Marketplace: Minted’s Fabric Collection

When Minted launched its fabric collection a couple of years ago, I was intrigued. I ended up ordering some sailboat fabric for my parents’ Florida condo, and I was impressed by the quality…and the print, too, of course!

When I added “recover chaise” to my 2016 to do list, I looked into Minted’s fabric collection to see what could work for my chaise and living space. Minted’s search options are great so I easily narrowed down my search (dots, white, black, grey); doing this made my online shopping experience less overwhelming.

When I narrowed things down, I let my Instagram friends weigh in on my two options.

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grey or black – what’s your vote? (fabric info: organic dot by Itsy Belle Studio, $32USD/yard)

What did I end up ordering? The grey!

The fabric arrived a couple of weeks after I placed my order, and it’s beautiful. It looks even better in real life than it does in the photo above! The background is crisper white rather than a shade of grey/cream. The fabric is thick enough to use for my chaise upholstery, and the print is going to modernize my chaise. The grey is going to work well with my existing (rotating) pillow collection, and it’s going to keep my living space bright and airy. Photos will come eventually, not to worry!

Here’s a peek into Minted’s fabric collection. Just about every fabric you see here is available in a variety of colours.

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deco by Phrosne Ras

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hand drawn scallop by Hooray Creative

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stacked stripes by Lehan Veenker

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scattered arrow by Aimee Guzman

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minnows by Sequana Studio

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the pelican beach by Jeanna Casper

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moderne dalmation by Erika Firm

Thanks to Minted for sponsoring this post. I’m grateful for Minted‘s long-time support of my work and this blog! All opinions are my own.

Art: Beach Vibes with Minted

While I was in Florida last month, I took a bit of time in between beach walks to zhush up the dining room in my parents’ beach-front condo. Minted, one of my long-time fave destinations for art, stationary, and (now!) fabric, lent a generous hand to this project, so I’m giving the company and its designers a major shout-out here!

Here’s a before of the space:

Florida-before-dining room-2 It’s a mess, isn’t it? Beach towels are everywhere, the lamp and dried flower arrangement serve no purpose, and the buffet is serving as a sunscreen station.

I knew I wanted to get rid of the lamp and flower arrangement tout de suite and hang a large piece of art above the buffet. I was looking for something light, bright, modern, and beachy. After reviewing Minted’s website and lookbook, I landed on Anchor in Ink by Two if By Sea Studios, and I knew it would be just perfect!

MIN-UU4-GNA-007_A_APZAnchor in Ink (available in black, navy, fuchsia, and aqua)

While I would typically be drawn to the black version, for this condo, I knew that navy would be the most suitable choice (how cool is it that it comes in different colours?).

White-Cabana-art-Minted-Florida-3In addition to the art, I added some fabric (Sailboat Splash by Lindsay Megahed) to my cart. At the moment, I used the fabric as a table cloth, but my mom will soon be sewing it up into pillows for the living room. Since the living and dining room are open to one another, the future sailboat pillows will work nicely with the anchor print.

White-Cabana-art-Minted-Florida-6 White-Cabana-art-Minted-Florida-4¬†¬†¬† White-Cabana-Minted-art-Florida-7 White-Cabana-Minted-art-Florida-5This is the first time I ordered fabric from Minted, and I have to say that I’m impressed with its weight. It’s heavier than I thought it would be. It will definitely be perfect for pillows.

Many thanks to Becky L., Molly B., and Minted for supporting this project.

20 Below: Planning a Cloth Napkin DIY

Anyone who has eaten a meal at my place or has eaten lunch with me at work knows that I use cloth napkins for everyday – not just for “fancy” times. I switched to cloth napkins about five years ago and I have two main sets – both white (one set from my mom and one set from Johanne – they both know me so well!). I find cloth napkins really nice to use – why wipe your mouth with rough paper napkins when you can use cotton? I wash them often and I iron them sometimes.

I’m now inspired to make myself a new set of (mostly) mis-matched napkins like Elsie did from A Beautiful Mess. She bought her fabric from Etsy shop Stash Modern Fabric and so I obviously had to browse the shop to see what fabrics might suit me.

