Thibaut Malibu chair upholstered in bright yellow Prisma fabric

The Art of Upholstery: Crafting Your Home's Unique Design Story with Fabric

Upholstery fabric is more than just a covering; it's a conversation piece. The right choice of fabric can turn an ordinary room into an extraordinary one. It infuses warmth, personality, and style into living spaces, and creates inviting atmospheres that reflect homeowners’ unique styles.

But beyond aesthetics, upholstery fabrics also play a practical role; they need to withstand daily wear and tear, spills, family life and pets. That's why choosing the right fabric is so important. Upholstery fabric is an investment in the longevity and comfort of home, and with a little guidance, clients can ensure that their choices stand the test of time.

At Patrick Street Interiors, we specialize in upholstery fabric and work alongside our clients to pick the perfect pattern, weight, and weave for any space in their home. From chairs in the dining room (a project homeowners can tackle in a weekend!) to couches that are the backbone of the living room or a statement headboard in a bedroom, fabric is a design heavyweight. For us, it is important our clients are equipped with knowledge and personally guided throughout the design process.

Dining Room

One of our favorite places to start, dining room chair seat cushions are a true DIY project for our clients. When choosing a fabric, we recommend a heavy, woven textile that does not include embroidery. Dining chairs see regular wear and are at risk of spills, so it's essential to opt for fabrics that are stain-resistant and easy to clean. Velvet and chenille are both excellent choices, offering a touch of luxury to your dining area.

For a higher impact design, clients can custom make slipcovers for Parsons chairs at the head of the table.

If a client has their heart set on a printed fabric, we recommend either using it on the back of the chair or adding a backing to make it more stable. Printed fabrics are also fun choices for custom placemats or a tablecloth.

Image: Cowtan & Tout’s “Drake” fabric in lapis on chair cushion

Living Room

The living room is probably the most obvious space in the home to incorporate upholstery. Whether it be anchoring pieces, such as sofas or armchairs, or pops of pattern added with custom made ottomans and pillows, there are large and small design projects that we guide our clients through to ensure cohesive and lasting design.

During our design consultations, we don't just consider aesthetics; we help clients understand the technical qualifications of fabrics. Clients learn about crucial factors like the Wyzenbeck Double Rub and Martindale abrasion tests, which determine how well a fabric choice will age in their space. We believe that living rooms should be both beautiful and practical!

Image: Osborne & Little’s “ATACAMA” collection



In the bedroom, upholstered headboards add softness, texture, and pattern. We specialize in creating custom headboards to match your unique style. Beyond fabric choices, we help clients decide on headboard shape, tufting, and sheen preferences, to create one-of-a-kind showpieces that sets the tone for their personal sanctuaries.

Image: Thibaut's fabric and wallcovering


Don't limit creativity or good design to indoor spaces! Many of our vendors offer fabrics suitable for outdoor use that provide water and UV resistance without sacrificing style. We love outdoor fabrics for their vivid colors and the opportunity to add flair to unexpected areas in the home.

Image: Shumacher’s “Citrus Garden” Indoor/Outdoor collection


At Patrick Street Interiors, our showroom is bursting at the seams with fabric samples, and we know that there is one that is waiting for you. Our expert team is here to navigate the intricate world of fabric and ensure that whatever the choice—whether it's a statement piece for the bedroom or a beloved living room staple—it will be as functional as it is stylish.

Schedule your complimentary 15-minute Design Discovery call today.


Farrow & Ball launches new paint palette with fashion designer Christopher John Roberts

The Timeless Beauty and Unabashed Joy of Farrow & Ball's Latest Collection is Available at Patrick Street Interiors

Bursting with unmistakable Christopher John Rogers style, the versatile new palette of paint and paper can be effortlessly combined to create a unique space that delights this season and many more.

In the world of interior design, few names carry the weight and prestige of Farrow & Ball. And, when refreshing your home’s interior or exterior, few choices carry the impact of choosing a new paint colour. Farrow and Ball's newest collection, which is a collaboration with fashion designer Christopher John Rogers, launched in Sept. 2023. Carte Blanche is exquisitely fashioned but far from restrictive; this is elevated exuberance for your home.

