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16825 48th Ave W #104, Lynnwood, WA 98037 206-953-5040
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Shop Small Business Saturday



Small business Sat isn't just on November 30th its every Saturday! Choose to make a difference in your community and support your local businesses! I recently heard that if each of us spends an additonal $60 a year locally that a huge difference can be made in our national economy... That's a night out for 2 to dinner... together we can change our economy and bring jobs back to our country!!!

SHOP SMALL SHOP LOCAL

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October 20th Craft Sale

Hi, we are busy getting ready for the big Craft Sale Open House on 
Sunday October 20th from 10-4..
We will have many artisans featuring fun gifts for home and personal use. 
Many artisans will only have their goods for SALE on the 20th so don't miss out! 
tell your friends, bring a friend, phone a friend!

There will be door prizes, drawings and raffles! Food, Fun and Festivity!



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Look What we did!

 Love this drapery fabric with the gold and silver thread embroidery patterns. 
We added the pale gold shimmery swag to enhance the final look.


Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall has landed! Are you ready for the Season?

Well, it looks like Fall is upon us. The leaves are turning and there is that crisp feeling in the air. I love Fall in the Northwest so much, it really is my favorite time of year. I'm not much for the heat of Summer so I love this transition time. If it's Fall then the holidays are coming and I'm like a little kid from Thanksgiving thru New Year's... Yes I'm one of those crazy people that puts up the Christmas tree Thanksgiving weekend!



We are getting ready for the holiday crush here in the workroom and store. Our workers are ready to complete the projects coming in for all the seasonal parties and events.. It's not too late to get your orders placed!.... but if you wait much longer you will be waiting until after New Year's!


Seasonal/ Holiday Decorating:
Let us know if you need help sprucing up your spaces for the holidays or need assistance with your holiday decorating; our team can provide in-home consultations and the man power to do the job for you!Just sit back and relax while we make your home look fabulous!

The shop will be having several events thru the season for our clients and friends, so save these dates:

October 20th 11-4 Open House kickoff for our October sale which runs until 10/31
Holiday decor and great gifts! and fabric discounts

November 30th Small Business Sat-- SHOP Local.. 
we will have specials running that day. Open 9-5pm
Gifts and more!

The Month of December will have several events and promos going on so 
watch our social media for updates.


Here's to everyone having a fun and festive holiday season!! Mara and team :o)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Braid tapes.....endless possibilities!

Braids and tapes have come a long way.. they are  a great accent design tool...
for Pillows, drapery edges, wall treatments, bedding....

They can range in size from 1/2" up 6-12" ... some of our favorites are from:


Samuel and Sons Passemente LINK...
 



love the use of the trim on the pillow banding!






6" Braid Trim




 
Love these appliques!!! we are just getting ready to make pillows for our showroom!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wallcoverings...

Louisiane Wallpapers

Wall papers aren't what some of us remember from our youth....
they are versatile decorating accents and accessories
that will enhance any space!

The title of this collection is the former French colony in North America named in honour of Louis XIV. The elegant patterns are coloured in LORCA’s light and airy palette to create a feeling of informality; colours include fuchsia, sky-blue, burnt orange, lavender and lime. 
All the wallpapers have direct co-ordinates in the fabric collection LOUISIANE with BAYOU as an additional option. They are printed on wide-width rolls 10m x 68.5cm (11 yds x 27 inches)


 Osborne and Little Wallcoverings

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stout Fabrics

Marcus William - Classic and Modern Designs for the Home

Marcus William is a vibrant and exclusive brand, a new addition to The Stout Group. The inspiration behind the brand started with the creation of new designs, techniques and styles in a contemporary and sophisticated way for all areas of the home.
Breath new life into your interior d├ęcor with this eclectic mix of stunning embroidered designs and coordinating solids. This collection showcases Scandinavian inspired imagery and contemporary geometric's in fashionable colors. A textured cotton blend provides the base cloth for the embroideries, suitable for both draperies and light upholstery. The bold bursts of color from the coordinating solid helps create depth and layering.





Mother Junkers Vintage Sale July 20th 9-4pm

We are so excited to participate in the:

Mother Junkers Vintage Sale  July 20th from 9-4

There will be many sellers and we plan on taking most of the shop with us! Which will include items from: Chicks on a Hot Tin Roof, I"deal" Antiques, Th Rustic Duchess, I've Been Saved Furnishings and more..There will be re-furbished furniture, accessories, pillows handmade bags, pillows, table runners, found objects and more!
39735 SE Spruce Street Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Blue House w/cedar fence. Be sure to take exit 27 off I-90 -- it saves a lot of time!

