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Behind the Scenes with Carousel Designs

A while back I was invited to Carousel Designs’ headquarters in Douglasville, GA for a behind-the-scenes tour. You know how they say everything is a little sweeter in the south? My visit proved this saying to be true. I was welcomed with open arms by the Carousel Designs team and could feel the southern hospitality running through the building.

Carousel Designs is truly a family run business and an amazing partnership between longtime friends Jonathan Hartley and Allan Sicat. When Jonathan’s parents opened the company’s doors over twenty-five years ago, they based their foundation on family values and creating American-made products. Twenty-five years later, Allan and Jonathan are still carrying on the same traditions. It comes as no surprise that they still have some of their original employees.

Carousel Designs Factory

The behind-the-scenes tour opened my eyes to how bedding is created and how Carousel Designs does business. Amazed by the rows of fabrics that lined the walls, I found myself very tempted to touch everything! From solid colors to plaid to chevron, they have it all. Their design team works rigorously to stay ahead of nursery trends, making sure they bring their customers the latest and greatest designs.

Carousel Designs Plant

Don’t see something that catches your eye? That’s okay—they have a feature on their website that allows you to custom design your own bedding. I dare you to give it a try! Warning, it may suck you in, and before you know it, you will have designed ten nurseries for kids you don’t even have.

Carousel Designs Fabric Samples

They have over 300 different fabrics in stock.

Behind the Scenes with Carousel Designs

My favorite part of the behind-the-scenes look was seeing how everything happens on site. There was no shipping off to the factory or calling in to their customer service office; from management to design to production—everything happens under one roof. Pretty amazing right?

Behind the Scenes with Carousel Designs

A huge thank you to the Carousel Designs team for welcoming me with open arms and sharing their company with us!

About the author
Kristin, Project Nursery’s Director of Sales, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, four-year-old daughter Addison, 6-month-old son Blake and Chihuahua Harrison. Kristin is a born and raised California girl with a love for design, social networking and party planning.
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  • PamGinocchio

    Love all those gorgeous fabrics! Those folks at Carousel Designs are a class act and it was so fun to see a little peek into how they do it.

  • Alyssa

    I would have loved to see a video of this behind-the-scenes tour!

  • Andrea Lowe

    Wow! I would hyperventilate in here! Too much gorgeousness!

  • Vania

    Yes! That would have made it like we were also there ourselves!

  • Jillian Scotts

    So jealous! I can live there!

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