What a difference some color can make!!

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We are associated with one of the best ‘bead artist’s ” around.  She makes Hand Beaded pillows, every bead is sewn on individually and they are spectacular.  It takes about 4 months for one pillow to be completed.Well, we got two of her latest creations the other day and I just cant get over how unbelievably gorgeous they are.   She provides a large un-named NY shop with them and they are selling for over $2100.00 each.  A lot of dough so thankfully we are able to sell them for less but she’s 81 or 82 now (she doesn’t remember which) and who knows how many  more of these gems we are going to be able to acquire.

The vibrancy of the beads is like a piece of art, chocolate hands ……….my kids in particular, stay away!

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Combining fabrics

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As a lot of you know I am always a fan of combining fabrics and textures.  I love how patterns and textures all play off one another and so at last my dining room chairs have arrived back from the upholsterer and Voila!I just love the effect of the printed velvet along with the tiny silk check.  Sophisticated but still fun.

 I chose another fabric for a tablecloth for parties, which was fab9082 and I will match up some wonderful trim to go around the sides.   Hopefully I will have this done soon and let me know if you want me to post a picture for you to see.Now that the weather is at last changing and spring has sprung….even up north! Its nice to get the house  looking good.  Almost time for those summer bbq’s and get togethers.

To change your dining room seats and kitchen chairs seats are often as easy as 2 yards (for 6 chair seats) and a staple gun.  I can even do a tutorial on it if requested.  A very simple update though and not much time to have your chairs updated!!

What a difference 3 yds can make!!

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I am just kicking myself right now for now having a before picture with this ottoman.  I have never been a Leopard person but always appreciate how such a small amount of a wonderful animal print can change the spirit and feeling in a room. 

This ottoman was done in a dark brown velvet but was just so incredibly ‘dead’ in the room.  I took the plunge and bought 3 yards of Old World Weavers leopard velvet. I can’t stop admiring both the ottoman and actually the room.  It has taken a dull, stayed room and brought it to life.  Love the Pierre Frey throws, but then I have been a fan of these since I saw them in Barneys for a million gazillion dollars.  Thankfully our team was able to  get them at a huge discount so they are now affordable for the rest of us.So here we go, 3 yards of the leopard velvet fabric from Old World Weavers,  a staple gun and a glue gun…………could of done it myself but gave in and had the upholsterer whip it off in a few days.

Absolutely gorgeous, don’t you think?