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Escape to Summer House by Thibaut Design

Escape to Summer House, Thibaut’s newest collection of coordinating wallpaper and fabrics, encompassing vibrant colors in full bloom. The mix of blossoming flowers, simple shapes, and retro batik patterns will satisfy your longing for the return of the warmth of summer!

Whether it’s Charlotte Chair in Cyrus Cane printed fabric in Coral along with Palm Island wallpaper …

…or Pagoda Headboard in Wavelet printed fabric in Navy, you’ll want to see Thibaut’s newest collection Summer House. So drop by Chrysalis Fine Fabrics at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. We’re open Tuesday through Friday 10am – 6pm, and Saturday’s from 11am – 5pm. Our courteous and talented staff will help you create the home of your dreams.

If you’re a distance away and want to view our large selection of in stock fabrics, check out our New Arrivals on the website!

 

Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) is on SALE NOW – SAVE 20% on Fabrics and Wallcovering!

SAVE 20% NOW through October 31st at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics in Tallahassee on Thibaut Design
… a variety of wallcoverings, coordinating print fabrics, embroideries and woven upholstery fabrics.”

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From the Trade Routes Collection, this pattern “Crusing” is available in 4 colorways in both fabric and wallcovering. Visit the shop at 1410 Market St., Tallahassee for more details.

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Available in both wallcovering and fabric, the pattern is Fair Isle, shown in blue green, but available in 3 more colorways. Our friendly staff will be glad to assist you in placing your order.

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Plan by the tides and follow the sun. These thoughts and more have been combined and materialized into Thibaut’s Biscayne Collection. Boasting a full range of wallcoverings, linens, embroideries, cotton blends and more, the Biscayne Collection blends soothing neutrals and energizing bright colors with designs sure to emanate cool, easy-going Bahamian vibes. Island inspired leaves branch out in Lucala in a bountiful assortment of colors in rich wallpaper, flowing printed fabric, and one truly stunning embroidery.

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View other Thibaut collections:  http://www.thibautdesign.com/media/collections

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Established in 1886, Thibaut is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm. Over the years the product offering has broadened to include a variety of wallcoverings, coordinating print fabrics, embroideries and woven upholstery fabrics. The launch of an upholstered furniture line established Thibaut as a highly desirable resource of all product categories favored by designers and up-scale consumers alike. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is your Tallahassee retailer for Thibaut Fabrics, Thibaut Wallcoverings and Anna French.

Thibaut has become synonymous with beautiful traditional and transitional designs in signature color palettes. We offer unsurpassed quality and great design in styles ranging from historic reproductions and traditional, classic patterns to tropical and novelty patterns. Our offering is extended by the acquisition of UK based Anna French, a luxury brand of wallcoverings, fabrics, embroideries and Scottish lace. Anna continues as a source of inspiration to the design team at Thibaut, assuring that her energy and style are infused in new collections.

With an insightful knowledge of shifting market trends and homeowner desires, Thibaut prides itself on creating unique patterns. Our exclusive designs and the tools to make them are owned and copyrighted by Thibaut. Inventory is kept in our warehouses in Newark, New Jersey and London, England and reaches the market through our extensive distribution network. Thibaut products are sold through interior designers, trade-only showrooms and select retail stores.

If that Plantation Lifestyle speaks to you – get ready to love this custom project!

It’s no wonder that many of our clients are from the surrounding tri-state area. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is the largest in-stock decorator fabric showroom in N. Florida and S. Georgia. Since we’re in the heart of plantation country and those who enjoy the plantation lifestyle, our designer projects often include fine fabrics from Scalamandre, Lee Jofa, Roth & Tompkins to name a few.

Recently, Designer Krista Vickers had the privilege of working with such a client for both their Florida and Georgia homes. Here is just a sampling of the beautiful custom pillows that will enhance the warmth and feel of these welcoming estate homes.

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ScalamandreEdwinsCovey Edwin’s Covey, from Scalamandre is a hand printed union cloth blend of 70% linen and 30% cotton. The color is Multi on Willow and the detail is exquisite, making it the perfect choice for the quail enthusiast.

 

 

 

LeeJofaMilleFleur Lee Jofa  Mille Fleur is a print of beige, green, burgundy/red of 100% linen. Besides the pillows, this customer chose two winged chairs in this same print. Gorgeous indeed!

 

 

 

 

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It’s always a designer’s preogative to mix a small scale pattern with the larger prints to add color, texture and interest. This Hunt Club Houndstooth in Terra Cotta is one of Krista’s favorite cotton fabrics; and a perfect option from Roth and Tompkins.

 

 

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Whatever your style or  your design dreams for your home, when it come to textiles, rugs, wallpaper – we’re Tallahassee’s source for it all! From concept to creation, from inspiration to installation – #wedocustom.

