Butterflies on the brain!

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Hello friends! We certainly had a busy weekend with our big Passport to the Pavilions! Music, food and so many wonderful customers! Since we have five days left of our Butterfly Days promotion it would be an understatement to say we have butterflies on the brain! So for fun, we put together a color profile from one of our favorite butterfly prints in the shop right now, Avalonia Graphite by Braemore!

We broke down the colors in the fabric and corresponded it to Benjamin Moore paint colors straight from the paint fan! It is such a fun way to plan a room when you have it all laid out in little tiles for you, right? It makes it easier to piece create a scheme too, if you wanted to base a room on a certain fabric.

Well, we hope you enjoy the lovely fabric and colors and come in to see this fabric (it’s even prettier in person) and hundreds more!

There are five days left to get 20% off all in-stock purchases and an extra 20% off all clearance merchandise too! Spend $50 and you get the chance to draw a “fortune cookie” worth even more savings on future purchases!!

 

Feeling the Blues in the best way!

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There is something about Springtime that makes you crave clean, fresh and bright. Lately we’ve been seeing gorgeous versions of classic blue and white and it has us all so inspired. We even have an entire corner of the shop dedicated to it! So, we’ve compiled a few of our favorites in the shop and thrown in a few fun ways to use it around the house too! We hope you enjoy!

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Mixing patterns and textures can be an easy way to update a piece seasonally. Here, mattress ticking is paired with a snuggly chenille throw and two contrasting pillows. If you notice, one pillow hearkens to the pattern and color of the chair, while the other gives a nod to the darker navy blue accents in the room. The trellis patterned rug gives the eye a nice spot to rest.

 

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Our display currently at the shop magnifies that principle. The cobalt chinoiserie chair compliments the abstract cobalt rug mixing traditional and modern quite nicely. The textured fabric of the chair on the right is extended throughout the look thanks to the nubby blue throw tossed on the chair to its left.

To top it off, the lamp brings the look back full-circle to the chinoiserie slip-covered chair giving the scheme a cohesive flow. Add a little striped ottoman and you have a modern classic look that is cool and fresh for Spring and Summer!

 

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Try living in a world without pillows. Sounds horrible, right? Comfort aside, adding decorative pillows can create huge impact without breaking the bank and you can change them so easily, as your mood and the seasons dictate!

Here, shape, texture, color and scale are used to demonstrate how all fifteen (15!) patterns could be mixed and matched together  in various groupings and still create a scheme that looks intentional and stylish, whatever the theme.

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And as you can see we have dozens of different fabrics to choose from to help you achieve any look you can imagine! From modern, bold, traditional, tropical or clean and simple- we not only have the fabrics and accessories, but we have a full staff of talented interior designers and consultants to help bring your ideas to life!

How do you like to use blue? We’d love to know! Comment here or on our Facebook page!

 

 

First Annual Butterfly Days!

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Bugs & Butterflies by Design Legacy – in-stock right now!

It seems Spring is fluttering right past us! It has been a beautiful season so far and to further celebrate it, we are gearing up for a fun event at the store…Butterfly Days! What is Butterfly Days you may ask? It is twelve days of deals and specials and all kinds of fun!

It begins Tuesday April 19th  partnered with our biannual Cabi trunk show and will extend through the end of the month. There will also be a huge event on Saturday the 23rd throughout the entire plaza! Music, food & drink and those awesome discounts too!

Right now we are putting together our special discount “fortune cookies”. Aren’t they cute?

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These little cookies will arrive on the 23rd and are packed with sweet surprises! Inside each one is some form of discount or dollars off a purchase and you get one with every in-stock purchase of $50 (that’s right, if you spend $100 you get two fortune cookies for future savings!!).*

It is going to be so much fun and a great time to come in and get those finishing touches to spruce up your space for all those guests coming by for graduation parties, bridal showers.. or (even better) just because you want something new and fresh for the season!

Be sure to sign up for our emails if you haven’t already and follow us on Pinterest. Check out our Facebook updates, Instagram photos of all the beautiful behind-the-scenes revelry.

We can’t wait to see you!

*Discounts not applicable to Cabi purcahses.

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 the DATE! You’re Invited to Sip ‘n Shop at Our CAbi Party on June 11th

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From noon until 6pm on Thursday, June 11th join our staff, customers and friends as we gather to explore the 2015 Spring/Summer collection of CAbi fashion. Find beautiful summer trends at affordable pricing that you’re sure to love. Jennifer Martin, CAbi representative will be on hand to personalize your shopping experience. We’ll serve a little something to eat and drink, creating the perfect atmosphere for selecting a few summer must-haves. To sweeten the treat, Chrysalis Fine Fabrics will have a Flash Sale all day with 20% Off all in stock fabrics and trims.

So set your reminder to join on Thursday, June 11th at 1410 Market St. Call with any questions 850-224-2924.

  • What is CAbi you might ask???

A company with humble roots, a leadership team with integrity, and a vision to empower women.

From the moment CAbi was created, it was more than a brand.      springCAbibeach

  • From the moment CAbi was created, it was more than a brand.

As a little girl, Carol Anderson loved fashion, so she pursued her dream as a designer.  After working for a design firm, Carol teamed up with a good friend, who believed in her designs and took them to Nordstrom, where she became a beloved brand. She quickly garnered a loyal following in other department stores and boutiques across America.

