fabric seasons

Summer Fabrics

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.

JF Fabrics

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.

Kravet Elizabeth Lamont California Cool curated room

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.

Robert Allen @ Home Madcap Cottage Into the Garden Collection

Crisp blue and white from Thibaut’s Calypso Sunbrella Collection would be refreshing after a hot day on the beach.

Thibaut Calypso Sunbrella Collection

The Pavilion Collection from Duralee feature brights like lime and turquoise that hit the right notes for an alfresco summer party.

Duralee Pavillion outdoor fabric collection

Mr. H says: The tans will fade but the memories will linger forever-Enjoy!

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Tantalizing Trims

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.

Houles trim

Houles Twiggy trim

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.

Robert Allen spectrum trim

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.

Kravet Urban Loft trim Collection

Kravet Thom Filicia trim collect

Not all trim need be tassels and silk.  Duralee offers a casual cotton collection in vibrant colors.

Duralee trim

Duralee purple trim

Mr. H says: Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury-Enjoy!


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Fresh new fabrics

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.

Duralee Fabric Flame Duralee Modern Prints & Wovens Collection

Duralee Modern Prints & Wovens Collection Duralee Modern Prints & Wovens Collection

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s fabric collection with Schumacher contains prints and wovens influenced by the designer’s exotic travel.

Schumacher Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Tradition reigns in the Robert Allen house with their Williamsburg Classics collection

Robert Allen Fabrics Shadow Vines Robert Allen

Barbara Barry introduces her Indochine collection for Kravet Fabrics featuring Asian inspired silks, prints and wovens.

Barbara Barry introduces her Indochine 

“Good design is forever.”-Zelina Brunschwig, 1942.  Need I say more about Brunschwig & Fils new offerings

Brunschwig & Fils Fabric

Mr. H says: Whatever your design philosophy; be brave-Enjoy!

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Made in the USA

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 YorkHarden Furniture

Swaim-High Point, North Carolina

Swaim Furniture High Point NC

Wesley Allen Iron Beds-Los Angeles, California

Wesley Allen Wellington Bed


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:

Robert Allen Fabrics Robert Allen Fabrics

Robert Allen Fabrics Robert Allen Fabrics


Hubbardton Forge-Castleton, Vermont

Hubbarton Forge

China and Crystal

Pickard-Antioch, Illinois

Pickard China Charlotte Moss

Pickard Crystal

Mr. H says: Buy American and Enjoy!

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Dark Days are Over

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

Trina Turk for Schumacher

Hot of the loom: Duralee just released this hip collection designed by Eileen Kathryn Boyd

Eileen Kathryn Boyd fabrics

Robert Allen Fabric teamed up with DwellStudio to design their Eclectic Modern collection

Dwell Studio Robert Allen

Pink and green make a bold appearance in some of Kravet’s newest Echo Home fabrics

Kravet Echo fabricMr. H says: With every dark night there is a brighter day-Enjoy!

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Glamorous Gray

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.

J. Rhodes Interior Design gray bedroom

In this Daniel Island Living Room we used a gray color scheme to craft an elegant space for entertaining.J. Rhodes Interior Design gray living room

Gray fabrics from Robert Allen (

Robert Allen Snake Chain-DoveRobert Allen Vintage Blossom-Dove

Sherwin Williams ( has many shades of gray to choose from

Sherwin Williams shades of gray

Mr. H says: Color is not just color; it represents mood, spirit and sense of style-Enjoy!