Diamond Foam & Fabric

Best Home Fabric Store, June 2006

L.A. is full of fabric-store jewels—the Silk Trading Company gets kudos for its namesake, and Michael Levine is the choice for discounts—but the city’s top decorators say Diamond Foam & Fabric is the brightest gem for overall selection, price, and service. In its four buildings on La Brea’s decorator row, Diamond stocks more than 15,000 bolts of curtain and upholstery fabric. The store cleaned up its notoriously cluttered space last year to instill a calm among the rows of toiles, canvases, and wovens. Yardage runs between $12.95 and $70, including vintage and vintage repro styles. Despite its abundance, the store’s selection of fabrics is carefully edited. Says owner Jason Asch, “We don’t have a lot of blue fabric.”