Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Heart Fabric.com


Fabric.com is a great resource. They have the most reasonably priced fabric, much of it on trend.
Even though I work at a wonderful home furnishing store with access to every designer fabric, I often cannot afford it even if I can get it at cost.
And sometimes I have a client who is on a very tight budget, and I need to find great looking designer fabric really really inexpensively.
Fabric.com is my go-to source.
The customer service is great. There is free shipping if your order is $35. or more.
I have personally used their ivory burlap for drapes, their heavy white cotton for slipcovers, their solid color silk and linen for drapes, their lining and interlining.
When trends first break, prices are high, and it make take a year or two for them to trickle down to the mainstream. If you aren't stuck-up about a designer name, and you can use your creativity to get the gesture of what you see in a magazine, Fabric.com will be a wonderful resource for you.

Fabric trends


Here is a round up of some of my favorite fabrics at Fabric.com based on looks you all once drooled over. I for one, still appreciate them.

One hot fabric is the Lee Jofa Confetti Dot designed by Kelly Wearstler. Lots of you drooled over this, and I have used it for clients. But it hovers around $100. a yard or more.

Lee Jofa Confetti Dot


Fabric.com has something in the same vein, and in many different color ways (gray, orange, black).

Fabric.com Togo print HERE


The very talented Nicole Cohen from Sketch42 used the Lee Jofa fabric in her home.



She added the beautiful trim, no doubt from her family's fabulous store M & J Trimming in New York. I found some very cute zebra print ribbon at Fabric.com for only $1.24 a yard that would work just fine for a girl on a budget.

Zebra print ribbon from HERE


Skirted console by Nicole Cohen


Madeline Weinrib has some of the best Ikat fabrics, but they are very pricey. I wish I could afford them!

Fabric.com has some prints that really have the feeling of some of the Weinrib dot Ikats.


This dot Ikat-like fabric comes in pink, orange, black, yellow HERE


Madeline Weinrib Ikat pillow around $400.



Of course Fabric.com has Suzani too. Again in many color ways HERE
This black and white one really looks like a Weinrib Suzani.


Black and white Suzani HERE $6.98 per yard!


Madeline Weinrib Suzani chair


There's been alot of flak about trellis like fabrics, but again I still think they are very cute.

Trellis print on Lucite stool


Trellis print from Fabric.com HERE
It comes in so many colors!


Another trellis style print HERE



Greek key style fabrics are fabulous. We all loved what Jonathan Adler did with them.

Jonathan Adler stool


Maybe you have a chair seat or a little stool that you can recover.


Fabric.com has this Waverly Cross Section fabric in several colors HERE





For all you black and white lovers, there is a huge selection of black and white designer style fabrics available. And you have to remember that all these fabrics start at $6.98 a yard and go no higher than $12.- $15. per yard!


Trellis style print drapes


I just ordered a yard of this black and white fabric to cover a couple of Saarinen stools.

Get this fabric HERE - $10.98 a yard!
It reminds me of Windsor Smith


The chevron pattern is great, and beloved by many of us.

Chevron print drapes


Chevron fabric HERE
Again it comes in many color ways


And if you want the carpet to match the drapes ha ha, get over to La Dolce Vita to see these very affordable Flor carpet tiles(!!!!), and enter a giveaway to win a rug! HERE



And some more Ikat - I think this one is as beautiful as any Weinrib fabric. I love the painterly quality of it.

Blue Ikat from Fabric.com HERE


Blue Ikat furniture is so pretty


Have you ever used laminated fabric? It was a big thing to cover dining room chairs in laminated chintz in the 1980's.



Fabric.com has quite a few good looking laminated fabrics that would be wonderful for chairs.


Laminated fabric HERE
It reminds me of Trina Turk


Trina Turk fabric on a chair from perch.


I also love a link pattern.

Links from Fabric.com $12.98 per yard HERE


Windsor Smith links print fabric from Kravet about $150. per yard
See a great DIY project from Nest Egg HERE


Here are just a few images to remind you of how great print fabrics and wallpaper are.



