Be Trend: Vern Yip for Trend – Natural/Sesame

NY025A focus on timeless quality and design, the Vern Yip for Trend collection pairs them with today’s most important design trends.  The Natural/Sesame color palette reflects clean, livable neutrals and projects a quiet retreat intertwined with a touch of softness and airiness. A warm and inviting range of hues, the Natural/Sesame color book adds elegance and sophistication in an assortment of patterns and textures.

View the Natural/Sesame color book and more of the Vern Yip for Trend collection online at trend-fabrics.com.

Fabrics featured:
03357 – Gold (12” x 22” throw pillow) / 03314 – Elephant (trim), 03359 – Pewter (16” x 28” throw pillow) / 03314 – Gold (trim), 03358 – Grey (lamp shade) / 03315 – Elephant (trim), 03350 – Charcoal and Mustard (18” square pillow) / 03321 – Gold (detail) / 03315 – Elephant (trim).

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Be Interactive: Improved Drapery Hardware Search

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Improved Drapery Hardware Search

We’ve made searching for your drapery hardware even easier! You can now search by Component, Size, Material Type and Color, along with Collection.

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1. Search by Components
Start your search with the individual component that is most important to your design. See all Finial options in one results set and once you’ve selected your finial, we’ll show you the balance of the components that work with your finials to finish the window. Or start with a Pole, Bracket, Rings…

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2. Search by Sizes
Already know what Pole diameter you need or looking for a different Ring style? Search by Size will help narrow down your options.

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3. Search by Material Types
Do you have a signature hardware Material Type you use in your designs? Start your search here for Resin, Wood, Metal, Glass, etc.

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4. Search by Colors
Filter your search by Color or finish.

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You can even search by any combination. Here we’ve searched for Acrylic Finials:

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Prefer to search hardware within a coordinated collection? Our Search by Collection option is still available and a quick visual reference to help see the coordinated collections at your fingertips.

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Be Trend: Vern Yip for Trend – Blue/Ocean

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The Vern Yip for Trend collection reflects today’s most important trends in color and design. Inspired by the peaceful sky and open waters, the Blue/Ocean color palette offers an inviting sense of harmony and balance. With a wide swatch of blues that range from calm and cool to bold and invigorating, this classic color series conveys a sense of calmness and tranquility.

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See how Vern uses the collection to create a fresh aesthetic throughout his Atlanta home.

View the Blue/Ocean color book and more of the Vern Yip for Trend collection online at trend-fabrics.com.

First image:
03364 – Blue (drapery) / 03324 – Cobalt (trim), 03357 – Navy (sofa) / 03314 – Blue (trim), 03356 – Navy (left pillow) / 03320 – Navy (tape) / 03314 – Blue (trim), 03374 – Blue (middle pillow) / 03315 – Navy (trim),  03186 – Cobalt (right pillow) / 03315 – Pewter (trim).

Second image:
03364 – Blue (drapery) / 03324 – Cobalt (trim), 03357 – Navy (sofa) / 03314 – Blue (trim), 03366 – Blue (left & chair pillows) / 03315 – Blue (trim), 03374 – Blue (middle pillow) / 03315 – Blue (trim), 03356 – Navy (right pillow) / 03320 – Navy (tape) / 03314 – Blue (trim), 03359 – Bark (chair) / 03315 – Tobacco (trim), 03370 – Blue (ottoman) / 03314 – Blue (trim).

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Be Inspired: 10 Questions with Vern Yip, Part 2

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Q7: Do you think consumer involvement with social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram) is shifting the paradigm for most interior designers to adapt their practices to meet the needs of DIY clients? – Janet Ostrum via email
Vern: 
I think all of the resources online, including social media outlets, are great for exposing clients to a much wider variety of work. It’s a great leveling force because not everyone has time to do the research to find the latest design developments that appeal to them. Just like the day before the internet, a good designer should be able to help edit and harness a client’s ideas into something better than they could have ever dreamed. The goal is to always have them say “I feel like you really know me” when they see the final result.

Q8: What do you look for in a fabrication workroom? – Rebecca Kemeny via email
Vern: 
Of course I look for a skilled workroom with exceptional craftsmanship; there are a lot of very talented workrooms out there. What’s much harder to find though, is someone who is kind, courteous and easy to work with – meeting deadlines is also critical. I’m fortunate to work with one of the best seamstresses in the country, Gail Jameson of Designer’s Workroom in Atlanta. She’s always a delight and her work is perfection!

Q9: What should I do to get the high-end clients? – Jilbert Gandjian via email
Vern: 
Go to the showrooms that you’d love to be purchasing items from for clients and make sure that they’re aware of you and your body of work. I think the best strategy is to pour yourself into your work and strive to always turn out the best possible work for your clients. Make them a priority, meet their budgets and always over deliver. You’ll eventually find that you’ll have your pick of clients.

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Q10: What do you think the strongest trends will be in 2015? – Charlotte Harris via Instagram
Vern: 
I think abstract florals and geometric patterns will continue to be strong. Clean-lined traditional patterns will also continue to grow in design. There is a return to an appreciation for traditional elements but delivered in an updated, cleaner-lined and more timeless manner.

Q11: What was your inspiration for the collection? – Casa Vilora Interiors via Twitter
Vern: 
As a designer, I’m constantly on the hunt for great things and there are a lot of them out there. There have also been a lot of times that I wished I had something that I just couldn’t find. This collection was designed to fill many of those holes. It was also designed to be timeless, interesting and at an incredible value. With two kids and a household to run, I know how important it is for me to fill my house with beautiful and inspirational things that are affordable and will endure. The collection aims to deliver on those fronts.

Q12: Do you feel the Trend fabrics, colors and style will be around for several years? – Barbara Erwin via email
Vern: 
Yes, I do; it was one of the main goals of this collection. I like timeless because in this day and age when we are all running around trying to take care of our families, there isn’t a ton of time and money to constantly redesign and replace what we have in our homes. The colors are all pulled from nature and the patterns are all inspired by elements that have withstood the test of time. My hope is that people will find that they love my fabrics five to ten years down the road as much as the first day they made it into their homes.

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Thank you to all those who submitted questions to Vern; congratulations to Denise Costerus, Melinda Peters Elliott, Cristina Alvergue, Taylor Tucker, Susan Sutherlin, Janet E. Ostrum, Rebecca Kemeny, Jilbert Gandjian, Charlotte Harris, Casa Vilora Interiors and Barbara Erwin. Your special gift is en route!

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Be Trend: Vern Yip for Trend – Orange/Poppy

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From bold, energetic shades to warm, inviting hues, Vern Yip for Trend’s Orange/Poppy color book features a palette that blends modernity with versatility. Spice up neutral spaces with the optimistic hue or layer it for a dynamic look. With a color strength that turns cozy into vibrant, Vern’s Orange/Poppy palette adds a burst of color to any interior setting.

Watch how Vern uses the collection throughout his Atlanta home and how he hopes you’ll use these fabrics and trimmings to create eclectic environments to share your story.

View Orange/Poppy and more color palettes of the Vern Yip for Trend collection online at trend-fabrics.com.

Featured fabrics:
03188 – Orange (drapery & front pillow), 03186 – Burnt Orange (duvet cover & back pillows), 03185 – Orange (middle pillow) with 03320 – Orange (trim).

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