Cushions

Part 1: Fabric

When making the decision to update your outdoor cushions, the first thing we think about is the fabric. Fabric is the piece that we see first. The part that speaks to us by it's color, texture and pattern. It's the part that also touches our emotion, whether it is by creating a sense of calm… Continue reading Part 1: Fabric

Cushions

Anatomy of a Cushion

What a couple of years it has been! Since I moved to the lake full time (and also moved my business here) I've been making cushions nonstop. Of course it makes sense. We live at the lake and there are plenty of docks, porches and decks to furnish and refurnish as the cushions blow away,… Continue reading Anatomy of a Cushion

Cushions, Lakehouse, pillows

Porch Swings

Aww, the beloved porch swing. Like the one in one of my favorite movies, The Notebook, it is a place to wait, contemplate, to sleep, to converse, to relax, sip lemonade or coffee, to dream or watch. Scene from "The Notebook" Did you know that porch swings have been around since the middle of the… Continue reading Porch Swings

Cushions, Slipcovers

Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)

Winter is pretty much behind us, with the exception of a few days here and there that seem to remind us that it has technically a few more days left.  But the warm days forecasted in the future and the calendar officially turning to March certainly has us all thinking about getting ready for outdoor… Continue reading Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)

Cushions, Slipcovers

Outdoor Living: Getting Ready Now

When I think of January, I think of hibernation.  I grew up in northern Minnesota and it was always the hardest month to get through. It was brutally cold, dark and "closed up".   Hibernation, a period of rest and sleep, isn't a bad idea considering we just went through an extremely busy holiday season. … Continue reading Outdoor Living: Getting Ready Now

Cushions, Slipcovers

From Weathered to WOW at Willowsford

The Willowsford Lodge community center in Aldie, VA is so beautiful I could actually live in it.  It's architecture and décor are modeled after a large rustic lake house with hardwood floors, wood beams, leather chairs and couches with cozy afghans, deer antlers, botanical prints and a kitchen to die for.    That's probably why… Continue reading From Weathered to WOW at Willowsford

Cushions, Slipcovers

From Weathered to WOW at Willowsford

The Willowsford Lodge community center in Aldie, VA is so beautiful I could actually live in it.  It's architecture and décor are modeled after a large rustic lake house with hardwood floors, wood beams, leather chairs and couches with cozy afghans, deer antlers, botanical prints and a kitchen to die for.    That's probably why… Continue reading From Weathered to WOW at Willowsford

Slipcovers

Cushions in Cameo Cove

 It seems we sort of skipped spring and have jumped right into summer this week.  Thankfully Jamie thought way ahead (probably back in February when we had similar weather for a brief period) and realized she had to replace her cushions on her backyard porch.  You know when they get to the point where you… Continue reading Cushions in Cameo Cove