31 August 2009

fresh fabric finds @ diamond

m21 went shopping this past week, searching for inspiration for a new project, a 'freshening up' of living/dining area of a home with some serious modern architecture. we are going to reuse much of the client's existing mid-century classic furniture but throw in some seating that is actually comfortable (the curse of much mid-century seating- many are just plain old uncomfortable). we also want to make the room seem a bit more contemporary, and less period by the addition of a few new key pieces and rearranging the existing ones for better use of space and flow. not the biggest job we've ever had, but certainly in line with what clients are looking for in our current economic climate- style and comfort, with an eye for value. people are realizing their homes are somewhere they are going to be for a while, as opposed to upgrading every two years, and thus they want to enjoy them now, not at some unspecified future date (also without spending a fortune, of course. nobody seems to have fortunes these days, anyhoo).

one of our stops was diamond foam and fabric, where we were pleased to see they had some updated fabric choices (things were looking a bit dowdy on our last few visits). one of the curses of shopping at diamond is that a good portion of the fabrics are limited stock, so if you need 22 yards for a sectional, you are often out of luck- so we were pleased to see a new section of hipper fabrics available to order by the yard (2 yard min, and samples can be ordered for a fee). prices we saw ranged from $25.00 to $125.00, making them a slightly better priced option then ordering from a showroom- plus diamond sells to the general public, not just us designers. speaking of designers, it's also fun to see the names of the decorators who have stuff on hold- you'd recognize lots of them, we promise!

cuteness, right?

for chic, since she's been obsessing about orange

love this cut velvet zebra- don't know where i'd use it, but love it nonetheless...

diamond still needs to update it's toiles- much waverly sadness here, and there are so many great designs on the market...

loving the ikat prints- ikat is just one of our favoritist things ever. wish they had some brighter color choices, but the black/gray at the bottom should prove to be pretty versatile- we are showing it to a different client for some throw pillows at our next meeting (so don't go buy all the stock, k?)

all of these blue and white prints are pretty- how can one go wrong with blue and white, anyway?

these are alright too...

ps- diamond does have an extensive collection of solids too- in fact that's what we swatched most on our visit- we selected some great velvets, chenilles, and burlaps (plus our beloved embossed vinyl), but while solids are generally our fabric of choice for upholstery since they don't wear out their visual welcome quite as fast as a pattern, they make a booooooooring photo, so we just captured the prints for our post. hope you enjoyed them!

4 comments:

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Oh, great selection!! So much to choose from! :D You know, interiormall.com also has great and affordable prices to the masses. I recognized several of the fabrics from your selection that are also available there :)

Those ikat prints are just stunning! I especially loved the red with deep blue accents. Who's it by?

mary said...

Just reread your post "some days are better than others"--fantastic. The hunt, the find, the company and theatre all in one day!!! Thanks for sharing, sometimes it is so easy to forget how blessed we are in so many little ways. How are Mona and Richard doing in this heat? Stay cool.

Lucinda said...

I've been meaning to get in there, the couch is looking tired.

Style Court said...

I definitely enjoyed the tour!