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Fabric Options & a Short Turnaround: Let’s talk custom window coverings!

Custom designed window coverings for your home often take 8-12 weeks, sometimes longer. And even though we know that the craftsmanship that goes into custom work, is well worth the wait, we want to offer you more. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is now making a high end product that is custom in every way, yet only requires a 3-4 week turnaround. That’s means your project can be available and installed for summer entertaining.

Designers have chosen Fabricut, Vervain, Trend, Stroheim & S. Harris fabrics, trims and wallcoverings for their customers because of the beautifully detailed, quality products. Now Fabricut has created a program for us to offer you the same beauty, quality and high design that you have come to expect, but without the longer wait.

Choosing from any of the Fabricut line of fabrics, we offer custom cornices, tailored valances and roman shades; even cordless or motorized shades.

We’ve selected a few samples for the shop and are eager to share them with you. Stop by soon and let’s create something beautiful for your home!

Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is conveniently located at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. With easy access off I-10 at Exit 203, you’ll discover the area’s largest selection of in-stock decorator fabrics and a talented staff eager to assist in creating the designs of your dreams. Stop by soon. We are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 until 6; and Saturday 11 til 5. Closed Sunday & Monday. Call ahead if you’d like 850-224-2924 or email chrysalisfab@aol.com

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Celebrate with Us at the Spring Fling!

Here at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics, you know we are all about the beautifully designed fabrics and the inspiration they bring to your home. These days, there is so much vibrant color and pattern in our lives, we decided to share the celebration of the season with our friends and loyal customers and invite everyone to our Spring Fling!

On Thursday, May 4th from 10am until 6pm, we will celebrate spring’s new offerings. We’ve invited some of the area’s finest artists to join us and to share their creations with you! All designers use beautiful and artful expressions that make your home a personal reflection of you. You’ll not want to miss a minute of this inspiring event!

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Debuting in 2017, local artist and Home Town Toile fabric designer Amy Hart is rolling out her Toile of Tallahassee fabric in bolts of black on white, blue/gray and sepia tone. Its new and fresh – absolutely a must have for the local or locally adopted family. Each piece tells a story, just like the toiles of old.

Amy’s Hometown Toile design tells the unique story of the locale through scenes of its iconic sites. The Hart and the Hare will not only offer the fabric, but great gifts, too!

Tote bags – coffee mugs – gift wrap – and even WALLPAPER! yes wallpaper.
These are just a few of the ways to put your love for your town on beautiful display. Choose the fabric, then let our design team create custom pillows, draperies, bedding, table linens that express your love of our exceptional home town!

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A native of Thomasville, Georgia and graduate from Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta, Georgia with a professional degree in architecture, Brandon Godwin has more than 14 years of experience with high-end custom residential, signature commercial and Historic Preservation.

Outside of architecture Brandon Produces high quality designer fabrics. The fabrics have been featured in Cashiers NC showhouses as well as well known magazines in the Atlanta area. The linens are from England and Belgium and Brandon’s unique Southern inspired flora & flauna images are printed here in the USA and offered every day at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics.

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Of course, a celebration of art would not be complete without our own Suzanne Conner. Over the past few years, she has explored the world of art in many forms that are guaranteed to please. Her soft palate of colors and divine subjects reflect the artist’s heart and soul. Often her pieces are accentuated with meaningful Bible verses and heart-warming thoughts. Suz may bring gift items, along with her completed art and fabric, such as one of a kind custom pillows, totes, greeting cards and mugs.

Suzanne Conner studied Interior Design and Fine Arts in college and has worked with beautiful decorative fabrics for the past 23 years as a decorator. She has been with Chrysalis Fabrics since Arlene was designing back in the day. All who know her – love her dearly!

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Other special guests include, Jeannie Wood, Helen Anderfuren, Cabi Representative and Fashion Extraordinaire, Jennifer Martin and Kim Bertron with the newest collections from India Hicks. We’re conveniently located in Tallahassee’s Market District at 1410 Market St next to Spriggs! (look for the new tan awnings) 850-224-2924

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So many offerings are in store for you that day – so Save the Date – Thursday, May 4th from 10am until 6pm. Plan to attend.

Local artists have created exquisite art and artistically designed fabrics & gifts with the flavor of our local roots. It’s the perfect time to begin that special project for your home or to shop for grad and Mother’s Day gifts.

