Archive | August 2013

A New Look at the House of Chrysalis!

Everyday at Chrysalis is another opportunity to create something beautiful and this week is no exception. We put our creative juices to work in visual merchandising. We love what we do and enjoy working with our customers to create the designs of their dreams. Most of the time we are knee deep in fabric swatches, spools of trim, hardware and rugs samples. Once we have a vision for a project, we pull out all the stops to make it happen.


Here is a before scene during what was a very successful and creative session with a client. As you know, we are visual people and the more examples we use to illustrate the vision, the better we can convey a concept to a customer. You can see that we had propped a custom headboard in front of the shelves of pillows, stacked some trim on a shelf that might work into the design and  moved in rustic doors to hang some art. The space is cozy and comfortable for sharing ideas and flipping through swatches, but we decided we were ready for a little something new.

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Once the shelves were removed, Thibaut grass cloth wallpaper became the perfect backdrop to define our new vignette and gave us an opportunity to use our burlap trim and nail heads  – for that touch of wow.  Sherwin WilliamsBLONDE” paint matches beautifully with the paper and creates a cohesive look.  Next, the large brown zebra strip area rug anchored the space and became the footprint for developing the design project.

While staying true to our business – FABRIC, we used the neutral color palette on the custom upholstered sofa and added our signature pillows. The round side table is layered with a dark brown topper over the off white tablecloth. A custom drapery panel is being fabricated as we speak and will complete the look!

A fabulous selection of mirrors arrived this week, so we used three different mirrors to compliment the space. A side wicker table, a lamp, some decorating books and our new vignette is a beautiful space to enjoy with our customers.

We hope you’ll stop by this week and take a peek at all the new inventory arriving each day. We’re already planning ideas for your fall gatherings with family and friends, and you’re sure to love them!

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Note the varying heights of the accessories on the table. They add interest and texture; even the linen lined compote shows our textile obsession.

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A new collection of wood frames & burlap, burlap table runners and so much more are the go-to accessories for your fall gatherings and entertaining. As always, we can add a monogram or custom embroidery element that makes the creation speak your personal style.

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