Living Grand – Small Style

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Alendel Fabrics - Blog - Dvira Ovadia

Living Grand – Small Style

By: Dvira Ovadia – August 25, 2016

There is no doubt that we all love beautiful things, and we tend to be attracted to high ticket items which are simply not affordable for the average homeowner.  The first step is – look but don’t touch.   When it’s time to decorate or update a room in your home and you’re completely stuck, don’t shy away from browsing higher end stores to get inspired with design styles, trends and simply to take mental tips on how well everything is staged.

Once you’ve done your research, you should make a detailed list of everything your room requires, a rug, a lamp, some art and the list goes on.    Now take that list to stores that are more affordable and seek out some similar pieces of furniture and accessories to those that you eyed at those ritzy shops.  Keep in mind the trends, colors and styling that stood out at you.

As a designer I often state to clients that good design requires the right layering of materials.  What that means is a simple and affordable sofa can be jazzed with some high end pillows and a lush throw.

Add in some luxurious more pricey accessories or one key lamp on a inexpensive side table.

Mixing high and low materials will give you that rich and grand style.  Think smart and consider all the details, art on your walls will help complete the room, basic prints can really cheapen a room.

Look for reproduction art and spend the money framing those pieces to give them a high-end look.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, hire someone like myself  or take time to collect the right pieces of furniture and accessories to complete the room. You may not find it all in one shopping trip and that’s pretty typical, so don’t let that bring your creative side down.


Toronto-based celebrity & award winning designer Dvira Ovadia Principal of Dvira Interiors is known for her appearances and design work on various HGTV shows. Dvira and her team uses their profound understanding of design ‎to create stylishly smart spaces.Servicing clientele throughout Ontario & GTA.  @DVIRAdesigner

COVID-19 UPDATEAlendel Fabrics' Latest COVID-19 Update 3/25/20

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Alendel will resume shipping as of Thursday, March 26th 

Dear Alendel Customers 

As we continue to navigate COVID-19 together, I want to be sure we continue to be transparent in our communication as the situation is changing daily.  

In the past 24 hours, we have received many calls from customers that either currently manufacture or started to manufacture for essential businesses asking if we can make exceptions to ship. 

While we remain committed to customer and employee safety; we have been in contact with authorities to assist in assessing our situation based off facts and science; defined principally by the expert guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and local Government. 

As a partner in this fight together, Alendel Fabrics will re-open its warehouse and shipping departments as of tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th with social distancing best practices already in place while other departments continue to work from home. 

For safety, the Alendel showroom and local pickups will remain unavailable until further notice.  

As a reminder, The Alendel Customer Portal ( is a great tool that enables you to place orders, check stock & pricing 24/7. Memo samples can be ordered directly from our website at Should you require additional assistance our customer service team is also available by phone and will continue to answer questions and accept orders over the phone, by fax, and by email. 

Through this challenging time, our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities. 

We are proud of our team of employees and partners, who have continued to remain focused, committed and resilient. 


Vince Lo Curto 
Chief Executive Officer 
Alendel Fabrics Limited