We’ll also have drawings, refreshments and even some big savings!

See the schedule to connect with specific artists and offerings.

Quilting Your Fabric? yes, we do that!

Chrysalis Showroom is centrally located in Tallahassee’s Market District, just off I-10 at Exit 203. Because of our easy access, large selection of in-stock decorator fabrics and our extensive book room collection, we not only serve our local customers and interior designers, we’ve become a favorite design resource destination for customers from Jacksonville (east) and as far as Pensacola (west).

As custom home design continues to gain interest, resources are more easily accessible to consumers and are not viewed as just for the wealthy anymore. Clients turn to our talented in-store design team for assistance, and trust us to create the projects of their dreams. We produce custom fabrication of not only window treatments, but bedding, pillows and upholstery. Our workrooms are constantly humming to create the most beautiful and sought after designs today.

Chrysalis Fine Fabrics offers custom monograms for bedding, pillows and the occasional family heirloom upholstery. Custom headboards and quilted bedding are also coveted options.

For example, this colorful, vintage-look water lily fabric is charming right off the bolt as it can be easily paired with complimentary fabrics and trims – then used for draperies, pillows and even light upholstery. Kicking it up a notch, we sent this same fabric to a workroom for custom quilting. The result was a beautiful quilted coverlet, making it functional while enhancing the detail of each design element in the textile. Use with the stunning buffalo check headboard with nail-head trim, and you have the makings of a warm and inviting guest room – ready for holiday company.

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From concept to creation, inspiration to installation – we do it all! We do custom!

Stop by – take a look – let’s chat about your next interior design project.

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Our Top 10 Favorite Rugs

Nothing can tie a room together quite like the perfect rug. Here at Chrysalis, we’ve been carrying Dash & Albert rugs (among several others) for years! We thought it’d be fun to kick off the weekend with our top 10 favorites available to order from our store right now!

#10. The Aster Sage Wool Micro Hooked Rug – bright and cheery but content enough to blend in, it’s soft vaguely floral geometric pattern could mix well with a variety of decor styles.

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#9. Sahara Hand Knotted Jute Rug – a nod to the exotic, but in classic blue and off-white, plus it feels so good underfoot!

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#8. Hot House Winter Wool Micro Hooked Rug – what a riot of fun color! This rug offers a touch of whimsy to any room.

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#7. Star Came & Ivory Indoor/Outdoor rug – I LOVE these stars! What a fun way to add some sparkle (sorry- I had to!) or Colonial-inspired flare to your room. This pattern is available in several colors too including classic red, blue and even pale pink! What a sweet addition to a nursery that would make, eh?

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#6. Dry Brush Blue rug – The more abstract pattern in this rug is a refreshing take on that blue and white we love so much.  It would be enough to kick things up a notch in a traditional room.

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#5. Taza Hand Knotted Jute rug – With a nod to Northern Morocco, this neutral patterned rug is luxe, beautiful and a conversation piece. I see it in a cozy bedroom filled with cream-colored linens and deep blue accents. Yes please!

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#4. Gypsy Stripe Woven Cotton rug – fun colors, classic stripes! Simple and lovely!

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#3. Falls Village Stripe Indoor/Outdoor rug – I personally have had several indoor/outdoor rugs by Dash & Albert and they are workhorses!  Easy to care for and clean, which is one of the only ways I could have a rug with so much white in it (house full of boys, what can I say?). This rug comes in a variety of colors too (the ochre is particularly pretty!), but this light blue just screams summer and the beach!

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#2. Thyme Ticking Cotton rug – as the herb it is named after, this delightful green rug is bright, fresh and adds that little something extra!

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#1. Cat’s Paw! This perennial favorite and it’s many color options can tie in a room of almost any decor style. I personally have the green, but the grey is stunning too! There are  four colors to choose from and all of them are gorgeous!

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What do you think of our top 10 favorites? DO you have a favorite you’d like to share with us? Comment on our Facebook page, we’d love to know! Remember to check our website, give us a call or swing by Chrysalis to see all the beautiful options we have for you!

 

 

Creative Patriotic Touches

 

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Love this patriotic porch from Saavy Southern Style!

With this being an election year, Memorial Day this weekend and Independence Day just a month away, we are feeling the inspired and thought it’d be fun to share some cute ideas to bring some patriotic touches to your home!

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Pillow inspirations from The Inspired Room. 

