Monthly Archives: April 2014

Silk Fabric NYC – Only $45 Per Yard!!!

If you’re looking for silk fabric in NYC….

10 new silk fabrics from India just arrived, and they are gorgeous!

Come in a see them! There’s a limited quantity, and they are only $45 per yard!!!

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If you’re looking for gorgeous silk fabric in NYC and you don’t want to break the bank, come to Beckenstein Fabric and Interiors to see what we have!! We have thousands of rolls of fabric IN STOCK in our showroom!!

Get in touch for more information:

212-366-5142

or…


Some things about buying a sofa that you have all wrong

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Custom sofa designed in NYC at Beckenstein

When someone wants a sofa, they usually just go out and buy one. But it’s not such an easy process…

They have to find one with the right body style.

And once they do, they have to see if they like the fabric or leather the sofa comes in.

Then, if they’re smart, they have to sit in it and really make sure the seat cushions and back are the right firmness.

It’s no wonder shopping for furniture is considered a stressful activity… There’re just so many stars that have to align…

That’s why you should consider custom-making your sofa!!

Let’s go over some things about buying a sofa that you probably have all wrong…

Finding a sofa with the body style I like is difficult.

Not true!!! That is…if you custom-make your sofa. You can literally pick out your favorite body style. You can design the arms, legs, and back to look however you want. If you like more traditional pieces, great! Maybe you’re super modern… Awesome!! Or maybe you want a piece that looks perfect in a room that more transitional. Done!!

But finding a sofa whose body-style I like is one thing… What if it doesn’t have the fabric or leather I like?

Well… What if you just got to pick from thousands of fabrics and leathers to use for your sofa? That’s literally what you do when you custom-make a sofa. It’s so much fun!!

But I don’t know how to design a sofa.. I’m not a designer..

You don’t have to be a designer to know what you like.. Think about it.. When you go to dinner and order a bottle of wine, you may not be a sommelier, but you still know whether you like red or white, dry or sweet, light or full-bodied. The trick is to ask the right person to guide you—someone who can make recommendations based on your preferences. When custom-making a sofa, it’s very much the same thing. At Beckenstein, for example, you get to sit down with our in-house design consultants as they guide you through the entire process. You can draw pictures of what you’re looking for, bring in pictures of sofas you love, look through the countless fabric books in the showroom, and more. You don’t have to be a designer to have your dream sofa.

Okay… That all sounds good, but isn’t it really expensive?

It really isn’t!!

Get in touch to know more about designing your dream sofa without breaking the bank!!

212-366-5142

Design a custom sofa in NYC at Beckenstein Fabric and Interiors

Houles Trim – NYC – Buy it at Beckenstein

You can find Houles trim in NYC at Beckenstein Fabric and Interiors.

We’ve featured Houles Fabric as our fabric of the week, but never their trim.

Take a look at Houles trim:

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See the complete Houles Trimmings collection, here.

Read more about fabric and trimmings, here.

If you’re interested in these gorgeous trimmings by Houles, get in touch:

212-366-5142

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You Won’t Believe How Gorgeous This Manhattan Townhouse Is

In our line of work, we’ve seen some incredibly gorgeous homes in Manhattan, like this one and this one, and we’re so lucky to play a role in their design.

We recently custom-made all the draperies in rising star decorator Laura Santos‘s home and we’re so excited to show you what the home looks like, because it’s absolutely breathtaking.

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And to find out more about custom drapes and window treatments, get in touch with us.

You can contact John, our in-house design consultant who worked on this project with Laura Santos by calling 212-366-5142 and asking for John, or you can message us by filling out this form:


Noise Reduction: Make Your Home Quieter

If you haven’t already, read this post about noise canceling draperies.

We wrote that post specifically about how you can greatly reduce noise with well-designed, custom window treatments, but we want to address other ways you can reduce unwanted noise in your home.

Fabric-Upholstered Walls are amazing 

Have you ever been talking and heard that tinniness? It’s almost like a super-fast-moving echo… That’s because your walls are primarily made of sheetrock, and it’s really bad for acoustics.

One of the best solutions? Fabric-upholstered walls. What you want to look for are materials that have a noise reduction coefficient (NRC) (also called “noise reduction rating”) of 0.85 or more.

Carpets and rugs can help if you have hardwood floors

Did you know you can add soundproof padding to carpets and rugs to help block sound?

Calk around your windows to make sure there are no gaps

Did you know that a mere 1% gap lets in 50% of the sound? Wow. Calking can really help!! Make sure there aren’t any gaps around your windows!!

Window seals work well…if you’re okay never opening your window again =(

This isn’t ideal, because once installed you can’t open your window again, but it’s a tradeoff.. Plus, if you happen to be in NYC and one of your windows is permanently shut for some reason, why not?

We still always prefer noise reducing window treatments.

Buy a solid-wood-core door

Doors have gaps, and where there’re gaps, there’s noise. Remember the 1% rule?

A solid-wood-core door can work wonders!! If you have a home office, it’s a must!

When it comes to noise reduction, you should first look to the obvious fixes: gaps in doors and windows. One of the most economical (and beautiful) ways to reduce the noise coming from windows is by installing window treatments that help reduce noise. The cool thing is that you don’t have to shop for noise reducing curtains, necessarily. You can simply pick out your favorite fabric from a fabric store, and then have a professional upholsterer custom-make your curtains with soundproofing materials.

It’s important to remember that curtains that reduce sound don’t reduce it completely. They help a lot! But you won’t be able to record your next platinum record in a room simply because you installed noise-reducing curtains. =)

Please do get in touch with us if you are interested in learning more about soundproof window treatments that take out the highs and the lows and softens all sounds.

212-366-5142

or message us!!