This week’s Charlotte area hot spot is Front Door Fabrics! Stunning design comes in all shapes and sizes. You don’t need a gigantic budget to engage with these amazing designers. In fact, in-store consultations are free of charge and their in home visits aren’t much more, but the end results are the same…brilliant suggestions from uber-creative designers on how they can help bring your vision to life. I love this place so much because it is soooo much more than just a fabric store. It’s what makes a house or apartment feel like home.

Once inside, you will most likely be greeted by their canine greeter, Stella (she’s sooo fluffy!)  After a nice pat, you’ll find a carefully curated collection of designer and performance fabric, trim, wallpaper, rugs, lighting, furniture and accessories all displayed with the intent to offer you inspiration and spark your imagination.

No one wants to go to the prom and find 3 other girls in the same dress, amirite? And, no one wants to go into their neighbor’s homes and see the same ol’ big box and catalog purchased items. That’s why owner Karen Dixon scours all of the major home furnishings and fabric markets to find the most fashion forward and timeless pieces to bring to the Front Door so that you can have a one of a kind design that is uniquely you.

Their professional workroom can create custom window treatments, bedding, pillows and cushions that will bring your design dreams to life. Custom upholstered furniture is made to your exact specifications, using only the finest craftsmanship and materials, for a piece that will truly stand the test of time. Have furniture pieces that you can’t part with, but need new life? With thousands of designer fabrics to choose from, they can help you see the possibilities to recreate and reupholster your favorites to make your existing pieces reflect your current style.

The Front Door is open from 10-6 Monday through Saturday located at Promenade on Providence 5341 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Ste. 350 Charlotte, NC 28277. Don’t feel like you need to dress up to stop in. They want you to feel like you are at home. And I promise, after spending some time getting to know them, you’ll feel like part of the family!