a beautiful mess, c’est la viv

Don’t you love when you discover a “new to you” artist or pattern or design?

While searching for the perfect fabric for a client a couple of weeks ago, I happened upon c’est la viv’s Spoonflower shop, and I was immediately smitten.  An artist out of Canada, she describes herself as follows:

C’EST LA VIV™ is a creative boutique, a brand and a beautiful mess! Original watercolors and designs created by Vivian Ducas ♥ Ask about collaborating, licensing and custom art + design.

Her fabrics are like beautiful watercolor pieces of art.  I’m dying to do a piece of furniture or some pillows in one of the designs!  Ah, how do I choose?  Here are a few of my faves.

For starters, I adore the entire “Wood” collection.

c’est la viv, wood collection, “wood abstract”

Dear Santa, please send me a “tree rings” feather pillow.  I have been a very good girl.

c’est la viv, wood collection, “tree rings”

In gray?  Swoon.

c’est la viv, wood collection, “woodstains DIOR GRAY”

 Peonies are my very favorite flower.  I think a petite French settee in this fabric would be to. die. for.  Santa, that would be a nice Christmas gift for me, too.

c’est la vie, garden lark, “peony”

The most beautiful zig zag’s I have ever seen.

c’est la viv, sally’s day, “lemon twist”

c’est la viv, sally’s day, “lime lambada”

c’est la viv, sally’s day, “bubblegum pop”

Sweet and light butterflies.

c’est la viv, monarch park, “butterflies”

Moody monarch.  Love it.

c’est la viv, monarch park, “monarch black & white”

Anyone need some holiday pillows?

c’est la viv, deck the halls, “silver & blue”

c’est la viv, deck the halls, “stripes”

cestlaviv_very vintage ornaments

c’est la viv, deck the halls, “very vintage ornaments”

 Pretty paisley.

c’est la viv, paisley crazy, “green eyed lady”

I really like the bohemian feel of this one.

c’est la viv, paisley crazy, “paisley tangerine”

c’est la viv, paisley crazy, “paisley lime”

I could show you pictures all day long, but you should go explore for yourself!  I like to shop her fabrics by collection, you may do so by clicking here.

Other ideas:

You could make some seriously darling kitchen towels with the “My Backyard harvest” collection and the “Yummy” collection.

Do you love monograms?  Me too.  Check these out.

This is hilarious.  I wonder if I could pull off a pillow in this in my husband’s library?  He doesn’t have a moustache though – I don’t think he can grow one either.

This fabric makes me so happy.  I ordered a sample of it, and it is just as beautiful in real life.  I’m thinking a banquette in a kitchen…maybe a sign I need to visit Tuscany.

Love the geometric feel of this one.  This would make a lovely piece of upholstered furniture, too.

I am especially drawn to the emotional, haphazard, wild designs like this.

Here are some real-life photos of the fabrics in action.  Aren’t images like this nice to see before you buy?

That is c’est la viv’s zig zag pillow on the sofa. I could be very happy in this room.

You can purchase prints to frame at this site!  A set of three would be so pretty on a wall!

Society6 Raindrops Print

 

I seriously heart this peony fabric.

To Vivian Ducas, thank you for your lovely fabrics – they have truly inspired me.

What do you think of c’est la viv’s beautiful mess?

Which is your favorite?

PS.  If you haven’t used Spoonflower before, do not be intimidated, it is a great resource!  You can order samples of all of the fabric before you buy so there are no surprises.  And they now have wallpaper!!  Try it out and let me know what you think!

4 Responses to “a beautiful mess, c’est la viv”

  1. Meredith October 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Thanks for highlighting these. I love these fabrics and had pinned a lot of these same ones you highlighted hoping to maybe use my new house!

  2. viv October 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Wowee ~ Thank you Grace for featuring my beautiful mess on your ~ a storeied style~ c’est la viv

  3. viv October 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Wowee ~ Thank you Grace for featuring my beautiful mess on your ~ a storied style ~

    • Grace October 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

      VIV! I am so glad you read my post! I obviously LOVE your work, thank you so much for your comment! Grace