Precious Materials in your Interior

Trasitional Interior with Metallic Touch

Transitional Interior with Metallic Touch

When buying jewelry, one of the considerations is to decide if you are going to wear  gold, silver, or platinum. This is the chemical element that holds the precious jewels on the setting together.  So when creating a  design for your interior using the proper amount of element in it is the difference between making something look too gaudy or very valuable.  Metallic objects as they pertain to interior spaces can be the highlight of the floor plan because they create hierarchy among everything else.  Use too much in one space and they loose their value and become ostentatious.  The key to a successful design is to create in a simplistic manor.  During the traditional Renaissance times, ornamental embellishments in interiors where dripping with gold leaf designs to show status of wealth.  Although this look still pertains in some interior design movements, most individuals tend to lean towards a more contemporary way of thinking by using metallics to highlight other colors in the room.

Brooklyn Mural Project by Artist JMR: http://jmrizzi.blogspot.com/

Brooklyn Mural Project by Artist JMR: http://jmrizzi.blogspot.com/. Featuring Metallic influence in graffiti.

Artist JMR: http://jmrizzi.blogspot.com/

Monochromatic Metallic artwork by Artist JMR: http://jmrizzi.blogspot.com/

Metallics are very influential with the creators of art, fashion and interiors.  This is why we are seeing them in our everyday trends.  From purses to pillows, the contemporary accent is what keeps our eye moving through the composition of a design which is one of the most important elements to creating whether it is art or interior spaces.

So, How do I create a tasteful  interior which uses metallics?

One of the key aspects to creating an interior design is to keep things simple.  If you are someone who loves metallic objects and wants to see them everywhere then make it the dominate part of your scheme.  This can be achieved by using metallics as one of the major players in the room, such as: sofa, tables, even walls and floors.

Create a tasteful look with a dominate flare by upholstering your straight lined sofa in silver vinyl.

Create a tasteful look with a dominate flare by upholstering your straight lined sofa in silver vinyl.

 

If you prefer “just a touch” then place metallics in your artwork, pillows, and accessories.  This will give you a contemporary flare without being too overwhelmed. Here at Fabrics and Frames we strive toward pushing  boundaries on design when creating spaces.  We can create any genre of interior with a custom flare. Whether metallics are appealing to you or not, with our expertise we can help you create a room or entire house that is not only pleasing to the eye but also where you can sit back and relax in comfort!

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

How To Make Your Home Uniquely Yours

Throughout  the course of the past ten years, we have seen a trend toward more minimalistic designs in the interior space of a home.  Some years the trends were more in demand than others, but we have never lost sight of clean lines and simplistic styles.  As we venture towards a new wave in interior design, we see that minimalism is not necessarily what the public is demanding and  designers are meeting their demands.

Chic Interior with many accessories

Chic Interior with many accessories

Although we still would like to have a clean lined home, many individuals are turning towards “retro” and “vintage” details to give their home  one of a kind appeal.  In our lifetime, we often inherit items that are handed down to us and have no idea what to do with them.  We are faced with the decision of restoring them, revamping them into something else, or throwing them away.  Many times there is sentimental attachment to these items so we keep them and relegate them to a space where no one gets to see them.

The good news now is that because we are leaning towards a more inviting era of design and accessories, it is becoming more acceptable to have a busy, yet organized, shelf or table in your space.  The idea with such a space is to create an environment that is appealing to the eye.  This doesn’t mean that you have to decorate sparsely in your space but it does mean that you have to be well organized.  When creating an environment like this, you can place items which were once stored away safely, and incorporate a style which everyone will be able to enjoy.

Styled Bookcase

Styled Bookcase

Creativity in decorating is key when organizing.  Yes, you can gather ideas from blogs and magazines, but the truth is that you may never be able to replicate what you see exactly, so improvising and creating what looks good to you is the best solution.  One suggestion is that it is generally easier to buy a few items and incorporate them in a display with items which are uniquely yours such as things that have been passed down to you.  Here at Fabrics and Frames we host a gallery from artists which are represented around the United States.  In our collection you find unique items which you won’t see in your neighbor’s house.  Sometimes collecting from an artist is a way to create a one-of- a- kind style.  Another way to create a unique environment is to upholster pieces in unusual fabrics  not seen in the everyday store.

