When it comes to straight up decorating, I think the most mis-understood aspect is the selection of upholstery. Why is this? Because there are three distinct parts of a piece of upholstered furniture and the least important part, the fabric, is the only one that is visible. We see a pretty chair (this above from … Read more
Interior design and decorating is about problem solving and it’s all about getting the details just right. In a series of posts that I’m calling Design Details, I will be focusing on that which can make or break a great design. Some details are relatively small and others are large, but they all play a … Read more
I’ve been gathering images of great upholstery details for a while and decided it was time to share them. When coming up with a (hopefully) catchy title, I thought about the phrase “the devil is in the details”. I wondered then, does this expression mean what I think it does? Often, we use idiomatic phrases almost … Read more
I thought I’d share an interesting piece I just posted on The Upholstery Blog on how to work with a custom furniture builder to get that one of a kind look for you or your clients. While this is written with the professional designer in mind, the tips will work for anyone looking for something … Read more
What do you think about the fabric selection? Thumb’s up or down? Up Down pollcode.com free polls I can’t say it was my favorite, but it’s bold and gutsy – just like the sofa! Click here to read more.
Every wonder how to estimate yardage needs for a large scale pattern on fabric? I wrote a detailed post on this very subject over on The Upholstery Blog. Check it out here!
See how an old sofa went from this…… to this… Click here to read more.
I wanted to share a sneak peak of a project I’ve been working on with a friend. She owns an antique home on a pond – very idyllic. The house has all the charms, and challenges, of an antique that dates to the late 1600’s. Low, beamed ceilings and original floors are certainly charming, but … Read more