New Mid-Century/Contemporary Designs at Fabrics and Frames

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The ever-growing Mid-Century trend has become popular once again! We at Fabrics and Frames Furniture now welcome our new Mid-Century and Contemporary designs to our collection of fine custom furniture.

The New Geometric!

For many years now, geometric designs have been one of the front runners of today’s leading trends by creating a more simplistic graphic design in our interiors.  As this trend gets updated, we are beginning to see this look having more of a 3-D approach, color influence and/or being the back splash to the main areas in the home.

As a flexagon would have its niche in a print makers art, angular accessories are the new leaders in today’s geometric interior design trend. We see this trend by taking the focus of two color geometric designs which pull from native patterns to fragmented designs that become functional.

If this look is too hard looking for you, have Fabrics and Frames Furniture add custom seat cushions for comfort!

If this look is too hard looking for you, have Fabrics and Frames Furniture add custom seat cushions for comfort!

angular accessory shelf

angular accessory shelf

As we stated above, the past geometric designs were more of a tone on tone color way or varied by only two hues.  The new updated look has multi-colors and more simplistic designs such as angles.  Check these examples below:

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Current Geometric Designs: Fabric by Robert Allen Design

Past Geometric Designs

Past Geometric Designs

These days most people tend to choose solid fabrics for the upholstered pieces in their interiors.  By having solid furniture in the room, it allows you to create backgrounds such as faux walls and exotic wall paper designs without  patterns clashing with existing furniture.

 

Geometric Wallpaper

Geometric Wallpaper

 with solid chairs to match!

Mondrian Inspired faux wall with solid chairs to match!

Regardless of what your aesthetics may be, Fabrics and Frames is a company which can help you with your design dilemmas!  With a trained staff that can help you create that perfect  sofa for that unique wall or patterned cushions to make that hard surface softer, you can feel confident that we can give you the look you want with unsurpassed quality that will last you for years to come.

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 75240.  972-385-4097.  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

Chic Summer Patio Lounging

Summer is the time for reconnecting and bonding with friends.  Most of us  enjoy congregating around outdoor areas because of the warmer weather.  Regardless of temperature, there are many different activities which encourage interactions with others.  Pools, bar patios, and sun rooms are all areas which can be spruced up during the summertime to make your get-togethers more entertaining.

Trendy Outdoor Patios

Trendy Outdoor Patios

Since a common place to gather in the summer time is around a pool, you will need to make sure that your pool area is chic, functional, and inviting to your guests.  Although you can often find appropriate decor items on sale in your local store, these items are not always what you should use.  When you decorate for outside exteriors there are some factors to take into consideration.  Oftentimes we have areas in our backyard that are not shaded with awnings, structures, or trees. Fabrics are exposed to sunlight and adverse weather conditions.

Light is one condition that you cannot always control when it comes to your space planning of any interior or exterior space.  If a fabric is not light safe, the fabrics color will absorb the light and change.  Darker colors tend to turn a shade of brown and red tones will gradually get lighter,  while whites may start to yellow.  Sunlight is very damaging and can not only have an effect on the color of the fabrics but the durability can also be affected by the sun.  More delicate fabrics like silks and cottons are not able to withstand their strength over long periods of time, resulting in shredding of the material, so they should not be used in outdoor spaces.

Weather is a major concern for those who are decorating their exteriors.  When decorating for exteriors, you must take into consideration what materials you are using because mildew can be an issue.  Many think that when you cover a seat with light safe materials this will be the only thing that you must do in order to have your furniture last for several years.  This is not the case, you will also need to buy or create cushions using outdoor  foam that dries more quickly thus helping to deter mildew.  Since this furniture is used for outside furniture, rain and pool water can absorb into the foam which will create mildew and then spread into your fabric. Not all outdoor ready to buy cushions are appropriate for outdoor use!

Pool Conversation Pit using mildew free and light fast fabrics.

Pool Conversation Pit using mildew free and light fast fabrics.

