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Tillett and Rauscher

James Andrew at Tillet and Rauscher - photo by Nicholas Turner

It’s becoming more and more challenging to find unique textiles that are actually made by hand. The subtle variations inherent in a hand-screen process can imbue a fine fabric with that bit of soul that we at WIJW not only love but require when creating a spectacular interior.

One of the very few studios offering fantastic hand screened fabric is Tillett and Rauscher. They continue the legacy left by DD and Leslie Tillett who designed fabrics for iconic clients like Jacqueline Kennedy and Babe Paley. It’s no wonder that my design mentor Albert Hadley still creates dazzling interiors using Tillett fabrics and I myself can’t resist using their fresh colors and playful patterns in everything I do. – In fact I used their beautiful faux bois pattern for my own drawing room curtains and will certainly turn to Tillet when making my next interior.

Tillett and Rauscher textiles.

Happily, along with many more recent offerings, all of the classic hand made patterns produced by DD and Leslie Tillett are still available. And If you are not finding exactly what you want, you may choose to have your selection custom colored or you may opt to have Tillett and Rauscher create something entirely new, something truly bespoke. The Tilletts were also well known for their fabulous fashion designs, and so for all of you young couturiers, may we suggest that you put Tillett and Rauscher at the top of your resource list!

I can’t wait for my next Tillett and Rauscher visit! – I’m pictured here at their studio fascinated by the beauty of all these wonderful fabrics – I’m wearing a blue corduroy jacket and plum feather weight cashmere turtleneck sweater both by Gucci, this gorgeous Etro scarf inspired by the work by the artist Sonia Delaunay, “Thanaz” jean in blue/gray denim by Diesel – aubergine suede “Eton” boots by Yves Saint Laurent and my fragrance is Royal Water by Creed


  1. Carlton says:

    We love the subtle combination and ambiguity of the grays, mauve and blue black. Superb!

  2. Textile is always so inspiring!
    Fab weekend~

  3. kimberly says:

    Blue is the new black and ur rockin it James!!! Love the look and love the attitude…keep them coming back for more

  4. Maria Juana de Esquivel says:

    qué telas más preciosas! seguro que harás maravillas con ellas!

  5. Pearl Hammond says:

    wow, these fabrics are amazing! I am sure it is difficult to choose!

  6. Christiane von Könemann says:

    wunderschöne Stoffbezüge! ich brauch welche für mein neues Wohnzimmer!

  7. Lola Montes says:

    Que lindo, me encanta como luces en la foto!



  8. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Wunderschön James! wie immer!

    liebe Grüsse

    Marie FvS

  9. Andrew Pate says:

    James, I love your scarf. Grey on grey is so chic.

  10. Edie B. says:

    I´ve always loved Tiller and Rauscher, you should look at my livingroom is filled with its fabrics!

    love Edie

  11. Eugenia Drummond says:


    kisses from Brazil


  12. Absolutely in Love says:

    you look incredibly handsome!

  13. Monaco Girl says:

    I love your scarf! I am still thinking of visiting you in NYC…….

    best Regards

    Monaco Girl

  14. Maria La Torre says:

    lindo retrato James, hermosa expresión, qué tapices más lindos hay en esa tienda.

    te mando muchos besos


  15. Tom Cavendish says:

    fabtastic as always!



  16. Maria Paula says:

    me encantan los textiles de tillet and rauscher, seguro que decorarás muchos interiores con ellos!

  17. Mackie Messer says:

    you rock!

  18. Terry Kerr says:

    James Darling! You should see the new furniture I bought!

  19. Dean says:

    Dearest James,

    Love your look, and love the Tillets !!!

    Great post !

    Dean in Naples

  20. SQUI says:

    Wonderful photo James and Nicholas.
    Great setting! It’s behind the scenes almost.
    And good to see Yves Saint Laurent getting some representation on the blog!

  21. Mackie Messer says:

    WIJW is everything!

  22. The Zhush says:

    That Etro scarf is so fab….WANT!

  23. Please stop by our Tillett Showroom, newly opened on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles at Carter Truesdale. Hope to see you here!

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