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Staycation Nation: Browse Swatches From Home

Freshen up your spaces from the comfort of your couch

Many of us have been mostly staying home for quite a few months now. With vacations derailed and the idea of traveling more anxiety-inducing then relaxing, staying home provides guaranteed comfort and safety. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. Unwind while planning some home updates that will help you find the sanctuary and relaxation you need for a little staycation. Browse swatches and gather ideas to spruce up all of your spaces with custom home goods, before even stepping foot outside.

Shopping our products and browsing swatches is easy with our digital tools and an assist from your local Lafayette Dealer. 

Here’s how to start shopping for swatches:

Get Inspired | Create a Wishlist of Your Favorite Swatches

Browse products online and in Lafayette’s digital catalogs. We offer pages of photography and descriptions of products to help you dream up your ideal home fashions. You can find these digital catalogs on our Resources page.

On our website we also offer separate gallery pages for quick browsing and room inspiration. Simply select a product to browse. At the base of every product page, you’ll find galleries filled with images in the Get Inspired section. If you click the heart in the corner of these, you can create a consumer account with us and start a wishlist. You can share this wishlist later on with a Lafayette dealer when you’re ready to start purchasing.

This is the Get Inspired section of one of the soft fashion pages.

Narrow down your selections | Search Swatches in The Materials Library

Our Materials Library is where you can hone in on your desired selections and sift through images of our materials. Our latest collections of Interior Masterpieces soft fashions fabrics also have images of the fabrics on windows for even more inspiration. Filter by product type to see everything available in the selected collection. All of our collections of materials from blinds, roller, and transitional shades to soft fashion fabrics and hardwares are available to peruse in the Materials Library.

You can add swatches to your wishlists just like you did with your saved photos. Simply click the heart. If you’re logged in, it will add to your wishlist or otherwise prompt you to create a login. You can manage your wishlists by clicking on the heart as well, and selecting “Manage My Wishlists.”

Browse Swatches In the Materials Library
If you found a Fabric Book you liked in the digital catalogs, simply search in the Materials Library by the book number to see the available fabrics.
Style Inspiration Photos on the Item Detail’ Page shows ideas for treatments and any additional colorways.

Click on “View Item Details Page” and see more images of select fabrics from our 2020 & 2019 Fabric Collections

Contact a local Dealer | Get swatches right to your door!

Now that you’ve collected some ideas of what you may want to sample, contact a local dealer. Set up a virtual, phone or socially distant in-person consult; whichever you’re comfortable with at this point. Your Lafayette dealer can order through us and send you swatches directly to your door so you can confirm your selections. Just let them know what you want to see. One easy way to do this is by sharing your “My Wishlist” as mentioned earlier.

Still unsure of what you need or what styles are right for you? Discuss your lifestyle needs with your window treatment professional. Whether the need is for privacy, light-filtering, child-safety, or all of the above, they will have solutions to meet your window treatment needs. You can get sample swatches of everything from cellular shades, to wood blind slats and soft fashion fabric materials. 

Confirm Your Selections | Hold Swatches Up to Your Windows

Spend some time thinking about your options, and selected materials. Consider how they will function as well as how they will look with the rest of the room. Hang or hold your swatch up to the window to see how it looks in action. Make sure you do this throughout the day at different times to experience the swatch in different lightings. Compare the potential materials you are planning to use to see how your selections look together.

Here are a few fresh fabrics from the 2020 Collection to get your design ideas rolling:

Dependable Solids:

Jody – Currently available in 10 color-ways, Jody is a Lafayette workroom favorite. It is 100% polyester but you wouldn’t know it the way it hangs in a window. It will provide a polished look at an affordable price point. Our favorite color-ways are relaxing hues of Eucalyptus and Sky, but an energy infusing selection of Sage or Berry would certainly brighten up a room.

Pair with: Parasol Cellular Shades

Parasol Cellular Shades in Newport add their own dimension to a window. Paired with a beautiful solid like Jody, creates a polished, clean look that will transition easily as trends change.

Pocasset – Another great basic. This solid fabric has been in our line for a long time and it sticks around because it hangs beautifully and has a great hand. Five of the twenty colors are in our Top 20 best fabrics. Available in nine soft, subdued hues. Honey offers a bright but warm colorway perfect for a standalone treatment or a subtle accent.

Other colors available: Seaglass, Sand, Platinum, Parchment, Indigo, Eggshell, Champagne & Bamboo

Pair with: Manh Truc Woven Woods in Bacopa, Camel.

Achieve a rustic yet modern farmhouse look by pairing Pocasset in Honey with a warm Manh Truc Woven Wood Shade.

Watercolor Wonder

Seven Oaks, Spa

This large landscape print is comprised of watercolor strokes in trendy “Spa” Blues and greens. While it’s full of bright colors, the subdued, calming nature of its pattern allows it to be a versatile fabric for creating subtle accents or bold statements pieces.

Geometric

Viewpoint in Moonstone

  • Order Swatches through a Lafayette Dealer
  • Order Swatches through a Lafayette Dealer
  • Order Swatches through a Lafayette Dealer
  • Order Swatches through a Lafayette Dealer

If you were to break down this print into its basic shape components, its simply offset diamonds. But thanks to creative perspective, embroidery and moody colorways you get a fun, geometric print with depth reminiscent of a kaleidoscope. 

Pair With: Textured Fabric Valance from the Interior Masterpieces Collection

Pair with Twyla in Seaglass for a textural pallet full of Zen energy. Contact a local Lafayette Dealer to get a swatch.

Modern Floral

Aster in Fresco

This traditional Jacobean floral pattern is made modern with on-trend hues. This fabric offers a variety of colors to pull from for accent materials. 

  • Aster Fresco Detail image, get the swatch

Let this gorgeous print comprised of dusty lilac, olive green and soft blues craft your own personal secret garden. Fresh enough for spring and summer looks, but with color tones that are rich enough to last all year long. 

Pair with: Allure Transitional Shades

Order Swatches through a Lafayette Dealer of soft fashion and hard treatments to see them together.
Craft a whimsical and romantic, but totally practical look by pairing this fabric with Allure Transitional Shades in Intrigue, Patina.

Luscious Texture

Dupree in Indigo

The pattern within this luxurious cut velvet is comprised of small geometric shapes that give it a subtle nod to Art Deco design. The print is small enough that it doesn’t overtake a room alongside the nature of this statement fabric. Bring sophisticated luxury to a room with this fabric as drapery panels, valances, headboards or throw pillows.

Pair with: Genesis Roller Shades

Balance the rich, textures of this cut-velvet with a light and airy sheer roller shade.

These are just a few ideas, but the possibilities are endless! Start exploring to find out what you can create today.

Lafayette Interior Fashions is a to-the-trade manufacturer and distributor of blinds, shades, shutters, draperies and more. You can buy our products through Lafayette Dealers who are designers and professionals in the window treatment industry. Find a Lafayette dealer near you to shop our custom interior fashions.

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