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

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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Mon Amie Bridal Slaon gets a the Sarah Srtader Flavor Makeover!

 

Loving the NEW chapter of my business! It's official that Sarah Strader Design has now transformed into a boutique event and production company. We will always continue to create new and beautifully artistic textiles for our designers. Theses installation photos show off our textiles in a way that elevates design and our textiles. 

 

Want a way to let your imagination run wild?

Keep checking us out this week to see more ideas and let your creative brain salivate. 

Sarah is beyond excited, this is a perfect playground to let her Hollywood regency style shine through. This merriment of her textiles and design style is a design playground!

(Veronica motif on lime silk, Rejoy motif on 2 chair covers with teal ties, 2 veronica sashes mint tulle is not attached. Apple escort carts with gold edge and calligraphy) 

 

#interiordesign

#weddingtextiles

#monamie

#monamiebridal

 

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Veronica and Rejoy Motif's

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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. 

What's NEW at Blake House!

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Check out our textiles and wall coverings at Blake House!  35 solids, 34 patterns and 54 colors- to create the most amazing look for you clients home. This collection is designed for the visionary designer, allowing you to make a signature look for your clients! Check out Breanna coordinating with our display at Fall Market.