Full-Home Makeover with Aiden Fabrics Owners
As the owners of Aiden Fabrics, we know that Jonathan and Allison clearly have an amazing eye for design. We expected their own home to be meticulously planned out from the floor and wall selections to the curated home decor since they help their customers with these goals daily. Stepping into their home feels very comfortable yet glamorous all in one breath. Take a home tour with us, get inspired and see the details of all of their selections.
Durable Selections for Young Family
First and foremost, the Flanary home had to be functional and practical with two young children and pets. Everything had to take the wear and tear of a busy family. Keeping a clean and pretty yet livable was the most important element to the overall design.
I wanted our home to be elegant, inviting and warm…a place people felt comfortable, but also surrounded by beauty. I wanted a mix of textures and style that was truly us, not just out of a design magazine.Allison Flanary
Again, with a young family, durability and cleanability was key. As fabric experts, they went with performance fabrics or treated their upholstery fabrics with Fiber Seal for the furniture. For flooring, the invested in wool and other natural fibers, which are easier to clean and more durable than synthetic fibers. In high traffic areas like the kitchen, they chose indoor/outdoor rugs.
Lastly, Allison chose a faux-grasscloth wallpaper in vinyl for our Bar Room. It looks like grasscloth, but you can wipe it off with a washcloth to clean.
Finding a Design Balance in Couples
Meshing and balancing two different styles between husband and wife can be quite challenging. Allison loves clean lines found in mid-century modern designs while Jonathan is more of a chabby chic French country kind of guy (think oriental rugs and ornate furniture). Allison enjoyed balancing both styles and approached each room initially by choosing the focal point.
With her design approach set, the largest obstacle was making a choice with so many decor and furniture options. She found the best way to approach it was to find one key item for each room and to build the design around that. In the living room, it was the Thibaut fabric for her club chairs. In her bedroom, she fell in love with the fabric for the drapes. For the bar room and half bath, it was the wallpapers. In the guest room, she found the bed and chose it for the fun global vibe it brought to the space.
It also helped to have some parameters in the spaces. How would the room function? Did she have existing furniture she needed to incorporate? Both kids rooms used a lot of the existing furniture and art from their prior home, so it was just finding the right paint colors, rugs and accents to freshen it up. In the end, the Flanary home is one of vibrancy and color. Take a closer look.
The Flanary’s enjoy entering their own every day. With each item reflecting who they are, it brings them joy to know they chose investments that would stand the test of time. That atmosphere is felt immediately upon entering their home.
Rug – Owen in Aqua & Ink Wool, Jute & Cotton Rug by Loloi Rugs
Chandelier – Kirton by Dovetail
Sideboard – Monaco by Dovetail
Lamp – Lemata Accent Lamp by Uttermost
This space was originally a traditional dining room that they didn’t see using as a family, so they transformed it into a Bar Room. They went with the concept of a swanky lounge without being too man cavy.
Wallpaper – Andes in Navy by Thibaut
Side Table – Lionel Side Table by Dovetail
Coffee Table – Hilde Coffee Table by Uttermost
Sofa – Hallman Furniture Company 2210 Sofa in Swavelle/Mill Creek Performance Velvet Striato in Citron
Window Treatments – Gia in Beige by Mitchell Fabric
Window Hardware – Classical Elements
Shades: Coronado Woven Shades,, unlined by United Supply
Pillows – Made with select flat folds at Aiden Fabrics
Club Chairs – Ellington Swivel Chair in Leather by Uttermost
Lamp on Bar – Spezzano Table Lamp by Uttermost
Round Art on Bar – Oma Sculpture by Uttermost
Floor Lamp – Revere Floor Lamp by Uttermost
Chandelier – Chet 12-light Chandelier by Uttermost
Shelving – Karishma Etagere by Uttermost
Round Ring Sculptures – Jimena Ring Sculptures
Bar Cabinet – Dov2010 Bar Cabinet by Dovetail
Rug – BZ-6 Brice Faux Cow Hide Rug by Loloi
Mirror – Devoll Mirror by Uttermost
With the kids’ rooms located upstairs, Allison used a smaller downstairs room as a play area for our two young children. Fun wallpaper, bright draperies and colorful wall art invite the kids right in. They love this room!
