Wednesday, February 8, 2017

JANUARY 2017 Featured Designer

  Pamela Meyer, ASID


Contemporary Traditional Style

Pamela H. Meyer, ASID - is first on our list of designers to be featured in our 2017 Blog Series entitled -
 12 Months 12 Styles 12 Designers

If the photos shown make you perk up and say to yourself "I love this design!" - then you just fell in love with Pamela's featured style - Contemporary Traditional.

Sometimes the best fashion is collaborative.  By combining different elements of anything - can result in a work of art.  Pam has done just that by combining contemporary accents with a more traditional foundation. Contemporary as defined in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary is:   happening, existing, living, or coming into being during the same period of time; marked by characteristics of the present period.. 

This style is ever changing with the world around us so by adding new and trending works of art, novelty items such as a basket holding decorative stones or other in vogue accents; you can make any area of the home fashion forward in appeal. Contemporary design also melds well with all other styles because it is always evolving.

It was easily combined here with the traditional furniture pieces, symmetrical arrangements and a rich color scheme creating a wonderfully warm and cozy space from the family room to the dining room and finally spilling out onto the patio or extended living area.

Inspired by designer, Barbara Barry, an established and well-known designer from California - we have her to thank for Ms. Meyers passion in the interior design industry.  Every designer has someone in their life who made them think, "Wow, that's pretty!".  Designers everywhere help us create our most inspirational spaces to live in, love in and exist in. Whether we are creating our work, our art or both - designers help us to achieve our maximum potential by infusing the space we live in with the color and decor that best represents who we are.

Coming back full circle to our featured designer- Pamela Meyer can and is a designer inspiring others with her talent.  So how does she do it?  As the Principle Designer with Meyer Architecture & Interior Design, Pam assists clients in designing their personal living space by hand selecting each piece of furniture that infuses the style representative of the client.  And by showing them photos of her other favorite installations along with images of color; she listens to the feedback and  reactions of each client to better understand what they are looking for so she can then create a space that is uniquely theirs.

If it were up to Pam; however, the whole world would be blue.  And not just any blue either.  Her favorite color is blue, but with just the right touch of grey making what she believes is the perfect color and shade for any area. Imagine the space where the sky meets the sea and your living room or family room is perched atop the clouds with the world down below as your view.  Designing your space with the colors you love stirs the dreamer in us all.  This is your oasis and this is what the art of interior design achieves.  

In addition to being beautiful any area of you're living space should scream, "I am happy!" and if Pam's style shown makes you happy then she can make you happy too!  Located in California - if your in the Los Angeles or surrounding areas and have a project you need help with - call Pamela at Meyer Architecture & Interior Design for a consultation.

I'm Tracy Dykes with and we are ~

"Creating Happy Homes...Inside and Out"

Monday, October 17, 2016

Defeat the Elements with Sunbrella Tangent & Protect Your Furniture

Sunbrella Tangent: Protect your outdoor furniture, grills and other favorite patio items from exposure to external environmental conditions and help them last a lifetime.

Sunbrella never ceases to amaze professionals in the textile industry around the world!   From their initial pioneering of the creation of color fast high-performance fabric for exteriors in the boating industry and the awning their superior upholstery grade material for the home and patio furniture - Sunbrella offers the greatest selections for designers, hospitality specifier's and home owners alike. 

Now, they have gone and done it again with the new Sunbrella Tangent line.  A waterproof durable fabric created to protect your valuable outdoor furniture and may also be used for your BBQ grills, bar areas, outdoor kitchen areas, patio umbrella's and even cushion storage bags!  Tangent material helps to protect these items from the harmful external weather conditions year round.   This light-weight waterproof material maintains a 2 year warranty coverage for color fastness and water proof properties.  The 60" material width is ideal for custom production and the great color selection is simple but diverse to match most design needs.

Check out this great line and send in your request for a manufacturing quote today OR just purchase the fabric by the yard if you already have a great local upholsterer or seamstress!

Color Selections Now In Stock!

Tangent Sand - 5069-0000

Tangent Charcoal - 5070-0000

As provided by Sunbrella here is the easy clean up instructions for Tangent performance material.


"Tangent is designed to be easy to care for. It can be washed, or brushed off and rinsed. Proper care and cleaning is important to the life of all fabrics.


  • Add 2 ounces of mild soap such as Woolite or Dawn dishwashing liquid to 1 gallon of lukewarm water.
  • Clean the fabric with a "soft bristle brush."
  • Rinse thoroughly with cold water and air dry.


