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Easy & Inspiring Projects for Your Home

This summer we’ve been busier than ever creating the beautiful and unique for our fabulous customers! High end designer fabrics in the perfect colorways mixed with proportional scales and patterns warm up spaces and make designing projects really fun!

With fall right around the corner, we know you’ll want to freshen your home with lovely pillows, tablecloths and window treatments, so let the inspiration begin. We’ve expanded our reach a bit by adding Instagram to your choice of discovery. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & of course, right here on the blog!

Stop by the shop today at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. You’ll find the area’s largest selection of in-stock decorator fabrics, plus a book room full of special order, designer textiles – sure to please. Call ahead to make an appointment (850-224-2924) and our talented design staff will personally assist you in creating the home of your dreams.

 

From Inspiration to Installation, Concept to Creation – We Do Custom!

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  • Drapery Panels
  • Roman Shades
  • Valances
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Monogram
  • Headboards
  • Rugs
  • Wallpaper
  • Furnishings
  • Accessories

 

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Find examples of our projects HERE

Find a list of custom upholstery & slip cover fabricators HERE

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The Charm of a Vintage Chair

The Hickory Chair Furniture Co. began one hundred years ago in Hickory, North Carolina with a single product and a simple vision. The product was a made-to-order dining chair.

hickorychair1911The vision was to combine the authenticity of classic craftsmanship with the efficiency of modern manufacturing. In the decades since, the product range has evolved into an assortment of timeless designs, drawn from significant periods and places, and from the talents of some of the world’s most respected designers.

Guided by a genuine commitment to custom craftsmanship and timely service, the Hickory Chair Furniture Costyle is still distinguished by an authentic, timeless spirit. As  a proud Made in the USA manufacturer, almost 90% of their furnishings today are made in their Hickory, North Carolina workroom.

While Celebrating 100 years of Hickory Chair, we are showcasing their vintage style with our very own treasures. It was love at first sight when our girls found these adorable vintage cane back chairs with solid wood construction and a charming decorative brass handle.

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Our adorable chair no. 809, circa 1961, measures H36 W 18  D 20. Refinished in French Linen gray, slightly distressed and waxed is ready for a beautiful new fabric to become a showstopper in your space. At only $149, the chair is much less than those found on Ebay.

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With a little nod to Anthropologie visual merchandising, we’ve hung the chairs at the store front with a backdrop of beautiful designer fabrics that just arrived. Fabulous custom pillows compliment the space and…. what’s not to love! As a bonus – Shop between January 31st and February 15th during our annual sale to receive 20% off in stock fabrics & trims. Say you saw this blog post and you’ll receive 20% off the vintage chairs.

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Watch for more fabulous finds to spur your creativity and add charm to your space! We’re always bringing in a little something new to compliment our designer fabrics. #WeDoCustom

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Design Trends Now

Trends in design are unique and creative for 2014! They mingle new and old, modern, and classic, all in the same room. Layering textures and patterns while using a neutral background in wall color or large upholstery pieces sets the backdrop for adding pops of color in accessories, lamps, pillows and rugs.

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The influence of metals, especially brass is currently trending. Simple furnishings and the mixing of antique pieces with some modern accents (think Lucite tables or metal and glass) is very much in style.

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The use of natural elements like cork, driftwood, reclaimed wood, leather, and metal is the ongoing trend in decorating.

Wallpaper is making a comeback, but with more creative uses, like wallpapering behind shelves or in small niches and built-ins. Grass cloth makes a great background in small, as well as large areas. Smooth metallic and tone-on-tone geometric grass cloth brings a touch of the high end look to any room.

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New accent colors include yellow, found in hues ranging from citron to brassy gold; as seen on accent pillows or lamps.  Contrast your yellows with turquoise, navy blue, or gray tones. The aqua and turquoise palette are still strong and brings a calming effect to the room.

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There are many fabric trends, starting with geometrics. Although widely used, we like a softer side in a smaller scale and in much smaller doses. Florals have returned and are mixed in with geometrics and textures.

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Sheers are also new this year, achieving a modern look with metallic sheers. A soft and relaxed look by using sheer linen or cotton voile will bring an ethereal look to the room. The men’s influence in fabrics is also a nice welcome. Tartans and plaids, menswear, and leather will create a relaxed and comfortable setting. Ikats are still current, but as accents, and used to dominate the room.

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Overall, there are many new trends going on, and many that are being revived. With this new whirlwind of choices, you have to make sure that what you choose to beautify your home makes you happy! Your design should be your own personal choice and reflect you, no matter what trend is going on. Embrace your inner designer and have fun.

Visit the shop today or call for an appointment. It is always helpful to bring pictures of your windows, furnishings to be upholstered or area rugs  as a basis for beginning your design project. Simple measurements of windows or furnishings can be helpful as well.

If you’re not quite ready for that appointment, come by the shop at 1410 Market St. and look for your inspiration in colors, textures and styles. Our selection of in-stock decorator fabrics in the largest in the area, and our designer sample room offers the designer in you a wide array of choices.

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Tallahassee, FL 32312
850-224-2924
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The Creation of a Collection

Trend and Jaclyn Smith are introducing a new crewel embroidery on a matte ground cotton, inspired by a small pillowcase found at a document dealer in New York. Jaclyn’s love of crewel aligns perfectly with the ethnic yet traditional theme that flows throughout this new collection.

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Introducing The Creation of a Collection, a new behind the scenes video series from Trend. Together with Jaclyn Smith, Trend’s design team goes in depth into the inspiration, design, development and end uses of Trend’s Jaclyn Smith Home–Volume III fabrics and trimmings, taking viewers on a visual tour of the journey from inspiration boards to final designs with finished product.

Trend offers beautiful fabrics at an exceptional value. Building on Fabricut’s history of servicing the interior design industry since 1954, Trend carries the same hallmarks of quality fabrics, dependable delivery and reliable customer service, all with a personal touch.

For a closer look at the Collection, visit Chrysalis Fine Fabrics at 1410 Market St., Tallahassee, FL  850-224-2924. For events, promotions and special sales, follow this blog and LIKE us on Facebook.

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