We love animal print here at Blawnox Upholstery. Animal prints are a easy way to add some sizzle and glamour to your space. You can be big and bold and upholster your whole chair, or ottoman in one of these gorgeous cut velvets from Duralee fabrics or just add a sublet pop of fun and color and use one of these decorative trims from Kravet Design. Either way you can't go wrong.
Moms old chairs
These two matching purple vinyl chairs use to belong to the client's Mother. She is having the chairs re-done in a bold orange print with yellow and burnt orange accents. Can't wait to see the after of these chairs. Here is a sneak peak.
Grasscloth Resource Volume 3 by Thibaut: A Collection of Grasses, Raffia and Paper Weaves
Thibaut introduces Grasscloth Resource Volume 3, a dynamic collection of grasses, raffia and paper weaves. This vibrant collection includes grasscloths with printed geometric shapes, as well as colorful sisals and mylar papers with high-gloss metallic finishes. The striking textures of these wallcoverings add depth and dimension, while warm and freshly colored grounds naturally coordinate with other patterns.
Inspired by Moroccan art, Zagora is a playful geometric shape printed on top of sisal with a touch of metallic in some colorways.
Originating from a pattern in the Spring Lake Collection and evolving into a grasscloth in the Tea House Collection, East Gate makes yet another appearance in Grasscloth Resource Volume 3 with four new colorways. The bamboo lattice pattern is printed underneath a layer of sisal and modified so it can be reverse hung.
Adapted from the Maze pattern in the Enchantment Collection, Maze Grasscloth is a simple and chic Greek Key, modified so it can be reverse hung. Some colorways include a glamorous printed metallic on top of the sisal.
First seen in Grasscloth Resource, there are now 26 new and refined colorways of Shang Extra Fine Sisal. The collection has been enlivened by endless neutrals plus fun, bright colors of this detailed and elegant sisal.
Santa Fe is a paper weave with a crafty, handmade basket-look that is rich in texture and momentum.
With variegated shades and 17 colorways, Adriatic is a natural paper weave with color combinations like navy and taupe, coral and beige, and sage with a hint of burnt red.
Santa Barbara is a heavy paperweave that is simple and clean with a natural strie effect.
Colored and foiled grounds shine through the fibrous lines ofStablewood. There are 10 colorways of this open and loosely woven paper weave.
Pieces of raffia have been woven together and coated with pearlescent sheens of metallic silver, gold and champagne in the delicate and lovely Pearl Bay. The natural variations in size and knots make this grasscloth truly unique.
Gulf Shore's guilded raffia has been brushed with a layer of metallic on top, giving this natural wallcovering movement and direction.
Tried and true, Carolina Raffia is a real woven palm raffia. There are now two new colorways, aqua and grey, in addition to the two existing neutrals from the Monterey Collection. Its natural irregularities are what create the beauty of this favorited textured wallpaper.
Regatta Raffia is a neater paperweave with fewer imperfections than a true raffia. Grasscloth Resource 3 introduces five new colorways in addition to the eight offered in the Biscayne Collection. The highs and lows of color emanate from the lines of this elegant paper weave wallcovering.
Strength embodied Sachon Basket is a tightly bound paper weave saturated with rich color to create a tactile back drop. The four exisiting colorways from Menswear Resource were brought forward to be recognized among other natural wallcoverings.
When I think of fall a few things come to mind, pumpkin spice lattes, hayrides, warm apple cider, beautiful mums, and the rich vibrant colors when the leaves change. Here are some tips on different ways to bring those colors into your home for the holidays.
Accessories are a great way to change out your look and keep your style fresh. Custom pillows can really help change the look of a space and are a great way to bring in little details. Pictured below are fabrics from Thibaut Design that have a wonderful color scheme for fall. Also pictured is a handmade kilim pillow from Turkey.
A quick way to give your walls a makeover is getting some canvases and wrapping them in either fabric or wallpaper. The great thing about this is it allows you to bring a bold print or wild design into your space that you can easily take down and change anytime you want. Here are a few examples of some great wallpapers from JF that would be perfect for fall.
A way to give your sofa or chair a new look is to change the cushions. As long as your cushions are removable we can make you as many sets of cushion covers as you want. This chair from Kravet is a great example of changing one simple element to get a completely different look.
Hopefully some of my tips inspired you. As always we are happy to help you with any project or idea you may have. Your creativity is our limit.
In our Fall Upholstery Event you can save 20% off our special order designer fabrics, and our in stock fabrics are just $25.00 a yard. I have pulled a small sampling of both our special order fabrics and our in stock fabrics.
These designer special order fabrics are just a small selection of the what we have to offer from companies like Kravet, Duralee, Thibaut, and Fabricut to name a few.
Here are some samples of our in stock fabrics that are just $25.00 a yard
Don't worry if none of these appeal to you we have thousands of more fabrics!
A trip to High Point
In April some of us here at Blawnox Upholstery were lucky enough to get to go to High Point North Carolina for the big Furniture Market. When I started here at Blawnox two years ago what I knew about the upholstery world was pretty close to nothing. So getting to go to High Point and see the Industry from a different perspective was great. We got to see different manufacturing methods, new designs, and upcoming trends. I felt like a kid in a candy store.
Our first stop happened to be Saddlemans, a leather company based in Santa Fe New Mexico. They specialize in cowhides. We picked up a few of their hides and they are available in our showroom. We have all sorts of ideas for the hides. I am personally making a custom ottoman with one for my husband’s library.
One of my favorite stops was the Thibaut Design Showroom. We carry Thibaut and I am a big fan of their fabrics and wallpapers. It was really nice to see all the new fabrics and styles that they were showcasing at High Point.
We also made a brief stop at Masterfield Furniture were we picked up this beautiful Asian print chair.
It would be impossible to put into one blog post the number of things that we saw at The High Point Furniture Market. It was a great time and a wonderful experience. I hope to be going back next year!
A new collection from Kravet and designer Diane von Furstenberg. Formerly a princess she is a American fashion designer best known for the knitted jersey wrap dress, which is in the collection of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1976 Newsweek Magazine called her "the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel." She brought her signature taste and style to Kravet offering a exclusive collection of fabrics and trims. The collection features bold animal prints, black and white color schemes with pops of color, geometric and abstract prints. A truly unique collection of fabrics and trims meant to be mixed and matched to bring the style of high fashion to your home.
I love birds, I know its a bit of a cliche with them being on everything these days, but I still love them. I get very excited when other people come into the showroom and love them as much as I do. So If you are a bird lover check out these great pieces we have upholstered in bird print fabrics and a selection of fantastic bird print fabrics from our supplies.
This week the outside of the showroom got a bit of a sprucing up. A beautiful new red door with a large window was added to allow extra light and visibility. I especially like the wood grain detail with the oil rubbed bronze hardware.
Most exciting is the new window. Before our window was very segmented and it was hard to do a window display without it looking choppy. I can’t wait to design a new window display! Stay tuned to see what we come up with.
It is far too often that I see pieces of furniture left on the side of the road with just a few nicks, bruises and scuffs. If there is anything that we take for granted it is the desire to repair—to salvage and enhance rather than toss. Today’s before and after, is a chair the client had from her Grandmother. She had just gotten married and wanted to bring these pieces into her home. The goal with these chairs was to update the look as well as the style. We removed the skirt and used two complimentary fabrics. The stripe was picked to help enhance the clean and simple lines of the chair while the green provides a nice neutral element. The use of two complimentary fabrics on the same piece is a great way to make something ordinary into something extraordinary - a statement piece.