With technology, many trendy and colorful fabrics are available which you can use to construct any outdoor living space.  The most common leading   outdoor fabric resource is Sunbrella, although there are many other fabric companies which supply outdoor fabrics. But be careful because some of them are not as reputable by offering both light fast and mildew resistant fabrics in one.  This product is mildew resistant, light fast, and also eco-friendly.   For those who own older Sunbrella materials, this company will recycle your old materials for you, allowing you to stay ” green” in your own dwellings.

Sunbrella Fabrics

Sunbrella Fabrics

Here at Fabrics and Frames Furniture we have created many different outdoor exteriors.  We use Sunbrella fabrics and specially made outdoor foam. From the very classic to the very chic we can help you create an outdoor space that is not only beautiful to look at but also functional enough that it will keep you enjoying your outdoor living for years to come.

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!

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

Sprucing up for Spring Time!

Winter is gone and spring is here! Spring cleaning is just around the corner! Meaning that it is time to throw out the old and bring in the new.  Although getting a complete new make-over for your home is probably out of the question, there are a couple of things that you could do to improve your home and make sure that it stays looking updated for the season without spending a lot of money.

Sprucing up!

Sloppy out-of- shape seat cushions tend to make your room seem messy even when it has just been cleaned and picked up. One of the major complaints that Fabrics and Frames Furniture gets is about seat cushions on existing sofas and chairs.  Whether they are too soft, out of shape, or too old, we have a solution to the problem that you are facing.    The lifetime of a seat cushion made out of foam is approximately ten years if its high density.  Lower grade density only last three-five years before it starts to break down.  As long as your cushion has zipper backs, replacements can be made at a decent price.  Before you decide to replace the cushions in your sofa, just make  sure that it really is the cushions that are giving you problems.

One thing that many people don’t realize is that cushions are not always the reason that your sofa seems to become uncomfortable and too soft.  Many  customers come to us stating that they are “Falling through” their existing sofa or chair.  They think the reason is because their seat cushions are too soft, but in reality the structural support system is sometimes giving way.  The standards for modern-day furniture building are generally not as high as that of past generations.  Approximately fifteen years ago, furniture was still being made with good spring systems.  The majority of today’s furniture is built with webbing systems, breaking down faster, resulting in customers feeling like they are falling through.  Fixing your cushions will not improve this feeling and may end up just being a waste of money.  For those facing this dilemma, there is a temporary fix that Fabrics and Frames can do to help prolong the life of you furniture until you are ready to buy new, but  we don’t ensure this fix will last a lifetime.  Analyzing your expenses of ff furniture is always recommended.

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Other areas that are easy fixes are pop-out chairs, pillows, along with bedding and drapery.    Dining chairs and small accent chairs sometimes are called pop-outs because the seats are held in with a screws, allowing distillation to be easier for re-upholstery.  Re-upholstering just your seats can help revamp the dinning or kitchen area at a smaller price than getting a new set of furniture.  If you have pillows that are out of shape, then you have two options, one being to get new throw pillows or the other is replace the inserts to give your old pillows  a new plush look.  This is a easy fix for any pillow with a zipper in it and may help sustain your favorite pillow cover.

New bedding and draperies are great ways to make a room look new again.   By replacing duvets, coverlets, and shams you can refresh the look of a room and update the style.  Today’s latest trends include replacing that old flange sham with the newer euro sham.  This is a more contemporary style of sham that almost appears like a throw pillow.

Bedding

Draperies ar another option for a quick update. By choosing simple drapery styles on simple rods you can make the room appear more modern.  Darker shades of color for drapes tend to close in your home leaving it feeling cozy, where light hues tend to open up the room keeping it tranquil and inviting.

By using some or all this information, you can give your room new life and turn it into a cleaner and a more updated, functional aesthetic  space.  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

To Destroy or NOT To Destroy…?

