Interior Designer Jennifer Adams talks to Jim Yockey about choosing fabric for your home covers.
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How to Select a Fabric for Your Home
Rhiannon: Have you ever walked into a home and just instantly fell in love but you’re not sure why. Well that’s the sign of a good design. Jennifer Adams, one of the nation’s most sought after designers shows us some simple things to pay attention to when we’re selecting fabrics in your home.
Jennifer: Today we’re inside of a fabric store that’s exclusive to only interior designers and I have the great fortune to be able to interview the owner of Linde LTD. This is Jim Yockey and he’s really the northwest go to for what’s hot in interior design in terms of fabric and textures. Hi Jim.
Jim: Hi, welcome.
Jennifer: Thank you very much so what are you seeing as some of the biggest trends right now.
Jim: Well look at this.
Jennifer: That’s gorgeous, what is that?
Jim: This is actually indoor, outdoor fabric okay so this is used outside the house, outside but a lot of people using this for their interiors.
Jennifer: So that would mean it was more stain resistant and more durable.
Jim: Exactly and it feels so much different than they’ll— very soft.
Jennifer: It feels like they would go inside but it doesn’t feel like it’s outside at all.
Jim: It comes with a lot of lovely patterns, colors, styles in fact look at these. Now what would you call that.
Jennifer: I would think this is a velvet or a mohair.
Jim: It is. It is a velvet but it is indoor/outdoor fabric so I could put this on a shade lounge outside. Exactly.
Jennifer: What sunscreen lotion, all of it?
Jim: Exactly but the important thing is you can use this inside and it has a the feel of velvet but has all the capabilities of indoor/outdoor fabric.
Jennifer: I like that if you spill a glass of wine you’re going to be okay.
That’s bright fabric what would you use this for?
Jim: You can use that for a lot of things, chairs, auto men, pillows.
Jennifer: What would you combine with it?
Jim: Well you can do something like this.
Jennifer: That’s nice.
Jim: A cut velvet and add some texture to it.
Jennifer: This is much more my style I like the neutral tone on tone pallet just changing up the texture.
Jennifer: So you don’t have to have a lot of different color.
Jim: You don’t, really, you don’t I mean you know we’re come showing both sides of the coin, this is a very neutral calming sort of combination but interesting at the same time because of the textures.
Jennifer: It is, if you just vary your textures you can do a tone on tone pallet and it can be gorgeous.
Jim: Absolutely at any color really.
Jennifer: This fabric is gorgeous, I love it.
Jim: It’s sophisticated to just like you Jennifer.
Jennifer: Thank you very much.
Jim: But if you really want to have fun with it what do you think about that.
Jennifer: I like it it’s just the finishing touch, yeah love tassels, thank you so much for having us we’ve learned a tremendous amount and remember if you’re shopping for draperies go light weight, if you’re looking for something to put on your sofa or on a chair go with the heavier upholstery fabric and just have fun with it and be creative.
Rhiannon: Great tips as always Jennifer, thanks. To get more decorating tips from Jennifer you can log on to Better TV.com and check out her blog.