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

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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.

neon-interiorgreen-yellow-furniture-table

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

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

Bohemian Chic Interiors

The word “Chic” is a great adjective we use in the industry to describe many different trends.  This particular word can be combined with almost any style, a few examples: “Bohemian- Chic”, “Sleek-Chic”, and “Arsty-Chic”.   As younger designers start to make statements with their design choices, they develop a jargon to describe certain stylistic characteristics for the general public.  The words created are usually drawn from fashion trends, art-movements, and everyday sayings.  I recently read an article about fabric patterns and how the trend is gearing towards a “boho-chic (bohemian chic)” look which made me smile. So I’m sharing it with you!

 What is Bohemian Chic?  How do I create this look for my home?

Bohemian Chic Room

Bohemian Chic Room

To understand what the term “Bohemian Chic” means, you must understand the term “bohemian” first!  A bohemian person is described as “a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.”   When decorating with this style in mind, you may see many patterns that look tribal.  Common patterns that are seen today are Ikats and Kilim designs.  These particular patterns have often been seen in blankets, carpets, and textiles of indigenous lifestyles.  They are still seen in dwellings, but are usually associated with accent furniture.

Traditional Ikat Pattern

Traditional Ikat Pattern

Traditional Kilim Pattern

Traditional Kilim Pattern

Although traditional colors were often symbolic of dyes made from the earth, muted in tone, modern day patterns of these traditional designs are enhanced with vibrant color pallets.  These brighter colors project both energy and youthfulness in a room.  Whether you are someone who has a taste for tranquil designs or  are more drawn to whimsical interiors, this look comes in a wide arrange of options that allow you to find your niche.  I have provided examples of both looks below:

Tranquil Ikat Pattern Inspired Room

Tranquil Ikat Pattern Inspired Room

Bohemian Contemporary Room

Bohemian Contemporary Room

Staying current in trends is sometimes hard, because  trends are frequently changing as the design world will not tolerate becoming stagnant.  This look is good for the average person because it allows the individual to gather everyday trinkets and group them together with  favorite colors.  If you are worried about investing in furniture with this look because you feel that it will change too quickly, then a suggestion would be to create a pillow from  old skirts, shirts, or  scarves with these patterns in them. It’s a great way to stay “green” and up-to-date with your interior style!  Another plus for using this style is that it is  asymmetrical and allows  for one-of-a-kind items that don’t necessarily “match” the entire room. Because of this you are able to incorporate both old and new when creating that perfect bohemian atmosphere!

Many of the current fabric lines carry lots of these patterns in a wide variety of colors. At Fabrics and Frames we are always willing to help you create a room or single piece in whatever style you are currently drawn to.  So if you want to add a new piece of  “bohemia” to your room or transform an older piece into this style come visit us for the most current patterns available!

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

Trend of the Year: Geometric Patterns

As designers we know that the fabric industry constantly has trends that appear and disappear quicker than your eye can blink.  Over the past couple of years we have seen that geometric patterns have become a dramatic influence on how modern interior designing is emerging.  These patterns are used for multiple purposes, such as furniture, pillows, lamps, rugs, bedding, etc.  The reason why this trend is so influential is that it allows the average person to incorporate pattern in the room scheme without being too overbearing.  Most geometric designs these days are limited to two to three colors with just enough emphasis in the room to make a subtle but bold statement. Some examples are below:

Geometric Slipcover Chair

Geometric Slipcover Chair

Geometric Rug

Geometric Rug

Geometric Fabric used on Classic Knoll Sofa

Geometric Pillows with Geometric Bench Cushions

Geometric Pillows with Geometric Bench Cushions

Geometric Patterns on Bedding

Geometric Patterns on Bedding

Geometric Lamp Shades

Geometric Lamp Shades

So Where do I look to get geometric patterns like these?

These patterns are offered by a variety of companies, but here are some of my favorite patterns and where to get them below:

Fabrics around $50 per yard:

Michael Jon Designs: Grotto/ Ocean

Michael Jon Designs: Blaze/ Ocean

Kravet Smart: 31053/16

Kravet Smart: 31053/16

Fabrics around $100 per yard

Duralee: 15155/340

Duralee: 15155/340

Greenhouse Fabrics: A1582/ Citrine

Greenhouse Fabrics: A1582/ Citrine

Fabrics $100 and above

Kravet: 31797/15

Kravet: 31797/15

Geometric Patterns could eventually emerge into a classic style of contemporary pattern.  Not really basing their origin of design on a particular type of style, rather on symmetry and geometry which gives it a minimalistic approach to design.  This look is great for the average person that wants that architectural influence incorporated in their room design.  Many of these patterns come in bold statement colors, but for those that are not too color savy they also come in neutrals!

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

Writen By: Erica Guajardo

Edited By: Linda Decuir

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