Unique style in accessories and furniture

Unique style in accessories and furniture

Whatever your taste may be, it should reflect who you are as a person.  Simplistic style is great for some, but allowing yourself to create using your own unique items and creating nostalgic memories can be a way to enjoy your heritage as well as your home!

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

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Written By: Erica Guajardo

Edited By: Linda Decuir

Feng Shui vs. Accessorizing…

A common debate in the interior design world is the question of how many items should be placed in a room.  Based off the theory of Feng Shui, a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy, this theory argues that allowing too many objects in the home can create bad energy for your space.

Many studies about cluttered spaces  have shown that a cluttered interior can affect  a person’s psyche. Those who practice a feng shui lifestyle will argue that having a cluttered space will lead to fatigue, hopelessness, and poverty.   One may ask, How can having objects in my space be bad for me?  I  have personally even considered this question myself, but after researching this subject I have been  swayed from over accessorizing towards a more minimalistic style.

Feng Shui Interior

Feng Shui Interior

Through research I have found that when you have too much “stuff” in one area, a person will become visually and psychologically drained of energy, making the individual less motivated in their personal accomplishments in life.   With each item that is placed in the space, you create stimulation for the mind to draw energy towards. When the item is pleasant such as a piece of artwork, you may notice that the space becomes inviting, but if the item is negative, such as a stack of bills, then you become unmotivated and less likely to do something about it.

Here at Fabrics and Frames we tend to work with  clients whom primarily have traditional tastes in furniture .  One thing that I have noticed is that traditionalist tend to be collectors.  Collecting objects such as fine china, thumb nails, tapestries, etc. will fill their rooms, making the space visually stimulating.  One common issue that they tend to talk about is that their items generate a numerous amount of dust, keeping them in constant  frustration about cleanliness.  Feng Shui talks about how a person can become hopeless because they acquire too much, and overwhelm themselves psychologically to the point of frustration because of the upkeep of the items.  This is one reason many minimalists tend have less stuff in their homes.

Cluttered Bedroom

Cluttered Bedroom

Finally the last key issue of having too many accessories is that it can lead to financial setbacks.    Collecting accessories in abundance can turn out to be quite costly.  One feature of high-end homes or spaces is that most of the cost is spent in the ornamental features of the space and less on the accessories.  This allows the space to have a rich look, yet have a clean space.

Spring cleaning is right around the corner, and with these tips in mind, it is a great time to clean your space so that it becomes more Feng Shui while showing off your character.   By donating  or selling items which you no longer use , you can make space for new patterns.  With the extra money that you may get from selling old objects, reupholstering can be a great way to give your space a new face lift, without accumulating more and therefore your room will remain more minimalistic.

For more information on  where to get more ideas on designing and custom looks  please visit our website:

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We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog at andy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

Making your Dining Room Aesthetically Functional for You!

As more and more individuals are leaning towards a more contemporary lifestyle, the nature of minimalism has permeated our living spaces.  Contemporary designs are generally considered to be lacking ornamental embellishments.  As someone who has designed for many different genres of furniture styles, some advise is  to design for comfort regardless of style or taste.

When you design with comfort in mind, you do not compromise the overall look of the space for comfort. As you begin your quest for the perfect design you must find a niche between comfort and style to accommodate your area.  For this upcoming new year, the forecast of trend setting areas in the home is the dining area.  Although for the past decade or so, the formal dining area was seen as obsolete, the  need to have a space to entertain family and friends during the holiday season has risen in demand.

