different Stripe 66

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