Friday, October 03, 2008

If You Can't Beat 'Em....

I don't think I've posted any pictures of my jobs before, but I figured why not?  I just installed this job last week.  This customer has a dated color scheme that she is very happy with, so I figured OK, I'll just go with it.  It's her house, right?  She wanted the burgundy silk on her windows, where I would have used a cream silk with a burgundy trim, but this was a lesson for me in "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!"  So I addressed the issue of how to dress this awkward bay window area by screwing brass knobs into the wall, and hanging a half-width of tie-top panels from it.   I also put sheers all the way up above the transoms, to keep the lines consistent.  This was a good way to bend the panels around some turns in the wall without having to hang some sort of curtain rod up there.  I'm happy with the result.

Sorry I didn't get a closeup of the tops of those knobs.  I think you can see them ok though.
I also made a bunch of pillows for her.  These were my favorite part of the job, even though this whole color scheme makes me cringe....lol.

This one was my favorite.  I used a striped fabric as a border, and mitered it in the corners.  It was a good way to use the stripe to its best advantage.  These fabrics were really quite lovely:
I put the tassel fringe on both sides of this pillow, so that it would be extra full.  Pretty!
Yesterday, I installed some of my most favorite draperies that I think I've ever done.  Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me.  I have a lot more to do for her, so the next time I'm there, I'll get pics.   She was very pleased!  

I'll apologize now for being away for a week!  Yikes!  I guess work got in the way.  Fancy that!

6 comments:

sandra/tx said...

Sharon, I agree. If you have to work with a less-than-pleasing color combo, no point in trying to hide it. I think you did a great job incorporating some beautiful new fabrics and the new WT into the room.

pat@backporchmusings said...

Wonderful work, Sharon!

Kat said...

Oh boy...Ive been working around burgundy Master Bedroom Carpet for years and I cant wait for it to go!
I love those pillows you made and the fabrics you chose! The color scheme may not be your cup of tea or mine but I bet the client was thrilled. Very clever to use knobs to hold up the panels. The WT is beautiful.

Red River Interiors: said...

absolutely love the tassel fringe pillow and your blog... Fay

Daisy Cottage said...

BEAUTIFUL JOB!!

xo,
Kim

Debbie Egizio said...

Your pillows are fabulous!! Beautiful work!

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