Samples are available for many of the fabrics and wallpapers shown on our website. We ALWAYS recommend ordering a sample as monitors display colours very differently and we don't want you to be disappointed with your purchase.
HOW TO ORDER
Samples are ordered from our website. If samples are available a "Order Sample" button will be shown near the "Add to Shopping Bag" button allowing you to add your required sample to your shopping bag.
**Please ensure you have selected the correct colour option from the drop down menu.
Samples are $3 each.
Samples are limited to 6 samples per order. If you have a specific project and need to more than 6 samples please email our customer service team so we can work out how best to help you.
Samples range in size. They could be as large as A4 is size, but some may be as small as A6, depending on the design house.
The Elephant Room has no control over the size of samples, but, please contact us if you would like to confirm the likely size of a specific sample before you place an order. We will need the details of the exact item you are interested in, so we can provide the most accurate information.
DELIVERY TIME FOR SAMPLES
Delivery of samples does vary across the different brands. We keep a range of samples available for immediate dispatch, but as our range is extensive it is impossible to keep everything. As a guide the time shown for delivery of product also applies to samples. If you need samples quickly, please contact us and we can provide delivery estimates specific to your requirements.
Samples which are currently out of stock at the design house, will be refunded. You are welcome to reorder these samples at a later date if your time constraints allow. We have found, keeping these samples on backorder and shipping once available has become unmanageable.
INTERNATIONAL SAMPLE ORDERS
Samples from the following brands are available for international shipping:
- Florence Broadhurst
- Warwick Fabrics
Shipping of samples to international addresses are exclusive of GST (10% Tax). International shipping for samples is charged at $10 per order.
All other brands are covered by licensing agreements and not able to be shipped outside Australia.
PLEASE NOTE: INTERIOR DESIGN STUDENTS, TEACHERS & CRAFTY FOLK
Our samples are either greatly subsidised by our company or by our suppliers. This is to allow customers who would like to view samples in person, the opportunity to do so, prior to purchasing.
We are unable to supply samples for students for projects - including Interior Design students , teachers or people doing craft projects.
While we LOVE, that you love our fabrics and wallpapers as much as we do, are not able to supply our sampling for these purposes otherwise we would be forced to increase the price of our samples CONSIDERABLY to cover the real costs.
While you are studying it is the perfect time to become acquainted with the design houses and their products. Your teachers will be able to give you valuable advice on how best to approach these companies and forge relationships that will be valuable throughout your career. Many of the design houses send discontinued samples to places like "Reverse Garbage" which are in both Sydney and Brisbane.
All the clever crafters....try eBay or similar sites...you will find some great bargains of left overs. There are many fabulous boutique paper and scrapbooking stores with large ranges of papers that you can purchase and take home immediately.