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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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Thibaut Spring Launch

Established in 1886, Thibaut is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm and through out the year this celebrated company offers up the latest trends in wallpaper and fabric design.  2014 is no different with these high style, signature collections.

Thibaut’s newest wallpaper collection, Graphic Resource, offers bold upbeat patterns and quirky novelties in subtle color combinations.

Thibaut Russel Square Wallpaper

Thibaut Bahia Wallpaper

The Resort collection celebrates bright days in a bold, sophisticated style

Thibaut Madeira Chain Wallpaper

Thibaut Resort Frogs

The fabrics in the Anna French Rue de Seine collection were inspired by the first signs of spring in Paris.

Anna French French Suzani

Anna French Zippity

Mr. H says:  We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making-Enjoy!

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Beach Chic

The Charleston beaches were a certainly a destination for many this Memorial Day weekend given the soaring hot temperatures.  Now that the unofficial start of summer is but a lovely memory it’s easy to keep those good vibrations going by bringing a bit of the beach into your home.

A striking oyster shell mirror from Currey & Company

Currey and Company Oyster Shell Mirror

This Uttermost driftwood cocktail table is a real conversation piece

Uttermost Driftwood Table

Elegant coral motif wallpaper from Thibaut

Thibaut Laguna wallpaper

Delicate shell trim float along the edges of this breezy curtain panels

Sand Shell Shower Curtain

Forget those tacky shell lamps of the past with this hip model from Palecek

Palecek Beachcomb lamp

Mr. H says: At the beach, you can live in bliss-Enjoy!

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Fabulous Florals

The general consensus on Facebook last week indicated that many do not enjoy floral fabrics in their home.  It’s too bad since there are so many divine florals out there-and I am not talking about grandma’s chintz.  I’m talking about up to the minute in style beauties that make me smile.

Check out these fresh looks from Duralee ( in the Thomas Paul collection:

Duralee Botany Fabric

Duralee Perch Lilac

Or something a little more abstract

Duralee Hedge Autumn

These new offerings Kravet ( by Thom Filicia (you know him from The Queer Eye for the Straight Guy show) are certainly nothing grandma would have ever had!

Thibaut ( has been designing some of the best floral fabrics since 1886.  They definitely have led the way in modernizing the humble floral motif!

Thibaut Baron Crewel

Thibaut Hampton Ponds Fabric

Thibaut Sonora Fabric and Wallpaper

Mr. H says: You should have nothing in your home that you do not consider useful or think to be beautiful-Enjoy!