However, just because I try to save my sources doesn't mean everyone does. Decorator's Best, a fantastic source for fabric based in NYC, has introduced DesignEye, which is meant to be a TinEye for the design crowd.
From Decorator's Best's announcement:
When you like a pattern you found on the web but you don't have the product information, or if you need to match an existing fabric or wallpaper in your home, simply upload a photograph of the product onto DesignEye, crop the area to focus on the pattern, and let DesignEye search our site for the product.Seems easy, right? I'm going to give it a try...
First, I went to Decorator's Best and clicked on the DesignEye page.
I decided to upload this image from Design Sponge. I love this wallpaper!
I selected a bit of the wallpaper for DesignEye to identify.
Well, that was underwhelming. I tried it again with another image and didn't get any results.
Then I tried it with a fabric I KNEW Decorator's Best carries.
So it works...but it isn't perfect. Still, it'll probably be a nice resource for bloggers or amateur decorators who might not recognize every pattern and fabric design under the sun.