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When scouting out for new dining chairs, a common dilemma is that the chair tends to be built so that hard-surface, poor quality, and comfort  are prime attributes to the aesthetics.  The new dining trends will highlight softer, larger, and an overall more comfortable experience.  Although you will see a difference in price from the moderately inexpensive chair which can possibly retail around $200 each to very expensive custom pieces, an investment in dining chairs that will last and be comfortable is almost a no-brainier…

Custom creating a design for a quality chair can be what your space needs.  Since dining chairs are not as large as fully upholstered chairs, you are able to add pattern to them and continue to have a peaceful environment.  Although the trend generally has solids pushing the way for design so that small details such as: tufting, nail heads, trims and buttons can primarily be the focus.  Remember that this is not the only reason why solids are used in furniture upholstery.  When a manufacturer decides on a particular fabric to be on its design, the majority reasoning behind a solid is to keep the process simple thereby less expensive.

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Solids by their nature do not have patterns, meaning that there is no pattern matching to take into consideration in the manufacturing process. It is difficult to create a unique chair that is specific to you room if you are limited to a solid fabric unless you add embellishments. Even if you like to use solids because of its simplistic style, a way to have your chairs maintain their high-end appeal is by creating a hybrid or calico look.   Hybrid designs  are when you have two different fabrics incorporated into one design.  Dining chairs usually have solid in-backs and seats with a pattern out-back.  A benifit to this type of style is that this is an easy re-upholstery job when your pattern becomes out-dated or worn. Another benefit to this technique is that the interior fabric where you sit can be very durable and the exterior fabric can be more decorative giving you the best of both worlds.

Here at Fabrics and Frames we specialize in high-end quality design.  Creating custom looks for the past 35 years has allowed us to perfect our designs so that they last a lifetime.  Investing in something which will keep your family, guests, and friends comfortable is something which we take pride in.  With a lead design staff who specializing in today’s trend setting techniques, the choice of getting a well manufactured USA made product is unarguable.  With general lead times of 3-4 weeks, you will find that Fabrics and Frames will be your go-to place when it comes to pleasing your aesthetic needs whether you are looking for dining room chairs or an entire room of beautiful upholstered furniture.

For more information on  where to get more ideas on designing and custom looks  please visit our website:

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

Does Color Scare You?

One of the most nerve-wracking things to decide on is color when creating a room.  The color you decide upon is a statement one makes about who they are.  Regardless if you are an artist looking to tell a tale or a designer who is trying to capture the clients personality, color will tell others something about the area.

So, what if color is not your thing?  

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If you are someone who is more minimalistic in style and choose to have a space which is mostly neutral tones, believe it or not, you still have color in your home.   Very rarely you will find an interior which has a pure white palette.  When choosing beige’s, off whites, or blacks you will find out that they have hues of blues, reds, greens, greys and yellows attached to them.  Although they may be very subtle, these particular colors make a minimal statement and will determine what other items you will place around the space.  Many times with spaces like these, an individual will focus more on art and accessories to give the space style and allure.

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But, Color is my thing!

Pop of color!

Great !  If you are someone who likes color, and enjoys how color energizes your lifestyle, then a suggestion is to go mad with hue. Many of the most prestigious designers in the world rely on color to make their collections pop!  Although there is usually a theme for each collection, color represents what the designer was thinking.  Remember that when choosing color you must strategically choose a theme, otherwise you will possibly jeopardize the overall aesthetic look.

Color Interior 1

Oftentimes individuals have ideas on how they want their space to  be, but don’t want to  hire a designer or totally do it themselves.  That’s when Fabrics and Frames steps in!  With their complimentary design services, the designers on staff are educated in every genre of aesthetics one can imagine.  Stop by for advise on how to create a space with color which is not only a reflection of you but also functional. For more information on  where to get more ideas on designing and custom looks  please visit our website:

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

Bringing Fashion into your Interior

This  week Fabrics and Frames is celebrating their 100th blog posting.  A common theme throughout many of our blogs has been the way designers seldom stick to one genre of design.  Many of them tend to influence many other areas, such as graphics, interiors, and art allowing their artistic talents to be spread to an even larger audience.

