Saturday, July 5, 2014

Graphic Blue small ottoman

Second Ottoman Project   Perfecting new skills and adding some fun details!

 Hello!   Today I am sharing my second upholstery project!  This ottoman is much smaller in scale than the last one I did.  This is for a young woman's bedroom sitting area and will be by a futon.  I also added some nail head details.  I love how this turned out.  

Here are some pictures along the way.

 Up to this point the process is the same as the Floral Ottoman Project 

.    The only difference was that I adjusted the overall height as this ottoman needed to be lower.  

Nail Head Detail

Finished Ottoman

I hope you like it!
"Make Your Home Your Favorite Destination"
Happy Decorating

Floral Ottoman Upholstery Project

Projects and Learning new skills!

I have been wanting to learn some upholstering skills for a very long time.  Like many of you, I struggle with finding the time to learn a new skill.  I am so happy that I made the time and went out of my comfort zone.    It was well worth the effort and time.

I started out  small, an ottoman for a sitting area.  

Here are some pictures of the process

Building the Frame

Jute Webbing



Applying the first layer of the decorative fabric

Corners cut and folded 

Added the covered cording- Midway and along the bottom

Pattern Matching

All Done 
  I hope you like it!!!!

Happy Decorating
"Make Your Home Your Favorite Destination"

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday's Interior Hand Rendering! Dreamy Blue Great Room

This Friday I decided to pick up my hand rendering tools again and have a go at it. 
 Conceptualizing a design idea for a space is something I enjoy immensely.  Articulating that concept into a drawing that your client can see, and hopefully feel is imperative.  This part of the process, when done by hand is more challenging for me than coming up with the idea. I hope you enjoy this artistic translation of a recent design project of mine.  
It is still a work in progress.  
Today, I combined my hand work with some computer and photo shop tools.  I kind of like the way it turned out!     

Happy Decorating!
"Make Your Home Your Favorite Destination"

Monday, December 23, 2013

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!   


Silent Night

Silent night holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent n
ight holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia;
Christ the Savior, is born
Christ the Savior, is born
Silent night holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Beautiful Nautical Themed Living & Dining Room all ready for XMas!!!

Nautical Simplicity

I love this nautical inspired room.  From a size standpoint, this room was a bit challenging.  If you look closely a lot of multi-tasking is going on here.  Yet, instead of cluttered, the space is calm, warm and inviting.

Tip:  When trying to incorporate a theme into your decorating.

  Keep things simple

Choose only those items you absolutely love

Leave some space empty 

Happy Decorating!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Thanksgiving Table


Well Thanksgiving has come and gone!  Yes I know.  I am still going to share my table this year.

I like to use what I have around the house when setting the table.  This year I also took the time and handmade some lovely Linen, hem stitched napkins.  For a little special touch I have a chrysanthemum stem poking out.   

Hope you enjoy!!!!
and Happy Holiday Decorating
Make Your Home Your Favorite Destination

Have a project? or a question, I would love to hear from you.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sarah Richardson - Combined Hand & Computer Rendering for Interior Design


I have been a big fan of Canadian Interior Designer/Decorator Sarah Richardson for ever.

Her work always inspires me.  I love her easy, casual style.  But don't let her casual approach fool you.  
In my opinion, Sarah's attention to detail is amazing!   

I found this room of hers that I really love.  The high, low quality in her design aesthetic really speaks to me.

I love how she pairs the Crystal Chandelier & Antique Gold Mirror with simple straight forward elements like that of the end tables and the floor rug.  

The rendering I did today is a combination of 3 parts hand rendering work, and a pinch of digital technology.  

I really love the way it turned out!  
Hope you enjoy.

Renderding by:  Cindy LeBlanc