One thing that Fabrics and Frames Furniture is known for is exquisite restoration of antiques. Once you decide to reupholster an antique piece of furniture, you will be taking its current value as an antique and reducing its market value.  A true collector  wants to keep antiques in their original form as closely as possible. If you are someone who is just an admirer of the craftsmanship and lines of the piece and want to make it more comfortable and usable then reupholstering is a great idea!Ducan Phyfe Sofa

Duncan Phyfe Sofa

In the past week we  had a  Duncan Phyfe Sofa brought to us for re-upholstery.  The owners are a young couple who did not fully understand what they owned.  After much research on the piece we  found out that the piece originally was manufactured around the 1920’s and is about one hundred years old.  The little hidden fact about antiques is that they are not always originals.  Just because it looks like the original does not mean that it was manufactured by the original person because there are many copies out there.  Although these pieces can be very old, they don’t hold the worth that some may think.  The only way that you would be able to determine the true worth of an antique is by getting it appraised by an expert who will determine the value by the wood used, where and when it was manufactured, as well as other technical attributes.

Today’s society tends to lean towards antiques because of two reasons.  There are two generations of collectors, “The Eclectics” and “The Classics”. The eclectics are a group of individuals who collect antiques because they wish to create a “call to attention” piece of furniture for the room and are enamored by the “antique” lines of the piece.  The majority of what is being collected today by the eclectics is Baroque Furniture, Duncan Phyfe Sofas and Chairs, and Mid-Century Modern pieces.  Individuals who buy antiques for the eclectic style are generally ones who refinish the pieces  in colored lacquers and use bright or contemporary fabrics for the upholstery.  Check out the look below:

Eclectic Sofa

Eclectic Sofa

This particular look is not for everyone, and usually is admired by someone who is artsy chic.  The classic collector would generally not like this look because it destroys the classic look.  One of the main arguments against this look for the classics is that the frame was destroyed with the lacquer finish.  This is definitely true but not irreversible.  If you generally like things to remain in it classic features, then you would probably want to use a small ditsy pattern or damask print and keep the original wood color.  These patterns were commonly placed on furniture pieces of this period.  You generally would not have seen a solid fabric on this style, unless it was a mohair velvet or tone-on-tone pattern.

Tone- On- Tone Antique Sofa

Tone- On- Tone Antique Sofa

Regardless of the direction that you want to go, reupholstering the original will alter the value of the piece. One final thing to remember is that if you do decide to use a traditional fabric to maintain the original style you should find a fabric that is reminiscent of the past and not try to use one of today’s traditional fabrics designs such as printed linens or chenilles. There is a lot more leeway when choosing a fabric if your tastes are more eclectic as the original look is no longer important. Choose a fabric you love but do not make a design mistake that will sacrifice the look of your antique frame.

Our young couple had a hard time deciding what fabric to choose for their antique sofa that was inherited from their grandmother. With our design help and fabric search we were able to find the perfect fabric that will make their piece stunning and their grandmother very proud!

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

Chaise Lounges: History and Recommendations

As more of us are being drawn towards more contemporary designs in furniture, we are also becoming more concerned with comfort when choosing our furniture pieces.  Many consumers today are leaning towards sectionals that are attached to chaise lounges.  This particular look allows the lounger to relax in a piece of furniture that becons them to “kick up their heels and take a load off”.  Chaise lounges have been around for centuries, but are currently in more demand because of the luxurious look that it adds to a room scheme.

Egyptian Chaise Lounge

Egyptian Chaise Lounge

The history of the chaise lounge starts with the Egyptians around the years 3100- 2890 B.C., originating with palm sticks lashed together with cord or rawhide binding the pieces together.  This look was fit for the dynasty of the time and was used as a daybed for royalty.   Egyptians were not the only ones who used this style of furniture as the Greeks also used the lounge chair in  their decor.  During the 8th century, the trend started moving away from gathering around a table to lounging on a chaise lounge to drink together which was  a much more comfortable approach to drunkenness.

As we explore the history of furniture styles, we find chaise lounges used in many different cultures.  Prominently used by the wealthy, this look emerged into many different genres of chaise lounges.  Check out the differences.

Duchesse Brisèe Chaise Lounge

With a phrase that literally means “broken dutch”  in french, this particular chaise lounge was inspired by having the chaise lounge divided into two parts; chair and footstool.  This a very common look for many, but today we call this a chair and ottoman combination.

