FABRIC SELECTION FOR WINDOWS & UPHOLSTERY 101

FABRIC SELECTION FOR WINDOWS & UPHOLSTERY 101

Monday, January 06, 2020

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  1. 07 Apr, 2020
    UPHOLSTERY ON A BUDGET
    Having custom upholstery done does not have to break the bank. It all depends to the amount of work and material needed. Not every upholstery project means you have to completely redo your furniture. The piece you have may be in good condition and just needs some freshening up or updating. Below are a list of budget saving options. -CUSHION RECOVERING OR INSERTS: Cushions and pillows always gets the most amount of wear and tear. Many customer then think that they need to totally reupholster or
  2. 05 Apr, 2020
    DESIGN ON A BUDGET
    Designing on a budget always has a negative connotation and it really shouldn't! Having a large budget causes one to make a lot decisions without much thought. Focusing on getting the most out of a project with the least amount of capital can test a designers creativity and efficiency. First of all, its good to have a clear eyed realistic idea of what a project will cost. So we start by budgeting a job with basically two options. Option A can be the lowest cost products. For example, if your
  3. DESIGNING YOUR OWN HOME OFFICE
    30 Mar, 2020
    DESIGNING YOUR OWN HOME OFFICE
    Home offices are become a more common design element in new homes because of advance in communications and technology. A home office combines the casual comforts of home with an efficient work environment. No bulky desks and file cabinets allowed. For example, our client may be a lawyer which enjoys traveling during their leisure time. So bringing objects, paintings or furniture from their travels can inspire the kind of custom designed shades, drapery and upholstery one chooses. These rooms are
  4. DECORATE SMART: DO IT IN PHASES
    29 Mar, 2020
    DECORATE SMART: DO IT IN PHASES
    I've learned from experience that the best homes are decorated thoughtfully. The least amount of expensive mistakes are done when you work in phases. Trying to order everything immediately does not give you a chance to alter your design or catch any problem before it's to late. So, it's important first of all to make a punch list of what's practical or for privacy. It's those thing you need to have for your family to move in. The second punch list are your wishes or expressions of what you want
  5. DESIGNING VIA EMAIL
    28 Mar, 2020
    DESIGNING VIA EMAIL
    In life there are many situations in which you have very little time or ability to travel. Everything from work, to health issues and caring for children just eats up all of your precious time. Also, the more time one spends at home the more window treatment and upholstery projects you see that need to get done. Our design office has adapted to those needs and thank god for the versatility of our smart phones.  Here are some way to start your future design projects without leaving you home.
  6. REPAIRING OR REPLACING EXISTING CUSHIONS
    12 Mar, 2020
    REPAIRING OR REPLACING EXISTING CUSHIONS
    So you have a sofa or club chairs that were custom upholstered not to long ago. Its still in great condition but somehow the existing cushions are now flat, uncomfortable or torn. There's no need the worry that you'll have to purchase new furniture. We can easily remove your old uncomfortable cushion inserts and add fresh new custom ones. Whether they be foam inserts or even down, its no problem. Just call for an appointment and schedule to drop them off at our studio. Now, if your cushion is
  7. TIPS ON DESIGNING FOR THE CHANGING SEASONS
    11 Mar, 2020
    TIPS ON DESIGNING FOR THE CHANGING SEASONS
    Now that the winter is on its last leg one has to look forward to the upcoming spring and summer. Customers always like to think of their interior design projects as being just one statement. Some concepts make it hard to add or adapt to the change in season. Consider changing your interiors just like changing the type of clothing you wear as it gets warmer. Here are some tips on making you home décor adaptable throughout the year. (A) SLIP COVERS:  Consider custom slip covering your sofas or
  8. DECORATING WITH TRIM & FRINGE
    05 Mar, 2020
    DECORATING WITH TRIM & FRINGE
    Working with trim and fringe is something that many customer don't think about or are fearful of. Unless you have a good eye and have done it before its worth finding a professional like us to assist you. The right trim can transform a basic customer window treatment into a unique statement. That's one of the reasons why you would want to have something custom made to begin with! With contemporary window treatment design "less is more". So you use trim sparingly to highlight certain details. You
  9. WHAT'S NEW IN DRAPERY & UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
    04 Mar, 2020
    WHAT'S NEW IN DRAPERY & UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
    Each year technology advances and so do drapery and upholstery fabrics. Because of that the fabric books we receive from our manufacturers are continually revised and stay current . What's big these days are the high performance fabrics. A large selection of upholstery fabrics are now woven with high performance threads that are not only durable but water, stain and mildew resistant. Also, advances of how drapery fabrics are woven or printed create new vibrant colors with abstract and distress