Every year I anxiously await the arrival of the new designer fabric collections from my favorite vendors. Like a child on Christmas morning, I tear into those boxes with excitement and wild abandon. Why? Expectation!
This years collections began arriving a few weeks ago and I have been nearly speechless. I can honestly say that in my twelve years as a Designer have my expectations been exceeded like they have been this year. The new color palettes are fresh and inviting, and the patterns are subtle, yet interesting.
If your home is in need of an update, now is the time!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
As Mother Nature begins the rejuvenation of our landscape, it is time that we all consider the endless possibilities for our indoor living quarters. Throw back those dingy time worn drapes, and let the sunshine in!
The time has come to update your surroundings with a fabulous new color palette that will brighten your days and wow your guests. So much has happened in the designs studios while we were snowed in this winter and you will be elated by the fresh new choices at hand. If you want color, pattern and trendsetting style, you will be inspired like never before.
As with any new project, find your inspiration piece and then make a plan. Remember the order of priorities: 1. Fabric, 2. Paint, 3. Accessories.
I hope you will browse the many new selections from our "Bold Expressions" collection at MyDesignerFabric.com, and as always we are here to answer your questions and guide you to the room of your dreams.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I have missed the color Blue. It has been absent for quite sometime from our palettes, and we need it now more than ever. Periwinkle Blue, Royal Blue, Baby Blue, even Navy Blue, is poping up everywhere. Beautiful blues, when combined with white, is cool, calm and serene; something that we could all use a little more of.
When I help a client choose a color scheme I try to encourage them to consider the psychology of color. The affect that color has on your mood and lifestyle is the most important aspect of any design project and often the least considered.
Give blue and white a chance for your next project. I promise, it will be the room that you find yourself, and your family, gravitating towards for rest and relaxation.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Bright colors and bold patterns are this years call to action. Matching wallpaper and coordinating fabrics make it easy to create a masterpiece.
If you are craving a fresh new look, think color, Hydrangea Pink and Fanta Orange are a stunning new duo that we offer.
This inspiring combination will fling you into Spring with a show-stopping look that you will love coming home to!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I just returned from Market, which is my favorite working vacation. It is like Disney World for shoppers. We have been is a new trend cycle now for the last six months and you can see what is going to hang around for awhile and what is beginning to fade. Metallic and Glitz in home and fashion is still huge and better than ever. The color trends are centered on pretty. Softer color palettes, but with more pattern and fun. Metallics have really taken hold and is showing up everywhere, accessories, fabrics, paint and wallpaper.
Every time I go to Market I find the cutest jewelry and shoes. Everyone want to know "Where did you get that?" So this time I brought several things back to the shop. We found this cute line of CZ watches with colorful rubber bands. Every color you can think of, I bought about a dozen! They are only $22 and at that price you can have a color for every outfit, I do!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Metallic influences started popping up in home decor fabric about two years ago. At first glance I thought this will not go far as my customers were staunchly "Tuscan", Red and Gold. But, along came Candice Olson with her new fabric collection and
everything changed! Main Street America has embraced the bling. They are shedding their tuscan decor for light and fabulous. Now I'm finding many fabrics and wallpapers with that metallic flare in every price range. This is a bandwagon you will just love jumping on! It is fun, romantic and creative.
You can mix metallic pieces with other fun textures like animal prints, chenilles, and sheers. There are several great choices on my website MyDesignerFabric.com. Just use you imagination and start with something as small as a pillow in blinged out fabric. You will find your inner Diva emerging in no time!
Posted by Robin at 4/20/2010