Monday, May 24, 2010

Vintage Fabrics! Roman Shade

This is still on the cutting table, but I just had to show it! This homeowner has an eye for beautiful vintage items... she collects everything from old advertising to lovely old fabrics like this. It is actually a handstitched table cloth that we've fashioned into a Roman shade for a guest room window. We have left this totally uncut so 20 years from now it could be a table cloth again! Luckily there was plenty of room around the smallish window so we could make the shade large enough to accommodate the design. In the background of the top picture you can see the results of decorator Becky Wilson's idea to use the 6 matching napkins. It is a pillow that we backed with a similar natural linen. The napkins are simply appliqued onto the surface. Since it ended up to be an odd size, we have ordered a custom down/feather form to fit ...and it has yet to arrive.
Projects like this are so fun and usually end up being very special to the client.

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