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Fabric talk with Fabricut

Want to know what’s hot in fabrics for your home? Today on GMT I sat with fabric expert Margie Gomez from Fabricut to get the scoop.  Watch the segment here.

Fabricut has been in business for over 50 years.  Their line includes more than 58,000 exquisite fabrics and trimmings. They pride themselves in their daily commitment to develop exclusive products for customers with an array of traditional, transitional and contemporary styles, patterns and palettes available.  Based in Tulsa Oklahoma, they are able to offer an extensive line of in-stock fabrics which can be shipped out immediately to satisfy your quick turn around deadlines.

Fabricut has teamed up with well known furniture & textile designer Lilian August to create a stunning new fabric line.  The line, exclusive to Fabricut, takes an updated approach to traditional designs that were dreamed up by influences from August’s life and her wealth of design knowledge.  (see some of the fabrics from Lilian August here & here.

A few of my favs from Fabricut

Fabricut Fabric Kolman Color Jade

Fabricut Fabric Karloff Color Lagoon

Fabricut Fabric Perry Skin Color Nile

Fabricut Fabric Shocker Color Amber Sky

Fabricut Fabric Fairstein Color Brass

Fabricut sells to the trade only.  For pricing & ordering information contact an IBB designer.

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Nail it with Nail heads!

Add some pazazz to your furniture & nail the look you want.  Sorry for the pun.  I just couldn’t resist 😉

A technique once used out of necessity is making a huge comeback in a very sophisticated stylish way.  Nail heads can really liven up a Plain Jane sofa, chair and other accessories.   They date back to the period of 1560-1643 and the advent of French Country Style during the reign of Louis XIII.  The Os de Mouton chair marked the introduction of nail head trim

A nail head is a decorative accent that is used to embellish upholstered furniture & even some case goods.  They can accentuate the style of the piece and is usually used on arms and rails.  Nail heads are most commonly used with leather-upholstered furniture, particularly leather sofas, chairs and ottomans.

Ideas for how & when to use:

  • *can be used to add accents, decoration, or “jewelry” for your furniture
  • *when re-upholstering your own furniture to add a finished look and to hide staples or imperfections
  • *nail heads come in many designs, sizes and finishes ~ plain to ornate, polished brass or brushed nickel
  • *can be found at hardware stores and home centers
  • *nail heads must be hammered in one by one by using a tack hammer