  • Add maximum 1 cup of bleach to one 1 gallon of water.
  • Spray on lightly to the fabric face (non-coated side). Do not soak fabric. Prolonged exposure to harsh chemicals can damage the coating.
  • Rinse immediately. Do not leave on for more than 2 minutes.
Cleaning with harsh cleaners such as bleach will require a retreatment like 303 Fabric Guard for restoring water repellency."

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shifting Your Perspective...with Sunbrella

INDOOR and OUTDOOR High Performance Fabric for EVERYONE 

Just when you think every design has been done and that you have seen every possible color, tone, stripe, solid, and specialty weave.  Just when you have begun to become complacent to the bland designs and basic geometric, textured, woven and short-lived printed fabric lines being distributed in the market place today - a textile expert - Glen Raven to be exact - will out of the clear blue sky create a uniquely successful culture cluster of sophisticated, provocative, fun and classic collection of fabrics allowing your whole textile design perspective to S-H-I-F-T - /ʃɪft/.

If that was the goal of Glen Raven's latest loom run fabrication hit - The Shift Collection has succeeded.

BOOM!  From the moment the set of samples arrived a shock wave of excitement spread at the site of these newest and hottest fabrics a sizzling collection spreading like fire through the design firms around the country.

Already have your hot picks for the season?  Not anymore - a whole new collection is taking the helm and designers, home owners, purchasing agents and store fronts are scrambling to get themselves a sample ring of this seasons hottest and most durable high performance collection introduced as and aptly named - The Shift Collection by Sunbrella.

From first peek at this new line a myriad of thoughts collide~ Where may each of these be used? In what areas of the home? How about a new drapery for the office? Something durable for the children's play room? Or more specifically a commercial venue where this contract superior performance fabric will last long after the one's that came before them...a benefit of acrylic yarns woven and treated to exceed the 30,000 double rub industry standard!  And best of all - it is warrantied for 5 years for fade and mildew  resistance. There is a reason Sunbrella is the leader in the industry and now they have set an even higher standard in the textile design world for other textile design teams who can only ever hope to achieve a world-renowned name as Sunbrella has done.  This new collection is not only causing excitement, but it is leaving the other fabric curators' in a wake of dusty old antiquated styles and colors.

With any high-performance fabric of value and enduring strength a collection must start with the combination of specially treated and dyed fibers along with a tone or theme of colors to then build an array of powerful but all-the-while comfortable fabric creations.  The unique blending and processing achieved at Glen Raven - where all of the magic ensues - releases an artful masterpiece where quite possibly every single human being will find something to their liking to be put into a useful decorative design element inside or outside your personal living space.  Creating for you - your home  and energy curated with your spirit in mind so your body is comfortable, happy and living in style making you content and satisfied while at home in your dwelling.  This is the powerful tool of fabric art that has been unleashed on the interior design world these past weeks.

The Shift Collection consists of 41 brilliant textile-art creations sought after in the homes, hotels and public venues throughout the America's where designers eagerly anticipate the use in their custom production ranging from toss pillows to cushions to draperies. The Shift Collection patterns are as follows:

The color pallet within each pattern above sparks much curiosity with refreshing color names that hint, but not quite exactly describe the uniqueness of each solution-dyed yarn tone: Ash, Azure, Char, Citron, Cosmic, Crimson, Dune, Electro, Emerald, Flame, Flax, Fusion, Galaxy, Grape, Grey, Indigo, Kiwi, Lagoon, Pebble, Pewter, Rose, Sangria, Silver, Steel, Turquoise, Twilight, White, Vivid, and Wisteria.

Do I have your attention yet?  Here is a quick glance of just a few of the 41 and the factual details for the patterns within the Shift Collection.

Connect - modern plaids never had it so good! Four color-friendly squared off tile patterns set this bold and brilliant neutral fabric line apart from the rest.  100% Solution dyed Sunbrella Acrylic.  Repeat: Up the roll: 7.54". 54" wide.
Connect Fusion 58041

Escapade - stripe collection in four colorways. Unique new multicolored stripe combined with a blended texture-rich background.  Blended with 42% Sunbrella Acrylic, 14% Polyester and 44% PVC.  Repeat: Across the roll: 6.81". 54" wide.

Escapade Fusion 57009

Integrated - a rich yarn jacquard appeal in new modern geometric tone on tone with a slight sheen to the pattern making for a sophisticated design with just the right hint of metallic reflection.  Railroaded with a yarn content combined with 51% Sunbrella Acrylic, 37% PVC and 12% Polyester.  Repeat:  8.55" up the roll and 7" across the roll. 54" wide.

