This aqua silk buffalo plaid is simply gorgeous! It’s one of my favorite fabrics. I’ve worked with it twice now. Once as floor length, pinch pleated panels in a family room and today as floor length, goblet pleated panels in Irene’s dining room.
You guys know how much I love the transformation fabric makes in a room. Especially curtains. This fabric made a HUGE difference not only in this room but in the open concept of this home. Continue reading →
If you’re reading this blog its probably because you like houses or interior design. Or maybe you’re looking for pillow or curtain inspiration. You’re here because you’re interested in the details. Because details are important.
When I sew, I can be a stickler for details. Especially for a client.
I want things done right. Perfect. If possible.
When I’m sewing for myself…I tend to me a bit more lax. Not sure why that is, but it’s true.
When we stayed in the tree house several of the details were not perfect.
In fact they were imperfect.
And those imperfections are what made the tree house perfect! Continue reading →
Today’s valance was inspired by the most asked about window treatment on the blog. We took the basic concept of both the style and fabric combination and tweaked it for a client making two valances and one cafe curtain based on the inspiration curtain.
Today I’m sharing the basic steps for making this scalloped, board mounted valance. Continue reading →
I love pillows. Feather pillows are my pillow of choice. Even as a child, instead of the typical blanky, I had a child size feather pillow that was my source of comfort. I still sleep on a feather pillow.
These pillows aren’t intended for sleeping but they are feather and beautiful and can definitely be considered a source of comfort!
This first set is all about the cuteness. We’ll call this fabric a dot but it’s actually more like a fingerprint. The color is also debatable. I’ve referred to it as orange, melon and coral on a flax background. What’s not debatable is how adorable these turned out! Continue reading →
Today I’m sharing 4 different valances all using shades of aqua or turquoise. 4 different valances using 3 different fabrics with very similar color schemes in varying shades of aqua & brown.
In this kitchen, Jaye has a much loved wallpaper featuring brown-gold swirls set on a mottled aqua background. I tried my best to mix in other colors to combine with this wall paper…but it just wasn’t happening.
Then I tried to find fabrics that literally matched the colors of the wallpaper. The fabrics were either too busy, too green, too turquoise, too gold, too brown, too blah…too something! While beautiful this was proving to be a very odd shade of blue/aqua to match.
When I finally found this reversible (the back side of the main fabric has a brown background with aqua swirls) I thought we just might have a winner. Continue reading →
I don’t know what it is about white kitchens but we love them.
Even though my own kitchen isn’t pure white the cabinets are painted a light color which I was adamant about when we built our house. I had a white kitchen years ago and I’d love to have this bright look again.
Irene’s kitchen is open, airy, inviting and very functional. Which makes it just about perfect. Continue reading →