Meet the Staff: September 2007 Archives
Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Nancy Hartness and I work in our wholesale division. My customers include the interior design community and many different types of "cottage" manufacturers. I am constantly inspired by their terrific ideas and their wonderful creations. Working for Fabric.com has been a fabulous experience for me. You see my previous work experience was selling fabric and wallcoverings to the commercial interior design industry and after 15 years I was ready to move on. I am lucky to be a long time personal friend of Stephen and I began working here on a contract basis while I was caring for my aging mother. I now have the pleasure of being here full time every day!I love to travel and I love home décor projects! I am influenced by many of the places that I have visited and the evidence is all over my home. When it comes to my design philosophy I believe your surroundings should make YOU feel comfortable and that fabric quickly changes the ambiance of any room. Mixing and matching lots of different styles, textures and trends is what makes me tick. For example, I think our dupioni silk can be casual or it can be formal. Its all in the application! Don't be afraid to pair a trendy print with an heirloom or a traditional print with a sleek modern piece. It's a quick and easy way to "freshen" any room's look. My friend and fellow blogger Vickie (who you will meet in the near future) claims that my home is European eclectic. I just call it home.
My specialty is quick and easy . Sometimes this is good and sometimes it is just down right funny (show you in the future). Because I am a huge fan of clip-on drapery rings and surrounded by Fabric.com's beautiful fabric, it is safe to say that I have more than one set of drapery panels for my favorite rooms. I am also a fan of Fabric-Tac glue...I have never sewn a stitch of trim. I appreciate all types of fabric design and, yes, my sewing room is piled high with fabric just waiting to be turned into something fabulous!
In the attached photos you will see what adorns my family room right now. Next to that is my dining room...Trim on the slipcovers not quite done yet (will be glued on of course) but maybe by next posting. I am thinking bullion fringe...
Ciao for now!