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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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Start the New Year with a New Look for Your Home!

The winter blues (and greens and turquoise) have never looked so good and you’re going to love the huge selection of in stock and special order fabrics at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics Tallahassee. As the area’s largest decorative fabric shop, we are conveniently located in the heart of The Market District at 1410 Market St. between My Favorite Things and Abraham George Patio. Look for the center with the bright blue awnings; we’re right in the corner!

Once inside the beautiful shop, you’ll soon discover that our main focus is excellent customer service. We are more than a designer fabric store – we really love what we do, and get tremendous satisfaction when we help our customers make their homes more beautiful. The end result is a warm and friendly atmosphere in which to create the designs of your dreams. #wedocustom #designsolutions
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Just to sweeten the deal, present this coupon to receive 20% off your purchase of IN STOCK FABRIC. This offer is an exclusive for our email and blog followers. Offer expires Saturday, January 24th at 5pm.
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Hot Drinks, Cool Art, Great Gifts! Kick-Off on Wednesday!

You’re invited to explore the HOLIDAY POP-UP GIFT SHOPPE at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics beginning December 3rd.

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Hot Drinks, Cool Art & Great Gifts!

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During this time of year our hearts turn to gathering with friends and relatives. That means our homes need to be guest-ready with new pillows, window treatments or bedding. Perhaps we personalize custom tablecloths, runners, napkins with an embroidered monogram; after all, #wedocustom.

We entertain and are being entertained, so hostess gifts and little special finds are on our lists, too! This holiday season the staff of Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is offering the community an opportunity to explore the work of local artists and artful gifts in an inviting Pop-Up Gift Shoppe.  We’ll have hot cider, coffee or hot chocolate and an assortment of muffins and such. You’re sure to warm up to what we have planned for you.

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Artists include:

  • Suzanne Conner has been creating beautiful art for several years; She blogs passionately about her inspirations at FireflyEvenings.com Chat with Suzanne when she’s in the shop between 11am and 2pm. Her inventory includes original art, prints, cards, mugs (Mugs & Muffins) and more. Always our textile girl, she’s even creating her own fabric these days!
  • Julie Konikoff  of Bluesky Designs is inspired by beautiful things and makes pieces that are timeless, yet on trend. She uses sterling silver, 14kt gold filled wire, genuine semi precious stones, and Swarovski crystal.

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Other artists will be featured as seen on the calendar above and in upcoming blog posts. Be sure to stop by often and discover those perfectly one-of-a kind gifts that your friends and family are sure to treasure.

  • Libby Armstrong
  • Erica Passage
  • Patty Maney
  • Jeanie Wood
  • Linda Grady
  • Pam Tally
  • Stephanie Coughlin
  • Barbara Pace
  • A Bag for Hope
  • GRETCHEN Jacob

 

 

made to order…

Here at the store, we love our decorator fabrics and are constantly inspired to create new window treatments, bedding, pillows and headboards with special touches of designer trim, wallpaper, the occasional vintage chair or sofa, and more than likely, a perfect rug or two. As a matter of fact, we do custom almost everyday!

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As you can see, the bedroom below has all the elements of great design, creating a comfortable yet sophisticated space. Grounding the large master bedroom with a textured rug from Dash & Albert is a perfect place to begin. The Alhambra Wool Tufted Rug is a Spanish-inspired pattern translated into a soft tufted wool rug. The crown moldings pop in white against the Sherwin Williams “blonde” paint.

A balance of textures, color and pattern throughout the room add interest, and the symmetry of the lamps and art add to the completed look. DSC_0155 Our own Danna Rutledge created this space making exquisite choices in fabrics, design elements and accessories. The room is a perfect example of what Chrysalis Fine Fabrics has to offer. The woven medallion Suncrest draperies in jute are ready-made panels mounted on custom painted Antique Drapery hardware using rings for easy closure for additional light control. The window treatments are both beautiful and functional; must-have features! The large gold dot fabric on the custom cushions repeat the circular motif in the panels and marry well with the two Chinese Chippendale side chairs.