Call 850-224-2924 or stop by Chrysalis Fine Fabrics in Tallahassee’s Market District at 1410 Market St. Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram to see what other great designs we created for our customers. Or just stop by to browse the largest in-stock fabric selection in the area. Our talented and friendly staff is always ready to serve your needs.

Krista Vickers started working at Chrysalis as a college intern because of her love of textiles. Her family moved to Tallahassee and made it their home when she was 17, and she graduated from Lincoln High School. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Florida State University, Krista continued in her studies receiving a Master’s Degree in Housing with an emphasis in Residential Development and Product Specification. She strives for excellent customer service and loves helping customers create their dream home.

Krista and husband David, from Havana, reside on their farm with two wonderful pets – Piper the cat and a dog named Cassie.

SAVE 20% During Thibaut Promotion – Print & Present Coupon to SAVE 20% on Fabric & Wallpaper!

Did you know that Thibaut is the nations oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm? Wallpaper, Fabric and Furniture since 1886. Still bearing the founder’s name, Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) was founded in New York in 1886 by Richard E. Thibaut, an American of Parisian descent. Once heralded as the “world’s largest wallpaper company” Thibaut began as a successful retailer and with multiple distribution points in Boston, New York and Newark. Three generations of the Thibaut family owned and managed the company before … more history.

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Because Thibaut’s printed and woven fabrics are exclusive, they are only available through interior designers and fine retail stores. Each of our screen printed fabrics are designed with the greatest care and consideration for how they will complement design schemes within your home. Similarly, Thibaut’s embroidered and sheer woven fabrics are beautiful for stylish accents, while other linens, chenilles and cottons are extremely durable and ideal for upholstery. Available in a variety of material blends, our designs showcase classic color combinations coordinate with existing wallpapers and other fabrics in the Thibaut library.

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Thibaut’s Limited Edition books feature thematic collections, which range from traditional chinoiserie to fresh traditional and classic geometrics to novel, tropical patterns of coordinating wallpaper and fabric. We stylize and photograph our creations to inspire and spark creativity. Our extensive library of Resource books feature interesting textures, natural grasscloths, elegant damasks, hip geometrics and more, gives decorators a variety of staple products for all of their needs. Choose from over sixty active Thibaut wallpaper collections to make just the right statement.

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Designing a Room? Start with a Beautiful Fabric!

In a recent article at freshome Design & Architecture Magazine, our beliefs were confirmed regarding the basis for interior design in #6 of 10 Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes in Interior Design.

#6: BUY FABRICS AND TEXTILES FIRST

“A common mistake that most of us are guilty of—painting first. Put that paint brush down! First, you need to pick out the rooms fabrics and main textiles, such as rugs and curtains.

Why is this? Because it is simply much easier to find fabrics that we love and then pick out paint to match. While it is much harder to find a fabric that we love, that also just so happens to match the paint we have already put on our walls.

So, with budget and room size in mind, go for a shopping excursion. Look through samples of fabrics, rugs, pillows etc… Find what you love and then once you are happy with your design choices, pick out a paint shade or shades from the chosen textiles. Now you can pick up the paint brush.”

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Of course, textiles are near to our heart and this article served to reinforced our belief that fabulous designer fabrics are the perfect start to a room design that you will love for years to come.

Learn more with their top 10 interior design tips:

  1. Scale
  2. Budget
  3. Interior Designer Advice
  4. Accessories & Collections
  5. Art
  6. Fabrics & Textiles
  7. Character
  8. Focal Point
  9. Grandma’s Antique
  10. Your Personality

To read the full article, check out freshome

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Find this and many other design tips and tools on our Chrysalis Pinterest page!

Making an Outdoor Statement

Nothing says springtime like inviting friends for a gathering around the pool in our wonderful Tallahassee sunshine! And the crisp clean lines of this navy and white Sunbrella make a dynamic statement. Since 1961, Sunbrella fabrics rise
to the occasion, providing high quality performance fabrics for every corner of life.

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First it was awnings, then it was boating and next outdoor furniture. Today it’s residential interiors. At Chrysalis Fine Fabrics, we love Sunbrella for indoors as well as outside and you will too! Stop by the shop and let the design of your dreams. #wedocustom

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To view more patterns and colors, check out SUNBRELLA.

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The Charm of a Vintage Chair

The Hickory Chair Furniture Co. began one hundred years ago in Hickory, North Carolina with a single product and a simple vision. The product was a made-to-order dining chair.

hickorychair1911The vision was to combine the authenticity of classic craftsmanship with the efficiency of modern manufacturing. In the decades since, the product range has evolved into an assortment of timeless designs, drawn from significant periods and places, and from the talents of some of the world’s most respected designers.

