Have you ever wondered why exquisite frames, fabrics and furniture are pricier than their ordinary counterparts? The explanation lies in the same rationale that justifies the higher cost of a handmade Bentley automobile compared to a Ford. At Dixie & Grace, we collaborate with established frame, fabric and furniture companies that exclusively cater to the interior design industry, and we believe that investing in high-quality pieces is not only a wise decision but also a reflection of your personal style and taste.
The image below is a detail of the Bobbin Barstool or sometimes called "Spool" barstool, chair or lounge chair. You will see many inferior copies of this item. Our Bobbin Barstool will not unravel like it's counter parts and take note of the beautiful finish.
[The first image below is a detail of our "Bobbin" Barstool by Aesthetic Design. The second image is from an interior by Mark Sikes.]
What Sets Fine Frames, Fabrics and Furniture Apart?
Investing in Your Personal Style
Choosing fine frames, fabrics and furniture is not just about acquiring functional pieces for your home; it's about investing in your personal style and creating a space that reflects your unique taste. These pieces are often designed by renowned designers who understand the importance of blending aesthetics with functionality.
By investing in high-quality frames, fabrics and furniture, you are making a statement about your commitment to quality and your appreciation for timeless beauty. These pieces have the power to transform any space into a luxurious sanctuary, elevating the overall ambiance and creating an environment that exudes elegance and sophistication.
Quality Takes Time
When it comes to fine frames, fabrics and furniture, the materials used are of the highest quality. These materials are carefully selected and sourced from the best suppliers, ensuring durability and longevity. Skilled craftsmen then meticulously transform these materials into exquisite pieces that are built to last.
Unlike mass-produced items, which are often made with low-quality materials and often prioritize cost cutting measures, fine frames, fabrics and furniture require a significant amount of time and effort to create. Every stitch, every joint, and every finish is carefully executed to ensure perfection.
[The fabric below is from Manuel Canovas and we recently covered a cushion for a Rose Tarlow bench with this exquiste fabric.]
Expertise and Craftsmanship
Creating fine frames, fabrics and furniture is an art form that requires a high level of expertise and craftsmanship. Skilled artisans spend years honing their skills and perfecting their techniques. They possess a deep understanding of the materials they work with and the techniques required to bring out their full potential.
These artisans take pride in their work and pour their heart and soul into every piece they create. Their attention to detail and commitment to excellence result in frames, fabrics and furniture that are not only visually stunning but also functional and comfortable.
[The flamingo print is from a series of photographs taken by Sara Fattori and framed in a solid handmade from Fattori Fine Frames in Brooklyn NY.]
Exclusivity and Uniqueness
Fine frames, fabrics and furniture often come with a sense of exclusivity and uniqueness. They are not mass-produced, but rather limited in quantity. This exclusivity adds to their value and appeal, making them highly sought after by discerning customers.
Additionally, fine fabrics and furniture are often customizable. Customers have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of options, including fabric types, colors, and finishes. This level of customization allows individuals to create pieces that reflect their personal style and taste.
[These lounge chairs are crafted by O.Henry House Ltd, one of the finest upholsterers in America today.]
Investment and Longevity
While fine frames, fabrics and furniture may come with a higher price tag, they are also an investment. These pieces are built to withstand the test of time and retain their value. Unlike cheaper alternatives that may need to be replaced frequently, fine frames, fabrics and furniture can last for generations.
Furthermore, the timeless design and superior craftsmanship of fine frames, fabrics and furniture ensure that they never go out of style. They can seamlessly blend into any interior design scheme and continue to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a space for years to come.
The reason why fine frames, fabrics and furniture cost more than mundane furnishings is the same reason a Picasso painting is worth more than art at your local home decor shop. It takes time to develop talent, expertise, and craftsmanship. Fine frames, fabrics and furniture are not just pieces of decor; they are works of art that bring beauty, comfort, and longevity to any space.