"It's all in the details", they say, and I would have to agree. A beautiful space is more than just lovely furniture, it's about texture, it's about the color story, it's about the feeling you get when you enter the space. It's about the meaning and the story behind what is chosen for the room. Clearly, this element is especially important to me. (hello my blog name : ) )
I like to do walk-throughs every once in awhile to show you interesting finds or introduce you to new places, but I also think it is helpful because I hear so often from people that they wish they had "the eye" to spot something good. If you have been reading awhile, you know that I love a fruitful trip to Home Fabrics & Rugs. I wrote about my fabric find from HF&R here, and they have stores all over the country. See here for all their locations.
Come on a walk with me...
One thing I noticed on this trip was that they have way more rugs than the last time I was here.
This could be a fun playroom rug. (and all of those colors would help hide kid-ness)
They have everything from more traditional rugs to more contemporary rugs. They carry lots of sizes, and if they don't have the size you want, I believe it is free shipping to your door.
These jute/seagrass rugs looked like nice quality at fairly affordable prices.
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I love a good cut velvet fabric. The weight and thickness of a quality silk velvet makes for a luxurious textile indeed. While I have long admired Koplavitch & Zimmer's (a high end, to the trade textile house) "Panthera" pattern, its $400 a yard price had kept me away. I have been particularly drawn to the "Navy" color way, since I am after all, a lover of blue. You can buy this fabric for around $100 a yard here, which is awesome, but a few months ago, while poking around on Ebay, I found this fabric.
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Yes, it looks different in the photo, but computers do crazy things to fabrics and hues, so I thought I would try it. I needed a yard of it to make two pillows that would give a little edge to my very traditional 1920's library. I paid my nearly $30 (hello STEAL!), and friends, I was amazed when I pulled it out of the bag.