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:

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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Simple for the New Year!

In the design world of furniture and fabrics more and more we are seeing a trend toward a  more simplistic style.  Whether we are discussing less ornamental detail  in the design, or less pattern in the furniture fabrics, this look has grabbed the attention of the general public.  Most of our contemporary and transitional clients that are currently looking for new pieces tend  to gravitate towards this trend because it allows them to focus on other objects in their home such as art and accent pieces.  When designing simple, you tend to create a design which looks calm and soothing and less busy to the eye. This look can be created by using all different types of fabrics not limited to but including small tone-on-tone patterns, textures, and solid fabrics.

Tone-On-Tone Fabric on Contemporary Sofa

Tone-On-Tone Fabric on Contemporary Sofa

Texture Fabric on Mid-Century Sofa

Texture Fabric on Mid-Century Sofa

Solid Contemporary Sofa

Solid Contemporary Sofa

For those who tend to like more pattern in their furniture, this look probably doesn’t apply! But for those who are ready for a change you will find that when decorating with this style your room will appear larger and more spacious as the eye and mind have less to absorb.  Although you may bring in pattern with small items like pillows or ottomans the larger scaled pieces should stay simple in their designs.

So, How does designing simple help enhance the style to my room?

One of the many perks to designing simple is that you can more easily focus on smaller objects that are  in the room.  For many that is art!  There are  different genres of art that abound, but for those that tend to stay more simple in their interior design, abstracts are some of the most popular!  In the art world, abstract is a term which means a creation of art which breaks away from the traditional representation and explores the relationships of forms and colors.  This is very similar to the design logic which is used for decorating with solids or simple fabrics.  Check out some different forms of abstract artwork which may enhance your space!

Betty-Sewell-Heavy-Morning-Rain-2012-acrylic-on-canvas-72-x-60-inches-246x300

Betty Sewell
Heavy Morning Rain
2012
acrylic on canvas
72″ x 60″
showing at the Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, Texas Showing Jan. 12, 2013- Feb. 16, 2013

Ron-Clark-Silver-and-Diox-3-2011-acrylic-on-canvas-36-x-24-inches-197x300

Ron Clark Silver and Diox
acrylic on canvas
36″ x 24″
Showing at the Cohn Drennan Contemporary Jan. 12, 2013- Feb. 16, 2013

Susan-Perkins-Transcend-sumi-ink-on-paper-with-fiber-17-x-15-in-copy-doc-300x245

Susan Perkins
Transcend sumi ink on paper with fiber
17 “x 15”
showing at the Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, Texas Jan. 12, 2013- Feb. 16, 2013

The images above are considered  abstracts and would create a statement with simple furniture!  These particular pieces represent a form of abstract expressionism that show the viewer that art work  is not only defined by color but also by the texture it has in the piece.  At Fabrics and Frames we have found that incorporating abstracts in our room designs has been a great way to create a sleeker look for our more contemporary clients.  This is why we have introduced new abstract artwork to our 2013 showroom.  Featuring the artist Erica Guajardo’s version of abstract expressionism, she shows abstracts which have great texture as well as design.  Check out some of the artwork which has been sold and shown in the showroom!

Afro-Man Abstract By: Erica Guajardo 7' x 4' Acrylic on Canvas

Afro-Man Abstract
By: Erica Guajardo
7′ x 4′
Acrylic on Canvas

Emerald 13 By: Erica Guajardo 8" x 36" Acrylic on Wood

Emerald 13
By: Erica Guajardo
8″ x 36″
Acrylic on Wood

Penny Face By: Erica Guajardo 18" x 24" Acrylic on Wood

Penny Face
By: Erica Guajardo
18″ x 24″
Acrylic on Wood

Black, White, and Flowers By: Erica Guajardo 12" x 24" Acrylic on Wood

Black, White, and Flowers
By: Erica Guajardo
12″ x 24″
Acrylic on Wood

As you can see this type of art is not limited to very simple colors and textures but it also encompasses lots of color and fluid movement. So when you incorporate it into a simplistic room design there will be a lot of interest created for the eye and mind to absorb.

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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