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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Natures Textures

I was out for a walk with the Boys ( Buddy and Junior) this morning and brought my camera along. I love the textures of nature! The moss covered roots of this tree are beautiful..

I don't know what this is on a near-by tree trunk but it is so interesting... it reminds of a Carole Fabric sample we have of cutout flowers all over the base fabric.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Orion and Somfy

Remember the spotlight we did on the fantastic Somfy automated systems? Take a look at these gorgeous decorative drapery ornamentations, just some of the options produced by Orion, that work with the Somfy systems!
(Clockwise from top-left: Iron, Italian, Wood, Tuscany)

We can also customize the traversing bars with these options from the SleekFascia Collection, also by Orion:

The summer sun is headed our way! Contact Designs by Mara to start the conversation about the beauty of Orion and the ease of Somfy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fantasy and Myth at Home

Suburban Home (part of the Duralee family) has just released a wonderful collection of printed and woven fabrics for the home! Come take a look at these two enchanted books today! You'll soon be day-dreaming about surrounding yourself with hues and patterns that hint at fantasy-filled gardens in other worlds. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Candice Olson Fabrics

Designer Candice Olson's fabrics and decorating style have led her to be one of the great style mavens, as featured on HGTV. Designs by Mara is proud to carry her fabrics (produced by Kravet). I'm especially taken with many of the prints - they are subtle enough not to be overpowering, but add just the right splash of accent.

Check out HGTV's highlight of Candice Olson's design secrets for some inspiration, then come in today to feel the texture and see the full range of colors and styles!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Designer Decor Garage Sale

Hi all,
Don''t forget that our big designer decor garage sale is coming up on July 14-15th!! We will have some spectacular things for sale this year.. keep a watch out for updates and postings of items for sale.  We will be supporting Children's Hospital this year as our charity... stay tuned for more info..

Have a great day Mara :o)

CRAVE Seattle

Connect with some of the best and brightest intelligentsia and enhance your network with fabulous new resources! 
Tuesday, June 19th:
Buzz Party for CRAVE Seattle

When:Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 6-8pm
Where:Cake Envy
7900 E Green Lake Drive N, Suite 106
Seattle WA 98103
Price:Free, RSVP required

About this Event
Join us for a Buzz Party at Cake Envy on Tuesday, June 19th. Meet the CRAVE team, and learn how to join the CRAVE community. Plus, find out how your business can be featured in the next edition of the CRAVE Seattle guide. Connect and celebrate with us as we bring together and showcase exceptional, innovative female entrepreneurs. If this is you or someone you know, we want to meet you! Guests will enjoy enjoy complimentary cupcakes while learning about the new features of the CRAVE Seattle membership.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Do you Tangerine Tango?

We have a bit of orange crush going on since hearing that Tangerine Tango is one of the colors of the year! This juicy hue with pink undertones can add a dash of vibrancy to any pallet! Not ready for an entire room of orange? Pair it with a crimson, green, or brown on sofas, pillows and curtains and find the punch you need.

Fabric swatches at left are all from Robert Allen - one of the many high quality lines we carry: (from top to bottom) Paisley Lagoon in Tangerine, Rosangela in Birch, Vineyard Park in Russet, and Eco Centric in Persimmon.

Set aside some time to browse through our swatch books for just the ride shade for you. We'll work with you to custom create drapery and furnishings fit to your specific need.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Let the Light In

Have you noticed how much earlier the sun is rising now that summer is almost upon us? Early morning daylight falling on your eyelids in the morning is one of the best ways to wake up and get your body in-sync with the natural rhythms of the day. There is no need to get out of bed to open the draperies to feeling the warm glow of sun on skin! By installing a motorized track on your draperies, you can linger in bed a little longer and still feel the sun.

Designs by Mara, Inc. is a vendor for Somfy Systems, a company that specializes in motorized units that allow you to operate blinds, shades, shutters, draperies and more with a remote control or any mobile device (featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition). These are great for a variety of reasons:

  • Easy to use: either a remote control or any mobile device allows you to operate window coverings through a clean interface from any distance.
  • Home security: use your cell phone to open and close the drapes while you're on vacation, making it look like there is always someone home.
  • UV protection: sun sensors help manage heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter, automatically responding to the sun.
  • Get ready for movie night: with the press of a button on the remote control, close the blinds for that darkened movie-theatre experience. Somfy Systems and Designs by Mara can set you up with a projection screen for videos, too!

Contact us today to get ready for all of your summer fun!