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Friday, August 26, 2011

Tableaux a window treatment alternative!

Tableaux custom motifs provide the look and feel of wrought iron at a fraction of the cost. Individually customized to any shape or size they offer the perfect solution for windows, skylights, transoms, niches, wall decorations and countless other applications.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fabrics are my passion can't help myself! these fabrics from Greenhouse Fabrics   makes me sound a bit crazy--but when we get new samples in I just want to wrap myself up in them or .....

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quick and easy drapery rod for apartment living

How to do it: Just use a shower curtain rod! In this application we used 2 bronze rods- one inside mounted to hold the grommetted cafe curtains and the other between the cabinets for the tab top drapes. Quick and simple...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Design  your own window shade

How to do it:  Check out our Persona customizable shade site designyourownshade the possibilities are endless and the cost is reasonable go for and get creative!! There are over 900 color options, a variety of fabrics, patterns and textures have some fun!

Simple and elegant
Playful and Fun

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fabric Monday August 22nd
New from Fabricut

Collier & Campbell, Duralee

more new patterns from Fabricut

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wholesale Pottery Sale open to the public

A friend of mine owns a wholesale pottery warehouse that she is closing up.  This coming Saturday (the 20th) is an open to public sale. What she has in inventory is beautiful and the pricing is to sell.  There are a lot of landscaping pots.

The company is Shop International.  Location 6564 5th Place South, Seattle.  From I-5 take the Michigan Street exit.  Turn left onto 5th Place S after the car wash.  The warehouse is at the end of the block.

You don't want to miss this great Sale!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Alert to all Fabriholics!!

All Fabriholics get ready we are having a Fabric sale starting Monday August 15th thru Sept 6th.. All designer fabrics will be 30% off retail with free shipping. Stop by and do some shopping!
I'm lovin these colors~

Fabric Monday August 15th:

Kravet floral wallpaper, Vervain & Duralee fabrics
Duralee Suburban Home and Vervain cut velvet

Duralee fabrics from Suburban Home collection and Greenhouse Peacock

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Love this new collection of fabrics from Robert Allen
there are some really yummy fabric designs n this collection.. check them out!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Add a headboard

How to do it: If you have the basic metal bed-frame you can add that hotel look of luxury by adding an upholstered  headboard. Kits are available online or you can have one CUSTOM made (the average cost is fairly reasonable). Add a folded blanket or comforter to the foot of the bed and you will feel like you are staying at a high end hotel.. 

Create a Sense of Uniformity

How to do it: Unify unmatched bedroom furniture by painting pieces the same hue using Authentic Home Paint. 

This will work for any room or area that needs a greater sense of unity-- If the area is larger consider using complimentary colors to compliment and unify the design...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Skirt a Sink

How to do it: Wrap a pedestal or wall mounted sink with a skirt and conceal your waste bin and toiletries below. Stick fabric to the basin edge with heavy duty adhesive-backed Velcro. Select a fabric that coordinates with your decor--this can be a simple way to update your bathroom by changing out the skirt a few times a year...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Owning a business! oh my!

You know that saying "when life throws you lemons make lemonade" Well I'm sitting on a semi full of lemons and don't think anyone can drink that much lemonade! Sometimes being a small business owner takes it's toll on you mentally and emotionally --- it can just plain suck!

I'm feeling a little sentimental today as I work thru some difficult issues and look for advice and support. I'm sending a BIG shout-out to all the small business owners that have lended me support over the years, I am so grateful for you all! If you haven't build yourself a network of business owners who you can bounce ideas off of, or who can just listen. Most of us can relate thru similar incidents so the business doesn't have to be exactly the same as yours. We often isolate ourselves as owners thinking we can do it all, everyone needs help from time to time--really we do!

Your friends and family don't always understand the joys, the strains or the pressures of having so many people being dependent (employees, clients, vendors..) on you. So at times it makes it hard to have someone to lean on for support. I have been so blessed over the years to have met so many great business owners without whom I would be lost! It's great to be able to pickup the phone and give someone a call and talk it out with someone who can really understand the issues at hand.

For me as well I wouldn't be here everyday if it weren't for the Lord! He gives me strength everyday to get up, go out and press in when everything seems so impossible

...for today I am doing somehting in your own day, something you wouldn't believe even if someone told you about it.. Habakkuk 1:5

Accent a Wall

How to do it: Create an accent wall in the living room by papering the fireplace or sofa wall with grasscloth or other textured wallpaper. Choose one with a tone that picks up the surrounding paint color. Take it a step further and select a patterned wallpaper in an accent color.. the textures and patterns available today are awesome.. we have several new books in the showroom..

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Group Displays

How to do it: Group small prints, photos, and vintage plates and hang them together for the look of a large, expensive piece of art. Blown glass art will work as well...Arrange the display on the floor first to limit nail holes. Use plate hangers or other hanging products to mount your pieces.. for professional advice contact Larson's Quality Installations  425-775-2116..  Larson's facebook page

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bring It Down to Eye Level

How to do it: Lower your art to eye level, about 64 inches from the floor. Many people make the mistake of hanging their artwork closer to the ceiling, this draws your focus away from the entire room design--your eyes go up..  Keep the center of your artwork at eye level and your room will have more balance...

If you have art installation questions contact: Larson's Quality Installations 425-775-2116
Fabric Monday August 8th...... Here's our weekly selection of fabric collections:
Vervain silks and cotton linen blends

Duralee Fabrics
Fabricut Fabrics and Wallpaper

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Upsize Your Windows

How to do it: Make small windows look larger by hanging drapes at ceiling height.This is a great way to add more height to your room. Even if you have high ceilings mounting close to the ceiling will add a greater sense of elegance. You can also extend the rod beyond the window by 1/3 the width and give the window and room the illusion of being larger..

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sara Eizen from Nest is one of my favorite fellow "fabricaholics" I've set up a special rack with some of her favorites for everyone to see! They are my fav's also. I love all the new fresh colors and prints that are coming out this year.---stop by and check out our featured selections!