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Living Coral: Exploring the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year

Color is such an integral part of our human experience and the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year never fails to generate a buzz among those in the design world.  In 2019, the lucky...

A Tribute to Rob Culp

"He was almost always smiling, a gentle, easy grin. Rob Culp kept smiling because he kept believing – in his company, Culp Fabrics, and, even more important to him, in High Point. He believed in...

Culp Showtime Overview: Every Color Tells a Story

The International Textile Alliance hosted the Showtime Market in High Point, NC on December 2 through 5.  Culp, Inc. exhibited at the Market and LiveSmart designers were on hand to review current...

Jessica McClaine | April 17, 2018

Performance Fabric Furniture: Durability and Style

There was a time when durable furniture was not so stylish.  The vinyl sofas of the past made spills easy to wipe away, but they were also terribly noisy and sticky.  Some fabric chairs were...

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Jessica McClaine | April 12, 2018

The Dominance of Purple in 2018

Since the announcement in December 2017 that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 was ultra-violet, it’s probably no coincidence that we’re seeing purple everywhere.  Purple has always been...

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Jessica McClaine | March 22, 2018

Why You Need Performance Fabric Dining Chairs

This is a little story about a busy mom who discovered the JOY, and the possibility…of stain-free dining room chairs.

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Jessica McClaine | March 22, 2018

Performance Fabric for Everyone: The LiveSmart Story

“At home” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “relaxed and comfortable: at ease” and “in harmony with the surroundings.”  People are passionate about their homes.  We invest a lot of time, money and...

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Jessica McClaine | March 15, 2018

Trend Spotlight: Mesa

Have you ever been to the high desert near sunset? The sky above you explodes in streaks of deep oranges, purples, yellows and reds. The ground beneath your feet almost pulsates with heat while...

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Jessica McClaine | March 07, 2018

Trend Spotlight: Ethnicraft

I have this artsy friend who has a really eclectic sense of design. Her home is filled with, art, furniture accent pieces and planters culled from her extensive globetrotting days after college....

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