Saturday, October 27, 2012

When it comes to Home Dec...

MOOD Fabrics
(yes, that's what I said...)

Address:
225 West 37th Street, 3rd floor 
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 730-5003


 
Store Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00pm 
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00pm Sunday: Closed


You know, folks, Mood's celebrity status as a fabric store sometimes makes me shy away from saying too much about them here, for fear of losing my true New Yorker street cred.  I mean, hey, if you visit New York City from any other part of this country (and possibly many others), what is the fabric store you are guaranteed to know exists?  Really now, sometimes it feels like the Statue of Liberty and Mood are already on tourist's must-see lists, but in reality, there are areas where Mood really, really gets it right, and okay... you should go, just because they have what you need.

So, when it comes to Home Dec fabrics, in my opinion...

Mood's got it right!

I don't like traditional stuff, and I don't like things I can't figure out how to clean, so the beauty, function and practical daily-life concerns all have to meet up for me to make a purchase.

Here are some ideas that inspired me.  Now I have to choose!

Big, strong polka dots!

Love that blue!

Looks kinda like lace from a distance.

Love how vibrant those colors are!

So pretty, but kinda looks like a dish pattern... maybe...

Oddly enough, the very top design is extremely similar to my parents' 1970 wallpaper in the early 1970's. 

And you really need to visit the leather department.  For one thing, Dimitri (sales assistant) knows so much about leather and the tools you need to sew it and shape it correctly, but will also share that information with you! They do sell tools, glues and needles in the leather department, to help you on your journey. Dimitri can also give you the rundown on the designers who used the custom leather they have.  Florals, embossed, metallic... if you enjoy leather, they've got stuff to make you melt.  I am thinking leather for home dec sculptural pillows, myself... but we'll see...