Monday, November 1, 2010


The age old decorating problem: I love this image - but I don't like any of the ground colors it comes on or it just doesn't seem special enough...

Answer: Applique'

My client, Randy Patton of Patton Design Studio in Rancho Mirage, CA found an embroidered image that he liked for a chair back - but the image was simply part of a repeat - rows of the image with a smaller image offset between the rows. The fabric is from the Larson showroom.

To arrive at a more customized look, the images were cut from the original ground fabric, secured onto a new Rogers & Goffigon silk background, and then transitioned using a contrasting yet pale color that married the two materials and provided a lovely emphasis to the medallion.


  1. Oh, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post a photo of the finished chair!!!! This looks breathlessly fabulous––You never disappoint, Mr. Savoia! I always look forward to your posts.


  2. Absolutely breathtaking as your work always is. I would love to see a picture of the original fabric that you cut the images from.
    As usual you continue to provide inspiration to us all.

    Thanks for sharing this with your fan club

  3. Michael, you are brilliant! Beautiful!!