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Sunday, October 25, 2009

A peek into Holiday Design!

125_2559 Today I was honored to attend a Holiday Open House held by one of the Interior Design teams that I work with on a regular basis.

I4 Design – is the team of Tracy Hearon & Lisa Bell, two wonderfully creative and energetic ladies.


The Open House was filled with great Holiday Decorating Ideas as well as original artwork of Tracy’s Sister – Kelly Rollow of Alabama and window treatments and pillows by yours truly!



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I4 Design;

Lisa Bell & Tracy Hearon






Me w/Former Fabricut Showroom Manager & Longtime friend; Jana McKee


A quick pic w/the I4 Ladies





Friday, October 23, 2009

This week at the studio!

Just a quick update to show your a few projects that have gone out to clients this week! Quick projects w/lots of creativity!


One of 2 bolsters for a Master Bedroom. 2 panels w/twist cord and hand sewn braid.





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Custom Christmas stockings!




Love doing some of these smaller projects – there is almost an Instant Gratification and always lots of fun combining fabrics and trims! One of the design teams I have worked with for many years is having an Holiday Open House on Sunday – I’m looking forward to sharing photos from there as well as photos of the treatments I’ve done in the designers home!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Autumn Colors are Falling!!!


I can always tell when the season changes, the colors in my studio seem to change too. You’d be surprised how many times the colors of the fabric and trims on my workroom table reflect the seasons!

Check out some of the new project fabrics and trims that have come into the studio this week.




These two fabrics will be shaped box pleated valances and cafe curtains.



These fabrics and trims will be bi-panel bolster pillows.



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Working hard to stay ahead of the holiday rush! I’ve been meeting with clients selecting treatment styles, fabrics, trims, submitting estimates – ready for the craziness that is the holiday season in the studio!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August ‘09 projects!


I wanted to take a moment and post a few photos of recent completed projects!


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2 story panels mounted on medallions with puddled hem in a great room!





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This project was a master bedroom, dressing area and bath. We used a gently arched valance with box pleated skirt and trim. In the master bedroom we added stationary panels over the existing silhouette shades.





Here’s an arched top cornice with turban swag and cascade overlay. (workroom photo)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Projects at the studio....

I thought I'd try to update on a more regular basis by doing shorter posts to start with until I can get in the swing of posting regularly. Thank you for your patience with me while I create a habit of posting.

Today I am continuing to work on Stationary London Shades (fabric & trim shown here)

I will be starting on some Casual Swag Valances as well (fabrics & trim to the right).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

This week at the studio - 8/3/09

I am truly blessed to wonderful clients and a full calendar of jobs! Trying hard to balance all the things one must due as a small business person these days - sorry my blog updates seem to go to the back burner when I'm swamped....working to do better at that.

Wanted to share with you a few pictures of some boxed cushions which have been completed and are currently in their new homes - both were for young "pre-teen" girl rooms! I think they are both so fun and will grow with the young ladies!

Here's what's on my worktable for the next few weeks - I have about 5 jobs that have gotten backlogged either from fabric or trim being backorder or other decisions that needed to be completed before the beginning of the fabrication process - so I'm working hard to meet the deadlines and produce the top quality that my business is known for!!

Sent out panels and pillows yesterday PM on a job - beautiful patterned silk with lead edge flat braid inset & 2 14x20 lumbar pillows w/self-cording!!! Here are a few pics in my studio.

Starting yesterday I'm working on 3 arched boxed pleated valances, 1 staight box pleated valance and pinch pleated panels for a job going out Friday! We had to wait on trim for 2 of the valances - finially came in a few weeks ago!

Also starting this week I have a job with 4 pair of multiple width panels and an arched cornice with swag and cascade are the fabrics on this job - still waiting on trim for cornice.

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Cornice and swag fabric

Also, I have 6 Hobbled roman shades to complete - these will be motorized! Excited about this job! Will definitely share photos when job is installed! Here's the fabric...

Guess that's the scoop from the studio for now! I'll do my best to keep communicating progress as it occurs! Looking forward to being buried in fabric for a few weeks!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Projects in the Studio...

Here's a quick update on projects in progress at the studio....

I don't know about you, but I love seeing before and after shots. That's why I try to photograph the fabrics and trims before I begin the projects and then again after - even if I never see the treatments in their "new home" atleast I have a bit of memory of them. I guess it's kinda like having the baby pics from the hospital!

Okay, here's a few projects currently in the studio.

I showed this photo earlier for this project but wanted to share it side by side with the finished pics..

Here's a few new photos of projects that I've started and will be started....

This fabric and trim will be 2 arched box pleated valances - hope to have them done before the weekend!

More box pleated valances and panels. There is a trim for the bottom of these valances - have not received it yet!

More pretty fabric - this job will be panels and
pillows to start next week. Again there will be lead edge trim on the panels - not pictured.

Again Gold/Beige linen - same as the 2 story panels from weeks ago - now will be motorized roman shades....

That's about it for now.... will post completed photos in a few weeks!!!

I am working to get my posts on a regular schedule - some how life seems to change my schedule more often than I'd like. But definitely a goal to work toward!!!