Vendors

Kravet Couture Introduces New Modern Colors Collection

Kravet Fabrics is known for taking designs from haute couture fashion houses and translating them into luxurious fabrics to be used for upholstery, drapery, bedding and more. Kravet recently introduced the latest collection from their upscale Couture line, Modern Colors. The Modern Colors Collection is composed of sophisticated fabrics with bold patterns designed with a modern twist. The fabrics are available in a wide range of bright colors including, but not limited to purple, aqua, chartreuse and coral. The unique patterns and textures range from embroidery, silks, velvets, linens and leathers. With the collection featuring such a diverse mixture of textures and colors the fabrics will be the perfect match for any interior design style. Kravet's Modern Colors collection makes it easy for anyone to display haute couture fabrics throughout their home. To inquire more about including Kravet Couture's latest collection Modern Colors in your client's design call or visit DesignSourceCT!

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Inspirations

St. Patrick’s Day Fabric Inspiration from Schumacher

Soon everyone will celebrate the Irish by attending a St. Patrick's Day parade and partaking in traditional foods and drinks, while the DesignSourceCT pours over interiors filled with lush green features. Green is commonly seen around this time of year not only because of St. Patrick's Day, but because the arrival of spring. It's a fresh take coming from the warm colors of winter which makes it perfect for spring interiors. While perusing the website of one of our vendors, Schumacher, we came across a few inspiring green fabrics for St. Patrick's Day. Schumacher showcased three of its green prints including: Imperial Trellis in treillage, Ellen in stem and T Angier Frame in seagrass. Take a look at the serene green fabrics and let us know your thoughts. Would you include them in you home, if so call or visit the DesignSourceCT today to see how you can!

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Inspirations Vendors

Take Your Clients on Vacation to Miami with Fabric

[caption id="attachment_105" align="alignright" width="306" caption="Miami Fabric by Designers Guild"]Miami Fabric by Designers Guild[/caption] If you didn���t get a chance to experience the beautiful weather of Florida this winter then stop by my Fabric and Trim department at DesignSourceCT to see the new collection from Designers Guild called ���Miami���. Take your clients on an incredible interior design vacation to Miami with fabrics named Flamingo Park, Coconut Grove, Ocean Drive and South Beach. The collection contains "fabulous, fun printed fabrics inspired by the architecture, colors and subtropical flora of southern Florida and the Florid Keys. The designs are graphic, exuberant and bold and are designed with both the young and the young at heart in mind!" Visit Designers Guild to get a quick peek at the textiles then come see me for samples and orders. For additional information on how you can incorporate the city of Miami throughout your client's space contact me directly at 860-951-3145 extension 202, or email me at NancyP@DesignSourceCT.com, I look forward to speaking with you. -Nancy Perkins Image and information from Designers Guild

Around Town Events

Find the Perfect Antiques at the Spring Antiques Show

Have you recently been thinking that your home needs a dash of old world character? One of the simplest and most elegant ways to add old world character and charm to your home is through the use of antiques. Given the limited quantity of certain antiques they carry a story that will be unique to your home. If you've been meaning to hit the town in search of antiques to add to your home now is the time. This weekend will host the 38th Annual Connecticut Spring Antiques Show. The show will be held at the Connecticut Expo Center in Hartford on March 12, 2011. The nation's leading pre-1840's antique show will be a hub of the best dealers from over a dozen states. Don't miss your chance to find a unique show piece for your home or that of your clients, head to the CT Spring Antiques Show this weekend.

  • What: 38th Annual Connecticut Spring Antiques Show
  • When: Saturday, March 12 from 11am - 4pm
  • Where: Connecticut Expo Center
      • 65 Reverend A. Moody Overpass (I-91, Exit 33) Hartford, CT
  • Admission: $10
  • For additional information visit the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show website.

Featured Trends

Pink is the Must Have Color of the Year

What's the hottest color to include throughout your wardrobe and interior design? Pink! From the palest blush to the most shocking tones, pink is not only the color the season, but of the year. Interior design magazine along with idea books and boards have been bursting at the seam with pink ever since the color authority Pantone revealed its 2011 color of the year, Honeysuckle. Honeysuckle boosts a reddish-pink hue that is being described as vibrant, confident and courageous. In the majority of situations pink has been reserved to the bedrooms of little girls, but this year's pink tones are all grown up. And although it is slightly unimaginable, pink pairs great with a variety of other colors. We are loving the combination of pink and navy interiors. Check out this stunning Duralee Fine Furniture sofa from our showroom that would be the perfect fit for your boudoir.

pink duralee sofa

To see additional pink furnishings to add to your home visit DesignSourceCT!