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...

Bigger IS Better

I want to squash a common decorating misconception. I have so many clients come into the store who have a small dining room chair they want to reupholster, a small window they want to dress or a sm...

Reupholstery VS Buying New

SO, you’ve got this really great chair from your grandma. It’s full of memories. Memories of you visiting as a child and it was in the living room by the fireplace since the beginning of time. ...

Making a Grand Entrance

We all know that first impressions mean everything. When we first meet a potential boss, coworker, friend of a friend, new neighbor or even the person serving us our morning coffee we are subconsci...