New Fabric Collections, Happenings, Designers & Rumored Trends of 2013 | Drapery Connection

window coverings universityThe WCU (Window Covering University)  seminar takes place in Washington DC this week where the Exciting Windows gang will teach the 7-steps of sales success. Drapery Connection will surely be in attendance. To learn more about the WCU check out their website :

decorative throw pillowsThomas O'brien introduces his 4th installment with Lee Jofa's Groundwork collection.  O’Brien’s fresh take on classic patterns conjures images of a sleek Manhattan townhouse or a posh bachelor pad, where layered texture and tone create a look that is rich and sophisticated. His tailored collection includes smooth silks, rich velvets, and cozy chenilles.

custom upholstery for chairs

To learn more about the collection and where O'Brien sourced his inspiration from click on the link- 

interior design trends for living roomAccording to Denisa, from Daily Dream Decor, a great source for interior inspiration, claims that "2013 is set to be the era of purity for interior design trends. Interior design 2013 is all about creating a free flowing space in which comfort and style are equally important."  Click to check out the Top 5 trends for Luxury Interior Design.

pantone color of the year

In our previous post we introduced Benjamin Moore's Color of Year - Lemon Sorbet. In this post we would like to introduce Pantone's color of the year. Pantone polls designers and industry experts about the colors they will be featuring that will seep into the changing landscape of 2013. Emerald Green is that color. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute- "Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors."

So what do you think? Would you like to introduce these colors into your home? Here are some interior images to get the wheels turning

emerald green drapery fabric Emerald / Malachite Draperies
Emerald Upholstery

emerald green living room design

Pops of Emerald on Pillows

Images sourced HERE

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