Fabrics | Outdoor | Outdoor
Hard-Wearing, High-Style Fabric and Trim

They’re “the strong, silent type” of the textile and trim world. Performance collections, known for a long list of impressive qualities, are sought after now more than ever for indoor applications. And fabric lines like Villa Nova are developing textiles, though not made for outdoor use, are specifically created for their durable, cleanable capabilities. In situations where protection from sunlight, moisture and the sometimes messy aspects of everyday life are valued, recent collections from Cowtan & Tout to Villa Nova, Samuel & Sons and Kravet have answered the call. And they’ve done so with durable, hard-wearing, high-style fabric and trim alternatives.

Keep scrolling to learn what’s new, and what names like EasyClean, solution-dyed acrylic and Bella-Dura mean to your residential and commercial designs.

Hard-Wearing, High-Style Fabric and Trim - Villa Nova EasyClean Velvet


If you’re worried that the light, neutral sofa of your dreams may not be the best choice for your household, we have news for you. It’s possible, and now, it’s practical. Villa Nova responded to the call for durability with a ground-breaking new collection of soft, versatile plains that stand up to the toughest stains and daily demands of a family with a seemingly miraculous solution. The new Atil EasyClean Velvets seen above, and the Cambay EasyClean Plain Weaves (akin to linen) seen below, are cleaned with (drumroll, please) water. Yep, plain old water.

Cambay EasyClean Woven Fabric by Villa Nova

See EasyClean fabrics in action…
Villa Nova EasyClean



Soft, touchable textures make up the Waterworks Collection of elegant performance fabrics for Kravet Soleil. They’ve designed stripes, matelassés and jacquards, textured solids and terries in a range of rich colors.

Waterworks Indoor Outdoor Fabric by Kravet Soleil

Waterworks Collection of Indoor/Outdoor Fabrics for Kravet Soleil



Part of their latest round of introductions, Samuel & Sons has unveiled a collection of performance trimmings that boasts complex constructions including geometric borders, tassels, cords and a plush brush fringe. The Saisons Collection is woven using Bella-Dura solution-dyed polyolefin yarns providing soil, mildew and UV resistance.

Saisons Performance Trimmings by Samuel and Sons

Samuel and Sons Interlink Border - Saisons Performance Trimmings



The Performance Collection from Cowtan & Tout features decorative patterns and soft, supple plains woven with yarn dyed polyester fibers in a neutral palette. The yarns used are UV resistant, and soil and moisture repellant.

Cowtan & Tout Performance Fabrics

Cowtan & Tout Performance Fabrics

Cowtan & Tout Performance Fabrics

Contact the showroom to request brochures, pricing and memo samples.

Fabrics | Outdoor | Outdoor
KDR 25th Anniversary Weekly Giveaway Winners

In honor of KDR’s 25th Anniversary we’re giving away $250 every week to one lucky customer now through September 30, 2016.  In addition to a $250 giveaway every week, KDR is gifting four (4) GRAND PRIZES of 25,000 Southwest airline miles to the top four (4) accounts on number of orders placed.

How can I enter the weekly drawing?
Simply, place an order with your local KDR showroom and automatically be entered for the current weekly drawing. No registration required.

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Congratulations to our winners!

Nancy H Ruzicka Interiors KDR Week 13 Giveaway Winner

Winner of Week 14:

Nancy Pesavento & Diane Genstein, Owners
Interiors Joan & Associates
Omaha, Nebraska


Winner of Week 13:

Nancy Ruzicka
NHR Interiors
Mission Hills, Kansas

KDR 25th Anniversary Weekly Giveaway Winner - Amy Studebaker Design

Winner of Week 12:

Amy Studebaker
Amy Studebaker Design
St. Louis, Missouri

KDR 25th Anniversary Weekly Giveaway Winner - Dana Romeis Castle Design

Winner of Week 11:

Dana Romeis
Castle Design
St. Louis, Missouri

KDR 25th Anniversary Weekly Giveaway Winner - Bruce Kading Interior Design

Winner of Week 10:

Bruce Kading
Bruce Kading Interior Design
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contest Winner Banner - Property Enhancements- Web

Winner of Week 9:

Nancy Spewak & Susie Sheahan
Property Enhancements
St. Louis, Missouri

Contest Winner Banner - Mark & Larry Roberts- Web

Winner of Week 8:

Mark & Larry Roberts
Larry Roberts Interiors
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

KDR Contest Winner Banner - Jenny Rapp

Winner of Week 7:

Jenny Rapp
JCR Design Group
St. Louis, Missouri


Week 6 Winner - Greg Walsh

Winner of Week 6:

Greg Walsh
Martin Patrick 3
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Winner Laura McCroskey

Winner of Week 5:

Laura McCroskey
McCroskey Interiors
Village of Loch Lloyd, Missouri


Week 4 Winner - Vicki Shuert

Winner of Week 4:

Vicki Shuert
Vicki Shuert Interior Design
Chesterfield, Missouri


Daria St Ivany - KDR Weekly Winner Photo
Winner of Week 3:

Daria St. Ivany
Daria St. Ivany Interiors
St. Louis, Missouri.


