Friday, December 13, 2013

Fabric Trends

Moiré is back.  Fabrics with a water-washed look are popular once again.  Moiré fabric has been used for centuries in clothing, upholstery and draperies.  Here is our section of Moiré fabrics >

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Open House Showroom
2103 Fort Street (Rogers Ave)
Barling AR 72923

Friday, October 25, 2013

Choosing Patterns

Question of the Day: Do you need to make the fabric patterns coordinate from room to room?  Our consensus - do what makes you happy.  We see 1000's of fabrics and it can be so overwhelming - we love so many of them - how do you choose?  Great idea - get a yard of fabric that you like - use our quick no-sew accent pillow and try the fabric out in the room.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bone Collector Bedding

Bone Collector Black
The cool weather is blowing in here in Arkansas.  The thin comforter is no longer enough to keep us warm, partly because I don't like to turn on the heat until I absolutely have to.  Our bedding suppliers have sent us new catalogs for fall and I have been able to squeeze in a few new sets onto the website.  Like the Bone Collector.  I really like the color combination in the black and gray set.  Of course, the brown set with all the accessories would really make a hunter very happy.  Perfect for decorating a hunting lodge, cabin, man's bedroom or just because you like skulls.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hanging Art above a Sofa

Love this tip from Real Simple:
That space above your sofa can be intimidating to fill. Take this tip from the decorating pros: Choose art that’s two-thirds as wide as the couch—never the same width—and hang it, centered, so that its midpoint is about 60 inches from the floor and its bottom edge about 8 to 10 inches above the sofa back.

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Pinterest Board

Premier Prints Pinterest Board  - Do you love Premier Prints fabrics as much as we do?  Most of our fabric projects for the newsletter and even for projects at home usually involve a Premier Print or two.  The designs and colors are just perfect.  Check out this valance that I made for my daughters room.

We would love to see the things you have made with Premier Prints or any other fabrics.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fall Fun Festival

I am planning a fall carnival this year.  I love how Pinterest makes this easier than ever.  I have a board here:  One of my volunteers, a professional photographer, is going to take pictures of the kids in their costumes.  So we need a fabulous photo booth spot...  I was thinking a cute chevron like Zoom Zoom Village Natural would be great.

However, when I stopped by our showroom I saw this lovely green burlap which looks fabulous in person - this picture doesn't do it justice.  I think it is going to be a perfect back drop to some hay bales and other fun fall stuff.  I would love for you to share your favorite fall carnival ideas.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crocodile Velvet

Faux animal skin is everywhere. We put animal patterns on our pillows, chairs, clothes, purses, shoes, walls, you name it  - you can probably find it with a animal print pattern.  So when we saw this fabric book of crocodile velvets, we got excited. They are soft and shiny.  Lots of colors.  Of course, how many times have we seen a soft and shiny crocodile in the wild or the zoo - like never.  But we can have one in our house - much friendlier too.  So check them out here >

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Huge Savings on Premier Prints!

Just wanted to let you know about a fabulous sale on  - Premier Prints on sale through the end of the month. 

Check out our sale prices here >>

Monday, September 16, 2013

Clever Advertising

Waverly is teaming up with the Peanuts gang this fall for the In a Waverly World
ad campaign.  I think it is a very clever idea. Waverly fabrics are always so fun and current - you just can't get a better combination.   Waverly on

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kasmir has an online tool for creating custom window treatments and headboards for your home.  Anything you see or would like, we can order for you from Kasmir.  We can also assist in the process...

Click here to check out Kasmir's custom products >>

Monday, September 9, 2013

I read an article about interior decorating trends today that suggested that gold/brass home décor was coming back in a big way.  Brushed bronze and the vintage dark colors followed nickel/silver.  I think I'm ready for the gold to be back.  Gold just makes us think of rich and luxurious.  Are you happy gold is coming back?

Gold Vortex Hurricane 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Gorgeous Fabric

Today we were organizing some of the 100's of new books piling up around here.  Some are going to the showroom, while some are just so fabulous that we can't wait to put them online.  This peacock fabric is so gorgeous and shiny and vibrant, I stopped everything just to get it out there for the world to see.  This exclusive Carole Fabrics pattern is available here.  Plume is available in two colors: Spring (shown here) and Silver

Thursday, September 5, 2013

If you are a designer or decorator, you should know this!

I overheard a phone call yesterday that got me to thinking about how many people call themselves a decorator/designer because they have a knack for putting things together.  And I love those people - they buy things from us.  And you have to start somewhere. However, there are some things you just have to know which brings me to the phone conversation.  Someone bought railroaded fabric to make drapes.  Those of you who are trained designers know immediately why that is a big problem.  If you don't, check out this how-to on 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A New Start

Who is The brain child of a business man who happened to start in wallpaper.  Then fabric. Then everything home décor.  We went online in 1999.  We quoted fabric by email - a lot.  100's of quotes a day.  One day, the boss tells me "I want to see ALL the fabric books online - in one place where you can see it online and order samples."  Let's do it.  Of course, putting them ALL up is next to impossible when you are a small business.  But man, we tried.  We still are.  Today there is a book on my desk of Realtree ® indoor and outdoor fabrics.  Its on my list to get done this week. We'll see.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

DIY Fabric project #8. No sew sleeping bags!

High school football games, spelling tests and PTA meetings...are you ready for school to be back in session?! Chances are mom is...but how about the kiddos? Once they begin to meet new friends and reconnect with old pals it will certainly be time for socializing, parties and even sleepovers!  Make sure that they are party ready with this super cute (not to mention EASY!) custom sleeping bag!


For this DIY project all you will need is fabric, scissors, a ruler and a small piece of cardboard. Grab the kids and let them help...this one is that easy and fun!


Take a look at the DIY Fabric page for the step by step instructions. 


 For more DIY fabric projects don't forget to check out our full list and make sure to check back every month for a new project and be sure to visit our fabric page to pick the perfect fabric for your next project!


DIY fabric project #7...throw pillows!

Tired of looking at the same boring throw pillows day after day? If you are like me, committing to new pillows may just be too much! In our DIY Project #7 we have the perfect solution!

Grab your supplies and let's have some fun! Fabric, scissors and a pillow!

With just a little measuring and folding, you can have adorable new pillows anytime! 

To see the simple step by step instructions visit the DIY Project page.

 For more DIY fabric projects don't forget to check out our full list and make sure to check back every month for a new project and be sure to visit our fabric page to pick the perfect fabric for your next project.