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

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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:

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

Merging the “Color of the Year” Colors Together

Every year Pantone chooses a list of colors which sets the trend for fashion, interiors, and merchandising.  With this in mind, we tend to see that everything around us in fashion and design is geared toward the particular chosen colors.  For some, this is great because it allows them to update their look and refresh their lifestyle.  For others, it seems to be a little wasteful  to try and update their style every year with a certain color combination.   By reviewing the  colors over the past few years you can see how the color trends have merged together thus making it easier and less expensive to remain current in your home design.

2011 Pink Chairs with 2013 Emerald interior space

2011 Pink Chairs with 2013 Emerald interior space

For the past three years (2011,2012,2013) the three “colors of year” were honey suckle pink, tango tangerine, and Emerald.  The balance of the color has remained on a even keel, allowing the designer to keep some of the favorite pieces of the past years and adding a touch of new items for the next year to keep current.  Updating the look doesn’t have to be a total makeover, but just an enhancement in trendsetting.

2011Pink and 2012 Orange Interior Colors

2011 Pink and 2012 Orange Interior Colors

Recently I have notice the trend of pink and orange merging in interior spaces once again.  As someone in the industry, I have seen this look for three years, but currently notice that it is one of the latest trends for the average consumer. This is a great thing because it allows those individuals who keep up with statement interior spaces to re-use some older pieces but enhance with fun pillows that incorporate this years color of the year, emerald.

2013 Emerald Green with 2012 orange interior space

2013 Emerald Green with 2012 Orange interior space

The original idea to merge these two colors together seems to have been inspired by the natural colors on the horizon line at dusk.  Any or all of these colors can be a great way to stretch your design budget by incorporating older items longer and re-using some of your favorite pieces.  Your interior space will stay trendy as long as you find unique ways to incorporate your older items with your newer pieces.  One of the key details to interior designing is finding statement furniture, such as older, vintage items which have a sentimental value or great ornate qualities to them.  By reupholstering them or re-vamping the stain or paint color, you can create a new life for most items, regardless if its a armoire, chair, or sofa. You can also keep your space current by adding just small touches of the current colors with pillows, ottomans, small benches and slipcovers. By being creative with your older pieces and investing in smaller new pieces it is easy to keep current and stay trendy without a huge investment!

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

Black and White…The New Inspiration in Design

The combination of  “Black and White”  is a trend that keeps emerging in the design world almost every year in one form or another.  Whether you are one who follows fashion, interiors, or the arts, this look has grasped the attention of many throughout the generations because of the contrast aspect it projects.  As you flip through your favorite magazines you often notice  this combination  emerging throughout the ads because of its attention grabbing quality.

In the interior design world, the look is currently being used in way that enhances geometric patterns.  By creating labyrinths and patterns that are hypnotizing and trend setting, this look  invites the viewer to crave this combination in their spaces.  Here is a look into the year’s most talked about patterns and how they create bold statements in your interiors.

Chevron Pattern

Chevron Inspired Room: Patterns that bring the zig-zag back!

Chevron Inspired Room: Patterns that bring the zig-zag back!

In the fashion world, the chevron (zig-zag pattern) got a lot of attention when Missoni branded this look as a trademark of his collection.  Since then the look has emerged into a pattern that creates a bold statement in the fashion, interior design and art world. Because of  its  simplistic pattern and contrast it will get the viewer’s attention quickly.  The contrast between the line weights of the design and the colors used are what allow this look to create hierarchy in the space.

Labyrinth Inspired Geometric Designs

Black and White Labyrinth Inspired Pillow

Black and White Labyrinth Inspired Pillow

Geometric designs are the latest rage in patterns.  These looks have been trending for a number of years in the design world, but have you ever wondered where the inspiration for this look came from?  Labyrinth patterns were commonly seen in the cathedrals, such as the Notre Dame de Reims.  This look was a symbol of the architect who built the structure.  Many other architects in different regions also created symbols and patterns into the ornamental features of the facades of their architecture thus creating a distinct symbol of the country in which it was created.  Today’s patterns are commonly pulled from Greek, Moroccan, and Asian themes.

Moroccan Inspired Geometric Pattern

Moroccan Inspired Geometric Pattern

Asian Inspired Geometric pattern

Asian Inspired Geometric pattern

Greek Key inspired Geometric Pattern

Greek Key inspired Geometric Pattern

Stripes

Romanesque Architecture with Striped Pattern incorporated

Romanesque Architecture with Striped Pattern incorporated

Just like geometric patterns pulled from past origins, so did striped patterns.  There are many different type of stripes, but the most popular stripe is the awning stripe.  This is a stripe that is symmetrical in width and alternates two contrasting colors.  This particular look has been used since the 6th century during the Romanesque Architectural Period in Europe.  Check out how this look is used in modern times to create a chic trend setting look!

Bold Stripe Wall pops Black and White Furniture

Bold Stripe Wall pops Black and White Furniture

Black and White is a combination which has been and will be around for centuries.  It is a bold enough look which will generally create a statement in any design.  If you are someone who is looking to create a room inspired by this combination, then let Fabrics and Frame Furniture help you!  We have an expert staff ready to make any of your design inspirations come true!

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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