For years I coveted the Raoul Textile prints I saw on a daybed in a House Beautiful spread. The mix of blues and large scale prints had me entranced. When we set out to start Avosetta Home both of us had our must-list of designer fabrics we had to work with... luckily Raoul was on both of ours.
Sally McQuillan and her late husband, Tim, started Raoul Textiles in 1981 on the beach in Santa Barbara. Sounds pretty romantic. They started in a Quonset hut... really I am not making this up. Today they have a factory, still on the beach, where they hand-print their patterns on linen.
These hand-printed fabrics have a depth and beauty that make them timeless. Each patterns inspiration comes from different historical and cultural references but Sally's gift is making them all work in concert.
Photo of the Raoul Textiles Showroom courtesy of SB Digs
Our Corona Del Mar Blues Collection was inspired by Raoul's Sea Leaf and Tie Dye patterns... and our hope to have our office on the beach with the sea breeze in our hair.