Create Iconic Styling with New Sunbrella Icon Fabric Collection

We are excited to introduce our latest addition to our indoor and outdoor fabrics. This Sunbrella collection is inspired from the Sunbrella archives reflecting the vintage and classic styling of the ’60s and ’70s.  These fresh hues will help to create iconic design in and outside your living spaces. With bold, modern patterns and colors, the Icon collection can stand alone or coordinate with some of Sunbrella’s traditional favorites.

Sunbrella Reflex fabrics

Sunbrella Reflex fabrics from Icon collection – Regatta, Citron, Emerald, and Flame

New Sunbrella Reflex is a geometric pattern of overlapping circles or rings. It has a newness that many find hard to believe is Sunbrella because it goes so modern. Sunbrella fabrics make any indoor or outdoor area look amazing; with the durability to stand up to the outdoor elements while still preserving its beauty with everyday use.

New Sunbrella Fabrics collection

New Sunbrella Fabrics Reflex from Icon collection

New Sunbrella Volt fabrics are textural and bright – made to give your living spaces a wow factor! It’s hard to believe these can withstand the harsh sunlight and the rough outdoor elements and still look brand new.

How? …The secret is in the fibers!

Sunbrella is made of 100% solution-dyed acrylic fibers, which make it water repellent, bleach cleanable, and fade resistant, yet still maintains a soft hand for comfort. Solution dying is a process where the dye is added to the acrylic fiber solution during the liquid state, rather than applied to just the outer fiber or fabric.

This is why solution dying allows the fabric to be stain and fade resistant!

New Sunbrella Fabrics Volt from icon collection

New Sunbrella Fabrics Volt from Icon collection – Volt comes in 11 shades

The Icon collection also adds more stripes appropriately named: Decade, Mode, Icon, Scout, Traveler, and Pioneer. Perfect names for neo vintage looking fabrics.

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Sunbrella Icon classic and vintage stripes

We can’t overlook the subtle and sophisticated hues this new collection brings. Here are soothing blue mist coastal colors we put together. We have Sunbrella Hybrid Sky on top, next is Sunbrella Cast Lagoon solid, Sunbrella Gateway Mist is a lovely stripe in aquas & sand, lastly, on the right is Sunbrella Cast Pebble – a great neutral stripe.

New Sunbrella Fabrics icon collection

New Sunbrella Fabrics – Hybrid, Cast, and Gateway

Look below and you’ll find Sunbrella Fretwork. Fretwork are so pretty and soft to the eye and really make my heart sing. These Art Deco inspired fabrics come in four colorways that will work beautifully on custom deep seating cushions, window seats, and chair cushions.

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Sunbrella Fretwork in Flax, Pewter, Cameo, and Mist

All Sunbrella furniture grade fabrics also come with a 5-year warranty against fading and loss of strength. So you are guaranteed a super product that will last many years. Oh! And we certainly can’t forget one very important reason to buy… All Sunbrella fabrics are proudly made in the USA!

Catch Roof NYC/EMM Group

EMM Group/Catch NYC Rooftop Revamp

Designer Custom Source had the pleasure of providing EMM Group/ Catch NYC splendid and much-needed custom cushions to update their hip, young, and always crowded social rooftop in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Catch New York is a globally influenced seafood restaurant that features a contemporary twist on classic seafood preparations coupled with great service and a unique dining experience.

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Outdoor cushions at Catch Roof NYC – photo credit EMM Group

“Serving up dishes that are both sophisticated and approachable, CATCH’s streaming, sharable style of dining continues to achieve success as it resonates with the owners’ original vision of marrying deliciously simple, yet elegant seafood with excellent service and a superior, interactive atmosphere. The 400-seat, tri-level restaurant offers a variety of unique dining experiences to its diverse clientele, boasting an open kitchen and communal dining options that further augment the warm, inviting atmosphere.” – EMM Group/Catch NYC

EMM Group Instagram pic of Eggs Benedict

EMM Group Instagram pic of Eggs Benedict and more

Catch New York has a diverse clientele of socialites and celebrities alike, such as singer song writer John Legend, Kim Kardashian, and her hubby Kanye West, just to name a few. The restaurant features three levels offering a variety of unique dining experiences from an open kitchen and communal dining options, like Catch Roof – making it a very inviting and warm atmosphere.