And the use of color is pretty great too.


This images are of the Redbury Hotel.


Hope you can use Fabric.com for a source to get great inexpensive designer style fabrics!

32 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting! I want chevron print curtains, and now I know it's possible!

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  2. LOVE this post... j'adore fabric... two photos are perfect for paintings by moi aussi!!!

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  3. Amazing post! Thanks for all the great, inspiring photos. I can't wait to dig through the fabric.com website. You've made it so much easier!

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  4. Thanks for the tip on fabric.com. Gorgeous fabrics and the after pics were terrific. Can't wait to check out their site:)

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  5. Great post! Fabric.com is a great resource. Sometimes it is hard to swallow the price of the high designer fabrics. Even if it is in your budget.

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  6. drool worthy. I love that.
    A little fabric can always add such life to a room!
    pve

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  7. Great post! I love fabric.com, too and have used them for many projects. I'm currently on the hunt for fabric to re-cover my dining room chairs, but I don't want to go too trendy. However, I love the trellis and fretwork patterns. Too trendy? Not sure yet. Thanks for sharing such wonderful examples.

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  8. Ohhh! Thanks for the shout out! I love that fabric, and this is a great post.

    Wish you were here for this meet up!

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  9. That's the only fabric store I order from they send you coupons every time you place an order as well.

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  10. Little tip for your readers and you:
    If you shop Fabric.com through Ebates, they'll reimburse you 4% of your purchase price. It adds up!

    http://www.ebates.com/stores/fabric.com.htm

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  11. What a great post.
    Lovely fabrics and images to illustrate.

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  12. Ohhhh! thanks you for reminding me of that resource, bless you!

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  13. ikat forfuckingeverrrrr! lee jofa still makes my heart race (and i have great big pillows on my sofa, thanks to you.
    that windsor smith chain stuff is pretty cool.

    let's just hope we don't see it everywhere ;)
    what's up valorie, why aren't you at nate day?

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  14. Jenny are you in New York at Nate Day??!! Give him a kiss from me. No tongues.
    xo xo
    PS Send me a pic of your pillows!!!!

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  15. Valerie,
    What an awesome post and an education on everything current in fabrics right now!
    xo
    Maria

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  16. Great post. I love fabrics.com and use it a TON for my home projects!

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  17. I so needed this post as I'm in search of 12 yards of fabric for a couch I'm having reupholstered. Loving the Waverly Cross Block. Thanks!! Michele

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  18. I have used them too for the very reason you stated. But, I loved all the comparison's you provided!

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  19. wow - great source - just loaded up my cart

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  20. awesome post! I love fabric.com:) I have been loading up my cart with samples.. just can't commit until I see it first!

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  21. I made my very first order from fabric.com last week and am eagerly awaiting it's arrival. I have to be patient as it takes a bit longer to get down-under to Oz.
    Angex

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  22. And sometimes I have a client who is on a very tight budget, and I need to find great looking designer fabric really really inexpensively

    Designers buy fabric wholesale, not from a retailer.

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  23. hi, valorie,

    this post is brilliantly conceived and marvelously illustrated. i loved every column inch of it! mazel tov.

    woof to cholo, and thanks for a great post. m

    michael/bagelbrookefarm

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  24. Great resource!!
    xo
    Jessica

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  25. Darling Lady, I love that you did this post. I am going there to see what I cdn get for drape fabric..
    Sending a 5 star medal..

    yvonne

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  26. Ooooh great resource, thank you; love seeing the fabrics on the finished pieces....huge Itak fan here.

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  27. Great tip! I'm loving trellis and chevron at the moment!
    xo Elizabeth

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  28. I came across your post this afternoon while browsing interior design blogs and the topic of window treatment selection was very interesting to me. You can use so many fabric ideas to decorate and enhance a window. It is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

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  29. I love your post, it is vey inspiring.Fabric .com is fantastic

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  30. Love all these fun prints!! Thanks for posting a great range.

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  31. FANTASTIC fabric patterns! I especially LOVE the graphic print of the LINKS!

    :d Lynda

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