Floral is Back!

Flowers are a symbol of peace, serenity, and love.  Many choose to decorate with this image because  floral patterns have been  a statement in traditional furniture for centuries.  When used as accents to bring the colors of the room together, this particular look will give a subtle feminine influence to a room’s decor.

Vector Floral Pattern

Since the early 90’s, traditional floral patterns have been gradually fading away and transitioning into something which looks like a minimalist approach using contemporary vector art. With this look individuals are able to place a splash of floral design in their home without overwhelming the look so that it appears too feminine.  By keeping the floral patterns to a minimum of 2-6 colors, this look mimics famous printmakers similar to Andy Warhol’s contemporary art images.

Andy Warhol's Flowers

For the 2013 Summer Season, many new fabrics and products are being produced that help create a “Garden Party” theme.  Using colors like Tangerine Orange, Emerald, Rhododendron Pink, Bright Yellow, and Peony Pink brightens up the space with great vivid colors and complements the season of summer.  If you are one who is contentious of the seasons and always looking to transition your space to reflect different parts of the year, a tip would be to invest in some solid cooler toned pillows or accessories to mix with the vivid colors of the summer so that your room will not be too over powered by the brightness.

Floral Interiors using solid pillows

Many of the current trends are inspired by the earth’s natural hues.  Floral arrangements are chosen by the many different bold tones of floral arrangements.  Some of the most vibrant flowers are the Gerber daisies, which come in a wide array of pigments.  Other often used colors are influenced by those in the horizon.  Inspiration comes from what is familiar to us. As we  notice the foliage  pigment changes as the seasons change, we are inspired to choose  a variety of different hues to bring into our interiors.  Although you may be inclined to choose brighter hues for the summer, you may be more prone to choose a palette which suits your needs all year round.  A great combination would be Earth tones of Orange, Green, Gold and Purple. The colors can remain the same but the hues can change with the seasons.

Florals will always be in style in some fashion or the other. The trick to keeping up with the times is to adapt your style to the current trends using colors that make you happy and content!

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

ROY G BIV Christmas!

Tis’ the season to be merry and bright!  Christmas is the time of the year where we put out decorations in our homes which give us joy and make us smile.  Most homes are decorated with the traditional colors of red and green at this time of year, but some like to create Christmas schemes of contemporary colors which reflect some of their favorite colors or colors in their existing home decor.  When choosing the direction you will go for holiday decorations, please keep in mind the acronym “ROY G. BIV”.    In design, this acronym helps many understand color theory.  I have attached a video below to help you understand further!

After  understanding that “ROY G. BIV” is a acronym for RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO, VIOLET, we can start to ponder about what colors we will use for this holiday season.  Since many of us are leaning towards using synthetic trees to help with preservation of our ecosystem, we have found out that there is a much wider variety of colors for Christmas than ever before available for our own holiday decor!

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With such a wide variety of colors to choose from, you may  get overwhelmed  and have a hard time determining what  colors to incorporate into your Christmas.  Below you will find different color schemes which you can use to help you create  a design that emphasizes your favorite color during this holiday season.  Check it out!

Red Christmas

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When creating a “Red Christmas”, it is best to stay monochromatic with the “red” and pair it with accessories of white, silver or gold  to enhance the theme and keep it chic.  These neutral tones will not be too over baring and will give a subtle holiday flicker to the ambiance of the room.

Orange Christmas

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Although the color orange is often reserved for the holidays of Halloween or Thanksgiving, this color can  be used to create an organic, earthy Christmas.  If you like to use real “non-synthetic” trees because you love the smell that a fresh pine brings to your home, then you may also like introducing dried oranges as decorative ornaments as well as using pine cones and other products from nature to keep it very natural.

Yellow and Gold Christmas

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For those who don’t like too much color in their homes, a gold or yellow inspired tree may be the answer this holiday season!  Decorating your tree with  yellow or gold accessories will brighten up the room, yet the ambiance will remain tranquil.  There is very little color that is introduced in this color scheme. However if you would like to add a little contrast color to the scheme, perhaps a suggestion would be the  brighten up the room blue! The photo above shows how you can incorporate both colors together, but still keep the look very subtle in tone.

Green Christmas

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When you think about having a “green” Christmas,you may not feel that the color will create much impact in the room.  To the contrary, this look can feel very cozy and inviting because of the organic qualities that it creates in the home.  When creating a holiday scheme with this color, think lime green!  This color will create contrast with the evergreen or white Christmas tree that you may have in your home and give the room some “pop”.  Many may think that this color will be too contemporary for a traditional home, you can create a room scheme with this color that is very transitional.

