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MAR-APR 2019

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G R E AT E R N A S H V I L L E H O U S E & H O M E & G A R D E N ™ 62 W hile most experts say that color is coming back in the home in the form of fabrics, some say they connue to see neutrals as popular. And at the same me, some of the experts prefer tweed or texture while others are very fond of the latest velvets. "Performance fabrics are top-of-mind for everyone in the home fashion business. "Performance' can mean many things from light-fastness and wearability to cleanability. Homeowners have lots of opons and should have lots of quesons," says Bohnne Jones of Decorang Den Interiors. "The lat- est in performance fabrics are the textures, whether it is a so, plush velvety material or nubby or smooth. Some textures would be recommended for upholstery and some for window fashions." According to Kate Fudim of Beth Haley Design, each year is bringing mor and more bold and eclecc texles. "Perhaps that's be- cause smaller texle lines keep popping up a nd gaining tracon with design distributors. But the result is a real upck in vibrant pair- ings and truly custom results—texles with metallic threads, plush velvets, woven pan- eled upholstery—you name it," she says. "For a long me, velvet was synonymous with luxury and stuffiness (or shall we say sffness)," says Marcelle Guilbeau of Mar- celle Guilbeau Interior Design. "Today, with fabric technologies, this has changed and we're seeing a velvet revival in response to the cozy trend that wants to embrace warmth and opulence too. It's simply a won- derful opon." She adds, "If you don't want to commit to velvet in a big way, such as a velvet sofa, I recommend pops of velvet like the blue throw and accent pillows shown in the bed- room image in this arcle." In addion, Guil- beau suggests that fur is one sure way to bring cozy opulence to a cold stark contem- porary space. "We're seeing lots of it and, naturally, faux fur will appeal to those of us that want to remain animal-conscious." In agreement is LaTonya Marn of Grande Home Designs, who says she is seeing vel- vets and bold colors and drapery coordi- nated with throws and pillows. She adds that she is seeing contemporary and modern mixes of pa,erns, florals and geometric. Jennifer Jones of Jennifer Jones Design Inc. reports seeing burgundy, russet, rich blues, and an array of greens mixed with cream colors. "Velvet has been one of my 'go to' wovens due to its tacle nature, and today velvets are be,er due to the huge number of colorways available and the fab- ric's improvements." Home decor fabrics are definitely favoring jewel tones and textures, according to Tanya Hembree of Onyx & Alabaster. "I'm seeing rich textures, velvets, and fringe on pillows and draperies. Draperies over blinds are def- initely the 'in' things," she says. "Wide open windows, more views, and more light rather than privacy and seclusion are where people are maximizing the openness of their homes through strategically dressing their win- dows." While agreeing that velvet is finding its way into upholstery and more eclecc interi- Photo courtesy Beth Haley Design. Connued on page 64 fabrics at home

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