The E-List

April 17, 2018

Batiks, woodblock printing and painting create dimension and texture on an otherwise flat surface. In this article, Erica from The E-List mentions how she spotted Tribal Textiles fabrics here at Total Design Source. Tribal Textiles produce unique hand-painted fabrics in the heart of the African bush. Their textiles mix traditional African art with contemporary designs, drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings.

Each piece is drawn and painted by local Zambian men and women in a rich palette of hand-mixed colors, providing jobs in an area where employment is scarce.

Pillows retail at just $48 each and now through April 28th, Total Design Source is offering 30% Off Pillows!

Lighting & Decor Magazine

March 2018

Chantal Lawrence, owner and designer of Total Design Source, has been featured in the Lighting and Décor March 2018 Magazine. Lighting & Décor Magazine is a one-stop information source covering the lighting and home décor market.

“The Shops Around The Corner” article features hybrid businesses that combine retail storefronts and design studios. Written by Kimberly Wray, the article highlights Total Design Source and the experience one receives when visiting our shop.








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Shoreline Times

December 20, 2016

A real antique: A 200 year old gem in North Cove, Saybrook gets more than a facelift

At 203 years of age, this 3,240-square foot classic Federal style home with nine fireplaces has been undergoing a restoration, both inside and the grounds outside, by a host of local designers and craftsmen who came together to preserve its historic integrity white embracing the 21st century. It didn’t take long for architect Denise Von Dassel of KV Designs, Tony Brodeur and Dave Martel of North Cove Construction, Chantal Lawrence of Total Design Source and Karl Kaufmann Jr. of Kaufmann Masonry to bring all of the possibilities to life in this riverside gem.

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The E-List

November 12, 2014

“First things first, get organized and get rid of clutter.” Total Design Sources client’s biggest decorating problems revolve around storage. Chantal will come to your house and brainstorm all manner of solutions, from custom designed built-ins to a swift rearrange of furniture. Chantal Lawrence, owner and designer of Total Design Source, believes strongly in “green design”; reuse, rehang or reupholster things you already own vs. buying new stuff.

BEFORE                                                      AFTER





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The E-List

January 12, 2011

At Total Design Source, we have a vast array of resources where we can help find exactly what you are looking for. Bring in a picture from a magazine and we will find it along with suggesting complementary accessories or furniture. In this article from Erica, creator of The E-List, she talks about how Chantal was able to find the coffee table that she was searching for.

The E List is your top guide to the best shopping in CT, best CT restaurants, CT events, cultural events in CT, CT museums, best restaurants on the CT Shoreline.

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