Winter Fabric Collection

By Kate Riley January 21, 2014

Well I’m pretty excited everyone, I’ve released seven fabric patterns as part of a winter collection now available in my shop. For me, designing fabrics is the ultimate DIY project, from the inspiration that strikes to the execution and digital design that occurs in Photoshop or Illustrator, followed up by colorization, printing, and styling.

It’s the middle of winter and where I live in Northern California, the colors are pale and earthy as we await the blooms that will arrive in April. Nature’s neutral palette inspired a winter collection of seven patterns in gray and driftwood colorways, also included are paler hues from blush pink to mint green and icy blue. 

There’s a giant oak tree that lives up the road from my house that has lived there for decades and its sculptural branches speak to me even in the gloomiest months. 

kate riley winter fabrics


I had to include the grand tree in the Lookbook I put together as I styled the various fabrics around the house and in my small studio – you’ll find patterns I’ve featured in the past . . .

krd sprig tablecloth


. . . and a few new patterns I’m just introducing. 

kate riley dewdrop fabrics


See all seven patterns by browsing this Lookbook.



I’m working on many more new patterns in vivid hues arriving in the Spring, meanwhile enjoy this latest collection!



  1. These look great Kate, fantastic work!
    I really like the cool and neutral colours you’ve used.

    I’m also a massive fan of the photos in your lookbook. Really bright and modern!
    Good job :)


  2. I’ve been looking for some fabric for a tufted headboard I’m making, and I think that one of your headboards might just be what I’ve been looking for! Thank you!

  3. My goodness, you have a gift, Kate! These fabrics are absolutely lovely and would bring light into any home. It’s snowing and blowing like the sirens today, lovely, cold and white — yet we’re longing for Spring. Your fabrics almost have a fragrant foretelling of Spring. Just beautiful!

  4. These are just so lovely! Both the colours and the aesthetic are beautiful! Congratulations!

  5. Some of the best colour combos! I loved each and every one! the LookBook is also very esthetically pleasing – well done!

  6. What a beautiful collection! Can’t wait to see more. BTW we are neighbors. I live in the city next door :)

  7. Kate, this is so exciting!! Congrats on your new fabric line!!! It is beautiful!! That old tree looks incredible with your fresh fabrics!! hugs from Ohio, Cathy

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