Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Silk Drapery

We had a great installation this morning at the home on Lookout Mountain. It went off without a hitch. No matter how many jobs you have under your belt...the installation can be nerve blistering! You want everything to go just right for the homeowner. The client excused herself for a day of shopping so she could come home to a completely magical transformation of her bedroom.

I'm including a picture of the window treatments (creme colored embroidered silk), rods & finials (pearl white with raised gold carving), the Chippendale settee (Belgian Linen) and the rectangular bolster pillow (red/gold/green stripe heavy silk.) Let me know what you think!

Monday, February 26, 2007

The latest goings on in the shop....well, the main thing is that we are getting ready to launch our web site! We have assembled a few pictures, a few facts...and we're ready to go! We will have a link to this blog so we can update everyone with the lastest pictures of our work.

Along with many smaller projects, we've just completed a couple of fun (and somewhat large) jobs. Here's a bit of the details from those:
#1: Bedroom pieces for a large home on nearby Lookout Mountain. Working for a local designer, we have created boxed silk pillows, silk tab top (lined & interlined) curtain panels, and a canopy insert for a testor bed. The fabrics are crazy beautiful. There were also some upholstered items done in a putty colored heavy Belgian linen. (We do a small amount of reupholstery like French chairs and such.) There is a wonderful Chippendale love seat that we created a long boxed bolster cushion for with a down/feather insert. The fabric was a knock-dead gorgeous silk stripe...looked perfect on the putty-colored linen.
#2: Another job involved items for a new home in Columbus, Georgia. They were extra long curtain panels (126" long!) They are pinch pleated and very full. They, along with the matching gathered dust ruffle, are in a large scale blue & green plaid silk. One set of 4 window panels for the guest room were interlined with English Bump...that is extra heavy felt-like interlining that goes between the face fabric and the makes it heavy and luxuriously thick. We also did a couple of bedside table drapes with contrasting fabric in the corner pleats for that room. We hope to wrangle a visit to that home soon...we hear it has an authentic cobblestone driveway!

I feel like we're about to work ourselves crazy, but we love it. The details involved in working on so many jobs at once can be overwhelming at times...if one detail is missed, it can spell disaster! The little shop is buzzing with machines sewing, scissors cutting, designs being hashed out, and people visiting & chatting while drinking steeming cups of hot tea. We always find time to work in a little conversation...that's what makes it all worth while!