Archive | October 2014

Designing a Room? Start with a Beautiful Fabric!

In a recent article at freshome Design & Architecture Magazine, our beliefs were confirmed regarding the basis for interior design in #6 of 10 Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes in Interior Design.

#6: BUY FABRICS AND TEXTILES FIRST

“A common mistake that most of us are guilty of—painting first. Put that paint brush down! First, you need to pick out the rooms fabrics and main textiles, such as rugs and curtains.

Why is this? Because it is simply much easier to find fabrics that we love and then pick out paint to match. While it is much harder to find a fabric that we love, that also just so happens to match the paint we have already put on our walls.

So, with budget and room size in mind, go for a shopping excursion. Look through samples of fabrics, rugs, pillows etc… Find what you love and then once you are happy with your design choices, pick out a paint shade or shades from the chosen textiles. Now you can pick up the paint brush.”

cHOOSEFABRICS FIRST

Of course, textiles are near to our heart and this article served to reinforced our belief that fabulous designer fabrics are the perfect start to a room design that you will love for years to come.

Learn more with their top 10 interior design tips:

  1. Scale
  2. Budget
  3. Interior Designer Advice
  4. Accessories & Collections
  5. Art
  6. Fabrics & Textiles
  7. Character
  8. Focal Point
  9. Grandma’s Antique
  10. Your Personality

To read the full article, check out freshome

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Change Of Seasoning

We’re loving all the new creativity of our dear Suzanne! You may want to follow her too! We understand that she has her own artwork in fabric now!…. shall we stock it at Chrysalis?

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I love the change of seasons…. every single one of them. There is something particularly wonderful about Fall though. Even though my schedule seems to get very busy, my soul wants to slow down and prepare . Prepare for what? I am not sure but it wants everything to slow down to take it all in, to be in the moment, it’s like my soul wants to take a polaroid shot and then wait patiently to see the results. The animals get instinctively busier preparing for the winter, I watch the hummingbirds outside my window getting that last little bit of nectar from the salvia, the squirrels are going nuts gathering them. Maybe for me it is a season of reflection, maybe it is just where I am in my life also, in the autumn of it all. Children grown and married, second career underway, not a perfect life…. but…

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