- Product Description
- Product Specifications
‘Dark Floral II Gray’s color palette is neutral, featuring a light gray background and flowers in various shades of white, yellow and pink. The foliage is gray-green to dark green. This silk fabric is suitable for curtains, scarves and various clothing items (perhaps a wedding dress?) …
Our silk charmeuse fabric is semi-transparent, but less transparent than our silk voile. The satin surface of the charmeuse reflects light while the matte surface of the voile absorbs it. When light shines through it, the charmeuse accentuates the ephemeral quality of the ‘Dark Floral II’ print. The effect is truly poetic.
What characterizes this ‘Dark Floral II Gray’ print are the large-scale flowers (the large dahlia is 47 cm (18.5”), the lush, serpentine foliage and the presence of a reclusive butterfly and a lone beetle in the shadows. All of this is painted with incredible attention to detail, in a realistic style reminiscent of the Old Masters. At the same time, the scale and proportions have been imagined and manipulated for dramatic effect. The gestures of unfolding, bending and reaching give the print a sense of movement.
The Gray version, with its warmer, more neutral palette, is the softest and gentlest of the ‘Dark Floral II’ designs. It can be paired with beiges, warm grays, light yellows, pinks, purples and greens for a soft look, or with bright pinks and greens, dark grays and/or ochres to enhance its earthy richness and create a fun and modern look. Paired with black and white, or a medium to dark gray, it is elegant and sophisticated - a cool classic.
For further insight into the (thought) process behind the original design ‘Dark Floral II’, please see Ellie’s full description here.
Our silk charmeuse comes on a roll and has a usable width of 135 cm (53”). It can be dry cleaned and ironed at a medium temperature. For more information, please see the Product Specifications at right.
135 cm (53")
Dry clean only. Medium iron.
Smooth and shiny on the front, matte on the reverse
Black, white, off-white, beige, gray, gray-green, muted pinks
The largest flower is 47 cm (or 18.5") in diameter