The design team at P/K Lifestyles has partnered with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for the launch of Williamsburg Classics III fabric collection Wednesday January 30th, inspired by the “trend meets tradition” concept.
Founded in 1937 by John D. Rockefeller Jr, Colonial Williamsburg has personified several purposes throughout the decades: as a rich cultural destination, as an interactive educational role, and most importantly, as a non-profit institution. And what could be most representative of that, than a global inspired décor for its various historical establishments.
Said to be the largest living history museum in the world, Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area is filled with hundreds of restored colonial houses. For a chance to experience how life was in the 18th century in the capital of England’s oldest, wealthiest, and most populous North American colony, costumed interpreters take you back in time with their live stories of a bygone era. Inspired by several Asian antique fabrics in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s archives, the Williamsburg Classics III collection translates into a collection of updated fabrics from their colonial counterparts to reflect today’s trends.
The stunning assortment of 60 new textiles, whose prints are all in Metropolitan 100% linen, pay homage to the vibrant colors and motifs of the Indian trade routes and the Silk Road. Current trends perfectly coordinate with a color-drenched palette, for its boldest collection yet.
The vintage Asian inspired array of fabrics include spicy tones of orange, curry and coffee, gem-like ruby reds, emerald greens and sapphire blues, as well as electrifying hues of a peacock’s plume, powerful shades of plums and soothing neutrals. They all translate into the elaborate motifs of Jaipur Paisley, Dedra, Grand Palampore, Manipur Ikat, Pintado, Pondicherry, Tanjib Embroidery and Shalimar Resist.
The brightness of the striking patterns are complimented by the Colonial Williamsburg colors of white and blue, Jammu Lace, the soothing linen Shimla and Kerala Embroideries.
So, for an exotic trip into the lands of India and China, plan a visit to the heritage-rich Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. You’ll not only find an exquisite décor, but many things to do while you’re there.
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