Thursday, 2 October 2014

#projectindianroad Update

Last Friday #projectindianroad got their pillows, had their drapery installed & a bit of furniture was delivered.

If you recall the client had a pair of these chairs just taking up space in their basement.

After getting a fresh paint job at Paint It Like New & some fancy upholstery over at Switch Studio those tired chairs now look like a million bucks!

We opted for no cocktail table in the living room, so I had Staci over at Switch Studio as create this custom tuffted ottoman in a very durable family friendly fabric & I am beyond about it.

I can't give you the full reveal just yet. We are still waiting for our Minted art to be framed & hung over the sofa, side tables, lamps, a mirror & the walnut sideboard that will sit proudly under the wall mount TV. 
It is so nice when  it all starts to come together just as you had envisioned, it also helps when your client trusts you 100%!

The dining received some hand painted drapery that spans wall to wall & floor to ceiling.
I used a white linen & the painting was done with a slightly darker shade of blue that was used on the living room chairs. These drapery were a real labour of love & they look stunning against the BM Smokey Green walls.

 I promise there will be more to see soon & not just ones taken with my iPhone, but real professional ones!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A New Project Introduction - #projectglenholm

Happy Tuesday friends!

Last week was a total & utter blur. New projects beginning, projects coming to an end & lots of other stuff in-between. 

I met with a new client last week, we'll call her #projectglenholm.
This client has made progress in her home & is almost there but needs some finishing touches that are going to make big impact & pull everything together. 

The first room we are going to tackle is the living room. 

In here we need drapery, pillows & an area rug for starters. Once thats complete we will source a chest, art or maybe a mirror for above & a table lamp. Baby Steps.

When I pull a room scheme together I almost always begin with fabrics.
Grey, soft taupe (beige), caramel, silver, creams & a touch of black was where I was going.

I presented this.
And it's all a go.

Luxurious silk drapery with accent banding down both lead & outside edges on decorative rods. 
The Candince Olson charcoal circles from Kravet is going to be 2 large down filled pillows along with the embroidered linen fabric from JFFabrics. The sparkly caramel linen also from Kravet is also being added for a bit of glam.

Stay tuned for progress shots.
Bye For Now.

Monday, 15 September 2014

A Room Design Inspired By My New Favourite Fabric

While visiting my JFFabric showroom I fell completely in love with a new floral fabric & decided to design a living room with this new fabric as my inspiration.

I would love to see this a pair of luscious drapery & all of the additional colours used be pulled from this fabric as furniture pieces with Ballet Pink walls.

Here is the design I created with this fabric in mind.

I love this almost preppy scheme, a slight departure from my norm, but I like it!

If want me to design a space just for you, contact me.

Have a fabulous Monday & I will be back tomorrow filling you in on Blog Podium 2014.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Blog Podium Bound

I am looking forward to next Saturday, it's Blog Podium!
For those of you who don't know what BP is, I'll fill you in on the skinny. Blog Podium is a one day conference where Canadian bloggers  come together to not only network but to learn about different ways to make your blog stand out, how to pair with brands, really the list can go on & on.

This will be second year attending & I am looking forward to putting new Twitter handles to faces & reconnecting with fellow bloggers.

I'm also very interested to hear what these 4 have to say!

I'm sure Scott McGillivray best known as the host of Income Property, Monika Hibbs the voice behind the blog The Doctors Closet & Blog Podium co-founder & the writer of Rambling Renovators Jennifer Flores will wow the crowd with not only what it really takes to be an entrepreneur, but how to be a successful one! They didn't get to where they are overnight.  As an entrepreneur myself, I am very interested in hearing their pieces of advice, I'm sure a lot of blood, sweat, tears, trial & errors got them to where they are. Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault of Hue LaLa is no slouch either. As a regular on City Line & a self proclaimed DIY Ninja, L-A will be moderating this Keynote Panel discussion.

You can read more about Scott, Monika, Jennifer & Leigh-Ann here.

