Archive | July 2013

Exploring the World of Design Legacy

In a few words
astonishing, awe-inspiring, heart-stirring, impressive, visually stimulating beyond measure…

Welcome to the Design Legacy showroom for the July market in Atlanta. Just the tip of the iceberg to describe our experience in the world of Design Legacy. The radiant yellow punch against the calligraphic Asian moment is nothing less than ….breathtaking!

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In pure sensory overload, the vibrant and striking colors, patterns and displays of Design Legacy create an environment of casual luxury, comfort and sophistication.

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Design Legacy manufacturers custom designed home furnishings –  Pillows, Upholstery and Artwork – Hand-blocked fabrics on 100% natural cotton. . Established in 1992, DL represents the exclusive designs of owner Kelly O’Neal and other featured designers. Colorful, creative, inventive home décor is featured in many major publications and sold exclusively in Tallahassee at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics & Furnishings, conveniently located in The Market District.


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AND FUN! Susan and team had a wonderful and exciting time buying new Design Legacy inventory just for you. Many thanks to Suzanne and Krista for keeping shop in our absence.

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Wallpaper is back in vogue!

Chrysalis Fine Fabrics & Furnishings aspires to offer our customer the most current trends in fabrics, custom fabrication, furnishings & yes, wallpaper.


WALLPAPER (not your grandmother’s ) coming back into vogue
By TIM BUTT McClatchy Newspapers

It seems that wallpaper has been around forever, or at least for 2,000 years, dating back to when the Chinese started to hang decorated rice paper on their walls. Since then, wallpaper has been popular, reflecting designs and patterns that change to suit the fashion of the times.

When modernism came into style in the last part of the 20th century, white walls with little embellishment were the preference, and wallpaper fell out of favor. Today, wallpaper is becoming more popular because new materials, as well as advancements in digital, photo and printing technologies, have brought a new generation of artists and designers to the medium.

Two recent trends in wall coverings are papers being made with uncommon materials, and the return to making hand-painted or handmade wallpapers.

Think accent: Think of wallpaper as a large piece of art and add it to just one wall in your space as an accent. Use a bold pattern or colors and let it be the focus of the room. If you should have a room with molding on the walls that creates a paneled effect, just add the wallpaper inside of the panels.

Think framed: Wallpaper can be art, so go ahead and mount a piece on plywood backing, frame it and hang it on the wall.

Think ceilings: Wallpaper doesn’t have to be just for walls. Consider applying it to the ceiling to give your room an unexpected twist. (source)


Established in 1886 Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm. Known for a fresh, inspiring color  palette with classic style, Thibaut offers unsurpassed quality and design in styles ranging from historic reproductions, toile, and chinoiserie to tropical  and novelty patterns. With an insightful knowledge of trends and what homeowners want, Thibaut consistently delivers uniquely designed collections, supported  by excellent service.

Thibaut holds a vast array of wallpaper and fabric patterns in its design repertoire. Each collection contains a distinct group of designs by themes such as traditional, nautical, stripes or toile. Today will showcase the Texture Resource Collection.

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The high-performance wallcoverings in Thibaut’s New Texture Resource Collection are ideal for commercial and residential application and durable enough to withstand high-traffic areas like hallways, bathrooms and kid rooms. The embossed vinyls have a tactile, textured surface which gives depth an dimension that cannot be achieved with paint. Resistant to stains of many types, these wallpapers can be scrubbed with most household cleaning products. Resonant colors ranging from light greys and neutrals to dark and spicy earth tones, with surprising metallic and pops of color can be found throughout.

Stop by the shop and let’s take a look at the latest in home interior wallcovering. 1410 Market St., next to My Favorite Things. 850-224-2924