Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Bench

The seat and back are one log; the curve is the natural curve of the tree. It's surprisingly comfortable -- for all of us.  Exclusive from Eaken Creek Enterprises. Call me 250-833-1120 for more information.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Striped and Floral Slipcover

Simple Valance Does the Trick

This is a good example of what the addition of a bit of fabric can do to finish a room. It softens the entire space, frames the window, makes it look bigger and reduces the attention-grabbing contrast of the white white trim against the caramel-colored walls.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Make the Window Look a LOT Bigger

Two panels from Sears. The room opened up, it doesn't look quite so 'squished' and the window looks a lot bigger even with the sides being partly covered by the panels.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

No more blue sheets.

The sofa before
The sofa and loveseat with slipcovers
No more sheets covering the sofa and loveseat when the grandchildren come to visit. The deck outside the window extends almost to the shoreline; it's a very busy household all summer.

The solution is washable slipcovers of unbleached 10 ounce canvas.

The Teak Daybed at Deck and Dock

The teak daybed at Deck and Dock in Blind Bay now has a custom mattress and cushion set done in their exclusive fabric collection.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Little bug sofa

This little sofa is only about 30 inches long -- it will join the bug chair, that Darcy and I did quite awhile ago, at Ladybug Landing daycare.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Another wing chair

It's a log home; the colors are all blues and browns. This chair makes the corner of the master bedroom  her perfect reading spot. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

What can I say??

Two pictures are worth 2000 words.

The Playroom Tiny Sofa

The 8-year-old young man saved up to buy this sofa himself. It's a few years old, now, and in need of a new cover- he picked out the new fabric. Next is an area rug to match.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Black and Peach Wing chair

I love wing chairs. They are classics but they can fit any decor. Here it is in a dining room and while the peach-colored  piping may seem a bit unusual, it matches the peach in the pattern of the fabric and ties to the peach tiles in the kitchen -- visible just to the right of the chair. So it works quite well and the home-owner loves it.

We had 6 or 7 meters, just barely enough. Thankfully, the pattern didn't need to be matched everywhere, but I did have enough to match on the cushion seat and front and chair.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The chair and sofa in the pretty house

See those big tassle tie-backs? Couldn't be more perfect and I've had them in my stash for a few years. Glad they have a new home.

Close ups of the sofa and chair before and afters. We used the same fabric as on the window treatments, just the opposite side. 

One of the prettiest homes

This home has a soft, gentle ambience that is very comforting and inviting. It's right on the water, and the flower gardens are a true testament to the owners love of green things. You'd never guess this little gem was here -  can't be seen from the road at all. We did soft green slipcovers and new drapes. Quite a transformation.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Deck furniture

Three cushion sets - all using Sunbrella fabric and the new outdoor cushion 'foam' I found.  This foam won't mildew or mold, or collect water. The Sunbrella fabric won't fade or disintegrate. These cushions should last as long as the homeowners want them to. They can put the cushions out in the spring and take them in at the end of summer.  An upside/downside to the new foam is that it is heavy. These cushions will not blow off.

Mount Ida Hall

Clare and Rob Fensom are doing an amazing thing at Harmonius Homestead and ewe including moving and refurbishing Mount Ida Hall. The windows had been boarded over - for years. Clare and Rob chose this plaid fabric for the blackout drapes - very much in keeping with the feel and style of the hall. It's a really warm room. ( And available to rent...)