Home & Garden

Six Southern Fabrics that Say Summer

Lighten up and welcome the warm weather

The advent of summer makes you want to lighten up everything—your wardrobe, your workload, even your environment. To that end, we asked design-industry vets Callie Jenschke, Kim West, and Kristen Gish who, last fall, combined forces and opened Austin’s newest style emporium, Supply Showroom, to share their favorite Southern fabrics that bring the bright and beautiful spirit of the season inside. “Unbeknownst to us, when we were opening and selecting the lines to carry, we were immediately drawn to a large number of Southern designers,” says Jenschke. “Being from the South, you can’t help but want to support other Southerners who are making beautiful things to share with the world.”

From left: The interior of Supply Showroom; founders Kim West, Callie Jenschke, and Kristen Gish.

Maresca Textiles
Charleston, South Carolina
“This collection is inspired by the architecture, landscape, and colors of the Lowcountry. I love the warmth that her patterns exude.”—Callie Jenschke

‘Pisa’ fabric in navy.

Kufri Life Fabrics
Fort Worth, Texas
“The Norah ikat is handwoven, so it ends up like all Southerners: imperfect but beautifully unique.”—Callie Jenschke

‘Norah’ ikat circle fabric in grey.

Kari Fisher Designs
Atlanta, Georgia
“I love the handmade quality of Kari Fisher’s fabric collection, the variation in the block printing is what gives the textiles depth.”—Kim West

‘Sabi’ fabric in pink.

Stone Textile Studio
Austin, Texas
“This collection is named after the designer Elizabeth Mollen’s grandmother, and the graphic punch you get from her fabrics is statement-making in any space.”—Kim West

‘Basketweave’ fabric in teal.

Steve McKenzie’s
Atlanta, Georgia
“Steve’s ‘Gingham’ is a brushstroke version of the classic pattern gives it a modern twist.”—Kristen Gish

‘Gingham’ fabric in tulip.

Lulie Wallace
Charleston, South Carolina
“Lulie’s ‘Lela’ fabric reminds me of drinking sweet tea on my grandparent’s porch in South Carolina. And her use of vibrant colors and florals embody Southern charm at its finest.”—Kristen Gish

‘Lela’ linen cotton canvas fabric.

To order samples of the summery suggestions above or to peruse more options and offerings, visit supplyshowroom.com.