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random thoughts (v.2)

Greetings, just a little rouge readers!

Here are a few random thoughts from this week…

fabrics…this month’s Home Stagers Atlantic meeting was held at Bellissimo! (& Abby’s Fabrics). These gals are very knowledgeable and can tell you anything you ever wanted to know about fabrics. And that’s good for the do-it-yourself type looking for fabric and/or some direction & advice. They also offer full services for the do-it-for-me type – everything from seamstress services, measurement checks and installation. For everything in fabric window treatments/drapery, bedding, and re-upholstery, it can be your one stop shop.

The latest trends they see happening in fabrics include an increase in options/styles available in:

• performance fabrics (indoor / outdoor fabrics, fire retardant fabrics {required in hospitality venues and many other uses})
• many more eco-friendly fabrics (organically grown, natural fibres, recycled fabrics, biodegradable ingredients, sustainable ingredients)
• lower cost designer lines offered by top fabric designers
• trending away from patterns, a move towards more natural and earth tone colors, luxury fabrics (velvets, silks, metallics)

update…I dropped in on my “big job, great client” building site on Wednesday to check out the progress. Believe it or not, it’s all framed! Part of the roof might even be on by now. It was great to see what the rooms are actually going to be like, to check out the view from all windows, to start to gauge how much light each room will get, and to be able to measure for a couch (a bit pre-mature maybe, but totally fun to do!)

whereabouts…next week’s blog will only be posted on Saturday. I’m headed to Las Vegas and will be sure to bring back lots of pictures of design and decor from The Strip (yikes!!).

See you next week,
xx rouge.

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