Design Ideas

New Orleans Style Inspiration

New Orleans Style Inspiration
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Design Ideas

“Laissez les bon temps rouler!” Today is Fat Tuesday! New Orleans is typically the first city one thinks of when celebrating Mardi Gras, although the first organized Mardi Gras took place in Mobile, Alabama! New Orleans and Mobile were originally settled by the French, who brought over this French Catholic tradition. The pre-Lenten celebration of indulgence and debauchery consists of many traditions such as wild parades, lavish societal balls, and delicious foods.

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Using Navy Fabric as a Neutral

Using Navy Fabric as a Neutral
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Design Ideas, Featured Fabrics

Recently, we endured an icy winter storm that caused the majority of those affected to stay home. During this dreary mess, I decided to rummage through my fabrics for some refreshing inspiration. While I was searching, I noticed that I was drawn to my navy patterned fabrics.

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Creating a Warm Thanksgiving Environment

Creating a Warm Thanksgiving Environment
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Design Ideas, Seasons & Trends

Having family and friends over for the holidays can be a gratifying experience. Guests are appreciative of the time you’ve taken to prepare dinner and the trouble you’ve gone through to immaculately clean your home. When entertaining your company, the interior of your home becomes a cheerful and harmonious environment. However, the outside of your home should exude the same feeling. By adding a few accessories to your outdoor seating area, you can create a warm, welcoming ambiance.

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Bedding Essentials, Featuring New Robert Allen Designs

Bedding Essentials, Featuring New Robert Allen Designs
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Design Ideas, Featured Fabrics

When I blog about our fabrics on Cushion Source, I am constantly thinking of ways to use our fabrics. Just recently we got the new Robert Allen fabrics in stock. Because I help with placing our fabrics on Cushion Source, I was able to get a hands-on experience with these new fabrics. (When we add new fabrics to our system, we take samples and photograph them so that what you see in the fabric gallery are high quality representations of the fabric.)

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