Month: July 2014

Person Finding Fabric

How to Choose the Right Fabric for Your Custom Furniture

You have pictured the perfect piece of custom furniture, and now it’s time to pick out the fabrics that will bring your dream to life. Before you pick out your fabric, think about how the piece will be used.

Is it in an adult-only space or an all-purpose room?

Will the furniture be used daily or for more formal occasions?

Will the piece of furniture be in direct sunlight?

With your furniture’s use in mind, here’s how to choose the right fabric for you.

Linen: Linen is best suited for formal living or adult areas because it soils and wrinkles easily. The fabric does withstand pilling and fading, but it won’t withstand heavy wear. And, if it is soiled, it must be professionally cleaned to avoid shrinking.

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Antique Blue Couch

Classic Lines with Custom Style

Furniture becomes like family. You have a special place in your heart for grandpa’s old wingback chair where he sat every Sunday afternoon while watching the big game. Or you might have always admired the gorgeous antique loveseat that your grandma wouldn’t let you near. It was so delicate!

Well, now the pieces are yours. The problem is, grandpa’s wingback is broken down and burnt orange. Grandma’s loveseat’s fabric was beautiful at one time, but it’s so old, if anyone sat on it, the fabric and cushions would split right open.

You can make these pieces work in your home.

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How to Spot Custom Furniture and Drapes

Old Sofa ReupholsteryYou can always pick out a piece of custom furniture or custom window treatments in someone’s home. What makes that custom piece so easy to spot? It’s the embellishments. From simple to ornate, attention to detail makes a custom piece shine.

Custom furniture has a number of things that make it special, but some may not notice at first glance, including furniture’s framework, cushion structure, and its perfect size for the space. Details that make a custom furniture piece stand out include:

  • Hand-carved wood
  • Unique curves
  • Intricate tacks
  • High-end fabrics
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Red Couch Custom

Custom Furniture Brings a Personal Touch

You know exactly what you’re looking for, but it seems no one makes it. Consider having a piece of custom furniture made. What’s more personal than your own ideas coming to life through your home’s style?

Whether you have a unique space, you’re looking for a specific curve to an arm, a specific size, or even specific materials, custom is the way to go. And, custom is a popular trend this year.

Bring a sketch or a photo of the design along with your measurements. We will work with you to determine the perfect size, features, structure, and fabrics!

Dream big and get that perfect piece of custom furniture.

Contact GAMINO Upholstery & Décor today for your FREE estimate.

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