>> ARTFULLY SIMPLE: When a Villanova client expressed a desire to bring more color into her décor, interior designer Kimberly Barr knew exactly what to add: a vibrant floral painting, which now hangs above the white panels of the fireplace mantel, adding pop to the mostly neutral space. Truth is, it’s actually a framed piece of fabric. “To me, fabric is art,” says Barr, who’s based in Havertown.
That appreciation led her to launch LUX last fall. Barr offers high-end fabrics—available exclusively “to the trade” from designers like Schumacher and Scalamandré—and assists clients in picking one that complements their décor. The fabric is then finished with a decorative antique or vintage frame approved by the buyer.
Fabrics can be set behind glass or made into a functional magnetic message board. “Fabric is one of my favorite forms of art, and I love to incorporate that in more ways than one,” says Barr. “It’s a fun way to put color and pattern into your home.”
Look for a new fabric line soon.