Duchesse Brisee Chaise Lounge

Modern Day Chair and Ottoman Set.  This look was inspired from the Duchesse Brisee style

Modern Day Chair and Ottoman Set. This look was inspired from the Duchesse Brisèe style

Rècamier Chaise Lounge

The recamierchaise lounge has two ends raised and nothing on the sides.  It was commonly referred to as the “boat bed” during the Neo-Classical French Period of 1777-1849.  Influenced by Madame Rècamier’s style who used this piece in her drawing room, which probably gave that perfect touch to still life drawings.

Rècamier Chaise Lounge

Rècamier Chaise Lounge

Assymetrical Bed Bench with Arms

Assymetrical Bed Bench with Arms

Mèridienne Chaise Lounge

This particular style of chaise lounge is probably the most common.  It is known for its look of a high headrest, low foot rest, and is joined by a sloping arm.  Also know as a Fainting Sofa, this look was common for women to use in the days of corsets and female hysteria which allowed them a private space in which they could work out their issues.

Mèridienne Chaise Lounge

Mèridienne Chaise Lounge

Modern Mèridienne Inspired Chaise Lounge

Modern Mèridienne Inspired Chaise Lounge

As we can see there are many different types of chaise lounges that have emerged throughout the centuries.  The emergence of different styles depended on its creator’s ergonomical use of the furniture piece.  This can be influenced by both personal use and by pushing the barriers of design to be more modern.  Someone who pushed this look into a classical modern aesthetic is the architect and designer Le Corbusier.  With his approach to minimalistic structure he created his LC-4 which keeps the same ergonomics of an chaise lounge but erases the ornamental qualities of the design.

Le Corbusier: LC4 Chaise Lounge

Le Corbusier: LC4 Chaise Lounge

Fabrics and Frames is a furniture manufacture which specializes in custom furniture and re-upholstery.  We are able to duplicate many of the looks that you have seen today or reupholster a existing furniture frame that you have. Whether you are  drawn toward more modern or traditional design, we can create the perfect chaise lounge  for you!

Modern Chaise Lounge from Fabrics and Frames Furniture

Modern Chaise Lounge from Fabrics and Frames Furniture

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

Small Accent Furniture with Unique Flare!

In today’s market the trends in custom designed furniture tend to straddle the border of minimalism.  The term “minimalistic” generally implies a leaning towards contemporary or transitional tastes in furniture.  When the term is used for contemporary design, it usually alludes to lack of ornamentation  in the design.  Contemporary furniture is generally known for its “sleek” clean lines and unique simple ergonomic qualities.  Some examples of contemporary furniture are shown below:

Contemporary Furniture produced out of furniture mold.

contemporary sofa with linear lines

Although transitional furniture tends to be very similar to contemporary furniture in style, one thing that sets it apart is its details and ornamentation.  When decorating for a client who is neither contemporary or traditional, we often notice that they have a sense of more eclectic tastes when it comes to furniture style.  Clients who have transitional tastes often like to incorporate a modern twist into traditional designs.  Check out the chair below that blends a traditional style with a unique modern feel!

Tufted Barrel Chair with Painted Turquoise Turned Legs and Nail heads.  This style is usually found in a traditional home, but with a modern color scheme, painted legs, and colored nail heads it offers a contemporary eclectic feel.

Colored Nail heads

If colored nail heads are little too colorful for you, and you tend to have a taste in furniture that is more tranquil, then it   you may want to consider using nail heads on your furniture applied in a decorative pattern.  This look is great for some one who does not like too much pattern in the room, but would like to create interest in a subtle way.  Adding patterned nail heads to your furniture gives the appearance of jewelry or gems on furniture.  Check out the example below to understand how this look is a little more subtle but definitely unique!

This look is great for someone who does not like patterned fabrics, but would like to add a special touch to their furniture.

A classic look, which has been around for decades, is scalloped inspired furniture.  Commonly seen on the base of chairs, this look was created to add  a unique touch.  When originally designed, the look was more of a sloped curve, while today it tends to be a real pattern or shape.

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

Scalloped Base on Slipper Chair creates a unique transitional design.

All of the unique touches discussed today are great ways to give a simple piece of furniture a unique flare!  Since today’s average buyer is looking to stay more simplistic in design in their furniture choices, these small touches will allow you to create interest  in your room without creating too much distraction!  Here at Fabrics and Frames we can create any upholstered custom design of furniture that you can imagine including the above looks or one of your own creation!

