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Escape to Summer House by Thibaut Design

Escape to Summer House, Thibaut’s newest collection of coordinating wallpaper and fabrics, encompassing vibrant colors in full bloom. The mix of blossoming flowers, simple shapes, and retro batik patterns will satisfy your longing for the return of the warmth of summer!

Whether it’s Charlotte Chair in Cyrus Cane printed fabric in Coral along with Palm Island wallpaper …

…or Pagoda Headboard in Wavelet printed fabric in Navy, you’ll want to see Thibaut’s newest collection Summer House. So drop by Chrysalis Fine Fabrics at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. We’re open Tuesday through Friday 10am – 6pm, and Saturday’s from 11am – 5pm. Our courteous and talented staff will help you create the home of your dreams.

If you’re a distance away and want to view our large selection of in stock fabrics, check out our New Arrivals on the website!

 

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Save the Date! Thursday, November 21st for Holiday at Home!

Our HOLIDAY AT HOME OPEN HOUSE kicks off Thursday, November 21st at Noon!

This time of year, with a chill in the air, our thoughts turn to gathering with friends, family and out of town guests. That drives us to spruce up our homes creating a feel-good, comfortable environment for our family and those we entertain. If you’re getting your home ready for seasonal gatherings, then you’ll want to SAVE THE DATE and plan to attend Chrysalis Holiday Open House.

The community is invited to kick off the season on Thursday, November 21st beginning at noon at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics on Market Street. The showcase will include design professionals from the local community demonstrating and displaying new colors, techniques and trends for making your Holiday Home warm and inviting. Delicious Lite Bites from Chef Allison Hugunin and holiday refreshments will be prepared for your enjoyment and gifts galore will round out your shopping experience.

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Beginning at noon, we will feature local Interior Designer Jennifer Taylor and local Architectural Illustrator Audrey Peaty, Floral Designer and co-owner of Purple Martin Outpost, Ed Blissard, along other experts in the field.

Everyone is invited to pull up a chair as Jennifer Taylor shares designer principles using color, texture and pattern. When asked, What is good design? Jennifer’s response is, “I truly believe that good design is based on a client’s personal taste and needs which is translated to a comfortable and welcoming space created by a talented interior designer. The room becomes a true reflection of the people who live there, not of the designer. From traditional to contemporary, formal to casual or classical to eclectic, I can tastefully design it all!”

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Jennifer Taylor recently returned from High Point Market, the world’s biggest and most important home furnishings event. With a vast array of palettes and fabric colorways available today, home décor often presents a challenge for the consumer.  Jennifer can assist with any aspect of residential projects; including new construction, remodeling or just a quick room makeover. The dynamic Tallahassee designer will be at Chrysalis Open House with real solutions, so attendees are encouraged to bring design challenge questions for discussion.

Beginning at 1pm and weather permitting, Audrey Peaty – Architectural Illustrator, will be painting in the courtyard at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics, 1410 Market St. From an early age, Audrey has been illustrating the world around her. Specializing in water color, Audrey enjoys exploring new textures and techniques and teaching them to others. Her historical architectural illustrations include the Florida Capitol in six stages of development, the Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Mansion and the Knott House. Available for sale during HOLIDAY AT HOME, framed and unframed prints and note cards make a perfect gift.

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The afternoon will be filled with the talents of Tracy Boyce Custom Lamp Shades, Bluesky Designs with jewelry artist Julie K Konikoff, Susan Hugunin Monogramming Station and Pillow Talk, Design Color Trends with Krista Vickers and Leticia Graves and a color story based on Suzanne Conner art by Libby Armstrong.

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Happy Hour begins at 5pm with Cocktails and Creative Florals featuring Ed Blissard. Best known around the Tallahassee area with the Purple Martin Outpost on Miccosukee, Ed is “so artistic in a very natural way”. His amazing garden and home design work is in high demand. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is pleased to feature his creativity and share HOLIDAY AT HOME with Ed.

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The Schedule:

12:00   Lunch with Jennifer Taylor – Designing Made Simple
1:00    Audrey Peaty – Home Portraits, Historical Prints, Gifts
2:00    Monogram Station – Q&A Pillow Talk – Susan Hugunin
2:30    Tracy Boyce of Tracy’s Custom Lampshades
3:00    Design Trends – Krista Vickers & Leticia Graves
4:00    Bluesky Designs – Jewelry Artist Julie Konikoff
5:00    Cocktails & Creative Florals with Ed Blissard

HOLIDAY AT HOME is an event for the entire community on Thursday, November 21st from 12:00 – 7:00. Lite Bites and Refreshments from Chef Allison Hugunin are sure to be a festive and delish holiday treat. Featuring talented designers and artists, the HOLIDAY AT HOME Open House includes vignettes, gifts, demonstrations, drawings and super savings throughout the store.

1410 Market St.
Tallahassee, FL 32312
850-224-2924

We celebrate Suzanne!

Significant milestones are worth celebrating and yesterday, with full hearts, we celebrated!

Having been at Chrysalis Fine Furnishings & Fabrics for 28 years, Suzanne Conner feels close connections with co-workers and customers through the relationships she has formed. Her talent in understanding and using color has served her well in coordinating decorator fabrics and home design projects for Chrysalis’s customers.

She began her career while still in college working for Arlene Wingate, then owner of Chrysalis Fabrics. Arlene brought Suzanne on board and under her creative wing. She taught the young student design principles and shared her expertise as she trained Suzanne in the industry.

In 2005, Chrysalis was sold and new owner Susan Hugunin moved the designer fabric shop to The Market District . Suzanne quickly developed a close working relationship and personal friendship with her new employer.

A few years ago, Suzanne discovered her passion for painting, incorporating her love of color and creativity. The developing artist debuted her talent during The Art of Summer Living event (2011) and currently shares her artwork in the local community selling at local art shows, via Facebook and on her blog, Firefly Evenings. In pursuit of her love of painting, Suzanne will leave Chrysalis Fabrics and devote herself full time to her art. This Thursday will be her last day on the job, and although we will miss her terribly, the staff of Chrysalis wishes her the very best from the bottom of our hearts.

“ No matter the size of your home, if you have art and flowers, in my humble opinion… you live majestically.”

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On Sunday at a small gathering of co-workers, we celebrated Suzanne with hugs and warm wishes for a bright future in the arts and cherished the heart-felt moments. We enjoyed food, flowers, pear cake (thank you Bryant) and fond memories of the days we’ve shared.

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Susan Hugunin, owner Chrysalis Fine Fabrics along with
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Thank you Danna for a very special celebration! You are a wonderful friend, co-worker and the perfect hostess!

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This Thursday will be Suzanne’s last day at Chrysalis. We invite the public to stop by the shop and let’s show our support with love and best wishes as she pursues her passion in art. 1410 Market St.