Week 2 Winner - Rochelle Cella

Winner of Week 2:

Rochelle Cella
RDC Interiors
St. Louis, Missouri

Sharon Stucky Quote Banner - KDR 25th Anniversary Weekly Giveaway Winner - WEEK 1

Winner of Week 1:

Sharon Stucky
Sharon Stucky Designs
Lenexa, Kansas

Stay tuned for next week’s winner….

Beds & Headboards: Upholstered, Wood, Canopy and Poster

It’s the first and last space we see each day—the bedroom. It’s the space where your furnishings (beds, bedside tables, fabrics, lighting etc.) that above all, should offer comfort and warmth—a sanctuary. Here, your design decisions are highly personal as they signify a time and place for relaxation and retreat.

In this, the first post in a two-part series, we’ve assembled a collection of styles to aid in your search—upholstered, wood, canopy and poster. We’ve chosen beds in modern to traditional styles, best-sellers, classics and new introductions from Century, Niermann Weeks, Edward Ferrell + Lewis MittmanBaker Furniture and Taylor King. Soon to follow, a post on a small but mighty statement piece, the bedside table.

Contact a member of our furniture department for information on additional sizes, fabrics, finishes and custom options available on the pieces seen here.

Upholstered Beds & Headboards

Margaret Upholstered Headboard by Niermann Weeks

Margaret Headboard, Niermann Weeks


 Hannah Wing Bed by Century Furniture 

Hannah Wing Bed, Century Furniture


Scalloped Nail Headboard by Edward Ferrell Lewis Mittman

Scalloped Nailed Headboard, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman
 Upholstered Beds: Century Bed by Thomas OBrien
Fifth Avenue Bed, Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture

Viceroy Upholstered Headboard by Taylor King

Viceroy Upholstered Headboard, Taylor King


Wood Beds

Paragon Bed by Century Furniture


Guimand Bed, Century Furniture



Arabesque Queen Bed by Laura Kirar for Baker Furniture

Arabesque Bed, Laura Kirar for Baker Furniture


Poster & Canopy Beds

Brighton Canopy Bed by Niermann Weeks

Brighton Canopy Bed, Niermann Weeks

Wildwood Bed by Century Furniture

 Wildwood Poster Bed, Century Furniture

Sutton Place Bed by Edward Ferrell Lewis Mittman
Sutton Place Bed, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman



Grand Lattice Bed With Canopy by Kindel


Grand Lattice Bed With Canopy, Kindel Furniture



Stay tuned for Part Two of our bedroom series featuring bedside tables.
In the meantime, visit our user-friendly Products page and search for bedroom furniture by showroom and style.

Fabrics | New + Noteworthy | Wallcoverings
Inside the Manuel Canovas Design Studio

While traveling through France on a family vacation last summer, Kevin Kenney, President of KDR Designer Showrooms, was graciously welcomed to visit the studio of Ariane Dalle, the artistic director of Manuel Canovas. In the heart of Paris, Kevin and his family were offered a rare glimpse of a collection in process as Ariane and her team were at work on designs set to debut in 2016. Now that it’s officially launched, we’re thrilled to share this look inside the Manuel Canovas design studio alongside photos of the new collection.


The Manuel Canovas Design Studio

Manuel Canovas Design Studio

A visit to the studio of Manuel Canovas

Manuel Canovas Design Studio in Paris

Paris Studio of Manuel Canovas

Isabelle Valke, Ariane Dalle, Kevin Kenney, Laure Magoutier, Lori, Kylie and Matthew Kenney

2016 Manuel Canovas Collection

Hazara Wallpaper from Manuel Canovas
Kadi from Manuel Canovas

Guermantes Wallpaper from Manuel Canovas

Malfa Outdoor

Newport Wallpaper by Manuel Canovas

Manuel Canovas 2016

Manuel Canovas Spring Collection

Detail from Manuel Canovas Collection

Manuel Canovas Collection


To request a brochure or sampling contact your nearest KDR showroom.

Photo Credit: Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com


Fabrics | New + Noteworthy | Wallcoverings