At a time when everything from megastores to familiar chains have made great design more accessible than ever, it is an all too common occurrence to see the very same sofa you just ordered holding court in countless homes across the country.
Loomcraft Textiles Fabric Outlet, the North Shore’s mecca of interior fabrics, offers that same eye for design but brings uniqueness back into the process with designer fabrics you won’t find online or in big box stores—all at prices that always keep the customer, and their budget, in mind.
Unlike many other retailers, Loomcraft puts customization and customer service at the forefront, not only offering an extensive array of fabrics but professional measurement and installation for window treatments, be it draperies, valences, shades, or sheers, and re-upholstery services for those dated dining chairs or now-shabby sofa. Their professional workrooms can also create custom bedding, pillows, and more—Loomcraft can tackle any project you imagine. It’s truly one-stop shopping to make your interior dreams a reality.
Nestled away at 645 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills’ Continental Executive Park, this flagship location, carrying over 300,000 yards of home fabrics in over 3,000 unique patterns, has been a design destination in Vernon Hills for over 30 years, consistently offering the widest range of home fabrics in the Chicagoland area at everyday low prices.
Since then, the family-owned-and-operated business has expanded into a national brand, with six stores across the country boasting three million-plus yards of fabric. With this same eye for growth and expansion, the Loomcraft team brought on Tiffany Janovak as its president in May of last year. Janovak joins the team after spending over 20 years at Ralph Lauren, where she rose to senior design director for the company’s home design division, buying fabrics for Ralph Lauren furniture.
“We get a lot of very creative individuals shopping at our stores, from design enthusiasts to professional designers, and our experienced staff is skilled in helping them choose fabrics to breathe new life into existing furniture or create something totally unique,” Janovak shares, adding, “We encounter so many different types of clients with so many different projects. To see it all come to fruition is such a treat—I love a before and after.”
To help create an impactful “after,” Loomcraft offers an extensive array of designer fabrics from all over the world, from sumptuous silks, velvets, and jacquards to chenilles and cottons. They also carry a large selection of outdoor and performance fabrics that can withstand Chicago weather and abuse of the indoor type: toddlers, spills, and the family dog.
There are options—and prices—to please everybody: most fabrics are priced under $20, and clearance items below $10. Once sold out, what’s in stock cannot be reordered, so you know whatever you choose will be unique to your home. High-end, exclusive fabrics, available for special order—which sell at retail prices for $150 per yard—have a dedicated room in the store to browse through swatches.
You’ll find everything else you might need for home furnishing projects of all shapes and sizes: trim, zippers, pillow forms, foam (to create your own cushions), and more. Ready-made items like decorative pillows are available instore, and area rugs by Feizy can be ordered in the size and pattern you desire.
Whatever it is you need to help make your house a home, you are sure to find something you love at Loomcraft! Appealing to all audiences, repeat customers and rave reviews are not uncommon to this one-of-a-kind home décor store.
“It really is a treasure trove—where wonderful quality meets variety, all at the lowest prices in the industry,” Janovak relates. “The value of what we offer is much greater than the price tag.”
For more information, and to take a virtual tour of the space, visit thefabricoutlet.com/vernonhills.