Prestigious Paint at your Fingertips in Frederick

All throughout the month, not only are we celebrating Farrow & Ball's Carte Blanche palette, but our Instagram feed will highlight expert tips on how to use colour throughout your home. We know that homeowners often need some reassurance choosing a colour palette for their home. Is the colour going to capture the light in the room? Is it delivering the right amount of drama or an unmistakable sense of calm? Is the colour playing well with fabrics and finishes? Will the paint stand the colour test of time?

As the only stockist of Farrow & Ball paint and paper in the greater Frederick area, we will expertly guide you through the colour selection process, suggest complementary colours and fabrics, and provide thoughtful design services to help you achieve your dream home. We hope you will follow along and, if you feel inspired, visit our showroom or schedule a virtual Design Discovery call.

Schedule your complimentary 15-minute Design Discovery call today.

 The Art of Farrow & Ball Colour Palettes and Finishes

Farrow & Ball handcraft richly pigmented paint and unique wallpaper using the very finest ingredients and low odor, water based formulas. Together, they transform homes of all kinds, inside and out, around the world. Founded in 1946 in Dorset, England, over 75 years of care and expertise goes into every tin and every roll.

Raw Tomatillo No.CB6; Au Lait No.CB9
Raw Tomatillo No.CB6; Au Lait No.CB9  
Roasted Macadamia No.CB2; Liquorice No.CB10; Au Lait No.CB9; Sardine No.CB8
Roasted Macadamia No.CB2; Liquorice No.CB10; Au Lait No.CB9; Sardine No.CB8
Au Lait No.CB9; Romesco No.CB4; Shallot No.CB3
Vibrant Tones: Au Lait No.CB9; Romesco No.CB4; Shallot No.CB3   
Pea Flower Tea No.CB12; Hog Plum No.CB1; Au Lait No.CB9; Lobster No.CB7
  Pea Flower Tea No.CB12; Hog Plum No.CB1; Au Lait No.CB9; Lobster No.CB7

Farrow & Ball offers an array of options to achieve any design vision

In 2022, Farrow & Ball introduced its Dead Flat finish, which took five years to develop, with enviable buzz. Offering the best of matte paint’s ability to hide imperfections and the durability to withstand the test of time and traffic in any home, Dead Flat is the talk of the town, and deservedly so.

Roasted Macadamia No.CB2; Pea Flower Tea No.CB12; Blue Maize No.CB11; Au Lait No.CB9; Lobster No.CB7; Romesco No.CB4; Shallot No.CB3

Roasted Macadamia No.CB2; Pea Flower Tea No.CB12; Blue Maize No.CB11; Au Lait No.CB9; Lobster No.CB7; Romesco No.CB4; Shallot No.CB3

Estate Emulsion is ideal for low traffic areas to create a noteworthy and ultra matte appearance.

Raw Tomatillo No.CB6; Liquorice No.CB10; Au Lait No.CB9

Raw Tomatillo No.CB6; Liquorice No.CB10; Au Lait No.CB9

Modern Emulsion offers added durability and washability, making it perfectly suited for high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms.

Farrow & Ball's Lime White No. 1 paint colour

Lime White No. 1

For a luxurious sheen, the Estate Eggshell finish is perfect for woodwork, doors, and metal surfaces, providing an elegant touch to any room or exterior.

Farrow & Ball's Charlotte's Locks No. 268 paint colour

Charlotte's Locks No. 268

Unraveling the Unique Formulation

What sets Farrow & Ball paint apart from its competitors is its extraordinary formulation. The paint is created using only the finest pigments and resins, ensuring a rich, opulent finish with incredible depth, which makes it impossible to replicate in other paint brands. Moreover, Farrow & Ball prides itself on being environmentally responsible. Its distinctive low-odor and water-based formulas have minimal VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) promote better indoor air quality making it a perfect choice for homeowners sensitive to strong paint smells or conscious of health. Additionally, the brand is committed to sustainable sourcing of raw materials and implements eco-friendly packaging initiatives. Choosing Farrow & Ball means not only enhancing your home but also contributing to a greener planet.

Experience Farrow & Ball for Yourself

Patrick Street Interiors invites you to come and see for yourself why Farrow & Ball paint is more than just a coating for your walls; it's a piece of art that enriches your living space with timeless elegance and unmatched quality. Stop by our storefront on Thomas Johnson Drive—we would be thrilled to share our love of design with you.
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