Friday, April 20, 2018

Abstract Fabric Makes a Comeback

Abstract designs are making a comeback. Some of the patterns are reminiscent of popular designs in the 1980's while others are new and fresh.  These popular styles will give your home or office a modern, contemporary feel.  Create bedding and accents for your home decor with abstract fabrics for upholstery, draperies, bedding and pillows.  These fabrics would also make lovely wall art, screens and soft window shades.  Take a look at some of the new abstract fabrics on www.InteriorDecorating.com

https://www.fabric-textiles.com/619837-7633-B6660-CORAL
https://www.fabric-textiles.com/590806-7633-Abstract-Sherbert

https://www.fabric-textiles.com/617351-7633-HU15861-590-PLUM-RED

Friday, April 13, 2018

Clean and Organize Today

Why does it take putting your house on the market to get all those little projects done?  Why can't we have a nice, updated house while we live in it?

Let's get to work. First, make a list of all the things you want fixed or updated. Most of the projects on my list did not take that long to complete and I really do love the results. I have wanted my front door painted for years. It took about 2.5 hours - with my husbands help - to get it completed. That's it and I love it.

Of course, regular spring cleaning would make some of the work much easier.  Have you started your spring cleaning yet?

If you vinyl mini blinds and the slats are broken or missing, we have budget-friendly blinds in 100's of sizes. They can also be custom cut to fit your window. Shop Blinds

Another quick and easy fix - make a cute pillow cover out of some new fabric - just slip your old pillow in and you have an instant update. Here's a link to a no sew pillow how-to >

After you make your list, number them in order of priority.  Budget for your needed supplies and stop putting the projects off.  You will feel so much better when your house is fresh, clean and up-to-date.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Tour of the Kasmir Workroom


Recently we visited the Kasmir workroom in Dallas, Texas. It is always amazing to see the vastness of one of our premier fabric suppliers up close. After a very warm welcome, the tour was informative and fun.  If you need cornice boards, bedding, drapes and curtains made, we would be happy to quote custom work from Kasmir for you.




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Friday, March 9, 2018

Spring Mantel Ideas

Birds and Bunnies. Pastels, Pinks, and Greens. These things make us think of spring. If you are ready to update your mantel for the spring, try out some of these ideas that should take you into summer.  Grab your favorite spring flowers, some bright greenery and try a few of these mantel decorating ideas.


I love the birds on the candlesticks. Such a cute idea. 

 Nothing says bright and cheery like forythia blossoms or tulips. The quote "Live life in full bloom" is a great idea for your spring mantel.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Fabric by the Yard

Understanding fabric by the yard is key to correctly estimating how much fabric you need.
Let's say you want to figure out how much fabric you need to make a basic, knife edge 20x20 square throw pillow.  Decorative fabric is usually 54" wide.  1 yard is 36" so you can make one pillow from 1 yard of fabric.  You can cut two squares across the fabric.  You could make two pillows with approximately 1 1/2 yards.
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Friday, February 23, 2018

Fabric Trimmings Trends

Fabric Trim has gone big and bold.  Borders and tapes have reached new heights widths. Large 2.5 to 4 inch wide tapes keep showing up everywhere. These are perfect for adding an elegant touch to draperies. Large bands also make a statement on furniture. The perfect spot is on a large throw pillow. Here are some of my favorites:
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Friday, February 9, 2018

DIY Cornice Boards

What is a cornice board? A decorative element that crowns a door or window.  A valance will have loose fabric at the bottom where a cornice does not.  You can use a cornice to cover curtain rods and window blind head rails.  Cornice boards also add dimension and hard lines to a window treatment.
Check out this how-to make your own cornice board on www.InteriorDecorating.com


Friday, February 2, 2018

Charlotte Lifeguard Finish

I love new innovations.  This week we received some samples of Charlotte fabrics that have been treated with Lifeguard Performance Finish.  You can have any Charlotte fabric treated for only $4.75 per yard.  What does that do for your fabric? EVERYTHING

Permanent Water Repellency
Permanent Stain Repellency
Permanent Odor Repellency
Permanent Antimicrobial Resistance
Permanent Antibacterial Resistance
Permanent Durability Improvement

This finish is eco-friendly - no harsh chemicals so it is safe for kids and pets and makes your furniture kid and pet proof.  WOW  The finish will not alter the feel or colors of your fabric.  Easy to clean - just brush lightly or use mild soap and warm water.  Check out this video where Emery and I tested the claims.



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Friday, January 26, 2018

High Performance Fabrics

Trendy: Purchase high performance fabrics made for outdoor use to use in your home.  Many of today's outdoor fabrics have a fabulous look and better feel than in the past.  The inherent qualities of these fabrics make them a great choice for your indoor spaces.  Since they resist spills and fading and are very durable, they work well where kids and pets are regular visitors. Duralee also has a new line from designer Lonni Paul that features Crypton brand fabrics - these are normally for commercial spaces.  New looks that will last a long time - you can't beat it.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Magnolia Fabrics and HGTV's HomeTown

Magnolia Fabrics will be featured on HGTV's new hit show Hometown. The first season was a HUGE success and season 2 premiers January 8th 2018.

We are honored that the show's talent and producers asked us be a partner. Our fabrics will be featured in each episode this upcoming season. Were we excited about the publicity from our products being featured on a national television show? Absolutely! But greater than that was our interest in supporting a hit television show that is filmed right in our backyard. The show is filmed in Laurel MS, a small town just hours from us. Erin and Ben Napier, the hosts of the show, live in Laurel and are helping to revitalize the town one home at a time.
Support the show by watching each week starting January 8th. You will not be disappointed!