Hello Everyone, Happy Monday!
Today I wanted to share about my adventures as an intern so far. I'm planning a mini series as I feel like I am learning so much. The place where I have my internship is a local design firm and they have been some of the most amazing ladies to work with. I was so nervous to go in to meet them, for one I have been admiring their work a very long time and also I am shy by nature so putting my self out there is a big step for me some times. They instantly made me feel comfortable when I went to interview with them, in fact we spent the "interview" chatting and getting to know each other:). So far one of my favorite things I have done is spending time in their resource room ( I had heard at school it is typical for an intern to spend time in a resource room) and I have to say it has been amazing. I am learning so much about textiles, how they feel( fiber content, texture, rub count etc), how to call them out on the fabricators website and who I will want to work with as a designer. Some of the to-the-trade fabricators I am loving so far are: Fabricut, Duralee, Stout and Kravet just to name a few:). Today I am going to share with you about Fabricut and Duralee as they are the ones I have spent the most time with thus far.
If you have been following me on IG you know that I posted a fun fourth of July that featured a red, white and blue textile from Fabricut, not only did Fabricut like the post( I was geeking out for sure) but I was able to see the blue textile hanging in a clients home this week. The blue fabric makes beautiful drapery and it really set the clients dining room off, my eye was immediately drawn to it. As a company Fabricut has been supplying the industry with top of the line fabric and trimmings for 60 years, they have a dedication to their customers which in turn makes me as the designer feel good about the quality of product I am providing my client with.
Below I put together a mini gallery of some of my favorite Fabricut fabrics at the moment(scroll left to see the samples).
Duralee is a company that I was introduced to at school as my one of teachers has worked exclusively with them over the years. Like Fabricut they are a company that has been around many years providing high quality fabrics as well as trim, wall coverings, hardware and furniture to their customers. They have an array of fun and vibrant patterns alongside classic timeless pieces. I am using a few of their fabrics for my school project this summer and I cant wait to get the memos in.
Below are some of the Duralee fabrics that I have worked with in the resource room as well as some of my favorite prints(scroll left to see all the samples)
Both of these companies offer textiles for all budgets, they have everything from affordable lines to luxury lines. Both companies also work with a variety of designers to offer fun and fresh innovate lines.
I can not wait to have my own resource room with all of the textiles and material samples. What kind of textiles do you like? leave a comment below and let me know.
Have a great week!!