Integrated Steel 69006-0008

Loft - the more durable side of a velvet.  This modern twist of a chenille plain creates a new spin with this plush woven yarn - thick as it is soft.  Warms the heart with its texture followed by a comforting feel of strength. Deep luxurious color tones for a more understated but breath-taking-ly bold velvet-like creation in 11 cuddle-by-the-fire colors. 100% Sunbrella Acrylic yarns. 54" wide.

Loft Wisteria 46058-0008

Radiant - Jumbo jacquard leaf pattern thickly woven with a smooth soft finish in 6 unique tone on tone matte yarn colors combines to create a genuine affluent appeal.  A gentle forest-like scene in our modern day jungle living.  68% Sunbrella Acrylic combined with 24% PVC and 8 % Polyester.  Repeat: covers 27.06" up the roll and 14" across the roll.  Go LEAF or go home. 54" wide.

Radiant Lagoon 69008-0003

Spotlight - plain solids vibrant in color just as the name depicts. The 12 spotlights to choose from range from bright and cheery to mature grounded neutrals.  44% Sunbrella acrylic blended with 13% Polyester and 43% PVC.  54" wide.

Spotlight Rose 15000-0011

Sunbrella's burst of fresh newly woven fabric is now in stock and ready to ship.  

Watch out everyone, the season is getting busier and now its shifting into over-drive!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Smith and Hawken - Gone But Not Forgotten

Custom Cushions for all Smith and Hawken furniture! 

Below are some helpful images of the most popular Smith and Hawken furniture collections.  All of these sets are available for custom replacement cushions using any Sunbrella material!

Saranac Smith and Hawken Collection

Saranac Collection - Lounge ChairSaranac Collection - Chaise

Saranac Collection - Loveseat

Smith and Hawken Steamer Chaise

Steamer Chaise

Smith and Hawken Canterborough Collection

Canterborough Collection - SofaCanterborough Collection - Motion Chair
Canterborough Collection - ChaiseCanterborough Collection - Arm Chair

Smith and Hawken Avignon Collection

Avignon Collection - Launge Chair
Avignon Collection - Chaise
Avignon Collection - Sofa

Avignon Collection - Double Chaise

Avignon Collection - Dining Chair

Smith and Hawken Del Mar Collection

Del Mar Collection - LoveseatDel Mar Collection - Corner Chair

Del Mar Collection - SofaDel Mar Collection - Ottoman

Del Mar Collection - Chaise

Smith and Hawken Devon Collection

Devon Collection - GliderDevon Collection - Chaise

Devon Collection - Steamer

Smith and Hawken Whitfield Collection

Whitfield Collection - Lounge ChairWhitfield Collection - Arms Chair

Whitfield Collection - SofaWhitfield Collection - Sofa

Whitfield Collection - ChairWhitfield Collection - Motion Chair

Smith and Hawken Bonaire Collection

Bonaire Collection - SofaBonaire Collection - Chaise

Smith and Hawken Ainsley Collection

Ainsley Collection - Dining Chair

Dimensions, pricing and more information available by emailing  I am here to help you with your Smith and Hawken replacement cushions!
To see the entire collections offered for replacement cushions visit our hidden link to determine your collection - the email us the units you would like a quote for replacement cushions.  As well, our Smith and Hawken clients receive complimentary samples so their fabric selection made be made.  All order custom made to order and take approximately 2 weeks from receipt of payment.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Big Price Debate...Why Pay More for Cushions???

A Cost Comparison

50" Malibu Two-Seat Armless Sofa Cushions

Above is Malibu Two Seater Sofa set consisting of a single base cushion and two back cushions.  Price comparison below includes a Solid Sunbrella fabric, Boxed & Welted cushions style and High Density Foam with dacron wrap. 


Restoration Hardware $535.00   Cushion   $484.82    $378.61 was the first online cushion manufacturing and distribution website started back in 1999! Since then our competitors have mimicked us to re-create our preferred professional service and higher costs to customers. uses only the best quality products in our manufacturing including UV treated Polyester thread, outdoor plastic zippers, your choice of High Density Polyurethane foam OR Dryfast Outdoor foam, ties (optional) or velcro tabs (optional).  We manufacture any size, shape and thickness of cushion you desire with over 1000 fabric patterns to choose from.  Our competitors above have a limited selection of fabric - limiting your design options!

Why pay more?  Call us today for your quote OR use our simple online estimate request form.  Cushion Estimate Request  All quotes are answered within 24 hours. 

Not sure which fabric color to choose - we provide up to 10 complimentary sample cuttings of your choice to ensure you love the material you are selecting for production.

Have an odd shape cushion?  Larger size?  Or simply need advice?  Call us today!