Guided by a genuine commitment to custom craftsmanship and timely service, the Hickory Chair Furniture Costyle is still distinguished by an authentic, timeless spirit. As  a proud Made in the USA manufacturer, almost 90% of their furnishings today are made in their Hickory, North Carolina workroom.

While Celebrating 100 years of Hickory Chair, we are showcasing their vintage style with our very own treasures. It was love at first sight when our girls found these adorable vintage cane back chairs with solid wood construction and a charming decorative brass handle.

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Our adorable chair no. 809, circa 1961, measures H36 W 18  D 20. Refinished in French Linen gray, slightly distressed and waxed is ready for a beautiful new fabric to become a showstopper in your space. At only $149, the chair is much less than those found on Ebay.

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With a little nod to Anthropologie visual merchandising, we’ve hung the chairs at the store front with a backdrop of beautiful designer fabrics that just arrived. Fabulous custom pillows compliment the space and…. what’s not to love! As a bonus – Shop between January 31st and February 15th during our annual sale to receive 20% off in stock fabrics & trims. Say you saw this blog post and you’ll receive 20% off the vintage chairs.

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Watch for more fabulous finds to spur your creativity and add charm to your space! We’re always bringing in a little something new to compliment our designer fabrics. #WeDoCustom

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Design Trends Now

Trends in design are unique and creative for 2014! They mingle new and old, modern, and classic, all in the same room. Layering textures and patterns while using a neutral background in wall color or large upholstery pieces sets the backdrop for adding pops of color in accessories, lamps, pillows and rugs.

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The influence of metals, especially brass is currently trending. Simple furnishings and the mixing of antique pieces with some modern accents (think Lucite tables or metal and glass) is very much in style.

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The use of natural elements like cork, driftwood, reclaimed wood, leather, and metal is the ongoing trend in decorating.

Wallpaper is making a comeback, but with more creative uses, like wallpapering behind shelves or in small niches and built-ins. Grass cloth makes a great background in small, as well as large areas. Smooth metallic and tone-on-tone geometric grass cloth brings a touch of the high end look to any room.

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New accent colors include yellow, found in hues ranging from citron to brassy gold; as seen on accent pillows or lamps.  Contrast your yellows with turquoise, navy blue, or gray tones. The aqua and turquoise palette are still strong and brings a calming effect to the room.

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There are many fabric trends, starting with geometrics. Although widely used, we like a softer side in a smaller scale and in much smaller doses. Florals have returned and are mixed in with geometrics and textures.

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Sheers are also new this year, achieving a modern look with metallic sheers. A soft and relaxed look by using sheer linen or cotton voile will bring an ethereal look to the room. The men’s influence in fabrics is also a nice welcome. Tartans and plaids, menswear, and leather will create a relaxed and comfortable setting. Ikats are still current, but as accents, and used to dominate the room.

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Overall, there are many new trends going on, and many that are being revived. With this new whirlwind of choices, you have to make sure that what you choose to beautify your home makes you happy! Your design should be your own personal choice and reflect you, no matter what trend is going on. Embrace your inner designer and have fun.

Visit the shop today or call for an appointment. It is always helpful to bring pictures of your windows, furnishings to be upholstered or area rugs  as a basis for beginning your design project. Simple measurements of windows or furnishings can be helpful as well.

If you’re not quite ready for that appointment, come by the shop at 1410 Market St. and look for your inspiration in colors, textures and styles. Our selection of in-stock decorator fabrics in the largest in the area, and our designer sample room offers the designer in you a wide array of choices.

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Home Renovation & Redesign Therapy

Today we feature a guest post from our friend and customer, Amanda Karioth Thompson. We are humbled at her expression of thankfulness; we’re inspired by her benevolent spirit.

 

It all started in September of 2012 when Judy asked me what paint color might be best to update her dining room. As a friend with an artistic eye, she thought I might be able to offer advice. After 14 months of renovation, dozens of  gallons of paint, hundreds of yards of fabric, countless light fixtures, furnishings, rugs, art, accessories and some major construction, we officially concluded the project that began, innocently enough, as a spiffing up of the dining room. 

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Home renovations, even minor ones, are like that. Once you get going, they tend to snowball. That was certainly not Judy’s initial intent (nor mine) but after five years immersed in grief over the death of her teenage son Christopher, Judy made up her mind to return to the land of the living. This wasn’t just a home renovation, it became design therapy. It was hard work emotionally, mentally and physically.

There wasn’t an inch of the nearly 3,000 square foot house that we didn’t address. It took many people to bring this project to   fruition, and the team at Chrysalis was instrumental in the successful outcome.  Almost all of the fabrics we used throughout the house came from Chrysalis and the entire staff was so supportive. They cheered us on, offered insight, gave us referrals and eagerly inquired about the progress. The fabrics from Chrysalis were used to reupholster furniture and create custom draperies, bedding and accent pillows.

