Thursday, April 29, 2010

COM - to do or not to do?

It presents a quandary: A client you've worked with for years has stumbled upon a bedcover she just loves, buys it, along with ready made drapes and pillow shams. Then comes the phone call: "Please, can you use this to make window treatments for my bedroom?"

This is not something I usually do, or even like to do. Neither does the workroom. But for this client we made an exception and created a bright, pretty room. The pillow shams became cornices, too-short drape panels were lengthened with the addition of a coordinating fabric, and beaded trim was added to tiebacks and cornices. Once again, a happy client. Now onward to the master bathroom!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Silk Drama!

These Bellingham clients love classic styles with maximum impact. They decided their dining room was the next room that needed the softening effect that drapes could provide. To complement colors in the wallpaper wainscoting, a bronze silk from Kasmir Fabrics with beautiful slubs and sheen was chosen for the pinch pleated overdrapes. Shimmery sheers decorated with scroll-like embroidery provided the backdrop. The drapes were lined and interlined with Angel's fabrics then accessorized with stunning single tassel tiebacks. The result: elegantly dramatic, delighting the senses and pleasing these special clients.

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