Talisman Apartments – Redmond, WA

Beautiful new construction with 268 updated homes at Talisman Apartments in Redmond.

In partnership with Compass Construction, Lowe Residential & Greystar Property Management. AFB Project Manager – Doug Hourihan
Featuring TAS Parkland LVP Hard Surface Flooring, Milliken Arcadia Grassland Carpet Tile, Armstrong Standard Excelon VCT and Masland Gable Broadloom Carpet
Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Take Your Hallway to the Next Level with a Mix of Colors & Patterns!

Common areas such as hallways are one of the most visible areas in a residential property. AFB can help you make a strong design statement by incorporating an attention-grabbing mix of colors & patterns that help mask the evidence of the Pacific Northwest weather, as shown below in the newly installed beautiful Shaw carpeting at Gilmore Apartments in Seattle:

New Patterns Just Arriving!

Extra, Extra, READ ALL ABOUT IT! New products have arrived and we’re digging this trendy color pallet. Think clean, timeless, and minimalist. We’re seeing these colors trend across properties from high-rise to garden style, downtown to suburban. The opportunities are endless.

Crossbeams – Sheet Vinyl

Winter Birch – Carpet

Pathfinder – Sheet Vinyl

Get Inspired with Skinny Plank

Here at AFB we have a personality all our own. Our INNOVATIVE trait is highlighted by our fondness for Skinny Plank Carpet Tiles. The design possibilities are truly endless and oh-so inspiring. Reach out and we’ll give you the skinny on Skinny Plank.

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For your viewing pleasure, check out this eye candy.

 

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And Color of the Year goes to……

It’s 2016 and time to reveal the Color of the Year as determined by Pantone Color Institute.

Before we do so, do you remember the controversial choice in 2014 of Radiant Orchid? Radiant Orchid

How about Marsala in 2015?

Marsala

Well this year we get a special surprise…..not just one color but a blend of two colors. Say what?!

Without further ado I present to you Serenity and Rose Quartz.Rose Quartz & Serenity

Here’s what Pantone has to say about their two picks:

As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.

The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association … In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.

Below are some room setting to help get your creative juices moving!Color of the Year Room Setting #1

Color of the Year Room Setting #4

Tell Your Story

Wendy LeMaster

Design trends come and go, but our individual stories remain a constant. It’s important to create your visual identity in your interior space. A simple way to accomplish that it to create a collection wall.

Tell Your Story

A collection wall can be as large or small in scale as you like it. It can be in an intimate space or a conspicuous space. A collection wall is a place to pause and remember what brings you joy. There are many ways to construct a collection wall. Generally it creates a focal point, so select an area that has enough room to take in the view.

A simple and effective way to construct a collection wall is to start with standard shelving. These can be random in length. Decorative shelving works nicely and can be found at your local craft store. I recommend they be the same color to create uniformity. Create interest by staggering the shelving on the wall. Different heights and spacing are part of the interest of the space. Laying the shelving on a table or floor before installing helps you to visualize the end result.

Now the fun begins. Using different sized objects, create a theme. Carry the theme throughout your collection. Use candle sticks, bookends, decorative mirrors, framed poetry or family photos. Take a decorative frame and paint it a fun color and hang items within the frame that tie into your theme.

Your collection wall can change with the seasons. Consider it a fluctuating piece of art. Enjoy the process, and if you really want to go professional, have throw pillows crafted that tie in with your theme. Inspiration fabrics are awaiting you in our new collections fresh from the top designers.

2013 Color Forecast

Wendy LeMaster

Take the words Connoisseur, Glamour, New Old School, Rugged Individuals, and Extracts and you will have a sampling of the Pantone color pallets forecasted for 2013.

2013 Color Forecast

The” Glamour” pallet is sleek and sensuous with Art Deco overtones.” New Old School” celebrates classic collegiate by fine tuning the hues that are found in iconic flags and banners. “Rugged Individuals” encourages natural shades of dryer environments, such as animal hide and weathered wood that is featured in most furniture collections. The “Extract” collection is appealing to the senses. Colors are playful and flirty creating an unexpected note of surprise.

Fabricut Textiles has captured the forecasted colors in their Fall/Winter 2012 -2013 collection. Call for in-home consultation with one of our designers, Cathy and Mary. They have the new color pallets in hand for custom draperies, upholstery and more.