Fashion in Interiors

Since Fabrics and Frames offers thousands of different fabric choices through different vendors, we often notice that many fashion designers have teamed up with some of the leading brands in interior design.  Some have decided to team up with particular furniture brands which offer exclusives to their designs, while others offer their fabrics through specific vendors like Kravet, S. Harris, and Robert Allen.

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Issac Mizrahi for S. Harris

Since we are a manufacturer of custom furniture and assist many furniture companies around the Dallas metroplex, we have found ourselves working with lines from several designers.  Regardless if its Jean Paul Gautiers, Missoni, Issac Mizrahi, Jacklyn Smith, or Sonia Rykiel we have noticed that quality lines hold specific detail in the fabrics and when they are juxtaposed with craftsmanship it allows the overall product to look fabulous.

Since we consider ourselves to be artists of design, we like to support others who share our artistic hunger to create some of the most innovative and trendy decor.  That’s why we offer fabric lines through high end vendors to allow our clients choices on how they want their homes portrayed to their guests.  If you are looking for someone to help assist you in creating your dream home, please contact Fabrics and Frames.

For more information on  where to get more ideas on designing and custom looks  please visit our website:

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

Inspired by Wood

Over the past couple of years as I have skimmed the pages of many home and design magazines I have noticed  that one of the latest trends in design is restoring and reusing wood.  With an imaginative mind, you will find that there are many different accents that can be created out of wood.  Using tree stumps for ottomans and tables seems to be a popular way to design with wood.  There are several suppliers that create and sell items like this for your home. You can also create your own by out sourcing someone who has recently chopped down a tree or has extra firewood.  If you are someone who is a little more creative and has more energy, you can create your own special piece by sanding and painting the wood to give it a more finished look.  It will hold presence in any interior space and stand as a conversation piece.

Tree Stump Ottomans and Side Table

Tree Stump Ottomans and Side Table

Another idea which will have a similar look, but has a more upscale design are acrylic side tables with tree branches inserted into them.  This look is primarily for the more artsy chic person who may be inspired by glamour interiors.  By giving a more contemporary feel to what could be a cottage style, this item will have your guests wondering how much you spent on such a unique item.

Acrylic Side Table with Tree branches

Acrylic Side Table with Tree branches

Accessories are usually  the last things that you should place into your interior space because it is like the jewelry for an outfit. Your primary furniture should take precedence in the space planning of your room.  Here at Fabrics and Frames we have seen many different items come through our doors.  Through the years we have found that we are the functional source for a handyman’s dream.  We have had several customers over the years who have built their own beautiful wood furniture pieces, but did not have the expertise to make gorgeous cushions to complete their projects.  That’s where we come in and help them with the functionality to their creations.  By building cushions and throw pillows to create a more finished look to their bench styled furniture we have helped make their designs more comfortable and usable.

pallet inspired loveseat with burlap cushions

pallet inspired love seat with burlap cushions

There are many different items that you can create using natural materials like wood.  Imagination is the source to creative green design.  When you create something by reusing an item that would be wasted otherwise, you are helping minimize our footprint on the Earth.  If you have found that you are in a middle of a project that Fabrics and Frames can help with, please let us know.  We are your source for cushions, table runners, and throw pillows that will help coordinate all of your styles together.

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For more information on  where to get more ideas on designing and custom looks  please visit our website:

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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!

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

Neon Interiors

Today’s latest designer trends incorporate the color spectrum’s brightest colors.  Neon colors can be seen from fashion, to art, and even in upholstery.  Since these colors are so vivid and vibrant, this color trend tends to have a call to action appeal and rapidly draws the eye to the area where the color is presented.

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Often the idea of using bright colors in an interior space will scare the average decorator because it is difficult to manage and has a short lifespan.  If you are daring and choose to decorate using this color scheme, then a tip is to use neon colors sparingly in areas that will highlight a great accessory, art piece, or small area.  This will keep you from overdoing the color, yet it will con-temporize the space.

