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Gregg Vander Kooi

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A New Beginning...

Posted by Gregg Vander Kooi on Feb 19, 2016 1:21:12 PM

"It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow."  - Ralph Ellison
 
We are very excited to announce the beginning of a new future for True Textiles, Guilford of Maine, and Teknit. 
 
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How to Bring a Little Modern Flair to a Traditional Style

Posted by Gregg Vander Kooi on Apr 14, 2015 2:51:00 PM

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The Traditional style is comforting and classic. The hallmarks for it generally include deep wood tones, architectural details, and elegant furnishings. Rich wood tones, like those found in cherry, maple, and mahogany, are a key element in this style. Architectural embellishments such as elaborate moldings, beveled wood paneling, and intricate tile and wood floor patterns are widely used. One of the most important facets of traditional design are the lines of the furnishings that often harken back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

But what do you do if the “traditional” Traditional is a bit too stodgy? Modern is too sleek? Transitional too eclectic?

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color, Wallcovering Fabric, Acoustic Fabric, Drapery Fabric

How to Instill a Calm Oasis in a Chaotic World

Posted by Gregg Vander Kooi on Apr 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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Color plays an important role in every environment – they make us feel happy or sad… they can make us feel angry or relaxed. As we all know, it’s important to understand the psychological effects colors might have on an average person, or our client’s target audience. When that need calls for a calm experience, it's always nice to turn to neutrals.

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color, Wallcovering Fabric, Acoustic Fabric, Drapery Fabric