A key part of any décor is the soft furnishings – window treatments (draperies, window seat cushions), upholstery fabrics for furniture (chairs, sofas, love seats, stools, ottomans and more), bedding and bathroom (shower curtains), and accessories like trims and throw pillows.

Candice Olson Collection from KravetMixing and matching fabric colors, textures and patterns is an art. Like fashion trends that come and go, home décor fabrics reflect the evolving taste of the consumer. Animal prints, tone-on-tone and geometric patterns like ikat are popular now. Another trend we’re watching are well-known interior designers, like HGTV star Candice Olson, creating fabrics for companies like Kravet.  Although we love using some of these fun and beautiful materials, we recommend mixing the trendier fabrics with staples such as solid colors with textures, stripes and florals. This will keep your rooms updated and within budget, forgoing frequent makeovers as styles come and go.Many interior designers offer concierge services that include presenting fabric samples and color schemes to their clients. Interiors by Monique provides that service because it is important to feel the fabric and get a sense of how it will look in your surroundings with your natural and artificial lighting.

Working with fabrics can be overwhelming but Monique takes the stress out of the myriad of styles, trends and choices available.