Trims and Tassels

 Most of us love trims and tassels, but there seems to be reluctance in many people to take the plunge and add trim into your home. Don’t be afraid; the ‘risk’ is well worth it. I have never had a client ask me to take the trim off; I have often had clients ask me to add trim after the fact. Trims add definition to a project, enhance a color scheme, and help tie varying color schemes and elements in a room together. Take a moment this week and look at the magazines; trim is everywhere – not a lot, just a touch – less is more, remember. Inexpensive fabric can take on new, luxurious appeal with the addition of a trim or tassel.
Here are some suggestions of how to incorporate some trims into existing decor. 
*A simple contrast-colored cushion on a sofa becomes a lot more important with 4 little tassels added at the corners. 
*Attach some tassel trim to the lower edge of a lampshade and add the coordinating flat trim to the top edge. 
* Sew some trim all around a square of fabulous fabric and use it as a center cloth on a large table or as an over-cloth on a small table. 
*Apply two or more rows of different trims to the piped edge of an ottoman.
*Apply tassel fringe to the lower edge of a valance and add some of the same trim to the pillow shams and bed-skirt. This one will take the bedroom from beautiful to outstanding – trust me.

If you can’t sew, or don’t want to, call me and I’ll do it for you. Ask me about the Fringe Adhesive Glue I have; it dries clear, stays bendable, and is specifically designed for gluing fringe and trim to fabric. It works very well. 
This week I received the new trim books I ordered when I was in Las Vegas. It’s just like Christmas for me, six different trims in 36 color combinations. The best part, though, is the price. They cost about half what comparable trims cost from other suppliers. What this means for you is we can put some great trims into your home without breaking the budget.

This is one of 3 books, 12 colors in each book ( there are 4 colors on the back folds of this book) and a closeup of one of the fringes and tassel trims. This is the tassle fringe I’m ordering, in ivory, for my living room valance. I can’t wait, I’ve been looking for just the right trim for a year. 

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