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Painter’s Canvas

Summersville fabric

Summersville Spring Collection

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Architextures Collection

Metro LIving Circles

Metro Living Circles

Prices for half a yard of each of these fabrics range from $4.50-$5.00 (USD).

I haven’t yet decided if I’m going to order fabric directly from this Etsy shop or from Fabricland but I do know that my new napkins will be black and white (surprise!). And if I’m feeling wild, I might just add some red. Woah.

The Friday Five: inVU Drapery Co. Giveaway!

By now you may know that we’re fans of inVU Drapery Co. here at White Cabana. The selection of drapery, fabrics and home accessories is gorgeous and the service is top-notch. We also love the fact that it’s Canadian, eh?

So today I’m not only featuring fabulous new products available at inVU Drapery Co. this fall, but I get to tell you about the generous giveaway inVU is sponsoring. Hooray! One lucky reader will win a $100 gift certificate to be used at any of inVU Drapery Co.’s locations. Great, right? Read on, my friends…

Athena chandelier

left: Demetra Steel; right: CobiStyle Smoke

acorn & pinecone decorative accessories

Franco Bench

Urbina chair – front & back

To welcome in the fall season, inVU Drapery Co. is hosting an inSTORE event. Learn how to decorate your home for fall on Saturday October 1st from 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm at the Mississauga location. Enjoy a one hour discussion with a design expert, learn about fall trends, surround yourself with gorgeous products and – get this – enter a draw for a $1000 store gift certificate. Oh my!

Okay – and now for the giveaway details. To enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to be used in store, simply leave a comment below!

For extra entries you can:

– follow White Cabana on Twitter

– follow inVU Drapery Co. on Twitter

Be sure to leave a comment for each extra entry!

This giveaway ends at noon on Friday September 30th.  This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only.

20 Below: IKEA Textiles

It’s no secret that I love IKEA. I’m a truly devoted fan. This is why I’m so happy to spread the news about IKEA’s new textiles Although there is plenty of colour in the collection, it is the black and white JULITA that really catches my attention. It’s like one big glorious doodle.

JULITA fabric, $4.99/metre, IKEA

In the past I’ve used IKEA fabric to sew carry-on bags, beach totes, makeup cases, baby blankets and a yoga mat bag. I’ve also used it to recover my teak chairs. It’s been durable and so easy to work with.

What have you made lately with IKEA fabric?

inVU Drapery Co.

A few weeks ago I got the chance to finally – yes, finally – visit inVU Drapery Co. in person. This company has been good to us here at White Cabana (remember this giveaway) so I feel a bit ashamed that I hadn’t visited one of their stores. Well, I’m happy to report that it didn’t disappoint.

In addition to the colourful Cobi Ladner line, and a great selection of fabrics in various textures and colours, inVU Drapery Co. carries wonderful white fabrics and curious, quirky and classic accessories for the home. Here are some photos from my visit.

Fabrics:

Giftware:

photos by Jordana

Have you been? Click here to learn about the inVU Drapery Co. locations.

Giveaway: inVU Drapery Co.

Velvet roses from inVU Drapery Co.

We are delighted to be offering White Cabana readers the opportunity to enter a beautiful giveaway courtesy of our friends at inVU Drapery Co. In addition to carrying a beautiful selection of drapery and fabrics, this Canadian company offers design consultant services, custom upholstery and drapery installation. It’s a source for inspiration for homeowners, designers, and yes, bloggers too!

This week inVU Drapery Co. is sponsoring this gorgeous giveaway: a pair of the Velvet Roses cushions (valued at $129.99 each)! We just love the texture on these cushions, don’t you?

Giveaway: A pair of velvet rose cushions by inVU Drapery Co.

To enter, visit inVU Drapery Co. and leave a comment on this post. (This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only.) The contest closes on Thursday November 25th, 9pm EST. Good luck!

If you’re in the Toronto area, be sure to visit one of their locations in the city or their retail location north of the city (under the BB Bargoons banner).

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