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When you use these colors in a minimalistic way, you should incorporate them with neutral color schemes.   Just keep in mind that neon colors are currently a trendy way to update your home and trends typically do not stay around forever.  By keeping these colors limited to smaller accessories  it will be easier for you to dispose of the trend once it is past its prime.

For those who really want to use the color in a larger piece of furniture, carved framed furniture is great for the neon look.  When you decorate with antique styled furniture, your interior space becomes much more eclectic if you choose modern accessories to incorporate in the space.  One of the most classic trends that has been around for many years is lacquered furniture frames and is suitable for these neon colors.  This look allows you to choose your favorite color for the frames, regardless of shade, and incorporate it in your interior.

Lacquered Furniture Art

Lacquered Furniture Art

There are many different ways to use great color in your interior.  Although using neon colors is not one of the most traditional ways to decorate, it is currently one of the most trendy ways.  Another popular way to incorporate neon colors in your room scheme is by using patterned fabrics.  Most often fabrics incorporating very unique colors can be very expensive.  A great way around this is to create your own design , then getting an online fabric company to print it onto a fabric for you.  This will ensure that you will love the finished product and give you a sense of accomplishment as well.  Once you have your fabric, you can place it on small occasional chairs, curtains, or small ottomans and pillows.  Fabrics and Frames is a furniture manufacturer that allows customers to bring in their own materials. So if you choose to design your own fabric or are just searching for the perfect one, Fabrics and Frames is the place to get all of your interior design trends implemented.

For more information on  where to get more ideas on designing and custom looks  please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

The Masculine Approach to Interiors

When decorating a home or room for a man, looking at men’s clothing trends is a good place to start. If you open up any men’s fashion magazine like GQ, you will find that tweeds, suit plaids, and checks are always the front runners in fabric choices that make a man’s wardrobe so chic.  Although many times this particular look is very simplistic in color and pattern, textures can be the highlight that makes this look so fantastic.

Although many interiors that are created for women are filled with color, a man’s interior should be somewhat more simplistic in color.  By focusing on shades and tones instead of color is one of the most common differences in creating a bachelor pad vs. a bachelorette’s pad.

First Step to creating a successful Male Interior is knowing which color scheme to choose…

The majority of the time when I speak with men about fashion or interior space, their preferences are usually dark colors for their interior space.  Black leather is one of the most common textiles for the man’s dwelling.   Using black leather leaves little to the imagination. Often you can incorporate this look with other more striking  patterns and designs to create a much more sophisticated look. There are many other colors which pair well with black including white, grey, navy blue, brown, and red.

When using darker colors for interiors, a major factor is to consider is how balance, tone, and weight refer to color.  Darker colors tend to throw off the balance of colors because they have such a heavy weight. When you use them with lighter colors, the contrast in the room must be balanced well so that it doesn’t draw attention to one area of the room and leave the other area left to be unseen.

This is an example of a well balanced Black and white room.  By incorporating awning strip pillows onto the white sofa it pulled the from the darker areas of the room and created a more balanced look with less contrast.  The pictures are also creating the same type of look.

This is an example of a well balanced black and white room. By incorporating awning strip pillows onto the white sofa it pulled the from the darker areas of the room and created a more balanced look with less contrast. The art is also creating the same type of look.

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This is an example of a unbalanced interior space. Because the seating area is so dark and the accessories are so light, the room looks bottom heavy. Drawing attention away from the accessories and toward the seating area is unbalanced. A way to allow this to flow better is to incorporate something which brings both light and dark together, possibly a patterned accessory.

Second Step: Pulling accessories which represent your masculine achievements, hobbies, or interest.

Bragging Rights are always a way to get peoples attention and men are more prone to be competitive.   Whether  you are bragging about your own achievements or an achievement of someone close to you, you probably have collected items which have become an interest to you.  For many males  art, sports, and alcoholic beverages are areas which a man may be interested in.  If you are decorating for a man, you could choose items in these areas to represent their unique style.

