ON DECORATING 
MOVIE BUFFS: FOLLOW THE DÉCOR IN A SINGLE MAN
The Tom Ford film A Single Man is nominated for an Academy Award this year as Best Picture (as is Colin Firth for his leading role as Best Actor). But what caught our eye was Julianne Moore's bedroom.

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WITH OUR ANNUAL SPRING SALE, MARCH IS A GREAT TIME TO START A DECORATING PROJECT!
Hundreds of new fabrics have arrived — and they're all on sale from March 4-27. More in-store savings on custom furniture, reupholstery, slipcovers and more.
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REMEMBER THOSE FADED OUTDOOR CUSHIONS
THAT NEED TO BE RECOVERED?

This is the perfect time to re-do them — because both outdoor fabrics and custom labor for outdoor cushions are on sale. Save 15% on indoor-outdoor fabrics during our Annual Spring Sale from March 4-27. Choose from 500+ outdoor fabrics including Sunbrella.
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DESIGN TIP: CHOOSE YOUR FABRIC FIRST — THEN DECORATE!
It's much easier to fall in love with a fabric first and then choose your paint color, carpet and accessories.
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GIFT GIVING IDEA:
A SUBSCRIPTION TO YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN MAGAZINE

For birthdays and other gifts this year, consider a subscription to a favorite design magazine. For less the $15, your gift will arrive month after month and be a welcome reminder of your thoughtfulness.
Click here for links to our favorite subscription magazines
 
MOVIE BUFFS: FOLLOW THE DECOR IN A SINGLE MAN
The Tom Ford film A Single Man is nominated for an Academy Award this year as Best Picture (as is Colin Firth for his leading role as best Actor). But what caught our eye was the stylish decor — especially the bedroom that belongs to Julianne Moore. She plays Charley, a fellow English ex-pat with a fabulous Morocco-meets-Regency style house in Los Angeles, as a blogger friend put it. The handsome upholstered headboard is the focal point of the bedroom and it's covered in a fabric that we know quite well. The handsome ikat print is called
Tilbury in color Lapis. Although the film is set in the early 1960s, the fabric happens to be very au courant — and available at Calico Corners - Calico Home stores. We also love the blue Princess telephone and the white tole lamps — but we draw the line at gin martinis for breakfast!

Upholstered headboards are very chic — and there are many ways to make them uniquely yours by adding contrast cording, nailheads or other finishing touches to highlight the sculptural form of the headboard. The other big reason upholstered headboards are so popular now is that they are really comfortable for those who like to read, work or watch television in bed.

 
 
SEE WHAT'S NEW IN FABRICS AND SAVE DURING OUR ANNUAL SPRING SALE MARCH 4-27.
March is a great time to start a decorating project! Hundreds of new spring fabrics have arrived — and they're all on sale!
From March 4-27, save 15% on all fabrics, trims, custom furniture, reupholstery, slipcovers and more. Save 20% on custom labor for window treatments and custom bedding. And you'll save 50% or more on selected floor models, plus clearance fabrics and trims. This long winter has brought record amounts of snow for many of us — find the perfect antidote for cabin fever in a beautiful new room! 

Our new fabrics include classic linen prints in updated colors, faux silks, bold ikat and suzani patterns, embroidered cottons, flour-sack textured stripes, handsome tribal textures, menswear plaids — and much more! New indoor-outdoor fabrics are here too. So if you're wondering what's new at Calico Corners - Calico Home, come see!

(shown at left: Garden Vista collection)

Here is a sample of our new fabrics for Spring.  Click here to see all the new fabric collections.
Suzani Fabric
Collection
     Apache Fabric
    Collection
 Embroidery Fabric
 Collection
 Ikat Fabric
Collection
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REMEMBER THOSE FADED OUTDOOR CUSHIONS THAT NEED TO BE RECOVERED?
This is the perfect time to re-do them — because both outdoor fabrics and custom labor for outdoor cushions are on sale. Save 15% on indoor-outdoor fabrics during our Annual Spring Sale from March 4-27. And, if Calico Corners redoes your cushions, you'll save 15% on custom labor too. Just bring in an old cushion cover and we can make you new covers or if the entire cushion stuffing is shot, bring in one of each style and we'll re-do the whole thing. If your cushions are shaped, have cut-outs or are stretched out of shape, a paper template is needed and we are happy to make the template for you. Calico has 500+ Sunbrella and other high performance fabrics to give a fresh look to your outdoor spaces. By the time the tulips are up, you'll have beautiful new cushions and pillows for your furniture!
> Shop outdoor fabrics online > Locate a store to shop the full collection
 
CHOOSE YOUR FABRICS FIRST — THEN DECORATE!
Decorating decisions are greatly simplified if you choose your fabrics first. It's so much easier to fall in love with a fabric and then use that as a springboard for all other decisions regarding paint or wallcovering, carpet and accessories. The exception would be if you have an area rug as a focal point that will govern fabric selection for the room.

There are only so many fabrics that will cause you to swoon — but there are a million shades of paint and carpet and probably many that will complement your fabric choices. When you choose the paint color first, you may (or may not!) find a great fabric to work with it. Colors go in and out of style and there are a limited number of fabric colorways that manufacturers can print, dye or weave. So select your fabrics first — and then try them at home with the Calico Corners Fabric Approval Plan to be sure you're making the right decision.

> Shop Fabrics by Color
> Shop Fabric by Type
> Shop Fabric by Pattern
> Shop New Fabric Collections

 

GIFT GIVING IDEA:
A SUBSCRIPTION TO YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN MAGAZINE
For birthdays and other gifts this year, consider a subscription to a favorite design magazine and help the "shelter books" survive. For less than $15, your gift will arrive month after month and be a welcome reminder of your thoughtfulness. It's been sad to see a half dozen beloved magazines stop publication over the past year or so, but we all can help the survivors prosper by building their circulation. Or, if you know someone starting a remodeling project, pick up a selection of special interest magazines (i.e. BH&G's DECORATING or KITCHEN & BATH MAKEOVERS) that publish quarterly and are sold only on newsstands. Here are links to some of our favorite subscription magazines (listed alphabetically):

COASTAL LIVING: www.coastalliving.com
COUNTRY LIVING: www.countryliving.com
ELLE DÉCOR: www.elledecor.com
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL: www.housebeautiful.com
MARTHA STEWART LIVING: www.marthastewart.com
TRADITIONAL HOME: www.traditionalhome.com
VERANDA: www.veranda.com