Sunday, May 15, 2011

Creativity with an Exacto Knife.

I enjoy the creativity I'm allowed to unleash in the workroom.The cornice below was created using an exacto knife to outline the floral pattern.  Then trim was glued to check the frayed edges and add a slight outline to the bottom of the design.
Click on this picture to enlarge and see the detail.
I call this type of cornice, Miss Barbara.  Named after the client, of course.  She wanted a simple cornice but my "creative juices" began to flow.

Here are the panels we made for the sliding glass door.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Roman Panels?

The designer wanted me to create what he called roman panels. "Roman Panels", I asked. "Yes, Miss Mary you know,  roman panels".  He emailed  me a picture, gave me the specs and I got to work.
He picked up the panels, hung them and sent me
pictures of my work. 
Usually we install most of the drapery treatments we make.
 The chairs around this dining set are nice.  I wish he would have included them in the photo.  I seem to have a chair fetish. I'm  definitely going to incorporate upholstery in my service package.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Squire Pole Swag

The Squire Swag has only 2 swag pleats.  The bottom of the swag is cut to be longer and the horns shorter than other swag treatments.  Using a greater distance between the long and short point is more dramatic.
This is one of my favorites.  I think it's Pretty.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Suede Butterflies, Knotted Rope and Ballroom Panels.

The Butterfly pleat is becoming more popular.  Really, it's just the pinched pleat tacked 1 1/2 inches from the top.

I love the uiformity of the pleats

Knotted Rope on Panels
You really must click on the picture above and check out the knots.

The Ballroom Puddle works if you can keep the children and pets off!

Both of these jobs were commissioned by Noelle Myers of Impressive Interiors in McLean Virginia