IT’S BEEN A YEAR! Fabrics and Frames Top 12 Blogs!

This year Fabrics and Frames completed their first year of blogging!  With that, we would like to countdown our  picks for blog topic –  One for each month of the year.

January: “Buying New??? Think Twice…”

Broken Arm Sofa

Broken Arm Sofa

In this particular blog, Fabrics and Frames looks at how our society has started to lean towards disposable furniture.  We have been in the industry for 35 years and have a couple of questions for you to answer which may help determine if you are a disposable type or a long lasting type.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/buying-newthink-twice/

February: “Using the Basic Elements of Design to create A Visually Appealing Room”

Gives a feeling of Balance, Formality, and Altertness

When designing a interior space there are seven different key areas which you must consider.  In this blog we analyze the seven basic elements of design and how they can help you create a visually appealing room.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/using-the-basic-elements-of-design-to-create-a-visually-appealing-room/

March: “Creating Conversational Pieces of Furniture to Create an Artsy Chic Look!”

Transitional Styled Chair with Textured Cotton Print

Designing with bold statement furniture is not always for everyone, but this look is a great to start conversations.  This blog tells you how to create a chic interior space using conversational accents which feature unique looks and acrylic furniture.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/creating-conversational-pieces-of-furniture-to-create-an-artsy-chic-look/

April: “Glamour in Your Decor”

Old Hollywood Glamour

Old Hollywood Glamour

Is your favorite interior room scheme surrounded by glitz and glamour?  Then this blog may be for you!  Showing the reader how to create a room that is based of the “Old Hollywood Glamour” Style.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/glamour-in-your-decor/

May: “A Lesson in Anthropomorphism and Design”

Anthony Redmile Anthromophism Chair

Education is key when learning about art, architecture, and design.  This particular blog  goes into depth about when inaniment objects take on human characteristics.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/a-lesson-in-anthropomorphism-and-design/

June: “Typography: How it is being used in fabrics, architecture, and design”

Burlap Sack used to cover Wing Chairs.

Burlap Sack used to cover Wing Chairs.

Text is all around us, but how is it trending?  This blog talks about how typography is created to make statements on furniture, architecture, and advertising designs.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/typography-how-it-is-being-used-in-fabrics-architecture-and-design/

July: “Celebrating Marilyn Monroe…How she influences interiors”

Traditional Interior using Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe.

Traditional Interior using Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe.

2012 marked the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s Death.  Since then she has influenced a number of genres of design.  Check this blog out to see how!

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/celebrating-marilyn-monroe-how-she-influences-interiors/

August: “Graffiti and Furniture Design”

Wall Graffiti Mural displayed in contemporary home.  Using a solid "L" shape sectional to emphasize that graffiti and upholstered furniture can still make the home appealing, comfortable, and inviting to guest.

Wall Graffiti Mural displayed in contemporary home. Using a solid “L” shape sectional to emphasize that graffiti and upholstered furniture can still make the home appealing, comfortable, and inviting to guest.

When graffiti is given a proper place to make a statement,  it can be seen as a form of art and design.  This blog looks into the establishments that are making ways for graffiti artists to be able to create their masterpieces in public places.   It also delves into ways to use this style in your home.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/graffiti-and-furniture-design/

September: “Understanding Color and Learning New Color Combinations”

The Munsell Color Tree

The Munsell Color Tree

When creating a room, it is important to understand the colors that you will be using.  This blog helps the viewer to understand the color wheel and which color combinations may work well with each other.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/understanding-color-and-learning-new-color-combinations/

October: Artist and Furniture

"Living Room" by Francisco Moreno2012mixed media8 x 8x 5 ft

“Living Room” by Francisco Moreno
2012
mixed media
8 x 8x 5 ft

In many of our blogs we highlight different areas of art and design to help the viewer understand how to incorporate these looks in their homes.  This particular blog high lights the Dallas Artist Francisco Moreno’s Exhibition at the Oliver Francis Gallery and shows the viewer how works like his can be incorporated into their home.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/artist-and-furniture/

November: “Small Accents with Unique Flare”

Decorative Scalloped Based Ottoman creates unique touch to the ambiance of the room scheme.

Decorative Scalloped Based Ottoman creates unique touch to the ambiance of the room scheme.

Are you an individual who is more minimalistic in nature? This blog explains how you can add small touches to furniture to create a unique style, yet keep it simple!

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/small-accent-furniture-with-unique-flare/

December: “Fur…Interior Faux Pas or Interior Trend?”

French Laquered White Chair with Feathered Fabric

French Lacquered White Chair with Feathered Fabric

Do you like to bring your animalistic side out in your interior?  This blog shows you how to create the perfect animal setting with out making it tacky or distasteful.

https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/fur-interior-faux-pas-or-interior-trend/

This year has been one to remember!  We are grateful that so many viewers’- almost 15,000 views this year- enjoy our blog and started to follow us because of it!  If you are one of our followers and wish to share this blog with some of your closest friends and family, choose this week’s blog!  It will give them a sample of what we are all about and what to look forward to in 2013.  Till then, we wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and a very Happy New Year! From the Fabrics and Frames Family to Yours!

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

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