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A guest room received a special touch when Danna added euros and pillow shams. Note the creative use of button closures on the simple pillowcase design. Both fabric patterns (different scales) work beautifully with the blue comforter and coral mattelasse coverlet and shams. Again, the room is grounded with a stunning jute rug over hardwood. The Marco Red Jute Woven Rug has a soumak weave background and cut-pile pattern. Due to the handcrafted nature, some variation in the height of the pile is expected. The Dash & Albert rug is available in six (6) sizes and four (4) color combos. Note the adorable “Rocky” standing by his favorite rug…. and Sophie posing as if she was in a Dash & Albert ad! DSC_0159 DSC_0161 DSC_0162

The new powder bath is a showstopper with our Halie Circle wallcovering in aqua from  Thibaut’s Enchantment Collection. DSC_0140 Roman Shades are trending in 2014 and this beautiful working shade adds simple sophistication to a guest room and privacy when needed. The swag valance on bamboo rods sit above a bankette with custom cushions, pillows and matching cushions on rattan chairs. The entire kitchen/breakfast area is pulled together cohesively with grasscloth wallcovering from Thibaut. DSC_0157
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Kravet Trunk Show Preview

jonathan-adler Spring has never looked so good, and we’re excited about celebrating it with you.  On Thursday, April 3rd from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, you’re invited to bring a friend or two and view this season’s Designer Collection from Kravet Fabrics. Our favorite Kravet Representative, Robert Swartz will unveil fabulous designer fabrics for Spring 2014 and offer exclusive special savings! (coupon below)2014-03-14 17.22.03 Between the hours of 4:00 – 7:00,  our friends, customers and local designers will enjoy light refreshments while Kravet shares high-end designer fabrics from the collections of Sarah Richardson, Thom Filicia and Barclay Butera. You and your friends can explore the new trends in patterns, designs and colors. Our gift to you is 15% Off your Kravet fabric order! This never-before-offered discount on special orders gives you the opportunity to choose the latest in home decorator textiles at our best prices of the year. We also have hundreds of yards of new fabrics in the shop, so clip the coupon below to save 20% on in-stock fabric purchases. kkoverthetop kkbed jonathan-adler   blue-brown barclaymainimage6couture1

The evening is sure to be inspiring and enjoyable as we share our passion for textiles and beautiful trends with you. Sign up in the shop and REGISTER TO WIN a great door prize from Kravet! Bring a friend and get a 2nd entry for yourself and a friend. And don’t forget your coupon below to take advantage of BIG SAVINGS! Follow on Facebook for reminders and let’s plan to bring our friends. You’re sure to have an evening that will spark your imagination and give direction to your design dreams. Remember We Do Custom!

