February 25, 2012

Deep Buttoning: Not just a leather thing.

Deep buttoning usually conjures images of the traditional gentleman’s leather chesterfield sofa, however deep buttoning isn’t just a leather thing and it doesn’t need to be all over!

Deep buttoning done well is a true testament of an upholsterer’s skill and generally isn’t cheap, but then again it’s not usually a detail considered in an average interior.  

Yet another detail I need to save up for, but I love it!

Gorgeous deep buttoned floral loveseat
Traditional linen Chesterfield [Chesterfield is used to describe a sofa where it is completely deep buttoned and the arms are at an equal height to the seat back]
Amazing Kelly Wearstler deep buttoned 'Kelly Green' velvet sofa
Beautiful royal blue velvet Chesterfield sofas. Love the use of studding to highlight the arm shape and that they are both different!

Traditional deep violet velvet Chesterfield
Great fabric selection to connect with the rug.

Traditional green velvet + traditional bed frame + contemporary bedlinen and furnishings = awesome!

If you’re interested in more ways to incorporate Deep Buttoning or Tufting into your decorating, check out my Pinterest board http://pinterest.com/bobbinscissors/deep-buttoning/

February 23, 2012

If I ask really nicely......

Would you believe it, we’re nearly at the one month mark. This blog thing isn’t that hard after all!

The only thing I am missing is some feedback from all of you who visit. I would love to know what you like, don’t like, and any suggestions for things you’d like me to post about.

So if I ask really nicely, can I please have some feedback and maybe if you love me become a follower while you're at it?

To comment all you have to do is hit the 'comment' button at the end of any post you want to make a note about, and to become a follower you hit ‘Join this site’ and sign in with your Google, Twitter or Yahoo account.

Look forward to reading your comments and thanks for the support to date :)

February 22, 2012

The closest I ever got to sleeping underneath a bed canopy

Mum will correct me if I am wrong on this one but I think I was about 13-14 when I was rewarded with my first grown up bedroom makeover. This bedroom makeover focused around the most gorgeous Sheridan fabric in navy blue with an almost paisly, morrocan pattern. Mum bought enough to sew me a quilted bedspread with pillow sham, bedside tablecloth, bean bag and the piece de resistance was the transformation of my standard bed frame into a timber four poster bed with canopy. That was my first and only canopy to date.

I know you're imagining something like the images below, maybe with a contrast lining in ivory and scolloped edge, but the reality of living in Queensland was that my gorgeous canopy was mosquito netting sewn to a roof panel of my matching fabric! Thinking back now though, that bedroom makeover was the closest I have ever come to date to having a coordinated, matching patterned formal bedroom, but most importantly - a bed canopy.

When you analyse this image closely there is just too much to love! The contrast piping on the bedhead canopy and drapes that ties to the ottoman & bolsters, the repeated pattern floral, the contrast with the check, the matelasse bed covers and the perfection in matching the green tones.

I do have a thing about centered beds, there must be a low headboard hidden there so the pillows don't fall off! Also love the ottoman bedside.

I love this royal blue but the little ornate mirror isn't doing it for me.

I love that these bed drapes are ceiling mounted, everything is stretched just that little bit further. Would have loved to have seen it with a canopy though just so the eye knew where to stop.
This is perfection, no further words are needed.

I love this but it does make me think about barber shop poles and I am so curious to know why they have large white shirts framed?

Love the jigsaw edging on the canopy.
I love so much of this, especially the mass of fabric in the drapes but being the nit picky person that I am would have loved all the off whites to match.
Love, love, love............everything!
Tab top curtains add a touch of casual, not sure about the drapes behind the bed especially when pulled to the side?

February 20, 2012

Monday's Lesson: Pattern 101 Check vs Tartan vs Plaid

This week is a curly one - we're not just comparing two patterns but three, so make sure your thinking cap is on!

Let’s start with the most straight forward pattern: Check. A Check pattern is made by crossing vertical and horizontal lines to form uniform squares. Believe it or not the name is derived from the game of chess played on a squared board.

Gorgeous large scale red and white check wingback. Love the combination with the other patterns and also the framed image sequence.
What is not to love about this? I love the repeat of the check, the scale and tone and the beautiful scolloped edge loose sheet.
I am a sucker for a check! This is my wedding dress which I adore.
Traditionally associated with Scotland, different check patterns and colours denoted specific areas as they were reflective of the natural dyes available to local weavers. The mid-19th century brought modernised weaving and dying techniques and checked cloth patterns transitioned into more complicated Tartans.  At this point Tartans came to reflect clan or family rather than region or district.

A Tartan pattern stays true to its chequered origins in that it is made by crossing vertical and horizontal lines. The enhancement being the addition of different colours intersecting at more points to form a series of different sized squares.
Casamance Neapolis from the Syracuse Collection

I always imagine Tartan working back with leather - it must be the masculine image I have in my head. Love the soft tones in this Tartan and the cute pom pom fringe on the scatter cushion!
Very retro feel Tartan, shaggy rug, orange velvet.....

 A 'How many Tartans can you see?' image. I see 6!
Here's my masculine look again. I wish they had shot this photograph with dimmed light so it really made me feel like jumping under all those covers.
Amazing dining room, stunning fringed tablecloth, netted chandelier, opulent window treatments and beautiful alternating upholstered dining chairs.

"So where does Plaid fit in?" I hear you ask. Well plaid is really just a trick term. Plaid and Tartan are one of the same. Plaid is the North American term for a Scottish Tartan and in Scotland a Plaid is a Tartan cloth worn over the shoulder or a blanket. So in summary a check is a check and a Tartan is really a North American Plaid, got it?
If you’re interested in more ways to incorporate Check, Tartan or Plaid patterns into your decorating, check out my Pinterest board http://pinterest.com/bobbinscissors/pattern-101-check-v-s-tartan-v-s-plaid/
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