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Foot Stool Re-Do #2

As the self-appointed foot stool expert, (having recovered 2 now, in two weeks!), I’m back with my newest DIY project. I found it Sunday, at the Sacramento Antique Fair. It came with the board and the leg base. It was a pretty straight forward project and what I really like is that the legs are…

How to Add “Poof” to a Cushion

Hello again! Thanks so much for stopping by! On a recent buying trip, I found this cute little foot stool, that someone had carefully recovered! The only trouble was, that it was missing its “poof”! There’s a simple fix, for poof-less foot stools or chair seats, covered in fabric. As you can see, in the…

Risks Have Their Rewards

A few weeks ago, I was looking at fabric options, after staining an oak chair a dark walnut. I considered a traditional fabric… …but thought it was too “safe”. So I looked beyond my own fabric stash and found a leopard print, in an ultra-suede. This was not a slam-dunk fabric decision because recovering a…

Choosing Upholstery Fabric

Well, I did it! I chose new upholstery fabric, for the chair I just sanded and stained. While I was considering a more traditional fabric… I decided to take a more “daring” approach, with an ultra-suede animal print, what many people call a new “neutral”. Now, I’ve heard that every room should have one surprise,…

Duralee’s New Spring Fabrics

Duralee, one of the fabric companies for the design trade, showed off their new season of fabrics. Fabric trends included tile block prints, crisp bright colors, suzani inspired fabric designs, menswear inspired plaids and even embroidered fabrics that would be stunning used in draperies. Lilac was everywhere, especially paired with grey. Yellow, grey and white…

Design Blogger’s Conference, L.A., Part 2

One aspect of the Design Blogger’s Conference last week, was little about social media and everything about interior design. We were near a state of nirvana, listening to design icons Jan Showers, Tracy Porter, Barclay Butera and Suzanne Rheinstein speak about their favorite looks as well as a few design tips. Designer favorites include painted…