For more than 65 years, Calico Corners has had the enviable job of making homes across America more beautiful. Growing from a modest “designer seconds” fabric store in Bedford Village, N.Y., in 1948 to a national chain with more than 75 home decorating stores, Calico has established itself as a go-to retail source for decorative fabrics once only sold through designers. It’s also expanded to offer design services for home decorating, including window treatments, custom upholstery, furniture and more.
There aren’t many interior design companies that elicit the same sense of high-style as Fortuny. Mariano Fortuny, a painter who was also versed in etching, sculpture and photography, developed his Venice textile company in 1921 from a genuine love of the craft — he began dying fabric for amusement as a child — and a heightened sense of color. Fortuny Interiors, by Brian Coleman and Erik Kvalsvik, brilliantly displays the venerable line and the company’s commitment to its founder’s vision.