Our store in Nevada City opened in July of 2017. We did our best to try to approximate an atelier you might find in Paris, or in Venice, where our favorite fabric, Fortuny, is made. People who love fabrics and color and home décor have often said that they feel like a kid in a candy store when they step into our shop. We’re hoping you’ll feel inspired to visit our current version in Nevada City.
Fabrics and trims
We offer the full line of Fortuny fabrics for sale and we have the complete Fortuny sample book. This Italian treasure has been made in the same Venice factory for nearly a hundred years. It’s made from a specially-finished, long-staple Egyptian cotton that is hand-painted in gorgeous colors and entirely unique patterns, and it has been the basis of some of our favorite custom lampshades.
We also offer private label silks and linens, as well as designer fabrics and trims from all of the top companies, including outdoor fabrics, with hundreds of samples on site. Most of the fabrics and trims we offer will be special ordered for you. They may be for custom lampshades or pillows or other items that we will be making or having made for you, or you may simply order by the yard for your other home furnishing projects.
In addition to Fortuny, some of the lines we feature are Brunschwig & Fils, Jim Thompson Silk, Manuel Canovas, Colfax & Fowler, Schumacher, Pierre Frey, Osborne & Little, Quadrille, Scalamandré, Perennials, Kravat, Soane Britain, Romo, Raoul Textiles, Lee Jofa, Décor de Paris, and Samuel & Sons.
Lamps, Pillows, Footstools and more
We are a stocking dealer for Simon Pearce hand-blown glass. We stock some of their lamps and decorative items, and the entire catalog is available for special order. We also have a small but varied selection of other unique lamps in the store.
One of our favorite ways to bring a splash of color into a room is with pillows. Nearly any of our fabrics can be used to create one of these special accent pieces for your home. We also have a small selection of vintage footstools that can be upholstered specially for you.
Need a unique gift for someone (including yourself)? We have padded clothes hangers that we make from some of the special fabrics listed above, as well as a small and ever-changing selection of beeswax candles and candleholders, uniquely fun and colorful stationery, original paintings and prints by local artists, earrings we make from vintage glass and beads, and…? Come and explore.