Sunday, April 13, 2014

Red Drapery Style

I've been away from blogging this year... doing life, working my day job in design and finding  projects to dig into. With seven years into this blog it's hard to completely let it go. So, I'm back.  My greatest  passion in design are textiles...especially when they're made into beautiful window treatments. Drapes or curtains whichever term you prefer always pull a room together. They complete a space. I find a room somewhat incomplete without beautiful window treatments.  Many fabrics and styles are available to dress up or down a space. I'd like to share a few creative drapes from my design files in my favorite color... Red.

If you want drapery panels like the kind you see here send me an email.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

What's Inspiring Me

What's inspiring me?... This kitchen, from top to bottom. I enjoy cooking and thus spend lots of time in my kitchen. What I appreciate about this kitchen is it's compact size and stainless wrapped island.  Look up  and notice how the wood ceiling waterfalls down to the cabinets.  Though this is a modern space the walnut wood warms it up. I'm so over granite with all its variation. None here... a calm, cool color palette takes the edge off while whipping up something spectacular after a long work day!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2014 Color of the Year

Radiant Orchid is the Pantone color for 2014. This color is a surprise. We don't use if often yet it can bring a room to life. It mixes well with blue, yellow, green or gray. Try it in various hues like aubergine, lilac, or purple in the same space. The many shades will balance out a room. While we're in winter darker hues are beautiful with jewel tones. Once spring arrives lilac and coordinating pastels are the way to go, 

Room by Betsy Burnham 

Bedding - Urban Outfitters

Elle Decor

Monday, November 25, 2013


 I'm excited to be a dealer for Avant Garde fabrics of Canada.  Their new collection is rich with lots of vibrant color. When a room needs a pop of color try pillows. Change them often and try different sizes. I'll take pictures of swatches later in the week. Let me know if you see something you like and I'll quote you a price.

Monday, November 11, 2013

New Deal

At one time I was doing a lot of Craig' List. I love the hunt. A few of my hunted are still in the garage. Now, one has been rescued from the pile and finally redone.  I found this settee over a year ago and paid $50 for it. The stripped velvet came from a fabric discount shop. The piece was reupholstered and couldn't be more pleased with the results.  The legs were touched up with a darker stain and nail heads removed. I absolutely love the new settee. What a deal.