Reupholstered Chair and Ottoman Make a Statement in this Sunroom Redesign

Reupholstered Chair and Ottoman Make a Statement in this Sunroom Redesign

 

Three fabrics as one design has become a trending approach in upholstery.  When it works the fabrics come together making an undeniable statement.  Here all three fabrics compliment one another.  The floral pattern perfectly color matches the coordinating fabrics bringing them nicely together. When choosing your fabrics be careful not to overwhelm your room. For the ottoman only two of the fabrics were used in order to keep the pair cohesive and not too busy. These reupholstered pieces are now the statement in this sunroom.  Be careful to limit your statement pieces as to not talk over one another.  Future choices will now be made in relation to these pieces. Although the color palette has been determined it does not mean that the room should be full of color.  I see some soft color, as in the trending whites and perhaps coral valances over the many windows. Now to make my vision a reality as should you.

QMotion Shade Video – Innovation at its Beautiful Best

QMotion Shade Video – Innovation at its Beautiful Best

QMotion Shades

Watch this video demonstrating the smooth and quiet motion of these beautiful shades.  The ease of use of these shades are unmatched in the industry, with its multi preset stops and manual override. Available through LDecor this product is a “must see”, if you are looking for shades for your home or office.  With the introduction their new fabrics QMotion’s shades are current and versatile. From light blocking, to solar to textured bamboo, these shades are sure to compliment any decor. Save your furniture, carpets and window treatments from the harmful rays of the sun, or find your level of privacy or comfort with this state of the art shade. Never pay an installer to replace a battery pack again, these shades are all powered by a standard “D” cell battery that snaps easily into the compartment on the face of the roller. If you have a hard to reach area consider this product as a solution, a bathroom window over a tub or second story windows in a living area or foyer. And one of the best features, Q is for quiet, the motor is is whisper quiet.

High Style Colonial Dining Room

High Style Colonial Dining Room

 

 

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I hope you enjoy my short digital tour of this wonderful dining room. Featuring a little Virginian charm, a touch of high style colonial the New England way, and eastern influences; this room is visually enjoyable and simply a pleasure. These truly custom cornices are designed to fit each window. The color pallette features strong period colors in the walls and floral print fabric that are not for the feint of heart. Yet the softer green/blue curved backed parsons chairs stand up to the stronger colors. Finally the gold as seen in the tone on tone stripe of the hobbled shades is a sophisticated choice in this formal dining room. Every decision carefully thought upon and executed to transform this room that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Awesome Lamp

Awesome Lamp

I found this lamp in a shop in Wellfleet MA.  I was going to pass this by but I am so glad that I didn’t. I have learned over time that you need to “get it” if it “gets” you.  Accessories are so important to a room. They personalize a room and they complete it.  This lamp is so unique that I would have been searching forever to find another like it.  The colors are the same as the scheme for this room which is unusual to find. The potter, Judith Stiles owner of Judith Stiles Designs, had the forethought to top the lamp with a soft tan shade as to cast a comfortable, diffused light which I always advise my clients to use.  It is wired to accept a 3-way bulb, this is good, as the lamp will primarily be used to low light the corner.  It is so perfect in so many ways. I am so glad that I did not pass it by.

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What Was Old Is New Again

What Was Old Is New Again

To Upholster May Be a Good Choice

Instead of discarding your outdated or worn furniture consider your option to reupholster.  Reupholstering allows you to chose your fabrics and embellishments, stylizing your furniture to fit your needs and décor.

These parsons chairs with their interesting profile and wood construction were a perfect candidate to reupholster.  This linen blend fabric with its soft tones and highlights of metallic gold made it a good choice for this formal dinning room.  The complimenting welt cord enhances the distinctive round curves of these chairs.

These newly reupholstered chairs with their tone on tone color now possess a modern elegance that is both attractive and welcoming.  They now enhance the table they surround. They are sure to be enjoyed for many years to come.

 

 

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Custom Drapes Reflect Your Style

Custom Drapes Reflect Your Style

Leading edge with tassel trim detail gives custom elegance to fall of drape

Tassel trim detail gives custom elegance to edge of drape

Pleated drapes are always in style and will work with any room decor. They are the little black dress of the fashion window treatment world. Forever in style, from the classic pinch pleat to the trending grommet pleat drape this style can be customized to enhance your room. Choosing custom drapes allow you to add design elements that work in your room and your budget. A new favorite choice of mine is flannel backed lining. This lining provides an insulating barrier and softness to the fall of the drape but eliminates the need for an additional flannel interlining. It saves an added step in fabrication, it provides a barrier against the cold and sun, it adds to the soft folds of the drape and it helps control the weight of the drape. The drape above is lined with a flannel backed lining.

Buying pre-made drapes is a popular choice, but once you allow yourself the experience of custom drapes you will appreciate the difference. Custom drapes have weight to them, they are substantial and they make a statement in your room that goes beyond just function. Many of my customers are surprised when they handle the drapes, the size of a panel and then the weight. For this reason, it is important to hang your drapes from the proper rod to avoid any bending of the rod.

This pinch pleat drapes falls just above the floor

This pinch pleat drapes falls to a length just above the floor

Custom window treatments enable you to fit the design to your window and your room decor. Your drapes are fabricated to fit your windows and your style. You choose the fall of your drape, whether they “kiss” the floor, fall just above the floor, or eloquently “break” on the floor, it is your style preference that prevails. Choose your pleat preference, pinch pleat, cartridge pleat, goblet pleat, euro pleat, the list goes on. There are so many beautiful designer fabrics to choose from that you will be glad to have a designer by your side. What may seem overwhelming to you becomes inspirational for me. How many products in your home are made to your specific preferences?

No one likes staring at a big, black, cold window in the middle of January that is just emanating cold. It doesn’t just look cold, it is cold. Dress those cold windows with drapes, close those drapes and let the decorator fabric that you love transform your room into a warm and inviting space. Having many windows is a great way to invite the outside in, it opens your house up filling it with light, but there are times you will want to shut out nature the sun or the cold, you may want privacy, or ambiance, and custom window treatments allow you the level of control that you desire.

Pinch pleats with custom drapety rod and rings

Pinch pleats se on custom Kirsch drapery rod and rings

Custom drapes are made to last. Hand made with high quality decorator fabric, made to handle allthat nature will throw at them over the years. Fabricated with linings and interlinings of your choice. They may seem like a luxury out of your reach but the added initial investment will save you over the years. Made to order and made to last, you will neither need to or want to replace your beautiful custom drapes.

Beautiful tassel trim hold back embellishes these drapes

Tassel trim hold back embellishes these drapes

 

View of Drapes

View of Drapes

Kitchen Counter Stools Transformed with a Little Paint

Kitchen Counter Stools Transformed with a Little Paint

Painted furniture makeovers are a very popular way to return old furniture to new usefulness or update your existing furniture.  Here I used a primer based spray paint on these metal counter stools.  It did take two cans per stool in order to completely cover the dark brown metal.  The spray paint has held up very well on these counter stools that are used daily.  These soft white painted stools now really belong in this bright kitchen scheme.

Paint and a little time and effort transform these kitchen stools

BEFORE – This dark metal stool was functional but unappealing and  boring.

Paint brings new life to these kitchen stools

AFTER -Stools transformed with a little paint, a little work and a little vision.

Why QMotion Shades?

Why QMotion Shades?

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QMotion brings you style and innovation in motorized shades to your home or office.  They offer ease of use in every aspect.  I have them in my own home and my family loves them.  They are easy to use and beautiful.

Why QMotion automated shades?

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