'Fabric Trends'

10 Tabulous Design Tips

September 1, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Designer Michelle Nussbaumer has 10 tips that are awesome, they’re available right now on Veranda.com just click here. I love all of them, especially about making the entry to your home amazing and unusual, it really does set the tone for the rest of your home. I also like her take on using lighting, buying furniture and accessories to the scale of the people living in the home and pattern on walls. Check these tips out, they’re Tabulous, Enjoy!!!


Living With Tradition

June 18, 2015

By Tab Byrum

The Traditional style of decorating may still be the most prolific in home decor today, traditional interiors are usually comfortable and classic with no hidden surprises.


Traditional style involves the use of matching pieces of furniture as well as antiques and coordinated fabrics. Symmetry also plays a large role in the traditional decor and furniture will usually have some curves to it whether it’s in the legs of tables and chairs or the backs of chairs and some carving on furniture and woodwork. Upholstered furniture is usually fuller and again has some curve, not a lot of sharp edges or straight lines and will usually consist of patterns such as stripes, paisleys, florals and all over patterns.

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May 27, 2015

By Tab Byrum

There are so many styles of decorating for us to look at, today I want to hit on Transitional Style. Transitional is defined as a blend of traditional and contemporary styles, somewhere between the old world and the world of chrome and glass.


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One thing I enjoy about Transitional is the use of traditional forms and shapes but updating them with current fabrics or newer staining and painting techniques and colors. I love to take a very traditional chair form, say a wingback, and have it reupholstered in a new fun geometric print or a bright and colorful velvet or linen. Of course, another popular trend in the Transitional style is the use of neutral colors, the layering on of whites, creams, beiges with a hint of dark brown or black. So let’s take a look at the Transitional Style and let me know what you think, too far out for you or not enough? Enjoy!!!

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Wood Ya??

March 19, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Today I’m focusing on a look if you will, that I have always loved, Faux Bois ( Foe Bwa)  which literally translates as “False Wood” from French to English.  I can always remember liking the look of wood and wood grains, especially when it appeared in something that was obviously not a wood product.  I didn’t actually hear the technical term of Faux Bois until I was a young adult and heard Martha Stewart talk about the term on her show.


I love the look of natural wood, the lines that run through a piece of wood and the idea that this product of nature can be so perfectly mimicked in manmade creations is fascinating.  Today you can find the Faux Bois treatment in all areas of design from wallpaper ( as seen above), fabric, flooring and tile to even knitting patterns to make socks or mittens.  Join me today as we take a walk through the Faux Bois forest, Enjoy!!!

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In Our Circles, In Our Circles

September 8, 2014

By Tab Byrum

Good Monday morning all, I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We made a trip to Dallas over the weekend,  just a quick getaway since we didn’t take any time off this Summer, we mainly went to see a play and I’ll tell you all about that later this week, for now though it’s time for an update on another trend I’ve been noticing in the design world, Circles.



 I was gathering fabric samples the other day for a client, I was looking for a very specific thing but kept noticing all the fabrics with circle designs on them.  The circles come in all sizes and there are many different color combos to choose from, so I got out my iPhone and started snapping pics of the fabrics I was seeing.

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