Rug – Oasis Wool Rug by Surya
Wallpaper – Cayo in Coral by Thibaut
Hardware – United Supply
Draperies – Dunhill in Nile by Pindler & Pindler
Trim – French Market Charleston Indoor/Outdoor 2” Trim – Melon
Cow Painting – Whimsy Cow Wall Art by Imax
As the main guest restroom, Allison wanted the design to be glamorous and impactful. Since it is a small space, she didn’t shy away from picking patterned wallpaper and big prints in the fabrics. The mix was noted and featured in Charleston Home + Design.
Wallpaper – Sierra in metallic gold on cream by Thibaut
Mirror – Duromia Vanity Mirror by Uttermost
Light – Katy Globe Pendant by Circa Lighting
Painting – Touch of Blush in Rosewood Fences by Uttermost
Shade – Trend Fabric 03367 in Navy by Fabricut
After leaving the entry, guests walk right into a very open space shared by the kitchen and living area. The flow needed to connect from space to space but Allison didn’t want it to be too matchy/matchy. She used grey and navy tones to give it color and connected the colorway into the den.
Barstools – Simone Counter Stools in Cappuccino / White Dots by Sika Designs
Dining Light – Makar Chandelier by Dovetail
Bar Pendants – Dore 4 Lt Pendant by Uttermost
Window Treatments – Greystones color Hemp by Covington Fabric
Kitchen Chairs – Isabel Arm Chair in Cappuccino / White Dots bySika
Flower prints – Green Floral Botanical Study Framed Prints by Uttermost
The Flanary’s had these Sam Moore club chairs in their prior house and needed to recover them. While Allison was flipping through a fabric book, she saw the one featured here and loved it! It became the focal point of the room.
Accent Chairs – Sheridan Club Chair by Sam Moore in Desmond – Black and Charcoal by Thibaut
Lamp – Evie Floor Lamp by Gabby Home
Tables – Clifford Marble Stacking Side Table by Dovetail
Poufs – Malmo Cotton Pouf in Bright Yellow Surya
Area Rug – Rize in Oatmeal Wool Rug by Jaipur Living
Sofa – Leo Sofa by Robin Bruce/Rowe Furniture
Coffee Table – Cushing Marble Coffee Table by Dovetail
Sideboard – Trento by Dovetail
Throw – Bauble Chenille Ivory by Dash & Albert
Drapery – Finn in Tumbleweed by P/Kauffman
Trim – Basketweave Wool – Gunmetal 2″ by Fringe Market
Yellow & White/Navy Pillows on Couch – select in-stock Flat Folds
Blue geometric Accent Pillows on Couch – Bob in Sand & Sea by Magnolia Fabrics
Yellow Geometric Accent Pillow in Accent Chairs – Rogue in Goldenrod by Magnolia
Dark Teal Pillows on Couch – DN15827-193 by Duralee
Leather chair – Nigel Club Chair in Saddlebag Cigar Leather by Sam Moore
Ottoman – Calvin in Saddlebag Cigar Leather by Sam Moore
Side Table – Calin Accent Table by Uttermost
White Lamps – Cordu Ceramic Lamp in White by Uttermost
Planters (white & grey) – IMAX Salvador Metal Planters – Set of 2
Master Bedroom Suite
The master had to be relaxing and inviting so Allison chose soothing wall colors and warm accents. She loved the selection of the medium teal as a backdrop for the space. Each piece of furniture was carefully selected – since they started from scratch – keeping a good, collective theme without appearing like a furniture set.