A few tickets are still on sale if your interested click here.

Have a wicked weekend!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Working It - Lots Gett'in Did & A Thank You

I am so grateful & happy to do what I do.
I began blogging at the encouragement of my bestie, husband & mother. The whole painting fabric gig just kinda happened one day & so I married my custom drapery business with the painting & Voila!, I found a niche & it's working! If you asked me 2 years ago if I would be hand painting fabric at my kitchen table I would have said to you your were eff'ing nuts, but this has become my life & I absolutely love i!

I get to create spaces & items that amazing people get to enjoy in their homes. 
I have been on the crazy train lately, lots of painting & drapery / pillow making happening over here.
I share some projects but not all, so today I thought I might share some images of my drapery skills that have been sent along by their new owners. 

 Before I start, I just want to give a shout out to one of my biggest fans Christine. Thank you for all of the support & trust you give me with your projects.

I painstakingly hand painted 18 yards & I manufactured wall to wall drapery & it was totally worth it!

This beautiful botanical fabric was purchased from Tonic Living & I created drapery & a pillow for one of Christine's clients & they went all the way to Norway.

These 3 cool stools hand some hand painted fabric in a beautiful teal blue, as specified by Christine.

I was so excited when I opened the October 2014 issue of Style @ Home & saw my hand painted silk drapery that I made for Christine's Stunner Down Under. If you haven't seen it yet, go get your issue now! This is the second time in as many months that I've had a mention in S@H.

This is just one of the many areas that received drapery in high end clothing store, Gary Waters. Hopefully I will be there to snap a few more photos of the space. They are very luxurious.

My clients at #projectindianroad are getting a pair of these "Coming to Mind" pillows for the sofa & the dining room is going to have wall to wall drapery in my signature Intertwine pattern in a lovely shade of tealy- blue. I can not wait to see these!

These chairs are also for #projectindianroad. Paint it Like New did the refinishing & painting & Switch Studio did a wonderful job at the upholstery. They are exactly as I envisioned them to be.
All they need is a little KW action in the pillow department!

A little experiment turned into a great thing. This scribble graffiti pattern will become a pair of killer pillows with black & gold exposed zippers.

This antique chez lounge got a real makeover for #projectmapleavenue with a blackstain, black nickel nailheads & black ostrich leather.

If your looking for that something special for your space don't hesitate, leave me comment & I'll be in touch.

Make sure you come back tomorrow I've got a little BlogPodium info action happening!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wednesday Wants - Patterned Area Rugs

I am in desperate need of a new area rug. Ok, maybe not in desperate need of a new one but this one in in rough shape!
I love the IKEA black & white one I currently have but after 3+ years, 2 kids, 2 cleanings & taking advantage that it is reversible, it has seen better days & it must be replaced.

I have discovered over time that I like pattern injected into a room 3 ways. Pillows, art & area rugs, leaving everything else solid & textured.

Here are the contenders.

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

A New Project Intro...#projectgirlydream

Let me introduce you to a new project, which will be known as #projectgirlydream

My instructions were specific & sparse.
"I love what you did for your daughters bedroom, do something like that"
Just to recap, here's my daughters room - she's 5

So with that being my main direction, along with keeping the budget in check, I began my design, but was focusing on the tween/ teen age group.

Here's the before's of the room in question.

My thoughts were, to keep the colour scheme simple & bring the colour in through the art & the pillows on the bed & the main drapery. I wanted to keep the walls white & the hardwood was already a charcoal grey. So, we settled on a scheme of black, grey, white & pink.

There you have it!

In fact, we have already purchased may of the pieces.
The desk, 2 bedside table & the desk lamp all were picked up for a mere $42 at the local Salvation Army. My client already has a similar headboard & picked up an amazing pouf at a garage sale. We also have a lovely antique hutch that will also get painted white & I'm hoping to insert some antique glass on the doors.

Let's see if we can get this room completed with in a month.