Tobi Fairley Interior Design

(501) 868-9882
tobifairley.com

Services Provided
Residential Interior Design, Hospitality

Areas Served
United States and beyond

Business Description
Award winning designer Tobi Fairley brings her bright, bold, and tailored look to clients' homes across the Southern Region and the nation from Little Rock to Charleston, and Los Angeles to New York City. Selected as a Top 20 Young Designer by Traditional Home in 2009 and gracing the cover of House Beautiful and the pages of Traditional Home, Southern Living and Better Homes and Gardens, this color-loving designer launched a line of textiles and lighting, Tobi Fairley Home in 2011,and her popular Design Camps and DIY design service InBox Interiors both that same year.

Certification and Awards
Top 20 Young Designer List, Traditional Home 2009, Blogger of the Year Award, Design Bloggers Conference 2012, 10 ASID Gold Awards and 2 ASID Ovation Awards.
Location:
Little Rock, AR US 
Contact:
Tobi Fairley 
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Address
5507Ranch Drive Suite 103,
Little Rock, Arkansas,
United States, 72223 
Fax:
(501) 868-9883 
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     Comment   March 21, 2014
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Wildflower Designs Unlimited, LLC
I was a window treatment specialist for almost 40 years. Styles come and go, standard fullness changes and local preferences vary dramatically. When I was a young student doing my OJT in a "drapery workroom", the standard for fullness was only double and hems and headings were turned under 1" and then 4". Far less full than todays standard unless you buy your window treatments at K-Mart. But then all things Country came into popularity in this rural area along with gathered cotton curtains up to 5 times fullness and always tied back. Thankfully that style passed.
There was a time when every middle class home hired someone like me to design their window treatments about every 15 years like clockwork. That has all changed with the younger generations as they do the Pottery Barn thing and send their possessions to a landfill every 5 years or so. Notice I refer to the Middle Class. The only Upper Class people in this area, those who still want the luxury of custom window treatments hire designers from more urban areas.
What I am trying to express is that home-owners have the right to decorate their homes as they wish, styles come and go and as a designer, you can only guide your clients in what is appropriate. If they truly want swags or lace or Austrian shades, so be it. But our job is to design them tastefully. I find it truly arrogant when designers feel they must have a "signature" look and refuse to listen to their clients and their real wants or desires. Even Austrian shades or antique satin swags can be designed tastefully..... It's all a matter of skill.
April 6, 2014 at 6:24am     
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Leah McGrew
I only worry about privacy in the front of my house, but I'm not that concerned about looks. The back of my kitchen has no curtains at all, the trees provide the privacy in the summer when most people in the apartments out back might be standing around looking at us. The other reason for curtains in my house is in the bedrooms for light control. Here I have the issues of window air conditioners, and the curtains have to be above them.

I have made most of the curtains in my house, or at least adapted bought curtains. I personally don't care for the "puddling" of drapes, but that's because I have 2 blind roommates and cats who think puddled drapes are good places to sleep (actually attempted to pull down a drape in the living room before I replaced them.) I now have tab top curtains in there with pockets, just because I think they are cute. These are one of two sets I bought and the only one I haven't actually sewed to adapt, instead using cute, cheap, broaches to pin it up over the ac and to keep them closed. I would actually love to make my own out of old jeans and have even smaller pockets but that's a chore for a different time.
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Review by lbull2004:

Our kitchen was original to when the house was built in 1989. It was our last room to update and it is our gem, thank you Kurtis Kitchen
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Tobi Fairley and Staff were not only very talented designers, which was expected, but their level of business knowledge as well as time management were impeccab...
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Tobi Fairley Interior is the most professional group of individuals I have ever worked with. Tobi is creative and business savvy. I have admired her work for ...
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