Monday, August 28, 2017

Chaise and Settee

Let's kick off this "back to blogging" with some pretty cool upholstery. I wish I could tell you some funny anecdote about how I lost the before pictures but quite honestly I am not certain I ever took any this time. It was a busy time. I can tell you that these two pieces were rescue pieces and taking off each layer of the previous upholstery was a bit on the gross side.

This little antique settee is to die for! Those legs, that carving! I'm a sucker for something with stunning detail, it makes me happy. I also have a pretty huge soft spot for the fabric that was chosen for this piece as well. I made some amazing draperies and pillows for my own home with this very fabric at one point and time.

This is the closest before picture I could find. I had a super helpful friend taking off the old upholstery to help me speed up the process and put out more work. She was such a blessing to me.

That detail...I just love it so much. I think this piece is probably one of my favorites I have ever done. I wanted to keep it.

This chaise was a fun piece. I have no clue how old it actually is, but when I say that it was VERY old, just trust me. 

The client chose this fun gray and orange ikat and kept the upholstery detail the exact same. Putting a modern twist on something antique is a look that I absolutely adore. I find this piece whimsical and endearing.

Much more to come!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Transitions's definitely been a while. In decorating and design the "Domino Effect" is often discussed. You start a project that inevitably leads to another project and so on and so forth...That has been my life for the past year. Technically it has been my life for four years, but today I'm going to focus on the most recent year.
I'm in a time of serious transition right now. Growing the business, having a car accident that totaled my car and left me with nothing, leaving my time capsule house, moving three times in one summer (yes, you heard that right), and dealing with things in my personal life as well. To say that it has been eventful is a major understatement. 
There have been a lot of negatives this year: opportunities that raised hopes only to fizzle out and become nothing, multiple personal things that have had this normally emotionally level woman reeling, and a few truly troubled times. These things are a part of life. They are going to happen, you cannot control that. 
But there have also been some amazing moments as well: my daughter dancing for Disney's Dance the Magic,

 being Annie in the school play, 

my son growing into this awesome teenage kid that I just adore, 

him making huge leaps in band, 

us making transitions for our wellbeing, and all of the wonderful friends in our lives that have kept us going strong. These are the things that I choose to focus on the most. I can control that part - what I dwell on is what is important. 
It is so hard sometimes to stay positive and this year was the first time I've ever had such a huge struggle to maintain that positivity. It's only gotten harder all year, there are no breaks from it. But, I am still here, still doing my work (in my new location), and still making it all work for me and my precious children.
Things are really going to be amazing this year! I am really looking forward to many of the things that are coming up this year AND I'm really looking forward to getting back to the blog again as well. I'm finally able to breathe a little bit now and will be playing a bit of catch up to show a little bit of what went on this past year. Peacock Door Designs and my sweet little family are going strong! Thank you all for your love and support!