Sarah Strader Limited Edition

Limited Edition,  will be launching soon! 

Our Limited Edition program will consist of exciting product created in exclusive production runs along side other products produced in specific quantity. We know that Life Rewards Urgent Shoppers, so once these products are gone they will not be produced again. 

This is an exciting program as we are committed to creating new and different products on a consistent short run basis. 

This site will be to home to Pillows, Candles, Totes, Scarves, Books and other indulgent accessories. Happy Shopping! 

Limited Edition

The Year of Awesomeness.

This is becoming the year of awesomeness. The year I was able to marry my best fried and husband still holds first place, however this year is quite up there.  

As I stregicly set goals each year of all four categories of my life. Physical, Emotional, Mental Wealth and Libery, Spiritual/ contribution .

Physical: Complete my million meter row. As I decided to start this venture at the end of last year, I decided it would be a great goal to complete rowing this year and under 12 months. Currently I have just surpassed 600,000meters. Averaging 100,000 meters a months. Around my regular workout regimen.  I started this goal in tandem with friends at another gym, however I have been rowing my meters solo. In the mornings I have supporters and fiends who come in early and row next to me, cheer me on and keep me accountable. 

After completing the Crossfit Open, again this year I have decided that now I will train harder for NLI Legondary Conpetitor- at the affiliate showcase August 27th at the Anaheim Convention Center. 

 

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Emotional:  Spending the year in gratitude, my goal is to complet 100 handwritten Thank You Notes. To express my gratitude for people in my life, events in my life and clients in our business. 

MWL: To grow into new showrooms, Enhance current client and designer relationships and surpass all previously hit yardage goal. 

This goal also includes a new fabric launch and our first lisnecing agreement with a very talented Interior Designer. 

Sarah Strader The Art to Colorful Living

The big scary goal - is to write and publish a coffee table book. As of right now I have completed 148 pages of my 200 page goal. Our book release party date has been selected and we are excited to be partnering with Luxe Magazine.  

Spiritual:  To actively give back my talent to my community through mentoring, community beautification, and partner with a charity. 

We are so very excited to be working on a beautiful event with a charity right in our back yard.  

 

 

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!

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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

GK Design

We are proud to announce the first product launch of GK Design, in Puerto RIco. March 19,20,21st in a unique design showcase. Our essentials will be showcased on the Laurie Lin,  displayed at GK Design inaugural product launch. Along with previews of our essentials collection our Long Island Prep & Imperial China will be on display. Make sure you check out GK Design for all the upcoming details. 

Pure Coco- black and white bliss!

This beautiful Coco spun textiles creation and wedding vignette, is pure black and white bliss! 

This vineget shows that any level of pattern can be mixed together to elevate the astetic and layering the Palate.

Our tride and and true hand painted stripes, mums and coy fish bring this Coco tribute to life!   A little bit of luxury goes a long way, with our addition of had sewn swaraki crystals make blingy brides hart sing. 

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My Favorite People! Black, White & Bling

It's an amazing day when one of your dear friends gets married. Even better when she is marring the love of her life. To take the cake she asked you to do whatever you want for her sweetheart table and chairs. 

 

What an amazing honor to do something that means so much to someone, on the most important day!  

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Krista and Robkie 

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San Juan - Here we come

We are tremendously excited about what is around the corner for us! We will be exclusively represented in an exciting new showroom in San Juan, Porto Rico. 

What a perfection of fit with our creative, colorful and bold textiles layered in this breathtaking setting!  GK Designs will Launch in March of 2015 and we are proud to call this beautiful new showroom home. They are currently representing our full collection as they gear up for there grand opening. 

Owner Graig Gonzalez is releasing his inaugural furniture collection in his showroom the grand opening and press release party will be an amazing array of sophisticated style. 

Married and Mixing it up!

So on August 5th 2014, I married my best friend!  Each and every wedding guest was welcomed at there hotel with custom welcome boxes. (something sweet, something bubbly, something salty, and something nutty, door hangers, custom paper shred, custom labels, custom itinerary's , and what's hot to do in park city) The items in each welcome box were specifically selected to give our guest a taste of who we are and what we like. 

 

Wedding Day- All of our guests were wished away to 8,300ft in a panoramic gondola. Seated mountain side amongst all the summer splendor, at the resort we ski every year. Each guest was given a special gift thanking them for there love and support in our special day.... a custom scarf created in a "his" and "her's" theme. Taking our white tie wedding with mild Gatsby flavor and twilight undertones to a whole new level. 

We did "his" and "her's"- cocktails, gifts, and cakes!

To make our special day even more over the top I created a fabric collection to adorn our tables on  our special day! 

Love birds, lace, and loads of satin ribbon and gobs of crystals, and almost every white flowers in Utah. 

The wedding was closed with a traditional "Farewell Brunch" the following morning. Here are a few photos of the venue, and a peek at some of the textiles I created. 

Behind the scenes

Take a look at one of our favorite pieces. This is a behind the scenes look at how much love we put into our pieces. 

Antique sofa, fro the original May Co. which was purchased by Macy's 

Antique sofa, fro the original May Co. which was purchased by Macy's 

The fabric selection and crystal pre-selection. 

The fabric selection and crystal pre-selection. 

Printing the Nastasha fabric, 2 color ways 

Printing the Nastasha fabric, 2 color ways 

Now that the love seat is complete, come visit it at Spring Market! 

Nastasha Pattern: Printed in two color ways. 

Nastasha Pattern: Printed in two color ways. 

Dealers Choice

It is so much fun when a designer call us and want to "play" with our fabrics. When they bring in paint swatches, other fabrics, or even there favorite accessory for us to match, or create an anchor for the space they are working on. Designer Frank Pitman is known for being bold and daring. It was a true pleasure to work with him to create textiles for one of his projects. 

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Color Match

We get all kinds of requests to color match trims, other fabrics, paint swatches. Over the next few weeks see all of the color matches that we have done. Such a great way to get exactly what you need and what your clients want. 

 
Britney Pattern: Show here in a custom Champagne to hit between two trims.

Britney Pattern: Show here in a custom Champagne to hit between two trims.

Eyes only for you!

We have eyes only for you!  The world needs a little surprises. How about spicing up your world with adding a little bling to your custom orders. A few Swarovski Crystals go along way. 

 

These gems are sewed on by had by our artisans. See this piece up close and personal at market!

 

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Nastasha- in love

Shown here is the Nastasha - pattern shown on a sweet little love seat. Shown with a white lacquer frame, it is a show stopping piece. Colorful dragons (Nastasha: pattern) shown in reversed colors, along with a twinkling eye! Nothing is better than a little crystals to get your clients excited about a completely custom feel. This new addition of crystals to our layer on top of our collections is a designer's wonderland. So get ready to play! 

Now available on all of our textiles, Swarovski crystals.

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This sweet little love seat is from the original May Company, which was purchased by Macy's. Keep your eyes pealed to see this gem and its crystals at Spring Market! 

 

 

Ground inside sofa: LINEN WHITE CHOCOLATE MARTINI

Ground sofa back: LINEN PINK POMEGRANATE CHAMPAGNE