Pillows are an affordable accessory for any room. They can be functional, to make a seat more comfortable, or decorative to add an accent color, texture or just to make a statement. As far as cost, they can be inexpensive if they are ready made. Searching the stores, one can find beautiful pillows imported from India or China for as little as $25.00 a piece. Custom pillows however are a different story. Custom pillows can become very pricy based on the fabrics, trims, the type of insert, and all the bells and whistles that are added.
It might seem expensive to spend money on pillows, but the truth is, the quality, the personal touch, the creativity that goes into custom pillows is priceless. One pillow can set the entire ambiance of a room, and will bring pleasures for many years to come.
I am including pictures to give you an idea of what you can do with pillows in your space. Some are actual projects, and some are illustrations from Jackie Von Tobel book, The Design Directory of Bedding.
5 Tips when selecting Custom Window fashions.
Custom Window covering does more to your home than just privacy and light control!
Designing the appropriate window covering not only will enhance the window itself, but it will affect the entire room décor.
There are so many factors that will determine the success of the selection of the window covering, a competent window fashion designer, will ask more questions than just the client’s personal style or preferences, questions like:
Even though the selections and possibilities are vast, below are five tips that will help in starting any window covering project:
Beautiful Window covering, will make any room beautiful. Think about it this way, what a Prada purse, or a Tiffany necklace will do to any ordinary dress? I believe, it will make such an impact, the eye will be drawn to it and the simple dress will look stunning, and that’s what we call the wow factor!
That’s what the right window treatment does for you!
I had a great learning experience two weeks ago. I got a call from my work room, and my seamstress asked me to stop by the shop to check out the fabric she has received for one of my client’s orders. When I arrived she showed me the beautiful embroidered silk from RM COCO. She pointed out to me that when we hold the fabric to the window even with lining and interlining, we will still see the needle holes from the embroidery, and the color of the fabric will look faded from the sun hitting the window all morning long. Black out lining is the better solution. I called the client, asked permission to make the change, got the OK, and WOW, what an amazing window treatment!
We learn something new everyday, and we pass it on to our clients, who appreciate all the care and details that goes into their design project!