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

Decorating with Solids

Some people automatically assume that decorating with solids will create a boring room, when in fact it can be quite interesting.  By using solid fabrics when decorating you will be able to create whatever type of room fits your fancy.  Check out the different looks below:

Tranquil Room

This year Robert Allen Fabrics put out a great sample book collection called Naturals.  This collection consist of multi -purpose fabrics which are influenced by calm tones like linen inspired colors, blues, and greys. Many of the samples that are included in this collection consist of tone-on-tone patterns, quilted patterns, matelasses, and embroidery works that are all solids.

When creating a tranquil inspired room, you should stay away from choosing bright tones and patterns.  Instead you should lean towards more muted tones, textures , and subdued patterns.  By using this approach your  eyes will be more drawn to the tailoring of the furniture or great novelties in the room instead of being overwhelmed with pattern. When using this approach you are able to create a room that is easy to relax in.

Robert Allen Designs: Natural Collection
Featuring patterns Grainy Road/ Linen and Woodland Glory/ Black.

Robert Allen Fabrics Naturals Color Room Scheme

Contemporary Solids

Often in contemporary interiors the focus is on re-using older streamlined furniture or building new retro styles. Many clients request to keep their furniture solid and punch the room with color using pillows and accessories.  When designing in this fashion you are left with a more minimalistic feel to the room that allows you to focus on the small accessories or art in the room instead of a lot of pattern.  Below are some examples of fabrics and furniture styles you could group together to give your home a transitional, contemporary flare.

Square Arm Sofa in Navy Chenille

Possible Fabric that you may want to consider for this Navy Blue Sofa Look is…

Barrow Fabric: Shine/ Sapphire
This particular fabric appears to be solid but has a subtle striped texture in it.When upholstering in a solid fabric, it is always a good idea to think about incorporating some texture in the fabric, this will be good to hide stains later on after wear.

Turquoise Chair: If you have a old chair to reupholster, consider doing so. It is rare to find a newer chair with a really good spring system. Older chairs will usually be built better and have a unique style associated with them.

Possible Fabric that you would like to upholster in…

JF Fabrics: PHOENIX 66J6051

If this style is too simplistic for you, then jazz it up with novelty inspired  or trendy pattern pillows.  Another option would be to create pillows using contrast cording.  You can simply just use the left over fabrics from the upholstery job to create this look.  Check out the example below:

Contrast Corded Pillows and Sofa

Novelty Pillow

Create a pillow using a fabric that brings the two colors together. Example Greenhouse IKAT Fabric.

When following this advise , you may find that your room will look something like this.

Of course each room will have different furniture in it and possibly different color combinations, but as long as you are consistent with the balance of color,  you should be able to create a contemporary minimalistic room that is not boring at all.

In Contrast, Not all Solids are Contemporary…

When decorating traditional rooms  there are a number of solid fabrics that lean towards traditional aesthetics.  Using leather, velvets, mohair, tone-on-tone damasks, or matelasses can produce a number of great traditional looks  using only solids.  Check some out below:

Chesterfield Sofa in Solid Green Leather

Tone-on-tone Damask Print on Parson’s Chair with Skirt

When designing a classic/ traditional looking interior you generally don’t see two solid pieces of furniture in the same room.  You tend to see either a solid sofa or solid chair combined with a pattern sofa or chair, and other patterned accessories.  The interior may look closer to this…

Classic Interior Using Solid Sofa

Classic interiors generally have more of a busy quality to them and are usually associated with multiple patterns in the same color tone but different scales. However if you lean towards a  traditional style but want to  incorporate more solids you can reduce the busy quality but still maintain a very classic look. By incorporating both solids and patterns in similar color tones you can create a traditional room that is very pleasing to both the eye and the mind.

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

Introducing our Blogger!!!

Introducing our Blogger!

There have been so many positive responses to the blog that Fabrics and Frames provides as a service to our internet followers that I thought  our readers would be interested in knowing something about who writes this blog and where the ideas generate from.  My name is Erica Guajardo and I am the person who writes the blogs for Fabrics and Frames Furniture. I am both an artist and designer and have been educated in both areas!

