Archive | October 2013

The Creation of a Collection

Trend and Jaclyn Smith are introducing a new crewel embroidery on a matte ground cotton, inspired by a small pillowcase found at a document dealer in New York. Jaclyn’s love of crewel aligns perfectly with the ethnic yet traditional theme that flows throughout this new collection.


Introducing The Creation of a Collection, a new behind the scenes video series from Trend. Together with Jaclyn Smith, Trend’s design team goes in depth into the inspiration, design, development and end uses of Trend’s Jaclyn Smith Home–Volume III fabrics and trimmings, taking viewers on a visual tour of the journey from inspiration boards to final designs with finished product.

Trend offers beautiful fabrics at an exceptional value. Building on Fabricut’s history of servicing the interior design industry since 1954, Trend carries the same hallmarks of quality fabrics, dependable delivery and reliable customer service, all with a personal touch.

For a closer look at the Collection, visit Chrysalis Fine Fabrics at 1410 Market St., Tallahassee, FL  850-224-2924. For events, promotions and special sales, follow this blog and LIKE us on Facebook.

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We celebrate Suzanne!

Significant milestones are worth celebrating and yesterday, with full hearts, we celebrated!

Having been at Chrysalis Fine Furnishings & Fabrics for 28 years, Suzanne Conner feels close connections with co-workers and customers through the relationships she has formed. Her talent in understanding and using color has served her well in coordinating decorator fabrics and home design projects for Chrysalis’s customers.

She began her career while still in college working for Arlene Wingate, then owner of Chrysalis Fabrics. Arlene brought Suzanne on board and under her creative wing. She taught the young student design principles and shared her expertise as she trained Suzanne in the industry.

In 2005, Chrysalis was sold and new owner Susan Hugunin moved the designer fabric shop to The Market District . Suzanne quickly developed a close working relationship and personal friendship with her new employer.

A few years ago, Suzanne discovered her passion for painting, incorporating her love of color and creativity. The developing artist debuted her talent during The Art of Summer Living event (2011) and currently shares her artwork in the local community selling at local art shows, via Facebook and on her blog, Firefly Evenings. In pursuit of her love of painting, Suzanne will leave Chrysalis Fabrics and devote herself full time to her art. This Thursday will be her last day on the job, and although we will miss her terribly, the staff of Chrysalis wishes her the very best from the bottom of our hearts.

“ No matter the size of your home, if you have art and flowers, in my humble opinion… you live majestically.”


Love Letter to Monet
Suzanne Conner

On Sunday at a small gathering of co-workers, we celebrated Suzanne with hugs and warm wishes for a bright future in the arts and cherished the heart-felt moments. We enjoyed food, flowers, pear cake (thank you Bryant) and fond memories of the days we’ve shared.

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Susan Hugunin, owner Chrysalis Fine Fabrics along with
Suzanne Conner and Arlene Wingate

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Letty & Suzanne

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Suzanne & Krista

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Thank you Danna for a very special celebration! You are a wonderful friend, co-worker and the perfect hostess!

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This Thursday will be Suzanne’s last day at Chrysalis. We invite the public to stop by the shop and let’s show our support with love and best wishes as she pursues her passion in art. 1410 Market St.

Use Vintage Fabric in Outdoor Entertaining!

Poolside, outdoor entertaining….. does it get any better than that this time of year in Tallahassee? We think not! 2013-09-13 16.24.49

Recently, one of our staff hosted an outdoor party at her home. The weather is perfect this time of year in Tallahassee and what’s better than a perfect poolside setting. The party was for a very special bride-to-be, so Danna, hostess and fabric-lover extraordinaire, pulled out all the stops. Beginning with a Chrysalis vintage fabric, intimate 4-toppers and high-tops were layered with white floor length tablecloths and the beautiful Chinese lantern fabric. The black background of the fabric highlights the spectacular colors of the lanterns while the new trim added that touch of the modern. Alternating colors of the trim kept the table toppers fun!  Expanding on the Chinese lantern themed fabric, Danna added decorative and functional lanterns outside the front entry and throughout the trees by the pool. Glimmers of candlelight provided the most inviting ambience for her guests to enjoy the celebration. We think it was a super-successful, super-fun design! Thanks for your constant inspiration Danna – and congratulations to the happy couple!

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We hope this gives you ideas for hosting an evening with friends at your home. Stop by the shop, let’s chat. We can help you create the event of your dreams! See you soon at 1410 Market St., next to My Favorite Things. Feel free to call ahead for an appointment 850-224-2924.