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Friday, April 24, 2009

High Point & outdoor velvet

I'm off to High Point, NC! YIPPEE! It is the center of the furniture universe (OK, and Milan) for two weeks a year for the International Home Furnishings Market.....so much to see, so much to order! As fun as it is to see all the great stuff, it sure is exhausting, thank God that some of the showrooms come equipped with margarita machines.....so I will be over and out until at least next Thursday.

Until then........we had a great install today at a clients' home of a cushion for a radiator cover/bench in their formal dining room. They had a 137" banquette built over the radiator to even out the room and provide extra seating. The grid work on the vent covers needed to match the rest of the covers throughout the house and it was a challenge to find! Since the window gets full southern exposure all day and it is in a dining room with great potential for getting dirty, we had to be careful about our fabric choices. So........we chose Great Outdoors Aqua Velvet by Holly Hunt. I swear, I could use this fabric everywhere! It is completely bulletproof! Solution dyed acrylic, 102,000 double rubs (really!), guaranteed 3 years for fading, passes flammability standards, soil resistant and you can leave it outside 365! YIPPEE! I used it on another clients sectional sofa, in my backyard on my outdoor cushions and now in this indoor bench cushion... and it really is a velvet - an outdoor velvet! Oh yeah, it comes in 11 colors, the picture here - which I know does not show the project or the fabric off so well - is in Night Hawk - which is a super dark charcoal. It is not inexpensive, at $144 per yard retail, but worth every penny.....you can even pour bleach on it without leaving a mark! truly remarkable.....


OK then, off to Market - I can't wait to share all the goodies I find! See you soon!

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