Catch Roof Nightlife - photo credit to EMM Group

Catch Roof Nightlife ~ Photo Credit: EMM Group

Designer Bernadette Kopec consulted with the EMM Group on what color and vibe they wanted their rooftop oasis to portray. They loved the nautical and eye catching Sunbrella Luxe Indigo and paired it with classic Sunbrella Navy for a great  seafaring look to cushions for this transitional seafood restaurant.

Sunbrella Luxe Indigo fabric bench back cushion

Sunbrella Luxe Indigo fabric bench back cushion

Sunbrella Navy fabric

Sunbrella Navy fabric seat cushion

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New custom cushions! Looking good just before the brunch crowd hits. ~ Photo Credit: EMM Group

Learn more about EMM Group Catch NYC

About EMM Group:

“EMM Group is one of New York’s most successful and multi-faceted hospitality management companies. Several divisions devoted to restaurant and nightlife operations, marketing and event production and promotions exist within its framework. Founded in 2006 by Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum. The company owns and operates a dynamic portfolio of venues including globally influenced, seafood-centric CATCH and CATCH Roof, located in the heart of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, as well as Lexington Brass and LULU’s.

Nestled atop the building at 21 Ninth Avenue, CATCH Roof is a downtown destination for in-the-know New Yorkers, where panoramic views of the city skyline set the stage for an intimate experience, any time of year. Whether enjoying dishes from the full, a la carte menu or seeking a sophisticated setting to sip cocktails and swap stories well into the night, this 3,000 square foot indoor/outdoor penthouse, wrapped with floor to ceiling windows and outfitted with rustic leather banquettes, has something for everyone any time of day. With its ultra-chic atmosphere and flexible floor plan, CATCH Roof caters to a la carte patrons and event guests alike as it transforms from rooftop dining room to destination nightlife location. Come early and dine al fresco on the outdoor terrace and stay late to enjoy the nightlife scene at this notoriously chic Meatpacking haunt.” ~ EMM Group/Catch Roof



Runway to Rooms: Pantone’s Stormy Weather Coming this Fall

Here’s a sneak peek at one of Pantone’s picks this fall. It’s called Stormy Weather, which sounds a bit gloomy, yet it’s anything but dreary. This color has richness and depth with its slight blue undertones. I can hear Lena Horn singing “Stormy Weather” in my head, like a broken record…and it’s a good thing.

Pantone's Stormy Weather Fall 2015
“Reminiscent of the sky on a gray, overcast day, PANTONE 18-4214 Stormy Weather is dependable, cool and above all, constant. Implying quality and luxury, Stormy Weather is a powerful blue gray shade that is strong, protective and enduring.” ~ Pantone Fashion Color Report 2015
Pantone has chosen one of my favorite shades of gray as a great base or accent color to any room and wardrobe. Below we chose to mix pillows in midnight blue, slate, and silver to go with this stunning Stormy Weather shade. The combination of silk, velvet, and cotton fabrics provides an interest and helps build a perfect color combination that is sophisticated and refined.
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Add a rainbow of deep navy blues to shades of slate to give the full range of colors to combine with Stormy Weather

Fashion designer Nicole Miller creates an unusual combination with this corset top and long, free-flowing trumpet skirt made with this smoky gray and pops of mustard and marsala.

Stormy Weather Pantone

Stormy Weather 2015 Fall Pantone

This room from Urrutia Designs on Houzz has an earthy and simple feel that gives a nod to nature. Use Stormy Weather as an accent in rooms that have taupe tones for full impact. Because this slate gray-blue color mimics the deep, dark cloud-full sky, pairing it with earth tones, such as olive green, squash yellow, and sage are always a great direction to go in when it comes to bedrooms. Who would have thought a name like Stormy Weather could bring a peaceful and tranquil vibe to rooms?

