50 Shades of Grey

Alright, let’s settle down. I’m not referring to the erotic novel or the sinfully delicious movie that followed. Simply, the colour grey! Goodbye beige, hello grey! Grey IS the new neutral. It ...

The Great Escape

Recently I did a little weekend getaway and stayed in a boutique hotel. I almost always stay in my favourite hotel chain when travelling, but this time wanted to spoil myself. Not to mention, I did...

Off The Cuff!

“They come runnin’ just as fast asthey can… cause every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man” Everyone notices a man in a nice suit. A suit is the international symbol for business, con...

Decorating through the Decades

C&M Textiles opened its doors in 1948. Some businesses don’t last a decade, C&M has been through 6 of them! Even more impressive, the business is still in the family, handed down from generation ...

Break The Rules

My husband is a phenomenal chef. I, on the other hand, couldn’t fry an egg if my life depended on it. I just don’t have it in me. When guests come over for dinner, they always ask for his reci...

Six Quick Fixes, One Stop Shop

C&M Textiles is your place to shop for everything custom and nobody does it better! Did you know we are a one stop shop for ready-made items too? Sometimes you may get a decorating itch and don’t...

Cut The Cord!

Cords are a nightmare. They get tangled and look unsightly. We spend time and money decorating our homes and cords take away from the finished look. Cords are a decorating downer. Cordless is becom...

Marsala

And the award for “Colour of the Year” goes to… Marsala! I’m sorry, pardon? I don’t want to rain on this colour’s parade, but The Pantone Colour Institute was WAY off on the “Colour o...

Get Your Swag On!

It’s official, Swag and Jabot have broken up. Sounds juicy already, like a good soap opera you haven’t seen in a while. All the same characters, new plot. Swag is doing quite well all on it’s o...

The Ripple Effect

When I first started selling drapes a decade ago it was “what kind of pleat do you want?” It’s either pinch pleat, box pleat or goblet pleat. Then something different came along, grommet drap...

Online or in person?

Facebook or face to face? Instagram or insta-experience? Twitter or chatter? Some people are just online shoppers, there’s no changing that! They like to browse, customize and purchase online. Th...

Fabulously Fresh Florals

It’s happening. Slowly but surely, it is happening and there’s no stopping it. Once upon a time, I would have bet my life that under no circumstance a floral pattern would ever make its way int...