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sarah mainimage barclay-butera richardson_logo richardson_headshotKravet proudly announces a new collection of fabrics from Sarah Richardson, the designer and personality behind HGTV’s Sarah’s House and Sarah 101 TV series. Sarah’s signature approach to interiors blends classic influences with modern innovation to find the right balance for today. Kravet and Richardson collaborated to create a collection of fabrics that reflect her signature style and fresh approach to design and interiors. Stylized floral prints on linen combine with versatile geometric prints in a variety of scales, and are anchored by textural woven elements. The Sarah Richardson Collection for Kravet offers a series of complementary palettes to encourage designers to layer, experiment, and create their own vision of comfortable elegance, while the variety of patterns supports Richardson’s philosophy that every fabric should be able to be mixed and matched to create an easy and relaxed ambiance and a unique style statement. – See more at: http://www.kravet.com/products/collections/sarahrichardson/#sthash.A6GQlKAN.dpuf filicia_logo filicia_headshotInterior designer Thom Filicia is universally known for creating modern, yet classic interiors that retain an inviting aesthetic and reflect the individuality of his clients. Filicia’s unmistakable design sensibility has earned him countless accolades, and his work has been featured in top publications throughout the world. Filicia’s second collection of fabrics for Kravet builds upon the success of the first collection, launched in 2010. Based on Filicia’s American chic aesthetic, this collection features easy, relaxed basics as well as bold signature prints. His collection of upholstery and case goods, launching in 2014, includes relaxed basics as well as unexpected wood finishes, metallic accents and thoughtful details that embody the quality and craftsmanship that lies at the heart of his brand. Thom’s collection of sophisticated trimmings, cords, and novelty tapes offer the perfect finishing touch to any upholstery project. His collection of drapery hardware conveys his sense of relaxed sophistication, and can be used to create stunning windows with a chic, modern look. – See more at: http://www.kravet.com/products/collections/thomfilicia/#sthash.qHOZVtsU.dpuf butera_logobutera_headshotDesigner Barclay Butera is best known for design projects that are quintessentially all-American with a West Coast twist. Inspired by his latest book, Barclay Butera: Getaways and Retreats, Butera has created a new collection of fabrics that combines two signature “getaway” looks: Retreat and Bungalow. Butera’s high-style prints for Retreat feature a washed, easy palette of soft, calm neutrals; perfect for creating a relaxing calming environment. Bungalow offers a whimsical-chic mix of explosive colors, ultra-modern fresh and fun. The prints, weaves, linens and solids all reflect Butera’s casual elegant style; aspirational yet attainable and always thoroughly inviting. – See more at: http://www.kravet.com/newsletter/December2013/barclaybutera/#sthash.QjL4AnVX.dpuf   TrunkShow20coupon TrunkShow15kravetcoupon

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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Sitting Pretty with Leticia Graves

Our talented staff is taking time this summer to create idea vignettes for you with a new series we’re calling SITTING PRETTY. We’ve just added a neutral sofa to the showroom and each person on staff will offer you a glimpse into their own unique design prowess. In this way, we take the intimidation out of using fine decorator fabrics in your home and encourage you to spark a few ideas that can be incorporated into your style.

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I am Leticia Graves, better known as Letty. I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and graduated from The Interior Decorating Institute. I worked at an architect firm in Mexico City for four years doing residential and commercial decorating. When I married we moved to Clearwater, FL and I began working at a wallpaper store.  Once we moved to Tallahassee, I gained more 2013-06-12 17.15.32expertise while on staff at Wallpaper It Now, doing consultations and window treatments. When at home with our two baby girls, I created a home business, fabricating window treatments, pillows and other decorating projects.

As the girls grew old enough to be home alone, I re-entered the design world and am happily employed at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics. Here I found the perfect match for my passion for textiles and color. While working at Chrysalis, I continue to enjoy time in my home studio, perfecting the art of creating numerous types of window treatments. Although I find a diverse variety of styles in decorating appealing, I’m partial to more casual/modern fashion and rustic architecture. My hobbies, include spending time with family (Marcia & Julia now 18 and 15)painting, restyling furniture, and knitting.  I also love outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, and canoeing with my family – Marcie & Julia, now 18 and 15, and my husband Gary. I’ve thoroughly enjoy working here at Chrysalis Fabrics and have developed a tight bond with my work family, Suzanne, Krista, Susan and Danna. We have a great team!  2013-06-12 16.52.10 Here at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics & Furnishings, we recently began displaying a sofa for our SITTING PRETTY design series. With the new addition to our store, the staff will be taking turns designing the pillows, throws, and other accessories that complement a neutral background – offering you design ideas in colors and textures that may be used in your home. Reflecting my personal taste in casual design, I chose a cool palette of turquoises, greens, and tans, giving it a relaxed look for the simmering summer. Note the vintage side tables (reclaimed and repainted) and a beautiful and functional Dash & Albert rug. The round tablecloth and lamp compliment the cool colors and create a complete – cohesive design. This look is perfect for the casual room in your home or at the coast!

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Stop by: 1410 Market St. Tallahassee, FL 32312 (next to My Favorite Things) Or call: 850-224-2924 Chrysalis Logo Butterfly