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Francesca Connolly is an editor of Remodelista, a one-stop sourcebook for the considered home. Francesca lives in Brooklyn Heights, NY, and has a background in textile design. She worked for more than a decade in New York, designing textiles and home furnishings for a number of companies, including Adrienne Vittadini, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Fieldcrest Cannon. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has lived in Italy, where she attended the American School of Florence.

remodelistaGuiding readers through the design and renovation process with features such as Steal This Look, 10 Easy Pieces, and Architect Visits, Remodelista was founded by four friends with a shared design DNA and appreciation for intelligent design. It counts architects, design professionals, and style-conscious consumers among its daily audience. The Remodelista aesthetic favors classic and livable over trendy and transient, well-edited interiors over cluttered environments, and thoughtfully designed products over mass-market, disposable goods.

Here are ten of Francesca's favorite textile and surface pattern blogs that inspire.

Top 10 Textile & Pattern Blogs

Book By Its Cover

Inspiring book designs from an illustrator and textile designer in Brooklyn.


A devoted fan of textiles with a global point of view.

Home Textiles Today Blog

A daily report on everything happening in the textile industry

Layers of Meaning

Commentary on design and textiles.

Lena Corwin

Design observations from another Brooklyn textile designer.

O EcoTextiles Blog

Two sisters on a mission to promote green textile manufacturing.

Selvedge Blog

The most comprehensive site about textiles.

Six and a Half Stitches

A meditation on fabric, sewing, and life from an Australian architect.

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Textile Source Blog

A sourcebook for textile design and fabrics, covering trends, innovation and technology.

The Textile Blog

A history of textiles, from rugs to embroidery.