Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Another finished project----more silk!
We love this fabric----a silk taffeta, embroidered down the leadng edge and across the bottom. Each panel is a width and a half and the embroidery was added after the fabric was seamed so not to interrupt the pattern. The drapes are interlined with flannel and lined with a napped sateen which all together gives a very luxurious look to the drapery. The hems are all hand sewn and the pleats are tacked by hand with silk embroidery thread.
It's hard to tell in the picture, but the painted ceiling and the fabric color is a dead-on match!
With a closer look, you can see the goblet pleats. The chairs are another unique feature to the dining room. We chose a total of three fabrics for these custom upholstered dining room chairs. That includes a gold, linen-like fabric on the backs, a small geometric fabric on the seats, and the woven medallion fabric on the fronts. The captain's chairs are upholstered in the medallion fabric, only. Hopefully we'll get a better picture of the chairs and the dining table on another day. We chose a trestle table with decorative iron supports, which coordinates well with the drapery hardware and light fixture.