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In   addition to the structural and cosmetic changes, there was a significant change in Judy. With each layer we peeled away, each photograph we framed, each family heirloom we highlighted, she began to slowly emerge from her grief.

Over time, Judy gave herself permission to feel good again and to enjoy her surroundings. She has come to believe that she has a right to joy and beauty. With support from friends and a lot of exhausting work, she clawed her way out of the deep crevasse of sadness. Judy has opened her eyes to a world where doing something good for herself doesn’t mean she has forgotten her son or that she misses him any less.  In fact, his presence is palpable in the house and Judy is now surrounded by beauty, comfort, light and love. 

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Thank you Chrysalis for helping to make that  possible!
Amanda Karioth  Thompson

Save the Date! Thursday, November 21st for Holiday at Home!

Our HOLIDAY AT HOME OPEN HOUSE kicks off Thursday, November 21st at Noon!

This time of year, with a chill in the air, our thoughts turn to gathering with friends, family and out of town guests. That drives us to spruce up our homes creating a feel-good, comfortable environment for our family and those we entertain. If you’re getting your home ready for seasonal gatherings, then you’ll want to SAVE THE DATE and plan to attend Chrysalis Holiday Open House.

The community is invited to kick off the season on Thursday, November 21st beginning at noon at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics on Market Street. The showcase will include design professionals from the local community demonstrating and displaying new colors, techniques and trends for making your Holiday Home warm and inviting. Delicious Lite Bites from Chef Allison Hugunin and holiday refreshments will be prepared for your enjoyment and gifts galore will round out your shopping experience.

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Beginning at noon, we will feature local Interior Designer Jennifer Taylor and local Architectural Illustrator Audrey Peaty, Floral Designer and co-owner of Purple Martin Outpost, Ed Blissard, along other experts in the field.

Everyone is invited to pull up a chair as Jennifer Taylor shares designer principles using color, texture and pattern. When asked, What is good design? Jennifer’s response is, “I truly believe that good design is based on a client’s personal taste and needs which is translated to a comfortable and welcoming space created by a talented interior designer. The room becomes a true reflection of the people who live there, not of the designer. From traditional to contemporary, formal to casual or classical to eclectic, I can tastefully design it all!”

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Jennifer Taylor recently returned from High Point Market, the world’s biggest and most important home furnishings event. With a vast array of palettes and fabric colorways available today, home décor often presents a challenge for the consumer.  Jennifer can assist with any aspect of residential projects; including new construction, remodeling or just a quick room makeover. The dynamic Tallahassee designer will be at Chrysalis Open House with real solutions, so attendees are encouraged to bring design challenge questions for discussion.

Beginning at 1pm and weather permitting, Audrey Peaty – Architectural Illustrator, will be painting in the courtyard at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics, 1410 Market St. From an early age, Audrey has been illustrating the world around her. Specializing in water color, Audrey enjoys exploring new textures and techniques and teaching them to others. Her historical architectural illustrations include the Florida Capitol in six stages of development, the Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Mansion and the Knott House. Available for sale during HOLIDAY AT HOME, framed and unframed prints and note cards make a perfect gift.

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The afternoon will be filled with the talents of Tracy Boyce Custom Lamp Shades, Bluesky Designs with jewelry artist Julie K Konikoff, Susan Hugunin Monogramming Station and Pillow Talk, Design Color Trends with Krista Vickers and Leticia Graves and a color story based on Suzanne Conner art by Libby Armstrong.

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Happy Hour begins at 5pm with Cocktails and Creative Florals featuring Ed Blissard. Best known around the Tallahassee area with the Purple Martin Outpost on Miccosukee, Ed is “so artistic in a very natural way”. His amazing garden and home design work is in high demand. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is pleased to feature his creativity and share HOLIDAY AT HOME with Ed.

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The Schedule:

12:00   Lunch with Jennifer Taylor – Designing Made Simple
1:00    Audrey Peaty – Home Portraits, Historical Prints, Gifts
2:00    Monogram Station – Q&A Pillow Talk – Susan Hugunin
2:30    Tracy Boyce of Tracy’s Custom Lampshades
3:00    Design Trends – Krista Vickers & Leticia Graves
4:00    Bluesky Designs – Jewelry Artist Julie Konikoff
5:00    Cocktails & Creative Florals with Ed Blissard

HOLIDAY AT HOME is an event for the entire community on Thursday, November 21st from 12:00 – 7:00. Lite Bites and Refreshments from Chef Allison Hugunin are sure to be a festive and delish holiday treat. Featuring talented designers and artists, the HOLIDAY AT HOME Open House includes vignettes, gifts, demonstrations, drawings and super savings throughout the store.

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