Leading Ladies: Deanna Celico

Deanna Celico |  Owner, The Fabric Gallery | 606 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown | 401-295-2760 | fabricgalleryri.com | dkc@fabricgalleryri.comSome people are just naturally creative. They can take …

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Deanna Celico |  Owner, The Fabric Gallery | 606 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown | 401-295-2760 | fabricgalleryri.com | dkc@fabricgalleryri.com

Some people are just naturally creative. They can take the simplest thing - like fabric, for instance - and turn it into something beautiful and unexpected. But that creativity doesn’t just appear out of thin air. The most imaginative people have secret sources where they go to get ideas and inspiration. The Fabric Gallery is one of them. A gem in North Kingstown, filled with textiles and wallpapers from nearly 200 companies, the store carries exclusive lines like Ralph Lauren, William Morris, Schumaker and Thibaut.

Deanna Celico has owned the Fabric Gallery for 24 years. “My place is like a design center,” she says. “I have so many companies represented,
and so many samples.” Because of the connections she’s established over the years, Deanna can get any textile a client is looking for, even if it isn’t ready on the roll in her store. “I have a large selection,” she says, “but there’s always more.”

Not only is she an invaluable resource  - she’s particularly good at identifying challenging fabrics - she’s creative, designing custom textile installations like window treatments, upholstery, slipcovers and duvets, comforters and headboards. “I pride myself on being knowledgeable in design and fabric selection,” Deanna says. “I love helping customers create the look they want in their homes.”