Thursday, December 31, 2009


Since we prefer not to be here at work at midnight tonight, we'd like to wish all our wonderful fans, customers and manufacturers a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

See ya next year!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

According to NORAD, Santa has just dropped off to Kolkata, India and is on his way to Dhaka, Bangladesh. All of us here in Arkansas are hoping he'll bring us a white Christmas and possibly those cute new boots I saw the other day. While we all wait with anticipation for Santa to climb down our chimney (or front door or air vent, wherever he comes in at your house), we'd like to take a moment to thank you.

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers this year. Because of you we are still here, doing well and serving your design needs. Thank you to everyone who reads our blogs and to anyone who has ever been nice enough to take time to respond.

Thank you to all our great manufacturers who continually provide exceptional service to us. Our manufacturers know us by name and are always there to help in anyway they can whether it be to ship out a package in a ridiculously short amount of time or to locate that fabric that no one else can find. Everyday, our manufacturers perform miracles for us.

We hope each and every one of you takes time this Holiday season to thank those close to you. We hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas.

From Shelly, David, Pam, Stephanie, Crystal, Melissa, Miguel, Tracey, Bruce, Tammy, Mikel, Renee, Jodi, Shanna, Carrie and myself, Rachel, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful, prosperous New Year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Robert Allen Color Stories

Robert Allen has put together some FABULOUS color stories in their new Design Studio!

Check these out!

Robert Allen Color Stories

Here is a sneak peek!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Selecting the right upholstery fabric

Kravet Fabrics is one of the oldest textile houses around. They have classic lines, as well as contemporary - and everything in between!

They have a WONDERFUL blog with some great information!

This post on selecting the right upholstery fabric is a FABULOUS post! Check it out!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Meet the Staff: Tracy

It has been a while for Meet the Staff. Since we last posted on an employee we have had a couple of staffers come and go. For the next few weeks I will be introducing everyone to our 3 newest employees.
This week - Tracy. She has been working at the Interior Mall showroom since September and while we hated to see Cady go, we are so pleased and thankful to have Tracy with us taking over things. The showroom looks fantastic and if you are ever in the area stop in and check it out and say "Hello" to Tracy.
Carrie: What do you enjoy most about your job?
Tracy: Creative juices can flow!!!

Carrie: How would you describe your personal interior design taste?
Tracy: Transitional with LOTS of whimsy!

Carrie: What's been your most fulfulling job experience since working for Interior Mall?
Tracy: Drapery Design

Carrie: How do you spend your time outside of work?
Tracy: Thinking about drapery design (I wake up in the night with ideas)...I spend lots of time sewing. I see and gather inspiration everywhere I go...when shopping or driving...its like my mind is in constant design mode...can't turn it off!! But, I do love spending time with my family....that's what I enjoy most outside my job.

Carrie: What item from the website would you like to add to your wish list?
Tracy: Anything from Jene's Unique Design, Inc.!!!! Probably the green glass candle holders we sell in the showroom are my favorite!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pantone's 2010 Color of the Year!

Pantone is pleased to announce PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the Color of the Year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.

“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and ajj color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”

Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.

And be sure to check out all the great turquoise home decor items available at

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Kitchen Accessories!

Whether your looking for fun bottle stoppers, coaster sets, cutting boards or kitchen rugs, we've got everything and the kitchen sink! (We really do have the kitchen sink. Make sure to check out our new copper kitchen sinks). We've also just put up some adorable children's plate sets and kitchen aprons.

These kid's dish sets are great for last minute gifts. Each set comes with its own gift box or carrying bag. These sets are made out of durable melamine and great for eating, sipping, or throwing (not recommended). Adorable sayings and oh so cute graphics make these a must have. So quit monkeying around and finish your holiday shopping!

Take a minute to check out our new kitchen aprons as well. These aprons will most definitely add some spice to your cooking with sassy sayings like "I Kiss Better Than I Cook", "Put On Your Big Girl Panties and Deal", "When I Said I Do, I Didn't Mean The Cooking", "I'll Have a Caffe Mocha Vodka Valium Latte To Go Please!", and one so sassy I can't even mention it here! Check out all our great kitchen and gift items at