Camilla David’s Spring Flowers

I really, really, really want spring to come. So I thought I would usher some of it in today with a sampling of Bethesda textile designer Camilla David‘s wonderful designs.

I first discovered Camilla’s work when I was at Washington Spaces — she send me some gorgeous samples that I still have because the colors and embroidery are so rich and tactile. Her floral inspirations harken back to when she was a child, and her mother kept the house full of massive flower arrangements from the garden — roses, striated tulips, fat peonies, and multi-colored zinnias, to name a few.

Camilla’s designs are available to the trade through the J. Lambeth showroom at the Washington Design Center.  She’s been in business less than two years, and already has showrooms in the nation’s major markets, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Scottsdale, and Laguna Nigel, CA.

She now has over 80 patterns and coordinating solids, and I could gaze at them all day, and wishing for a similar eruption from the ground in another month or two.

Camilla started out studying for a master’s degree in interior design at George Washington University, and took an elective course in textile design along the way. “I just loved it,” she says, but GW didn’t have a master’s course in textile design, so she pursued it on her own, eventually traveling to India to find suppliers who do “wonderful work” in embroidery. Her first collection produced 40 pieces, consisting of 26 patterns in various colorways. Her expanded collection comes out this spring.

Here are some larger images so you can see more closely the details of her work. Have a great weekend!


  1. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  2. These fabrics are fabulous!! I used two of them in the design for a jewelry maker’s studio/office and it is fresh and lovely thanks to their inspiration.

  3. Thanks for such a lovely write-up, Jennifer!

  4. If I stare at these beautiful floral fabrics enough maybe the 8 foot piles of slushy, dirty snow in my yard will melt! Thanks for all the great DC design inspiration.

  5. These are absolutely stunning and so fun!!! The fabrics on the chairs above will have me dreaming. Thanks for the introduction. Happy Valentine’s Day!


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