Feelin’ Groovy

We’ve been feeling groovy lately! With more likes on Facebook, two craft shows to prepare for in October and November and each of our birthdays happening in the last 30 days, simplymadespaces has been on a high!

Here’s where more grooviness comes in…
One of our favorite designer textile brands, Knoll, released another great nail polish called Groovy to coincide with the release of a new collection called Mod Cloth, one of the colors in the collection is called Groovy, a deep purple-chianti color that is to die for! We’ve made a set of pillows out of the Groovy, Mod Cloth pattern and love them! Take a look below at the nail polish, some great models showing off their Groovy polish and the pillows we made. The pattern has a really cool needlepoint look to it, lending a vintage quality to the pattern but with super current colors that pop!.

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Another Nod to Mid-Century Mod

Another Nod to Mid-Century Mod

We just completed another set of gorgeous pillows using a mid-century modern inspired designer textile pattern. It should come as no surprise how popular mid-century modern design has become to mainstream consumers. Everyone wants to have a classically designed and … Continue reading

New mid century modern pillows!

New mid century modern pillows!

We just finished another gorgeous designer pillow set. This duo features Architex fabric in pattern “Make Tracks” from their mid century modern collection. This is a wool blend textile with a stain repellent finish, the pillows have invisible zippers and … Continue reading

Custom Designer Pillow Order: Complete!!

Happy Friday! We’ve been working hard to complete our custom order of 6 pillows including 3 sets of 2 in 3 different sizes and 3 different textiles patterns! All the variations make for a challenge but nonetheless was fun and the final … Continue reading

Monkey Business!

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I rub, you rub, we all rub.

What’s all this talk about rubbing you ask? Well, in the commercial design world all fabrics go through a series of tests to determine their durability to heavy use in public spaces. All the fabrics that we have in inventory and plan to make pillows with have gone through this test known as “Wyzenbeek”. Basically what happens is a wire mesh screen is used to abrade the surface of the fabric in a backwards and forwards motion and then in a circular motion. The test goes through cycles of 5,000 double rub increments and then is reviewed and if it has not failed then the test is continued. We typically look for textiles to be at least 30,000 double rubs and alot of the ones we have in our inventory are 100,000 double rubs or more! A whole lot of rubbing! So why the education lesson? Well, we will be including this information in all our postings of completed pillows or upholstered headboards to sell so you can see how strong the pattern is and know that what you are buying will stand up to your kids, your dogs, your late night chocolate ice cream fix and even that crazy Uncle that shows up unannounced.

Fabrics **Galore**

What a great Week! We sold our first item on Etsy and now we are able to provide more fabric selections. Did we get a bit carried away? You be the judge. So as I’m prepping the area to photograph … Continue reading

Fabrics Fabrics and more Fabrics!

Hey Everyone! We received a lot of comments from people asking what other fabrics we had in our collection. Therefore we have created a Fabrics Category in the above menu showcasing our current inventory. Click on any of the images … Continue reading