Tag Archives: Graphic

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Trending Blackout Fabrics

The latest trending styles of window treatments are all about printed and custom blackout fabrics. Just as Shakespeare once said, “Eyes are the window to your soul”; the windows of a room in turn reveal the soul of the design. Window coverings have been taken to a whole new level and everyone has raving about them.

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In addition to being completely light and pinhole proof, Valley Forge blackouts are available to be totally customizable with a color or pattern printed on a selected base cloth, or the perfect color can be selected from a set of running line hues. There are so many options available, that really anything can be created to fit a designer’s dream.

Whether working with WeaveUp technology or with one of our expert textile designers, anything can be created in the perfect way; including geometrics, florals, abstract patterns, and even real-life photography can be possible! Regardless of the style or pattern chosen, anything is guaranteed to make a statement when you have total control of the outcome.

One of the best ways to style these fashionable blackout fabrics is mixing and matching with various upholstery and sheer draperies to complete the entire room. With so many choices, the possibilities for a highly designed space are endless. Trending patterns we are seeing lately include basket weave and chevrons which give off a classic feel while still working with other updated patterns. Try matching up a geometrically-styled chevron pattern with chunky chenille upholstery weaves and a floaty shimmering sheer to soften up the chevron angles. Or pairing a very structured weave on the sofa to reflect an abstract pattern in the window can be a great way to create an unexpected feel in a room. The beauty of Valley Forge’s blackout fabrics are not only the ability to customize nearly however you want, but the quality of the textile and blackout coating that come along with it. Order a sample from the Solid Collection or start designing your own on WeaveUp today!

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New Release: Script

Penmanship is a skill where most of us fall on the spectrum of normal to average as far as dexterity and expertise is concerned. On one end, there are those of us who have the inherent gift of being able to write in beautiful flourishes and calligraphic-like letters. You envy their perfectly shaped letters that form words and sentences as they dance across a page like art.2Script_300

On the other hand, we have our friends who didn’t get so lucky in the handwriting department. We often joke and say they should be doctors, because who can ever read their script? These people may have been the kids who scribbled on the walls or had the most ‘interesting’ drawings as a child.

But who hasn’t scratched some random script or cryptic characters onto a notebook page during a lecture or anywhere else just out of boredom? Sometimes these stay just as they are – scribbles, but sometimes these shapes end up twisting and turning on the page to create a life of their own.

At first glance, the designs in the new collection Script might only look like fanciful script or scribbles across a page, but looking closer, you find the patterns to be filled with geometric shapes, romantic flowy lines, and abstract facades. Like autographs, love letters, and hand sketched portraits, Script portrays the meaningful and beautiful keepsakes and mementos that one gathers throughout a lifetime. The art of writing and calligraphy is an ancient one that was once held in high regard and very few were skilled in its ways. With this in mind, Script encompasses a historically abstract yet modern collection that feels right at home in a wide array of design styles.1Script_300

Initially available in graphic black and white colorways, Script can be customized to be in any scale or color to best suit its surroundings. Script’s patterns will maintain its bold style but softer looks can be achieved with tonal coloring and appropriate base cloth selection. Customize a pattern from the Script collection and write a new story with your design!