Blue Christmas

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In the western hemisphere, we celebrate Christmas during the winter season. Many of you wish for a “white” Christmas which brings  snow and ice and is often associated with the color blue.  For those of us who would like to create a winter wonderland in our homes having a blue Christmas is a great alternative.   This look works best with the colors white and silver because it keeps the blue crisp and vibrant regardless if you are decorating with a turquoise blue or a sapphire blue.

Purple Christmas

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Looking for a dramatic Christmas?  Create a room around deep violet…  This look works best when you incorporate gold because it compliments the luxurious color.   Since this color appears to be very dark in tone, don’t be shy about going over the top with glamour and glitter!  This will help draw the eye to the holiday spirit the color can bring.

Multi-Colored Christmas

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For many of us, the holiday season is only about gathering with loved ones and the “perfect” Christmas decor is not important.  Your ideal Christmas decorated home will include handcrafted ornaments that have been handed down from generation to generation that bring us wonderful memories and showcase all the different colors you love through out the year!  Not selecting a specific color scheme creates a fun and energetic Christmas which can be  warm and inviting to others and exudes the real meaning of Christmas!

At Fabrics and Frames Furniture we cater to all colors of the rainbow! If you are having trouble this holiday season finding that perfect runner for the table, or tree skirt, we can solve that problem by creating you a custom one!  Even though we specialize in creating custom furniture from the ground up, we also take on small jobs which can create the final touches to a room!

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

For more tips from Fabrics and Frames about Christmas, Check out our other article: https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/trendy-christmas-interiors/

Handcrafted Jewelry from United States Artist

Fabrics and Frames represents artist from around the United States, through a company called Artique Decorative Collections. We are now going to allow our viewers a chance to purchase some of our collection through eBay! This will be a way for our international and out of state viewers to get a chance to fulfill there lives with items that we recommend. Trying to make your life more beautiful! Thanks for check out our merchandise. Collection consist of jewelry, handcrafted decorative accessories for the home, and wall art. View the details on the post to learn more about the product!

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Erica Guajardo’s Artwork featured with Fabrics and Frame Chair

Pantone Color 2012: Tangerine Tango…What Inspires the color?

It is a new year and with this brings new beginnings.  “Tangerine Tango” was elected the new color of the year. Pantone may be giving us an underlying message that revolves around the color orange.  A new year means new resolutions and new attitudes.  Having a positive outlook on the coming year can only make it better! 

So what Inspires the color Orange?

The Psychology of the color states that orange is used to create a happy, energetic, warm, organic environment. When a color emotes such a  positive outlook this could encourage you to be more positive in your life when you embrace the color.  Adding orange to your life in interior space, wardrobe, and little accessories here and there will grab the attention of those around you and help you to feel more optimistic.    It is well-known that orange is one of the brightest colors on the color spectrum.  It puts out a vibe that states you are ambitious and look at the world with a “new dawn in attitude”. This is the perfect way to start the new year!

Why is Orange considered an Organic Color?

The color orange is derived from the orange fruit .  It was introduced into the English language around the 1500’s and before then was referred to as “yellow-red”.  You can find the color in the sky’s horizon,  in nature’s landscape, and some of the oldest religious ceremonies in the world.  Some examples are:

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Traditional Ceremonies

The Color orange has a wide array of natural elements which gives it the sense of being organic.  Even with different areas of culture inspiring the design style, orange is always viewed in the captured photographs as being a happy, positive enlightened color. So how do I use this knowledge of the color orange to create a more positive living environment? First, you must develop what type of look you are trying to accomplish. a. Trendy

b.Calming

c. Motivating

One thing that  all of these rooms have in common is that orange is used as an accent in the room. If you decide to use orange as the main color in the room, you will be making a very bold statement which could be too overwhelming.  So instead of creating a huge orange wall, try incorporating the color in accessories, pillows and small objects.  In order to subdue the color, you may want to pick a pattern that has orange incorporated with neutral color such as grey or beige or a darker color such as navy blue.  When you use white furniture instead of dark black furniture, it gives orange a more contemporary warm feel.  Using dark wood furniture in the room may come across as a “Halloween feel” if you do not incorporate white or a lighter color in the living space somehow.  If you are someone who is looking to go green, in a orange way…  Try recycling an old chair or piece of furniture.  Painted furniture is a great way to add excitement in a room.  When designing a room many designers look for that special piece that will grab the viewer’s attention.  So a suggestion for the do it yourself designer is to look for an old piece of furniture that has great lines.  Go to your local paint store for orange acrylic paint, find a shade you really love and give that old piece of furniture a new life.  Some examples of recycled furniture are below:

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As you can see the color orange can be used in many ways in your home. There is a reason it is the color of the year. Try it in pillows, accessories and bedding if an orange piece of furniture is just too much for you. It adds excitement, fun, optimism and positive vibes to any room!    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 at andy@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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