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We celebrated our third birthday in July and wanted take a look back at some of our favorite headboards. Our hardwood frames and attention to detail in our headboards set them above the rest and keep our customers coming back!

OH MY GUSH!

We’re GUSHING…over the NEUTRAL+GLAM drapes DIW just finished for one VERY special client…Grant’s mom! Glamming it up doesn’t have to mean going totally over the top, and these Neutral Glam drapes add to the contemporary feel of her living room, keeping it neutral without being boring and glamorous without too much glitz. 

While the neutral is in the fabric, a Kasmir linen, the glam is in the details…the uber cool hardware from Kasmir’s Natural Elements line and the two-finger pinch pleat and applied banding. This type of pinch pleat uses less fabric and gives a more contemporary look to complement the room and the handmade banding that was mitered and hand sewn along the edges adds the perfect touch of understated glitz!

Neutral colors like white, cream, beige, taupe and gray fit into any style of decorating to create a fresh, clean and glamorous space that will have everyone GUSHING! OH MY GUSH!

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY! GO GREEN WITH REUPHOLSTERING

Here at DIW, we absolutely love to take something old and recycle and repurpose it! From funky flea market finds to antique French frou frou chairs, if it needs to be repaired, repainted or reupholstered, we want it!           

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This chair definitely needed to be repaired and reupholstered. But the frame was in in great shape!

In celebration of Earth Day, DIW shows you how to GO GREEN with an inspiring reupholstery project. Going green in your home doesn’t just mean using organic and chemical free products or not wasting tap water. It also means keeping that fabulous old sofa that belonged to your grandmother and recycling it so that it looks as if it never went out of style. And that’s just what one client did with a tattered and battered old sofa and chair she had kept for years! Because the frames were in great condition, we rebuilt the springs, installed new webbing, replaced the old foundations with more durable cotton padding and latex foam and chose a timeless fabric for both pieces.

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Reupholstering your existing piece of furniture in beautiful Belgian linen fabric is another great way to go green. Linen is an excellent upholstery fabric. It is durable, strong, antistatic, smooth and cool to the touch. It doesn’t pill or stretch. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is beautiful and easy to maintain. It resists fading as well as dirt and stains. Linen is hypoallergenic since it only consists of natural fibers, making it the perfect fabric choice for Earth Day!

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Look what reuphostering with classic linen can do! This sofa and chair will last another 20-30 years. New pillows can update or change from season to season. Pillows by DIW also!

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Green Reupholstering Tips:

  • You should be able to use the existing frame.
  • Springs can be redone or replaced.
  • For foam replacement, you want latex foam covered with wool batting and not polyester batting.
  • You want to use a natural upholstery fabric.

STRIPE IT! YOU’LL LIKE IT!

We’re seeing stripes everywhere in 2013! From the pure and simple to the simply elegant, this classic design is forever fashionable. A striped pattern can add drama and visual impact to any room. Stripes pair well with solids, florals or other patterns and can be as bold or subtle as you like.

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The classic black and white chevron stripe on this banquette has a really strong impact. DIW designed and built the banquette to add seating to a casual eating area.

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These rectangular ottomans designed by DIW are a contemporary alternative to dining room chairs. The bold and bright stripes deliver a powerful punch! 

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This fun and playful leopard print table skirt made by DIW features an inverted box pleat with micro cord in a multi-colored stripe.

Stripes also provide a simple way to play with multiple color palettes, texture and pattern. Both contemporary and classic, today’s textile stripes make a bold statement in scale and color to suit all interiors.

Whether you use stripes in a traditional, classic way or in a totally modern and contemporary way, they can change a room with their use of color and simple geometry.

Are you wild about stripes? Can you create a space using stripes that has the wow factor and deserves to get published? If so, enter the Tobi Fairley Get Published Design Contest on olioboard where you could win one of two passes to attend Tobi’s design camp, The Journey To Getting Published. Stripe It! You’ll Like It!

LOVIN’ LEATHER…EDELMAN LEATHER

Edelman Leather is a company with a passion for beautiful products. They have been creating and selling premier luxury leathers to the world of interiors for over three decades. Edelman Leather crafts the best leather in the world. Their hides are FULL GRAIN, always European in origin. Custom coloring and hand finishes are a specialty, setting Edelman apart. Allowing designers total FREEDOM. Freedom in color, texture and style. That special look away from the ordinary is what Edelman brings to interiors – big quality hides finished naturally and with innovation.

And that special look away from the ordinary is what DIW brings to interiors, also! We’re not your “run of the mill” workroom. Like Edelman, we design for designers. 

Alys Beach banquette

Alys Beach headboard

Dungan Nequette office banquette hand quilted by DIW 

Our clients expect quality and consistency with innovation and creativity. And Edelman delivers! With 750 colorways and over 75 different types of leather, Edelman is DIW’s leading leather source! 

We know we’ve been quiet but it’s only because we’ve been BUSY this year! Stay tuned for more photos on our recent projects!

We know we’ve been quiet but it’s only because we’ve been BUSY this year! Stay tuned for more photos on our recent projects!

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Pillow Talk

Don’t know a cornice from a valance? Wouldn’t know mohair from muslin, damask from duck or a rolled edge from an egg roll? We often use terms that are familiar to the trade only. Well, fret no more…our Word of the Week will have you sounding like an industry pro in no time!

Repeat

How often the pattern is duplicated at intervals down the fabric or wall covering. One repeat is one full pattern.

All fabrics except for solid prints have a repeat. Repeats can be measured both vertically and horizontally. For example, if the tip of a leaf repeats every 18 inches vertically and every 25 inches horizontally, we say that the fabric has repeats of 18” V and 25” H. Repeats are not perfectly positioned and it is common to have a print positioned slightly higher than another,especially common in vertical repeats.

Chiang Mai Dragon

 

MOCHA

  • Fabric SKU - 173274 
  • Width - 54”
  • Horizontal Repeat - 27”
  • Vertical Repeat - 45.5”
  • Fabric Content - 100% Linen
  • Country of Finish - United Kingdom

…and a fabulous chair from ShopDIW!
Happy Valentine’s Day!

…and a fabulous chair from ShopDIW!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Don’t know a cornice from a valance? Wouldn’t know mohair from muslin, damask from duck or a rolled edge from an egg roll? We often use terms that are familiar to the trade only. Well, fret no more…our Word of the Week will have you sounding like an industry pro in no time!

Channel Back

A style distinguished by vertical channels stitched into a seat’s back, creating individual compartments.

A channel back chair is a traditional type of seat, with a high fabric back and wooden legs and arm fronts. The back of the chair consists of a series of deep vertical grooves, or channels, providing padded support. You’ll need about 5 yards of upholstery fabric to cover a channel back chair.