Personally, changing pillows is the easiest and economical way to tie in new colors, patterns or themes. To add a patriotic touch, think ticking, thick stripes, classic stars (shapes or patterned), even polka dots to give the eye the overall feeling of a recreated flag. Here you can see some of our red, whites and blues at the shop.

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A mix of patterns in red, white and blue give a less-literal take on the patriotic look while still looking stylish and contemporary!

And don’t forget to add buttons for a nice detail too!

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Three of dozens of great accent buttons at the shop currently.

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Great button detail from The Cottage at the Crossroads.

And hey! Why not frame Old Glory? The beautiful thing about our grand ole high-flying flag is not only the stirring and passionate hard-fought beliefs it represents, but it’s beautiful too!

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Gorgeous framed flag inspiration from Life as a Thrifter. 

Have any of these ideas inspired you? Come in to the shop to see all the different patterns we can mix and match for you to create this look for your home too!

Have a safe and reverent Memorial Day weekend, friends!

 

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If that Plantation Lifestyle speaks to you – get ready to love this custom project!

It’s no wonder that many of our clients are from the surrounding tri-state area. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is the largest in-stock decorator fabric showroom in N. Florida and S. Georgia. Since we’re in the heart of plantation country and those who enjoy the plantation lifestyle, our designer projects often include fine fabrics from Scalamandre, Lee Jofa, Roth & Tompkins to name a few.

Recently, Designer Krista Vickers had the privilege of working with such a client for both their Florida and Georgia homes. Here is just a sampling of the beautiful custom pillows that will enhance the warmth and feel of these welcoming estate homes.

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ScalamandreEdwinsCovey Edwin’s Covey, from Scalamandre is a hand printed union cloth blend of 70% linen and 30% cotton. The color is Multi on Willow and the detail is exquisite, making it the perfect choice for the quail enthusiast.

 

 

 

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It’s always a designer’s preogative to mix a small scale pattern with the larger prints to add color, texture and interest. This Hunt Club Houndstooth in Terra Cotta is one of Krista’s favorite cotton fabrics; and a perfect option from Roth and Tompkins.

 

 

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Whatever your style or  your design dreams for your home, when it come to textiles, rugs, wallpaper – we’re Tallahassee’s source for it all! From concept to creation, from inspiration to installation – #wedocustom.

Call 850-224-2924 or stop by Chrysalis Fine Fabrics in Tallahassee’s Market District at 1410 Market St. Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram to see what other great designs we created for our customers. Or just stop by to browse the largest in-stock fabric selection in the area. Our talented and friendly staff is always ready to serve your needs.

Krista Vickers started working at Chrysalis as a college intern because of her love of textiles. Her family moved to Tallahassee and made it their home when she was 17, and she graduated from Lincoln High School. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Florida State University, Krista continued in her studies receiving a Master’s Degree in Housing with an emphasis in Residential Development and Product Specification. She strives for excellent customer service and loves helping customers create their dream home.

Krista and husband David, from Havana, reside on their farm with two wonderful pets – Piper the cat and a dog named Cassie.

New Season with New Fabrics – Welcome Spring & Summer with a New Look for Your Home #SpruceUp4Spring #WeDoCustom

With the first hint of spring, that instinctive feeling surfaces within us to freshen our homes, lighten the colors and textures and remove that cozy comfort we’ve enjoyed through the winter season. New, fresh and bright fabrics start rolling in and our imaginations soar with creative ideas for change. Each new textile speaks to it’s destination as a pair of pillows, window treatments or a stunning re-upholstery project. The color, the scale, the subtle shade of blue or green seem to call out their perfect place. New flat trims and cording are intentional companions.

This spring unlike any other, we are unwrapping some of the most beautiful decorative fabrics! It’s pure joy to unveil the newest the industry has to offer. Stay connected with Chrysalis Fine Fabrics Tallahassee to #SpruceUp4Spring and bring new life to your spaces. Be inspired with some of our favorite images on Pinterest!

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Whether contemporary or traditional – indoors or out – we have the largest selection of in-stock decorative fabrics in the area.

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Our friendly and talented staff is always ready to welcome you and meet your expectations. Join us Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Saturday 11:00 am – 5 pm at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. Search our #hashtags on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to explore the unexpected results of our labor or projects in process. Contact with questions: chrysalisfab@aol.com or 850-224-2924