Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Custom Home Decorating

Both Janette and I have sewn for an interior decorator for years. I am talking like 25 years combined!  Over the years we have made 100's and 100's of pillows, curtains, drapes, bedspreads, dust ruffles, seat cushions, etc.  The possibilities are endless.  We wanted to show you a few things that are in our homes, that you could learn how to make on your own! 

Pictured above is a pinch pleat drape that hangs on the sides of my sliding door.  They are a functioning drape with black out fabric on the back. It helps with keeping the sun and heat out on those hot summer days...fabulous!!

Here are two options of pillows.  I could go on and on about all the different designs we can make with pillows...but I won't! :)  They are so much fun to make!  We use the 54" wide designer fabrics that are a heavy, durable fabric.  I have had these pillows for five years and they still look great!  That's what happens when you buy nice fabric, they last a long time.  The front pillow is actually a striped fabric.  It is how you cut your fabric out and piece them back together that makes the fun square effect. 
 It also has a center button that pulls the pillow in the middle and is a fun detail. 
All of the pillows we make have a zipper for easy cleaning and looks very professional.

We have always made bedroom sets for our kid's rooms as well as our own.  Here is an example of my daughters room.  Her curtain that hangs just below her arch window has a beautiful silk flower detail that adds so much to these easy to make curtains. 
Curtains will soften your room like you can't even imagine!

We can also teach you how to make a bed set.  If you look closely, you will see that the bedspread coordinates with the bed skirt, sham and throw pillow.  The great thing about making your own is it will fit your bed perfectly!  A lot of the time, the store bought bedspreads are too short and fall apart in a year.  Way too soon if you ask me :) 

So, let us show you how to make great things for your home too!

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