As we are all painfully aware, there’s a long lead time on furnishings and shoppers – professional and homeowner alike – are scrambling to find pieces that will come in within a reasonable time frame. Of course, “reasonable” is a loaded term and means different things to different people. But, my point is – it … Read more
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
I just did a piece on The Upholstery Blog about a prototype sofa built by Walter Heller for Vincent Reardon, which was showcased at the ICFF in New York. Click here to read more. Vincent Reardon’s work has been profiled on Design Milk and Apartment Therapy.
I don’t know why, but the weekend around the 4th of July always finds me tackling some unexpected DIY project. Today, I decided that it was time to recover the seat cushions on a pair of arm chairs that I use in my living room and at my dining room table when I have need. … Read more