Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Amy's Ensuite

This stuff hangs like a dream. Stay tuned for some pics in the near future of gorgeous ensuite drapery.

Robert Allen Tirso in Sesame
Here is Amy's ensuite
Amy's ensuite RA Tirso in Sesame
Framing the window...

For some reason Faye forgot to get a pic of the whole thing. She's so cute!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

High Powered Drapery

Talk about high powered. Recently we had the challenge of motorizing drapery for Chris in his amazing old Ottawa South home. Twenty-two feet of pure window and door, seperated only by a 3.5" perpendicular beam. The challenge was to motorize but also to split the drapery up so the beam wouldn't be an issue. Big THANKS to our installers Richard Burpee and Al Marinier, couldn't have done it without you!

Keep an eye out for this in an upcoming Ottawa magazine that will feature Lori Andrews' designs and also thanks to my design friend Sonya Kinkade of Sonya Kinkade Design for the recommend through twitter. Gotta love Twitter!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bits and Bobs

My friend Amanda is from England, one day I overheard her use the term "bits and bobs" I loved it. So great a description for a bit of this and a bit of that.

It's been way too long... life got busy and blogging took a back seat. Here's a few things we've been working on lately... some bits and bobs!

Kelly's windows. Kelly is an ottawa area decorator and had found some great fabrics to use for her valances. She wanted to go with an east coast look. You can check out her blog for more of her decorating ideas.

Ripplefold. I'd been wanting drapery in our tv room for some time now and finally got around to it. My family mostly rolls their eyes at me when they see me bring the fabric books home. I chose a fun, modern print from Robert Allen Design called Overpass. I decided to use ripple fold at the top instead of traditional pleat. The result was fun. My kids even admitted that the drapery made the room better, now, we actually like being in the room. Hmmm what's next.

Sky's the limit. Height doesn't scare us! But it can be intimidating. We'll keep you posted with the fun we've been having at Chris' place. It involves scaffold and lots of coffee and bribing for my installers! 22 feet high.

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