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Monday, 14 November 2016 11:12

Modern Metal From Duralee

Go modern with metal. Duralee has unveiled brand new metal pieces, as well as new metal base options for some of your favorite frames!

 

Published in What's New
Friday, 30 September 2016 09:47

Duralee is Mixing It Up For Fall

Duralee Highland Court Intermix Collection

Mixing It Up

Luxe. Sophisticated. Unexpected. Duralee is setting fall on fire with the new Highland Court Intermix Collection.

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A celebration of spicy hues featuring crimson, paprika and mulberry.

Duralee Highland Court Intermix Collection

Shop the collection at duralee.com

Published in What's New
Thursday, 11 August 2016 08:03

Build Your Own!

Duralee

Introducing the

Build Your Own Furniture + Crypton Home Quick Ship Program

Build Your Own

Duralee is making it easier to upholster your Duralee Furniture "Build Your Own" frame in Crypton Home fabrics by offering you guaranteed Crypton Home stock for quick shipping

Guaranteed stock rates plus the ease of ordering and producing your Duralee Furniture "Build Your Own" frame means that your piece will be ready to be shipped 4-6 weeks from the receipt of a completed order!*

With the Build Your Own + Crypton Home Quick Ship Program, you can feel comfortable in promising your clients that they will be sitting on their new furniture piece in no time.

Browse Duralee's Crypton Home upholstery options below:

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*Please note that this delivery schedule does not apply if a CFA is requested in connection with your BYO in Crypton Home order or if the furniture is upholstered in Crypton Home and another fabric and/or with trim.

Published in What's New
Thursday, 07 July 2016 07:00

Everything Duralee

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Firenze Velvets

Produced in Italy, the FIRENZE Collection features a 22-color palette of luxurious upholstery and drapery-weight velvets. The true beauty lies in its soft pile, which shimmers and glows in the light. The quality, color and elegant drape of this velvet quality give a sense of sumptuous luxury, achieved in addition to an extremely high resistance to wear and abrasion.

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Published in What's New
Friday, 03 June 2016 08:48

Duralee Interviews John Robshaw

John Robshaw

 

Duralee: If you had a signature color, what would it be?
John Robshaw: Indigo

Duralee: What is your favorite pattern from your collection & why?  
John Robshaw: Kedara. I like the look of a misprinted block.  Sata, I like how the design looks misprinted shifting between a bold statement and a light outline.

John Robshaw

Duralee: If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?  
John Robshaw: PAINTER… still trying to be!

Duralee: What was your favorite part about working with Duralee on your collection? 
John Robshaw: I enjoyed working with the great ladies at Duralee.  It was fun watching them try and steer me down different aesthetic paths with all of their experiences with prints over the ages.

Duralee: If you were to pick a song as your anthem, what is it?  
John Robshaw: “LET’S STICK TOGETHER” By Brian Ferry

John Robshaw

Duralee: Design trends tend to be cyclical, what trend would you like to see make a comeback?  Which do you wish would never return? 
John Robshaw: I don't follow trends so much - sorry madames!  Happy to let them all live in this massive world.

Duralee: If you were to collaborate with any fashion designer, who would it be?  
John Robshaw: Big fan of Dries Van Noten.  He is all over the place with prints and I can't quite figure him out.  It intrigues me.

Duralee: Where is the most inspiring place you’ve ever been?  
John Robshaw: Always changing, buy maybe Katmandu in Nepal.  The temples are incredible, as well as the pollution!

John Robshaw

Duralee: If you could live on any movie set, which one would you pick?  
John Robshaw: The English Patient.  Deserts, planes and lovely ladies lost in caves.

Duralee: What is the best advice you could give a new designer just starting out? 
John Robshaw: Apprentice at your favorite designer's studio.  It's the best way to understand the business, see it in action and make some new friends.

Duralee: If you had to choose any other designer to design your home, who would it be and why?  
John Robshaw: Sara Bengur, the Turkish American Star.  She has just the right touch and gets my vibe.

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Duralee: Do you have any hidden talents?  
John Robshaw: I can juggle, play a deadly game of squash and I dive.

Duralee: What’s on your wish-list right now?  
John Robshaw: Around the world trip for 6 months, please!

FAVORITE FABRICS:

SATA, RUWA, DIMAT, HABA, KADENA, SARWAN & MINDY

Published in Fabrics
Thursday, 10 December 2015 14:23

Kim Parker Collection by Clarke & Clarke

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Clarke & Clarke has launched their first licensed collection with NY-based designer Kim Parker. Artbook by Kim Parker features bold, exuberant floral styling in contemporary color. Thirteen pieces of original art have been carefully translated into beautiful printed linen and velvet fabrics -- as well as digital wallpapers -- all designed to transform rooms into lush interior gardens.

View The Collection

 

Published in What's New

Floral Drapery from Byron and Byron for Duralee

Byron & Byron Drapery Hardware For Duralee

It is spring! April's showers are bringing in May's flowers. The Duralee showroom in the Washington Design Center has the perfect solution for your floral design inspiration! The Floral Romantic collection from Byron & Bryon! 

Floral Drapery from Byron and Byron for Duralee

Available in 50 different finishes, the floral inspired finials bring spring star power to your window treatments.

Floral Drapery from Byron and Byron for Duralee

Floral Drapery from Byron and Byron for Duralee 

Byron & Byron drapery hardware is finished by skilled artisans and are all hand finished. 

Floral Romantic Neon

Floral Romantic Neon adds a bit of pop art to your window treatment design.Floral Romantic Neon

Shop Duralee.com or contact your local Duralee showroom for more information on this superior drapery hardware brand.

 

Published in Drapery
Thursday, 29 October 2015 07:08

Garden Indoors with Kim Parker

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Clarke & Clarke has brought the garden indoors in their first licensed collection with NY-based designer Kim Parker. A colorful explosion of contemporary floral designs, the fabrics and wallcoverings of Artbook by Kim Parker are now available stateside through Duralee Sales Representatives and showrooms nationwide!

View Artbook by Kim Parker Fabrics -----> http://bit.ly/1MYcsdb
View Artbook by Kim Parker Wallcoverings -----> http://bit.ly/1LLD3WG

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Published in What's New
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:46

Bailey & Griffin Event

Recently at the Washington Design Center, Duralee held an event with Ann Hahn and a presentation of the Bailey & Griffin line hand screened in Rhode Island. 

Click here to see the Bailey & Griffin line.

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Published in Fabrics

Please join us as Anne Hahn, Creative consultant for Bailey & Griffin, discusses Duralee's revival of the historic Bailey & Griffen line.

What: Lunch and Lecture

When: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Where: Duralee Showroom Washington Design Center

Please RSVP to 202.646.1282 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bailey & Griffin Event At Duralee Washington Design Center

Published in Showrooms
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