Erica Guajardo writing for Fabrics and Frames Furniture.

When creating my weekly blog my ideas usually generate from an experience in my life during the week that I am posting.  Since I am involved in both the art and design world I find many opportunities to spark my ideas. I often get a new idea when talking with our design clients. When working with high-end clients in the Dallas metroplex,  we  find that there is quite a variety of personalities and ideas regarding design schemes.  Some tend to be very traditional, others eclectic, and on occasion we have the very contemporary client.   I have been working for Fabrics and Frames for the past eight years, and have learned that you must pay attention to the clients needs and leave your personal opinion  out of it while guiding them toward a polished look.  You want to direct them to what will suit their needs because at the end of the day they will be the ones living in the space that you create for them.

Using this knowledge that I have learned from working in this family owned company, I have been able to develop my own skills in regards to art and design.    One reason why the blog is so informative is because I have ventured outside of the walls of Fabrics and Frames to explore the art world and how it relates to design.  In the past year I have interned at Dallas Contemporary Museum, became a represented illustrator online through http://www.turningart.com/, created t-shirt designs, and am starting to participate in art shows around the metroplex which showcase my contemporary style of artwork.  Check out some of my art pieces below:

Girl With A Dream by Erica Guajardo. Prints available on whttp://www.turningart.com/art/gallery/search/erica%20guajardo

Walking Through Life with Movement by Erica Guajardo.  For more artwork like this visit http://www.ericaguajardoillustrations.com/.

Halloween Designed T-shirt Image by Erica Guajardo. To vote on this t-shirt getting printed visit…http://www.threadless.com/submission/440916/Exorcist_Men_T/from,lancegray02.

One of reasons I was motivated  to create my own artwork was because  when clients came in for design advice they would often complain that they could not find pieces of art to coordinate with their interiors.  I started to create images that reflected the color schemes that were discussed during that week and discovered that this made my art more marketable.  Education can come from anywhere and even though I had many design classes in school I learned the most about design under the lead designer at Fabrics and Frames, Andy Fischman.

Who leads the design team at Fabrics and Frames? 

Andy Fischman is the lead designer at Fabrics and Frames Furniture.  She is ASID certified and has guided our clients for many years in creating room schemes that they will enjoy for decades to come.  Having an excellent eye for color and space planning, Andy is able to remake a seemingly boring room into a room that will be both functional and aesthetically appealing to the customer. Designing all over the metroplex, including high-end venues such as The Ritz Carlton, The Bonaventure Condominiums, and The Grand Treviso Condos,  Andy has developed great relationships with her clients and other designers.   I should also mention that she has also designed for clients with homes in some of the most luxurious areas of Dallas such as Highland Park and Preston Hollow.  She has a personality and experience that our high-end clients love!

In 2010, Andy decided that she would venture into the art world as well, bringing high-end accessories produced by various American artists  into Fabrics and Frames, giving the showroom a completely different look!  Check out some of the art below:

Artique Decorative Trends: U.S. Artist
http://www.artiquecollection.com/store.html

Artique Decorative Trends. U.S. Artist
http://www.artiquecollection.com/store.html

By opening the store, Andy wanted to be able to supply high-end clients with luxury art for their homes that worked well with the interiors she created.  In design, it is  said to be that accessories are the finishing touches that make a house a home.  The items that are chosen for the room schemes reflect the personalities of the people who live in that home.  Andy wanted to make Fabrics and Frames a one-stop shop where you could create  custom furniture and accessorize your interior with one-of-a-kind art made by American artists.

Fabrics and Frames is a place where we are not only designers but artists.  Each designer on staff  has a background not only in interior design but art as well which gives us a different approach to how we see a room.  We are able to think outside of the box when it comes to difficult tasks assigned to us by our clients and find unique solutions to the problem areas in their room design.  Art is a reflection of life and your home should be a reflection of you. When you combine the two you get the perfect blend of both with a home that should make you happy for many years to come!

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

Writen By: Erica Guajardo

Edited By: Linda Decuir

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