Bedside tables – Roslyn County 4-Drawer Bachelor’s Chest by Hooker Furniture
White dresser – Urban Elevation Bachelor’s Chest by Hooker Furniture
Rug – Rainy Day Wool Rug in Pumice by Jaipur Living
Brown Coverlet – Kerala Matelassé Coverlet in Java by Dash & Albert
Table Lamps – Demina Table Lamps by Uttermost
Floor Mirror – Demetri Mirror by Uttermost
Poufs – Malmo Cotton Pouf in Bright Yellow Surya
Chair & Ottoman – Tobias Chair & Ottoman by Sam Moore Furniture in Wetherby – Oyster by Hamilton Fabrics
Accent Chair Lumbar Pillow – DU15909-677 in Citron by Duralee
Bed Lumbar Pillow – Mocha Velvet Flat Fold from Aiden Fabrics
Bed Accent Pillow – Penfield in 1 Spa by Stout Fabrics
Window Panels and King Shams – Floral Sonata in Aloe by Robert Allen Designs
Window Hardware – Select Metal Hardware by United Supply
Bathroom Rug – Symbology SYM-04 in Denim/Dove Wool Rug by Loloi
Guest Bedroom Suite
Allison loves the white homes you see all over Instagram, but it wasn’t for her; she wanted a paint scheme that would flow throughout the house. When she chose tobacco brown as the wall color for the guest room, Jonathan was so skeptical. However, now it is one of their favorite rooms. Allison chose the bed next, which she fell in love with immediately, and decorated the rest of the space around it.
Bed – Aura Queen Bed by Selamat Designs
Dresser – Capris Four Door Cabinet by Selamat Designs
Nightstands and Console Table – Chiba Console and Nightstand by Selamat Designs
Mirror – Highball Mirror by Selamat Designs
Art – Sydney Mod Abstract Sculpture by Selamat Designs
Window Panels – Ikat navy/rust by Richloom Fabrics
Duvet – Filly in White Duvet Cover by Eastern Accents
Box Spring Cover – Adler in Natural Box Spring Cover by Eastern Accents
Euro Shams – Yearling in Pearl Euro Sham by Eastern Accents
22″ Accent Pillows on Bed – Canyon A in Clay by Eastern Accents
Lumbar Pillow on Bed – Canyon B in Clay by Eastern Accents
Area Rug – Nettie Wool & Viscose Rug by Surya
Table lamps – Draycott Table Lamp by Surya
White Chair – Dree Accent Chair by Uttermost
Accent Pillow – Gemma Performance Velvet in Navy by Lee Jofa for Kravet
Their son, Aiden, whom the store is named after, is a representation of him growing up to “big boy” status. Allison converted his crib to a full bed and then decorated around it with more of a grown up feel. Some of her original nursery selections still grace the walls and surfaces…. a nice way to reminence the early years.
Roman Shades – Leira in Orange by Nate Berkus for Swavelle/Mill Creek
Trim – 7330-197 1 3/8″ Braided Trim in Marine by DuraLee
Box Spring Cover – Wicklow Slate Box Spring Cover by Eastern Accents
Teal Accent Pillows – Quinlan in Mineral byThibaut
Accent Pillow – Jute Flange Throw Pillow in Orange by Surya
Rug – Fallon Wool Rug by Surya
Poufs – Malmo Cotton Pouf in Orange Surya
Their daughter, Sadie, was also transitioning from nursery to big girl room. Reusing pieces like bookcases, dresser and décor were important to Allison. Her biggest challenge was finding a fun fabric for her shades/lumbar pillows to tie it all together.
Shades/Lumbar Pillow Fabric – Busy Buzzy by Villa Nova for Romo Fabrics
Trim – 3/4″ Pom Pom Fringe in Navy by Fringe Market.
Round Pillows & Flange on Lumbar Pillow -– Gemma Performance Velvet in Navy by Lee Jofa for Kravet
Boxspring Cover -– Adler Natural Box Spring Cover by Easter Accents
Lamps – Fielding Table Lamp in Gold by Surya
Rug – Diamond Chenille Cotton Rug in Navy by Dash & Albert
Chair – Cedric Swivel Glider in Custom-woven fabric from MTL by Sam Moore
Shop the Look at Aiden Fabrics
Although Aiden Fabrics is certainly known for its textiles, almost ALL items pictured – including home decor, accessories, furniture, wallpaper and lighting – where ordered directly thru the Aiden showroom. With the ability to shop the entire home and customize it so much, Aiden is truly the premiere fabric and home store of the Lowcountry. Shop by anytime to shop a diverse range of home brands and work with our interior designers on staff to ensure your selections are equally as amazing as Allison’s! Thank you for sharing, Jonathan & Allison.
Photography by Callie Cranford for Charleston Home + Design magazine