In San Francisco, I had a fantastic seamstress. Not only did she make all of the custom pillows in my house, but she also expertly crafted a slipcover for the sleeper sofa in our office. But I'm not in San Francisco anymore and I still can't sew. And while I don't have any large projects in the immediate future, I'm still having a love affair with gorgeous fabrics, coupled with the urge to change my space somewhat frequently, and I needed a seamstress stat.
Enter the gracious and talented Melanie from Plum Cushion (she blogs too!). She creates high quality pillows using some of the best fabrics around. And then sells them at a price that doesn't make you want to stick something in your eye.
My first order arrived just before the holidays and today, I received an email with a picture of the new pillows I ordered for the family room (good bye Chiang Mai dragon, you are being moved out!).
I'll be sure to share photos once they arrive along with a few other changes to the room!
Finally, right?! I'm guessing this may be the most over-hyped blog post in history (and I can't even explain why pulling this room together took me so very long). Also, my photography skills are crap, so apologies for the poor quality.
Anyway, I present to you the master bedroom. Hope you like it!
See in the side bar where I mention my passport? Buying the money pit put a swift halt to any international trips. But I’m happy to say the Husband and I can’t take it anymore and we are getting out of the country, albeit temporarily!
On the agenda:
Tuscany (based in Pienza) a
We've been to Italy once before (visited Venice and Bologna), but the cities and regions above are new territory, so if you have suggestions, I’d love to read them!
Over the holidays, I purchased a pair of armchairs slipcovered in an espresso printed toile. I actually went into the store intending to buy the chairs with white twill covers, but for whatever reason the toile spoke to me.
So, in the name of toile, a little inspiration for you…
images courtesy of elle decor, traditional home, and house beautiful
A recent effort to tweak one of rooms in our house has unexpectedly turned into a full on redesign. Over the weekend I picked up this rug, originally priced at $2,950 and on sale for $499...and paid for entirely with store credit. That's a deal, right?