Yearly Archive: 2014

Beautiful Elliott Clarke Fabrics available at Next Furnishings

December 17, 2014

    Elliott Clarke is one of our favourite fabric houses.  Established in 1993, the company serves mainly the Australian and New Zealand market so have a great understanding of our lifestyle tastes and needs.  Their innovative textiles are high quality and always show a designer edge.  The recently launched Jarman Collection takes its inspiration from modern Australian living and...

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Fresh, fun ways to use small pieces of Fabric

November 21, 2014

You never know what kind of fabric you will discover at Next Furnishings!  Upholstery fabric, curtain fabric and we often have a great collection of short ends and feature pieces.  If you discover a piece of fabric you love but it’s too small for your intended project, there is always another project!  Here are five simple and...

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Featuring Upholstery Fabric in your Dining Room

November 5, 2014

Dining Rooms these days are often under utilised, and sometimes even forgotten spaces.  A bit set and forget! If your dining space needs a revamp, have you considered using beautiful upholstery fabrics to bring your dining chairs to life? There are now literally hundreds of designs, colours and textures to choose from.  We agree the...

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Custom Made Blinds & Curtains for Boys’ Bedrooms

August 13, 2014

Selecting fabrics for boys’ bedrooms is a challenge.  Should you choose something they will enjoy now or something that will last until they are older?  Are blinds or curtains more suitable?  What colour?  Where do you start? Here are a few ideas and tips: Consider darker coloured fabrics if the walls are white.  This results...

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Inspirational images of Fabric, Curtains and Blinds

August 6, 2014

      We hear this all the time!  And we are here to help. One of the challenges of selecting window furnishings, or fabric to reupholster your favourite chair, is that it is so hard to visualise what it will look like when it is done! To help make it a little easier, the team at Next Furnishings...

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Using Art as inspiration when selecting Upholstery Fabric

June 11, 2014

People often visit our Camberwell Fabric Store searching for inspiration for recovering their sofa, a feature chair or even a bedhead.  They may begin by looking over our table stock and then move on to our extensive fabric sample library. Many find the perfect fabric – but others just become confused by all the beautiful...

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June 4, 2014

The new “Monochrome” collection by Warwick Fabrics embraces the modern, yet timeless palette of Black and White.  The sophistication, glamour and stability of black against the purity, clarity and simplicity of white packs a powerful décor punch. The Collection features eighteen different designs including decorative graphics, bold stripes, florals, geometrics, optical, ethnic and art deco...

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Our sheer curtains sneak a peek into Australian Interior Design Awards

May 20, 2014

As custom made window furnishings specialists, Next Furnishings has the opportunity to see and work in some incredible homes.  One of the more memorable is this breathtaking home by Wolveridge Architects.  The house was a labour of love for both the architects and the design astute owners, with every surface and finish carefully considered. We were very...

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Save power and money this winter

February 27, 2014

Windows are a huge source of heat loss in your home. Heat loss means your power-hungry heating appliances work much harder than they need to! Window coverings drastically reduce heat loss, create a warm and toasty environment and save on power bills! In Victoria, heating costs account for around 1/3 of a household’s energy bill.  The right...

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Create your own Upholstered Bedhead

February 27, 2014

MDF Board 8mm thickness 50mm Medium Density Foam Dacron Staple Gun & Staples Marker – pen or pins Fabric Interlocking Wall Brackets Cut MDF to desired size (Hardware store may do this for you). Cut Foam to same size as MDF. Cut Dacron & Fabric to size adding 30cm to width & height. Lay Dacron...

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