Steals + Splurges: Timorous Beasties

Design-savvy options for any budget

04/01/2016

Having met while studying textile design at Glasgow School of Art, designers Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons established Timorous Beasties in 1990, which quickly emerged as an award-winning studio. Blending the lessons of John Ruskin into their work, Timorous Beasties relays the connection between nature, art, and society. Here we highlighted a few of our favorite textiles perfect for any project price point.

$$ Birdcage  

$127 per meter 

Hand-printed on linen with a 910-mm repeat, the contemporary take on damask imagery and natural whiplash curves is suitable for drapery and light upholstery.

$$ Birdbranch    

$106 per meter

Silhouetted birds in treesin neutral colors offers plenty of design uses for this jacquard made of 65 percent linen and 35 percent viscose.

Damsel Damask Velvet 

$212 per meter

If your project is looking for a bit more of an elegant design, the Damsel Damask Velvet offers a more toned-down pallet on a crushed velvet fabric.

$$$$ Fruit Looters 

$198 per meter

Add a bit more drama with the colorful Fruit Looters collection of busy birds happily eating away off the vine.

$$$$ Grand Blotched Damask

$170 per meter

Joining traditional forms with bright coloring and styling, the Grand Blotched Damask adds a dash of whimsy to the classic patterning.

$$ Kaledio Splatt Railroad    

$170 per meter

Mixing an abundance of color and dying strategies, the Kaledio Splatt Railroad offers contemporary design with the more traditional patterning.

$$ Napoleon Bee     

$153 per meter

Classic little bees cover this hand printed linen with a darling, crisp, and timeless profile on a light background.

$$$$ Napoleon Bee Velvet   

$174 per meter

The Napoleon Bee Velvet takes the simple silhouette a step further. Printed on 100 percent cotton velvet, the busy bees are available in six rich tones.

$$$$ Graffiti Stripe Velvet  

$212 per meter

Taking cues from urban street art, yet printed on a velvet cotton pile, Graffiti Stripe Velvet combines the best of both worlds for a truly artistic and colorful upholstery or drapery option.