Monday, June 29, 2009

Justice Furniture Market, Part III

You might have been wondering if Justice Furniture had chairs at market this year. We were just saving them for last! Here's some of the highlights:

The new gold, diamond patterned fabric on these rolled back chairs really made an impression on us. We will probably get this chair for the store, eventually. They have a plush look to them, but the upholstery is very tailored without a loose cushion. The nailhead trim comes as a standard on this one, but can be ordered without.

The parsons chair looked great with the new black and white fabric. Everyone could use one or two of these in their home!

We did buy this one for the shop, and our customer bought two for her new home! This is now known as the Jeanne Chair! We see it as an alternative to the more traditional wingback chair. They are taller than many of the other chairs, too, which makes it nice to rest your head if you should nod off. They are comfortable enough to do just that.

We call this one a barrel back chair because it has a slight curve to the back. The fabric is a new one this year, but the actual chair is not. This particular fabric gives a more transitional look to this chair.

This classy chair is a little more angular in design. It would look very nice as a pair in a sitting room or alone as a bedroom chair. The fabric shown is somewhat dressy and looked very sophisticated.

This little chair is small in size and perfect for a small sitting room or an entry. The new blue and white fabric looked like it was made just for this chair!

This is the Carol Chair. We do have this style in the shop and covered in a cheetah print. It is just as comfortable as it looks and is even more comfortable when the little "half moon" ottoman is in front of it.

And speaking of ottomans, this little rectangle ottoman is a perfect fit in front of this chair. This is basically the same chair as the Jeanne chair, but has a low back, which works well for smaller rooms!

The newest fabric swatches are due to arrive in a few more weeks. But if you see something you like, we can get a cutting before then. Please stop in and give our floor models a try, and see what you think.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Introducing: DeVeer Designs Fused Glass Earrings

You'll love our newest buy from the Philadelphia Gift Market. Yes, believe it or not, we were saving these for summer. The cut glass earrings are a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. We met Barbara DeVeer at the Gift Market in February, and what an energetic person she was! We were ready to buy immediately, but being the cautious shoppers we were, (and she was only on the first or second row of the huge show) we insisted on seeing the rest of the show before we made a decision. While there were other great artists with their jewelry, none of them offered the variety that Barbara had. Her bright colors, unique styles, and great pricing couldn't be beat.

Hope you'll make it in to see these for yourself, and before two shopowners take any more home for themselves!


DeVeer Designs

Each of the DeVeer Designs earrings is hand crafted in St. Ignatius, Montana by Barbara DeVeer using their own glass elements. The artisans start with sheets of glass that they cut, often etch, stack and fuse in small kilns. The final shape of the earring is controlled by both how it is cut and the amount of heat that they subject to it. The layered, flat elements are fused at a lower temperature than the beads so they will retain their original shape yet bond together. The beads are layers of glass that have been fully melted together to get their wonderful round shape. Each element is cooled slowly, submerged in water while being drilled, and then assembled into one of the many designs. They use either original handmade sterling silver ear wires or traditional sterling or gold filled wires to complete the design. The DeVeer earrings are light and comfortable to wear. (info courtesy GrassRoots online store)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Emergency makeover

We got the call late on a Thursday afternoon. By the following Friday, we transformed not only the living room of the Terrace Green Clubhouse, but pulled together the theater room, warmed up the kitchen, and added some interest to the bathroom!



Thanks Terrace Green, for allowing us to put the finishing touch on your new Clubhouse!

Another view of the main gathering area.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Justice Furniture Market, Part II

We didn't get finished showing you the current sofa selection offered by Justice Furniture. The smaller sized sofa pictured below takes on a fun look with the new floral fabric. We think it would have a more tailored look if it was upholstered in a woven fabric. Note the buttons on the back. Also take notice of the little cubes which can be spread out for additional seating, or used as one large ottoman as shown.

Another new floral fabric has a great cottage look and is perfect with this style of sofa. The rounded arms and three cushions give this sofa a real comfy look with the cotton fabric. The striped pillows are a perfect accent to the cottage style. The picture would really be complete with a shabby style coffee table with a pile of great decorating books on top!

The blue and white fabrics were a fresh look on this two cushion sofa. Note the rounded edges on the cushions and arms.

Here's a good example of a bold fabric on a large piece of furniture. The medallion style fabric was centered in each cushion, as it should be. This fabric would also be a great choice for a chair with a tall back.

The ecru fabric was an addition we had been waiting for! A neutral, woven fabric that looks good with almost everything. It's a great backdrop for some interesting pillows. The texture keeps it from being boring, and adds a tailored look to whatever piece of furniture it's on.

The last sofa is now called the "Jeanne" sofa. We like naming the furniture after our customers! It's just easier for us to remember. This particular sofa is great for floating in a room because of the pretty rolled back (we don't have a picture of that, unfortunately). The drawing at the end gives a hint of the shape.

Justice Furniture has updated their website to include line drawings of their furniture, along with the dimensions. After checking their website, remember to come by the shop and we'll show you all their fabrics or call for an appointment and we'll bring them by your home!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Decorating a breakfast room: Final results

A picture should be worth a thousand words, but seeing the breakfast room in person makes a lot of difference. Did you notice the lamp to the left? The shade is the same fabric as the roman shades! This particular picture is blurry, but the colors are more true to the actual room. If you didn't see the before pics while we were working on ideas, click here.

The picture above shows off the fabric, but the wall color is distorted. The deep set windows allowed for an inside mount on these roman shades. We installed them even with the trim on the bottom of the transom. The patio door (not visible in the pictures) has an outside mounted roman shade, but the shade is mounted on the 3/4" side of the board so it lays against the glass.

The client lived in the house for several weeks before deciding they enjoyed the view from the bottom of the window, and the light from the transoms, but needed something that would add that needed weight to that side of the room, along with softness and color. Roman shades also offer total privacy when lowered.

The darker fabric required a light blocking lining so fading would not be an issue. It is also something we like to use on roman shades to prevent the sun from shining through and showing all those rings on the back! That's all part of putting together a custom job---sorting out the details!


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