In his fourth collection for Groundworks, renowned designer Thomas O’Brien brings his signature masculine, tailored look to an assortment of lush and saturated silks and velvets. O’Brien’s fresh take on classic patterns conjures images of a sleek Manhattan townhouse or a posh bachelor pad, where layered texture and tone create a look that is rich and sophisticated.
To provide some context for the collection, we’ve included a few shots from the 2011 Hearst Designer Visions show house, which O’Brien designed for Veranda magazine. Taking inspiration from the film Someone to Watch Over Me, his design, inspired by the character Claire, exudes the classic and timeless glamour that is his signature.
In the new fabric collection, hues of ivory and bisque, dove and taupe, and his signature misty blues work in harmony with deep saturated claret and viridian. These fabrics will add a touch of flair and originality to the rooms that O’Brien’s engaging vision has already helped to create. The collection includes refined chenille with a retro flare, rich and decadent velvets with classic motifs and elegant silks offered in varying tones of rich spices to cool neutrals. For more information, visit www.leejofa.com.
Fabrics top to bottom: Mylene Silk in Viridian - GWF-3225-53, Thomas Velvet in Bog - GWF-3230-316, Roberto Velvet in Mist - GWF-3228-15, Bresson Velvet in Latte - GWF-3223-116, Hugo Velvet in Bisque - GWF-2586-611, Fiona Chenille in Cocoa - GWF-3222-68, Matthew Velvet in Camel - GWF-3224-16, Parris Velvet in Blue/Brown - GWF-3227-568.
Fabric credits for top photo: Left row top to bottom: Thomas Velvet in Pewter - GWF-3230-311; Welt: Mylene Silk in Slate - GWF-3225-5. Bresson Velvet in Onyx - GWF-3223-8; Trim: Olivia CD W/Flange in Blk - TL10047-8. Matthew Velvet in Grey - GWF-3224-11; Trim: Olivia CD W/Flange in Blk - TL10047-8. Right row top to bottom: Vivian Silk in Mist - GWF-3226-13; Trim: Mylene Silk in Dove - GWF-3225-11. Parris Velvet in Taupe/Grey - GWF-3227-11; Trim: Olivia Cut. FR in Ice - TL10039-515. Ground fabric: Mylene Silk in Mist - GWF-3225-13