As temperatures soar in the Charleston area we are looking for ways to both celebrate and avoid summer’s heat.
Shimmering metallic wallpaper and ethereal white sheer curtains simulate a desert mirage. JF Fabric’s “Magique” wallpaper collection offers a myriad of dazzling pattern choices.
Designer Elizabeth Lamont crafted this living space for Curated Kravet. Reminiscent of the California coastline, it is calm, cool and collected with neutrals and soft blues that create a peaceful oasis.
Robert Allen Fabrics newest collection: Madcap Cottage “Into the Garden” is a sophisticated yet carefree take on patterns we all have tucked into our collected summer memories.
Crisp blue and white from Thibaut’s Calypso Sunbrella Collection would be refreshing after a hot day on the beach.
The Pavilion Collection from Duralee feature brights like lime and turquoise that hit the right notes for an alfresco summer party.
Mr. H says: The tans will fade but the memories will linger forever-Enjoy!
Like earrings on a woman in a beautiful dress, trimmings or Passamentrie is the must have finishing touch to custom items like pillows and drapery.
Founded in 1928, French house Houles, specializes in creating elegant trimmings collections and is an international leader in innovative designs.
Another leader in the industry, Robert Allen Design offers an array of beautifully crafted and luxurious articles in various scales and in any color imaginable.
Over the years, Kravet has partnered with some of the design industry’s most influential tastemakers to create collections that reflect their personal style. Their trimmings collections include famed interior designers, lifestyle and fashion brands, and inspired historic places.
Not all trim need be tassels and silk. Duralee offers a casual cotton collection in vibrant colors.
Mr. H says: Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury-Enjoy!
releases from all the major fabric houses, inspiring many an interior designer to get creative.
From Duralee’s hip new collection Modern Prints & Wovens Collection; fun and fabulous collide.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s fabric collection with Schumacher contains prints and wovens influenced by the designer’s exotic travel.
Tradition reigns in the Robert Allen house with their Williamsburg Classics collection
Barbara Barry introduces her Indochine collection for Kravet Fabrics featuring Asian inspired silks, prints and wovens.
“Good design is forever.”-Zelina Brunschwig, 1942. Need I say more about Brunschwig & Fils new offerings
Mr. H says: Whatever your design philosophy; be brave-Enjoy!
When strolling through Walmart you’ll be hard pressed find products made entirely in the United States. However, America is still a manufacturing country and these are some companies that proudly craft home furnishings in the USA.
Harden Furniture in McConnellsville, New York
Swaim-High Point, North Carolina
Wesley Allen Iron Beds-Los Angeles, California
While many US mills have sadly closed, there still American made fabrics to be had out there. These great designs our sold by Robert Allen Fabric:
Hubbardton Forge-Castleton, Vermont
China and Crystal
Mr. H says: Buy American and Enjoy!
Take one look at the new collections from some of the most famous fabric houses and you’ll know that the dark days are indeed over. Super bright, playful and contemporary designs prevail in interior design trends.
Check out these bold indoor/outdoor fabrics from Trina Turk for Schumacher
Hot of the loom: Duralee just released this hip collection designed by Eileen Kathryn Boyd
Robert Allen Fabric teamed up with DwellStudio to design their Eclectic Modern collection
Pink and green make a bold appearance in some of Kravet’s newest Echo Home fabrics
Mr. H says: With every dark night there is a brighter day-Enjoy!
Gray is THE hot new color in interior design. When all the world is on overload-gray creates a calming effect in a room. A neutral palette allows you to recharge and relax.
We’ve been doing gray rooms for quite some time. We installed this gray bedroom in a Kiawah Island home in 1997. The palette was chosen for its restfulness-perfect in a master retreat.
In this Daniel Island Living Room we used a gray color scheme to craft an elegant space for entertaining.
Gray fabrics from Robert Allen (www.robertallen.com)
Sherwin Williams (www.sherwin-williams.com) has many shades of gray to choose from
Mr. H says: Color is not just color; it represents mood, spirit and sense of style-Enjoy!