Monday, January 7, 2013
Retro Fabrics Give Your Home A Dreamy Nostalgia
I am a huge fan of interior design and styles that were made popular in the 1950s through the early 1980s. My love for these quirky, experimental, and sometimes over-the-top styles and designs was recently revisited when I watched an episode of "American Castles" on Netflix. The episode highlighted a few of the personal masterpieces that Frank Lloyd Wright had designed solely for his own use in his two main homes -- which was multifunctional, including a studio and architectural school facility -- Taliesin, and Taliesin West.
The two great masterpieces of Wright's catalog not only showcased his talents as a groundbreaking architect, but also as a master of interior design. Each of Wright's carefully crafted rooms, in each of his sketches, was to be adorned with only the finest -- and most eye-catching -- of treatments. The Wright-style of interior design was avant-garde and pushed the limits of design, using silk fabric and other upholstery fabrics in unconventional ways, such as a wall covering, or carpeting display shelves. All of this was done in the vibrant and colorful style of the 60s - 70s, and while some of us wish to forget our historical faux pas which had our homes dripping with radioactive orange and sickly green, I revel in it.
All this nostalgia had me obsessed all weekend, yearning to redecorate at least one of the rooms in my house to this throwback style, but I had to find out where I was going to get all of the materials for this endeavor? All of the styles and designs that I loved were now considered out-dated, would I be able to find materials that at-least mimicked the decades-old styles?
Thankfully, I was able to find just the solution to my problem, with Warehouse Fabrics Inc. Warehouse Fabrics has thousands of different styles, patterns, colors, and designs -- everything from conservative to flamboyant. If you want to find unique materials for redesigning a room in your home, visit the largest online showroom in the world at: