C & F Textile designers are constantly studying, researching and finding new trends in the marketplace. Many other industrys influence trends in home accessories and bedding including fashion, visual media, world events, home furnishings and even counter culture trends. We never know where our next idea will come from.
Our team subscribes to the latest trend leaders, magazines and pace setting in home furnishing for ideas. We also travel to market shows, test retail markets with fabric variety and follow color registries.
Basically, we love fabric, fashion and trend and have long meetings about style, fabric wear and texture. We also love to hear from our customers. We welcome your feedback, ideas and are always looking for the next great product. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this web site we will post an occasional article on trend or notes on design. Hope you enjoy.
-The C & F Textile Design Team
Trend Boards for Design Inspiration: Turning Up Turq
Trend Boards for Design Inspiration: Coastal Chic
Taylor Swift Chooses C & F Enterprises Linens
Youthful country and pop artist, Taylor Swift, chooses C & F Enterprises' quilted fabric linens for her home. People Magazine's May 9th 2011 edition features Taylor Swift's country chic decorating choices for her Nashville, Tennessee home. Miss Swift purchased over fifteen fabric designs in Franklin, Tennesee's Harmony Home, a unique home furnishings store and retailer of C & F Enterprises.
Amy Simcik, the owner of Harmony Home notes, "Miss Swift has elegant taste, she created a beautiful tablescape with unique place settings for each of her guests from the C & F patterns we carry. She enjoys mixing patterns and her table will be a feast for the eyes." In addition to the three items featured in People, Harmony Home reports twelve additional tabletop patterns were selected by Miss Swift. These include C & F's Vivienne, Emma, Kona Bay, Stafford Royal, Marianna Cream, Brighton Green, Windsor, Windsor Yellow, Stafford, Deanna, Caspienne, and Bonita. She also purchased three quilted Bedding sets including; Vivienne, Berkley Blue and Berkley Green.
Mr. Nelson Chow, Vice President, comments, "We are seeing growth in quilted linens and particularly in bedding as the choice for a younger generation. The quality, handcrafted texture and beautiful designs appeal to a classic trend that is crossing generations."
Trend Boards for Design Inspiration: Eclectic Beat
Trend Boards for Design Inspiration: Classic Revival
Trend Boards for Design Inspiration: Eco Savvy
Designer Dialogue: Travel-Inspired Merchandise
Question: What is new in the industry? (submitted by Carrie—New Jersey)
Answer: Travel inspired merchandise is a new trend in the decorative accessories marketplace. Paris seemed to take the lead with graphic icons of the Eiffel Tower, fleur de lis, Arc de Triomphe, French phrases, or locations on decorative pillows, rugs, furniture, and accessories. With Great Britain's royal wedding in the news, crests and crowns are also on the rise. Surrounded by reminders of faraway places, escape on a vacation without leaving the home.
- Cindi Steele
Trends In Christmas Trim
Knitted ornaments and ornaments made of felt, wool, and cotton add a handcrafted warmth to the holiday tree. The two color stories most seen for Christmas 2011 are traditional reds and greens, along with classic plaids, and a lodge inspired neutral palette, with cream, taupe, beige, and browns. Patterns in knits include stripes and polka dots, as well as Nordic patterns. Texture is key with surface interest in nubby or curly fabrics and faux fur. Add warmth to your holiday tree with Gallerie II's Homespun, Plaid Greetings, and Winter Forest themes.
The gingerbread and "sweets" theme offers plenty of tasty treats. Ice cream cone ornaments are the newest addition to gingerbread children, cookies, cakes, and candy. Gallerie II's Sugar and Spice will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Customers are becoming more interested in eco friendly items, indicating ornaments in natural materials, such as buri, will be successful in 2011. All of our forest friends, including owls, squirrels, deer, moose, bears, and more, can be found in Winter Forest, made of sustainable buri fiber.
Brightly colored ornaments in turquoise, purple, fuschia, bright green, and orange, often with foil or glitter finish, continue to be on trend. Gallerie II's Making Spirits Bright is a fun, whimsical collection featuring snowmen and colorful birds amidst foiled ball ornaments in six bright colors.
Snowmen bedecked in brightly colored hats, mittens and scarves are having winter fun throwing snowballs, sledding, and ice skating in Gallerie II Flurries collection.
-Cindi Steele, Creative Manager