Tag Archive | Upholstery

Captivatingly Elegant – the Manor Collection


For our staff of fabric lovers and creative design enthusiasts,  some of our most exciting days are when new designs and fabric collections arrive! This week, Thibaut Designs introduced the Manor Collection by Anna French. – Extravagant prints, ornate embroideries and decorative woven fabrics! The collection encompasses roaring style with lush European flair. A sophisticated color palette ranges from lavish jewel tones like fuchsia and sapphire to neutral taupes and charcoal greys. Designs include dramatic damask and suzani motifs, playful animal spots, a luxurious cut velvet and large-scale scenic patterns.

Stop by the shop at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. We are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am until 6pm, and Saturday 11am until 5pm. Call 850-224-2924

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Easy & Inspiring Projects for Your Home

This summer we’ve been busier than ever creating the beautiful and unique for our fabulous customers! High end designer fabrics in the perfect colorways mixed with proportional scales and patterns warm up spaces and make designing projects really fun!

With fall right around the corner, we know you’ll want to freshen your home with lovely pillows, tablecloths and window treatments, so let the inspiration begin. We’ve expanded our reach a bit by adding Instagram to your choice of discovery. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & of course, right here on the blog!

Stop by the shop today at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. You’ll find the area’s largest selection of in-stock decorator fabrics, plus a book room full of special order, designer textiles – sure to please. Call ahead to make an appointment (850-224-2924) and our talented design staff will personally assist you in creating the home of your dreams.


From Inspiration to Installation, Concept to Creation – We Do Custom!

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  • Drapery Panels
  • Roman Shades
  • Valances
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Monogram
  • Headboards
  • Rugs
  • Wallpaper
  • Furnishings
  • Accessories


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Find examples of our projects HERE

Find a list of custom upholstery & slip cover fabricators HERE

made to order…

Here at the store, we love our decorator fabrics and are constantly inspired to create new window treatments, bedding, pillows and headboards with special touches of designer trim, wallpaper, the occasional vintage chair or sofa, and more than likely, a perfect rug or two. As a matter of fact, we do custom almost everyday!

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As you can see, the bedroom below has all the elements of great design, creating a comfortable yet sophisticated space. Grounding the large master bedroom with a textured rug from Dash & Albert is a perfect place to begin. The Alhambra Wool Tufted Rug is a Spanish-inspired pattern translated into a soft tufted wool rug. The crown moldings pop in white against the Sherwin Williams “blonde” paint.

A balance of textures, color and pattern throughout the room add interest, and the symmetry of the lamps and art add to the completed look. DSC_0155 Our own Danna Rutledge created this space making exquisite choices in fabrics, design elements and accessories. The room is a perfect example of what Chrysalis Fine Fabrics has to offer. The woven medallion Suncrest draperies in jute are ready-made panels mounted on custom painted Antique Drapery hardware using rings for easy closure for additional light control. The window treatments are both beautiful and functional; must-have features! The large gold dot fabric on the custom cushions repeat the circular motif in the panels and marry well with the two Chinese Chippendale side chairs.

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A guest room received a special touch when Danna added euros and pillow shams. Note the creative use of button closures on the simple pillowcase design. Both fabric patterns (different scales) work beautifully with the blue comforter and coral mattelasse coverlet and shams. Again, the room is grounded with a stunning jute rug over hardwood. The Marco Red Jute Woven Rug has a soumak weave background and cut-pile pattern. Due to the handcrafted nature, some variation in the height of the pile is expected. The Dash & Albert rug is available in six (6) sizes and four (4) color combos. Note the adorable “Rocky” standing by his favorite rug…. and Sophie posing as if she was in a Dash & Albert ad! DSC_0159 DSC_0161 DSC_0162

The new powder bath is a showstopper with our Halie Circle wallcovering in aqua from  Thibaut’s Enchantment Collection. DSC_0140 Roman Shades are trending in 2014 and this beautiful working shade adds simple sophistication to a guest room and privacy when needed. The swag valance on bamboo rods sit above a bankette with custom cushions, pillows and matching cushions on rattan chairs. The entire kitchen/breakfast area is pulled together cohesively with grasscloth wallcovering from Thibaut. DSC_0157

Living with the Family Pet

We all know that “swiffering” dog hair, lint rolling the cat fur and constantly laundering the linens and throws can be a monumental task, but for those of us who live with our beloved pets, it’s worth every inconvenience for the love we receive in exchange. Good news is – today’s choices in fabrics, upholstery and flooring mean great design doesn’t have to suffer when living with the family pet. How could anyone resist Piper or this dynamic vintage chair upholstered in a Chrysalis fabric?

cat - Krista VickersTextile manufactures today offer a wide selection of materials that are both beautiful and durable. Annie Selke has designed her entire business around her love of dogs.

Dash & Albert Rug Company, founded in 2003, offers a happy selection of wool, cotton, indoor/outdoor, and blended rugs in a variety of beautiful weaves. Spirited and well-bred, these rugs are the smart solution for floors pining for personality. We believe that home products should never be so precious that they can’t stand up to typical traffic, the occasional “oops,” or a glob of pet slobber, so we craft them of the finest materials—which allows them to weather years of loving use, and even regular cleaning or washing! Made of polypropylene, many D&A rugs stand up to hosing off. Other smaller rugs can even withstand the washing machine and clean up perfectly.

dog slipcoverThe brilliant colors of the Dash & Albert rugs bring life to any room, but if your style is more subdued, their neutral palette is traditional and sophisticated. The options are many and, as your Dash & Albert Retailer for the Tallahassee area, our showroom has large samples for making your design choices.


Slipcovers are another wonderful way to protect your furniture investment while allowing for an occasional cat nap….

We typically keep pre-washed fabrics in stock for such decorating projects, including cotton twill and washed & tumbled linen. And we can design and fabricate the slipcovers for your home.

It’s not just for outdoors anymore! Perfect for every room in your home, Sunbrella fabric will withstand the messiest kids and the reddest wines AND YES – EVEN YOUR PETS! Your friends will rave about its beauty, softness and texture in even the most formal rooms. Sunbrella fabrics let you enjoy your home without worrying about the inevitable messes – so your children and pets can relax and you can breathe easy, even while hosting a dinner party. Try creating a palette that transitions easily across both your indoor and outdoor spaces.

(Hint) choose fabrics close to your pet’s color.


The master bedroom may be your retreat, but it is a favorite spot for your pet to lounge. We suggest a matelassé coverlet that can be machine washed, then use a lined decorative patterned fabric to coordinate with window panels and pillows.  A Sunbrella upholstered headboard or platform bed is an excellent choice with pets. Just vacuum or spot clean!


One last tip! When choosing pillows, you may want to stay away from trims and fringe that dangles. From your pet’s perspective, it’s a chew toy – for you, it could be a design disaster.  Chair pads with tassels or tie-backs may also get too much attention. With cats – be very careful with loose threads or looped fringe.

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Here are just a few of our furry friends that belong to our customers! Thanks for sharing folks! Please go to our FACEBOOK album and vote for your favorite pet! A LIKE and SHARE would be nice!

Gracie - Michelle Weathersby  Monique Bonnet Thomsen- Olivia Maggie - Gina Proctor Roscoe - Allison Hugunin Gibson - Susan Cassedy Fishers - Maria Heil Cassis - Krista Vickers Bella - Paula Kiger sk Louise HIll Putney