How it all started

Do you know that some of the most successful people got started in their garage or someone else's garage? 

Steve Jobs (Apple), Sarah Blakely (spanks), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Walt Disney, Lary Page & Sergery Brin (Google), William S. Harley (Harley Davidson), Harold Matson (Mattel), Michael Kittredge (Yankie Candle).

 

How we got started the early years.

We started on an 24 " wide folding table that I had in college as an extra drawing table, in the garage, printing 24" taping it down and printing and then moving it and repeating this process until all yardage was complete. Everyday I got up extra early and stood in the garage to print fabric, why so early? Because I need to be complete before my husband came home so that he could park his car at some point. The fabric would cascade on tubes suspend from the garage ceiling way above his car so that it could fully cure prior to heat setting the fabric.

 

This process grew for me to have several folding tables, which added a rolling rack out of the garage,  past the neighbors house allowing for 20 yards of fabric to dry. All still needing to be collapsed each evening. Although my husband did park on the street on occasion. This was our deal and he diligently help string up many countless yards of fabric each night.

 

Built to last 

Although we have contounied to stay small we no long use the small folding table. We still have it and now we cover it with fabric for all of our product photo shoots and ocainsally we have dressed up the paint covered table with fine china and served thanksgiving or Christmas eve dinner.

 

I smile on the inside when people are enjoying themselves at this hard workingtable with so much history printed under the linens and china.

There is no such thing as a humble beginning, it's just where you started and to get anywhere you must start somewhere.

 

The chalange

My challenge to you is start something new, don't worry about what it will look like, if it's a fancy office, if its perfect, JUST START!

Cheers-

Happy Starting!

hand printed custom fabrics

Just Own it!

We are always pleased to brag on our friends and their many accomplishments, landmarks in business, and down right awesomeness. As we are so very proud to be a part of GK Designs Showroom. This exemplary talent has openend his flagship showroom in Porto Rico. He has been published, has been featured on a billboard and is now on mass transit. This is the definition of design on the move. Just Own It! 


Hand Printed Textiles

Here is a little time laps video that showcases  how our products are produced. Each motif is hand painted and then hand pressed into the fabric. Show here is the Cassandra pattern from the imperial china collection. 

Printed with the highest quality fabric with light fast pigments and the most skilled artisans. Beautifying the world one yard at a time. 

Designer Runway 2015!

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 $150

Join us for the 9th Annual Designer Runway! Festivities begin with an evening of cocktails, wine, and delicious cuisine followed by three incredible fashion shows. Enjoy the professional fashion shows with Luxe by Lisa Vogel opening with stunning swimwear styles followed by spectacular looks from Grayse by Marie and Kelly Gray. Teams of Orange County’s top interior designers create fashion forward outfits from Laguna Design Center showroom fabric and trim in only 90 minutes. Watch as these designers strut their outfits down the runway and are evaluated by our notable judges. After party with music, dancing, and refreshments.

The Colton Company’s Designer Runway 2015 will benefit the Illumination Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless families and children to break and prevent the cycle of homelessness.

Purchase your tickets for this fine evening full of interior design, fashion, and culinary tastings paired with wine and cocktails!

BENEFICIARY
Illumination Foundation

Designer Runway 2014 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXDD5p1bzZA

WHEN
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 L 5 PM – 11 PM
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM COCKTAILS, WINE & CUISINE
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM FASHION SHOWS & DESIGNER RUNWAY
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM AFTER PARTY

WHERE
AT THE LAGUNA DESIGN CENTER
23811 ALISO CREEK ROAD, LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA 92677
ENTER AT ORANGE FLAGS

TICKETS ON SALE
$150/TICKET
ONLINE: DESIGNERRUNWAY.EVENTBRITE.COM
IN PERSON: LDC VISITOR CENTER, SUITE 105
PHONE: (949) 643-2929

Best day of my life!!!

We love what we do!

Every wedding is a unique expression of the couple. Blending their families, important traditions, sentiments, and their love for each other.

chad and sam

It is a rare and extreme pleasure to work with someone who has been apart of my own life, someone who stood by me at my wedding and a best friend of 18 years. It was an honor to work with Chad and Samantha on there dream wedding. The celebration was November 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. It was such a pleasure to work with this unique couple and blending together the style they wanted to create, and layering all of their details together to create a fluid day of enjoyment.

Cheers to the amazing couple!

Best Wishes, Chad & Samantha