Fashion designer David Tlale creates this maxi dress with the inspiration dreamed up from the aftermath of a volcano eruption. Sounds pretty intense, yet this gown shows much restraint and poise. The combinations of Stormy Weather, captain gray, acorn yellow, and taupe are hauntingly beautiful.
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Fall 2015 fashion designer David Tlale



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Want to see what colors are trending this fall with Pantone? Click here!

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6 Home Trends You Can’t Do Without

By Anita Winter ~ It’s that time again. Time to gaze into the crystal ball to see where our home decor will be heading in 2016. It seems that there are some obvious trends, but we have a few new surprises that are fabulous and very dramatic. Here are six that you can’t do without.

2016 Home Trends
We’ve been talking a lot about texture lately, but the truth is, it just never gets boring. The more texture you have in a room, the more lush it appears.
The textured eye candy is incredible in this room below! I am loving the chunky yarn scaldino and chic tufted headboard. Using neutral palettes in a space is a great way of showing how texture can add dimension and depth rather than relying on color.
Florals are still popping in rooms. The softness and femininity they create is lovely in any area of the home. I especially love the modern use of this floral on the outside of these chairs, as well as  a splash of floral on the lumbar pillows. It gives these traditional Victorian chairs such a contemporary vibe. Not to mention this adorable mirrored side table, which helps bring this room into the 21st Century.
Dramatic Walls
Yes, dark colored, rich walls are in! The deep, dark walls seem almost taboo, but the key to making these midnight charcoal walls work in this space is the use of light on dark. Create a contrast by placing light, airy furnishings and accessories to make the best use of these walls. Deep navy and forest green are trending for wall color. The idea that darker walls make a room look smaller is not always the case. Be selective where you place these rich tones so you don’t feel like you are entering a dark cave. (Unless that’s what you’re going for.)
Pale pink and pink beige are on the rise and a definite nod to the ’80s. These pink tones are showing up in lots of accessories and furnishings. I just love the delicacy it provides to rooms.


Blue is not going anywhere. It truly has become the new neutral in home decor. I think it’s because so many things go with blue. These deep dark sea walls (below) look stunning paired with these bright white furnishings.

Blue was the big color story this past High Point Market. It continues to grow in outdoor fabric choices as well. Look for even more shades of blue this fall and next.


People may have a hard time getting used to gold on hardware and faucets, but it’s a luxury material that looks amazing any and everywhere. The room below gives a glimpse into Art Deco with its fancy screen room dividers and ostentatious lighting above. Overall, this room is quite chic and well balanced. I don’t see a lot of gold overkill, which is a good thing.

Well, there you have it. Six awesome ideas to get your rooms moving forward into trend setting mode. Incorporate any of these looks and colors to your spaces and you will be right on target for next year!

We Welcome 100+ Outdura Ovation Performance Fabrics – Made in USA

By Melinda Merijanian.  Designer Custom Source is pleased to showcase all 113 performance fabrics from the Sattler Corp. Outdura Ovation Collection. This collection of sun-loving fabrics  showcases coordinated color palettes with plain, dobby, and textured weaves.


Outdura Ovation stripes in Cafe, Zest, Sisal, Driftwood, Waterworks, Boathouse, Apple Green, Forever Green, Candycane, Platinum, and Checkerboard.

Steeped in 140 years of history, the Sattler Group was founded in 1875.  It is an impressive family-run, fifth-generation, award-winning company headquartered in Graz, Austria. A member of the international Sattler Group; Sattler Corp. headquarters  are based out of Hudson, North Carolina. Although Sattler’s Outdura brand is only 13 years old, just like the next generation, it has the historical advantage.


What makes these fabrics so inviting for commercial and residential soft goods?

Take a look at all the features and benefits that come with these attractive and understandable fabrics. 100% solution-dyed acrylic * Ultra-high UV for long-lasting color and strength * 5-year warranty * High-abrasion resistance  with 25,000 – 60,000 double rubs * Water and stain resistant * Bleach cleanable * Resists mildew and rot * Trend right colors with cutting edge designs * 100% made in America

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I hope you agree that it doesn’t get any better. Beautiful, functional, American-made fabrics for your custom cushions, pillows, drapes, and bedding made right here in our American workrooms.

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All photography by Melinda Merijanian, except where noted.