Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fabrics Oh, My!



I spent late Friday afternoon organizing our sample room. The whole process of getting all the fabric, tear sheets, hard materials and finish samples back in their original places seems superfluous at times, as the next day (or even hours later) everything will end up scattered after a last minute ransacking. That's the nature of the beast I guess.






Earlier Friday, we received a new fabric shipment from our Representative in Denver. We requested they send us some moderately priced samples of fabric that people can actually afford in this sub-par economy. Our textile library is currently overflowing with some of the most amazing designer fabrics, however these come with a high price tag, some ranging from $90-$300 net (designer's price) per yard. No matter how chic a pattern may be or how lustrous the hand, people understandably see no logic in spending $600 plus for fabric they are using to reupholster Grandma's ancient lounge chair (that is probably cracking at the frame and wobbling on its legs.) Luckily, some pretty sweet items came in our package so I decided to show off my favorites. 




Villa Nova is a great affordable brand. A division of the fancier British manufacturer, Romo Group, Villa Nova allows for those with smaller pocket books to indulge in fresh and vibrant style. I love their modern take on retro prints and interesting color schemes. For the baby boomers, this style might trigger some memories of bad acid trips in the 70's, but someone like myself who never lived through that period, will find this look utterly adorable.

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