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Furniture ~ Design ~ Accessories
Custom Furnishings and Fabrications Where Access Teas Bring Worldly Flavors
To creat a successful fabric furnishings scheme in a seaside home, take your cues from the textures and colors of nature. Fabrics such as nubbly linens, rough burlap and watered silk are perfect for bringing the outdoors inside, while a palatte of the sky blues, cloudy whites, and soft grays creates a soothing harmony in a coastal setting.
Although plain textural fabrics should be the foundation of your design scheme, introducing an occasional splash of pattern is a good way to prevent an tinerior from appearing too tonal. Fabric designs that incoporate blowsy florals or bold stripes are not a good idea, however. Instead, go for the simple tickings, ginghams or small-scale florals that reflect the informal character of seaside style.
Cotton is a favored fabric in coastal interiors, because of its crisp appearance and lightness. Available in various textures and forms including cotton canvas, brushed cotton, terrycloth, muslin, and denim, cotton is wonderfully versatile and can be used for a wide range of decorative purposes, from bedding to curtains, and upholstery. When selecting fabrics for your decorating needs pay as much as you can afford because the more expensive the material, the softer and more appealing it will become over time.
Linen is another fabric that ages well. Available in natural colors including ivery, tan, gray, and gree, linen is especially desirable in hot climates since it says a degree or two below room termperature. Linen also resists dirt and can hold up to 30% of its own weight in moisture without feeling damp, making it ideal for humid conditions too.
Installing a chandelier from the ceiling is essential to completing a room. It will light up room and definitely make it cozy during the evening breeze. Selecting a chandelier is like selecting your wedding ring - very personal. The best one for a peaceful coastal living room is one with some clear glass details and some tear drops in aged wrought iron frame.
Check out www.tinsmiths.co.uk/fabric.php
cotton, linen, Irish linen, oilclothes, striped, checked or plain natural
fabrics for curtains, blinds, light upholstery and soft furnishings - they would send samples at no charge
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