Please spread the word and use the share buttons at the top of the email, we would appreciate it!! Looking forward to seeing you there! Mara and friends

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Beach House Family Room

In this beach house's family room, a melon-colored coffee table by Seabrook Classics pops against neutral Lee Industries chairs. The faux-coral table lamp is from Pier 1, and the walls are painted "White Dove" by Benjamin Moore.



The pink colored coffee table totally rocks what a great surprise in the middle of this family room.
The nail-head accent on the side chairs is perfect!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Exotic Details


A painted-wood Moroccan table strikes an exotic note in the living room of this California cottage. Paul Smith suiting wool covers the low-slung 1940s chair; baby-blue velvet updates the 1960s Dunbar sofa. The homeowner scored the flamboyant oil portrait at an estate sale.


I am in love with this table! What a fun unique idea!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lorca from Osborne and LIttle

The Parisian studio, Lorca, is renowned for its elegant and luxurious aesthetic, 
and ravishing color palette.

Lorca offers a wonderful variety of fabrics; embroidered silks, grand-scale prints and jacquards, opulent velvets and a wide choice of glamorous upholstery weaves. Many designs of Lorca draw inspiration from nature and the rich heritage of textiles to be found in Asia and the Far East.

The name Lorca has become synonymous with beautiful embroideries, featuring exotic florals depicted in exquisite detail and with innovative techniques. The collections are distinguished by a distinctive flair for color, with unique combinations which are harmonious and beautiful.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Would you sleep in this room?


How does this glamorous room strike you? Is it over the top or........? 
Let us know what you think...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Here's the buzz at Brunschwig & Fils.......

Lorenzo Castillo is an antiques dealer and one of the most well-known and influential interior designers in Spain and throughout the world. Castillo has partnered with leading international textile editor Gaston y Daniela for the launch of his first fabric collection, which illustrates his understanding of interior design and showcases his unique point of view. Velvets, floral prints and geometric designs with an innovative color palette all contribute to an exceptional collection that demonstrates Castillo´s individual style.
  ....these fabrics knock my socks off! there are so many unique patterns and textures... 
 sophisticated European styling that is so stunning!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Country Living at its BEST!

Blue Hues

In the living area of this Martha's Vineyard home, furnishings are awash in a sea of blues, but slight variations in tone and subtle patchwork motifs take the place of sharply contrasting patterns and hues. A patchwork rug from Nomadic Trading Company anchors the living area, furnished with linen sofas and a wingback chair by Cisco. The glass top on Groundwork's reclaimed-oak coffee table displays a collage of vintage art.





Cheap and Cheerful

The owner of this Maine home splashed colorful vintage pieces as well as bold and boisterous pillows—pink bunnies, green squirrels, orange flowers—to add color to her living room. The handwoven rug is by area artisan Angela Adams. 

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Exciting News!!

 

designs by mara, inc has become an Exciting Windows! affiliate! 

Over the the last 17 years I have invested time and energy to advance myself to become a true expert in the field of window fashions and soft furnishings. I want to position dbm to excel in the field! Joining forces with this national brand seemed like the next logical step to achieve this goal. 

I am so excited about this new partnership and what it will mean to my existing and new clients! I will have access to new and unique resources, exceptional training, national support and promotions. Exciting Windows! is supported by well known HGTV Interior Designer Michael Payne, what an honor to have access to such a talented man!



My new Exciting Windows! website will be up and operational soon and I am looking forward to sharing this with everyone! But for now check out the link below for a sneak peek....


We won't be moving, we won't be changing phone numbers or email, Junior and Buddy will still greet you at the door, you will still get the same people on the phone (well sort of, see below)... We will be stepping up our customer service and streamlining our systems to provide exceptional service to all of our clients! 

We do have a new face in the showroom Phoebe Garcia. She will be taking on the management of the showroom/storefront so I can be more accessible to my clients!



I can hardly wait to share all the new and exciting things to come!! Look forward to more updates soon... Hope you are all enjoying your Summer.... Mara

Sunday, July 7, 2013

What's trending now.... sequins!


I can always trust Deb Barrett to have her finger on the pulse of what's new and happening in the home decor and window treatment industry. Check out her blog post on Sequins.... yes Sequins.
You can't have enough GLAMOUR I say! 









Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sizzling Summer Sale!

Sunday June 23, 2013
9am - 3pm





we will have new furniture pieces, accessories, pillows and more.
stop by for fun and great deals!

mention: peanut butter at checkout for 10% off