family, Intentional Living

FOCUS

It's 2020! I woke up to this beautiful sunrise at the lake on New Year's Day and couldn't help but marvel at this beautiful life and what the past decade has brought us...graduations, weddings, grandchildren, career and location changes, challenges and opportunities, love and loss. This new year and decade has such a nice ring… Continue reading FOCUS

window treatments

Cornice Classics

I met Leslie by referral. She had heard I sewed from her neighbor and wanted to know if I could make her a couple of cornices for a guest bedroom. Actually, you don't have to know how to sew in order to make a simple cornice. If you have a saw and a good stapler,… Continue reading Cornice Classics

Cushions, Slipcovers

Bull Denim Slipcovers

Carolyn drove a long way to bring me her Ethan Allan couch, chair and ottoman. Though in perfect condition structurally, the fabric was showing signs of wear and needed some attention. She wanted a new casual look and definitely liked the idea of washing the covers to keep them fresh and clean. Before pictures....Ethan Allan… Continue reading Bull Denim Slipcovers

Decorating, Lakehouse

Into the light…a master bath makeover

When we bought our lake house three years ago, the master bathroom was definitely a room that I was anxious to make some changes to. What initially seemed like a sophisticated master bath soon felt like walking into a dark heavy space with the dark wood shades, brown curtain panels, brown tiled shower, dark wood… Continue reading Into the light…a master bath makeover

Slipcovers

Connections

This week I had the opportunity to attend the Custom Workroom Conference in Concord, NC. One of the biggest challenges you can face as a new workroom in this field is training and support. There was a time when workrooms did not necessarily want to share tips and tricks in fear that they would be… Continue reading Connections

Slipcovers

Wild Update

When I picked up this rocker chair from my client's house to begin work on it, a sweet little girl was curiously laying on it in the hallway where it waited for me to pick up. She told it me it used to be hers when she was a baby (I think she is about… Continue reading Wild Update

Slipcovers

Chairs and Cats

This was a fun project with a specific purpose other than updating an old piece of furniture. Often times slipcovers are used to give new life to old pieces of furniture. In this case, my client wanted (needed) a solution to preserve and protect her beautiful dining room chairs upholstery that her beloved cats started… Continue reading Chairs and Cats

Cushions, Slipcovers

Slipcovers for a State of Transition

My client Jenny is in that familiar state of transition.   You know, the time where your kids have all but left the nest and pursuing a life of their own but you're too young to retire just yet.  Currently in a townhome, they do envision this a temporary place until the next phase.   Even then,… Continue reading Slipcovers for a State of Transition

Cushions, Slipcovers

Wing Chair Update

This wing chair sat quietly in the corner of this client's living room, unnoticed except for the fact that it was clearly didn't fit into the décor and color scheme, though it filled the need to fill a space.  My client was in the midst of updating a lot of elements of her home and… Continue reading Wing Chair Update

family, Intentional Living

It all started with a kiss…

It was innocent enough.  My husband leaned over to kiss me goodbye as he headed out to work in the early morning.  I was editing my latest blog and trying to get it posted. So, rather than just focusing of the kiss, he also asked me to reach for his Ipad so he could pack… Continue reading It all started with a kiss…