Masculine Artwork

Masculine Artwork

Step 3: Masculine Patterns

When decorating an interior space which has a traditional purpose to it, you would commonly not have lots of  checks, plaids, and stripes together because they can detract from one another.  When decorating for a bachelor’s pad this is not the case.  Scale is a very important thing to consider, if the patterns are different scales (small, medium, and large) you will find that the patterns will start to work together in the room.  Often based off of the tailoring and style of a man’s suite it is a great look and can be very sophisticated!  Many men like to mix and match patterns together from their pin-stripe jackets, checkered button-up, and novelty inspired pocket square.

Bachelor Interior

Bachelor Interior

If you are looking to create a space which suits your bachelor pad standards, but still need a women’s touch, come visit the staff at Fabrics and Frames which has been inbusiness of 35 years and has ASID certified designers who have a great eye for design.

For more information on  where to get more ideas on designing and custom looks  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!

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

The Evolution of the Chaise Lounge

Chaise lounges and daybeds are two of the most popular pieces of furniture that consumers want to own for many reasons.  In today’s contemporary design, this piece is used to cozy up with your favorite loved ones, makes a perfect reading space, and is a great way to create a inviting family styled hangout in your room.  Since this item is currently so popular in modern day design, I decided to explore its history and its interesting past. How long has the chaise lounge been around and how many different styles does it lend itself to?

The first chaise lounge was documented around the time of  3100-2890 BC.  The Egyptians  initially designed of this style of furniture for their pharaohs, constructing the daybed  originally from palm sticks and rawhide.  After realizing that this design was not long-lasting they started creating a more sturdy assembly out of a practice of building known as mortise and tenon construction.

Egyptian Chaise Lounge 3100-2890 B.C.

Egyptian Chaise Lounge
3100-2890 B.C.

Greeks and Romans both had their hands in the design and development of the chaise lounge as well.  Both of these cultures used this style of furniture  as the perfect piece of furniture for enjoying food and social gatherings.  Although the 8th century Greeks showed their gods and goddesses lounging on daybeds which they referred to as “kline’s” or symposium, these particular daybeds would commonly be used to promote good digestion during eating.  Because of their role in aiding digestion, particular rituals of how to eat and lounge during a meal were common using chaise lounges.

The same practices were commonly shown in the Roman’s lives as well.  What differed from the Roman and Greeks was the construction of the Roman chaise lounges.  The Roman daybed would often be constructed beginning with a decorative frame which was made out of wood or caste bronze.  Since the Romans did not practice upholstery, they made their furniture comfortable by using pillows.

Greek Styled Chaise Lounge

Greek Styled Chaise Lounge

Another culture that  was inspirational in the development of the daybed was the French. The French were very instrumental in the development of the currently styled chaises.  Through research of the daybed style of sofa, I found that there are over half a dozen different French implemented styles of the chaise lounge.  If you were to study the history of the French chaise it seems that it gradually became a study in ergonomics.  Rooms were built around the chaise lounges to help curing symptoms of female hysteria. It was a tool used to help females relax and catch them when fainting from their corsets being too tight. As you can see the chaise lounge has been around for centuries. From the very first civilizations to modern day civilization, chaise lounges have continued to be popular with consumers.

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Throughout the years the chaise lounge has evolved into a piece of furniture that can be made in many different styles.  From fainting sofas to sun loungers and anything in between, this is a piece of furniture that promotes relaxation and togetherness.  Here at Fabrics and Frames Furniture we  can build, re-build, or create any style of chaise you can think of. With our huge selection of designer fabrics, both for indoors or out, and our expertise in designing and constructing high quality custom hardwood frames with spring systems included, we understand what it takes to build the furniture of your dreams. Whether you need a completely new custom piece, want to refurbish an existing one, or just need new cushions for your outdoor chaise, Fabrics and Frames is the place to shop. For more information on  where to get more ideas on designing and custom looks  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!

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

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