The retail world began to change, and Carol felt a lack of creative freedom as stores expected a certain look from her label.

In 2001, Carol, her husband Jan and their friend, Kimberly Inskeep, sparked the idea of testing the concept of sharing the clothes with women in a home surrounded by friends, rather than in a traditional retail environment. Carol and Kimberly asked ten of their dear friends, who they knew would be passionate about this idea, to join them as Founders. This was the beginning of CAbi, Carol Anderson by invitation.

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  • It’s not simply the outfit but the style you own.

Not just about the way you look, but how you feel. It’s not simply the outfit, but the style you own. It’s not only the compliment, but the conversation.

Ultimately, beyond great fashion, cabi is about the connection. From the moment cabi was created, it was more than a brand; it was a vision to bring inspiration, confidence, and a lasting sense of community to generations of women. Knowing our greatest days are ahead of us, our empowered network of friends has become a catalyst for the biggest evolution in women’s fashion. The true essence of cabi isn’t just about the clothing; it’s about the relationships we build—each encouraging us to discover our style and inspiring us to mix and match what we wear with the way we live. Cabi simply is … You. Inspired.

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  • The HEART of CAbi  Foundation

Our mission is to encourage and empower women in need. From distributing clothing to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters to empowering women entrepreneurs in the developing world to work their way out of poverty, we are passionate about serving and investing in women across the globe.

The first-ever one-for-one microlending & mentorship program in partnership with Opportunity International

For every new CAbi Consultant, CAbi will fund a microloan in her name for a female entrepreneur in a developing country.

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New Season with New Fabrics – Welcome Spring & Summer with a New Look for Your Home #SpruceUp4Spring #WeDoCustom

With the first hint of spring, that instinctive feeling surfaces within us to freshen our homes, lighten the colors and textures and remove that cozy comfort we’ve enjoyed through the winter season. New, fresh and bright fabrics start rolling in and our imaginations soar with creative ideas for change. Each new textile speaks to it’s destination as a pair of pillows, window treatments or a stunning re-upholstery project. The color, the scale, the subtle shade of blue or green seem to call out their perfect place. New flat trims and cording are intentional companions.

This spring unlike any other, we are unwrapping some of the most beautiful decorative fabrics! It’s pure joy to unveil the newest the industry has to offer. Stay connected with Chrysalis Fine Fabrics Tallahassee to #SpruceUp4Spring and bring new life to your spaces. Be inspired with some of our favorite images on Pinterest!

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Whether contemporary or traditional – indoors or out – we have the largest selection of in-stock decorative fabrics in the area.

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Our friendly and talented staff is always ready to welcome you and meet your expectations. Join us Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Saturday 11:00 am – 5 pm at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. Search our #hashtags on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to explore the unexpected results of our labor or projects in process. Contact with questions: chrysalisfab@aol.com or 850-224-2924

New Bunny Williams Rugs for Dash & Albert

Recently we added  a new rug to our inventory and it is sooooo beautiful and bright for spring! Gypsy Stripe Woven Cotton is one of our favorites! This woven cotton area rug travels freely from room to room with its unique blend of weaving techniques and bohemian mix of golds, reds, and jewel tones.

2015-03-09 06.59.17 Many home owners and designers as well, use a rug as the major inspiration or foundation of a room design. With the iconic Interior Designer Bunny Williams, the rug designs and materials are sophisticated, durable and practical for everyday living.

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The durability of the Indoor/Outdoor Rugs is unsurpassed. Made of recycled materials, the Indoor/Outdoor rugs are super easy to clean. See HOW TO CLEAN

  • 100% PET: Vaccum, lightly brush with fresh or soapy water, or spray with a hose. Do not machine wash. Do not machine dry.
  • POLYPROPYLENE:Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake should keep your rug in shipshape condition. All polypropylene area rugs are hoseable, scrubbable, and bleachable. Air dry only. Do not machine wash or tumble dry.

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  • WOOL: Professionally clean only.
  • JUTE: 88% Jute/9% Cotton/3% Polyester. Professionally clean only.
  • COTTON: Hand wash in cold water separately; do not bleach; do not tumble dry. Professional cleaning recommended

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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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SALE STARTS TUESDAY!

FABRIC – print coupon here:
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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Start the New Year with a New Look for Your Home!

The winter blues (and greens and turquoise) have never looked so good and you’re going to love the huge selection of in stock and special order fabrics at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics Tallahassee. As the area’s largest decorative fabric shop, we are conveniently located in the heart of The Market District at 1410 Market St. between My Favorite Things and Abraham George Patio. Look for the center with the bright blue awnings; we’re right in the corner!

Once inside the beautiful shop, you’ll soon discover that our main focus is excellent customer service. We are more than a designer fabric store – we really love what we do, and get tremendous satisfaction when we help our customers make their homes more beautiful. The end result is a warm and friendly atmosphere in which to create the designs of your dreams. #wedocustom #designsolutions
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Just to sweeten the deal, present this coupon to receive 20% off your purchase of IN STOCK FABRIC. This offer is an exclusive for our email and blog followers. Offer expires Saturday, January 24th at 5pm.
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