Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sweet Dreams ......

What do I like most of all about my "REAL" job?

The opportunity to be creative.
I love to create.
Being able to  be creative while working at my
is something that I am very fortunate to be able to do. 

Here is one of my absolute favorite rooms I created for a client...

This was done for one of my favorite client's daughters.
I have done almost every room in their beautiful house.
She is a client who I now consider a friend.
I always enjoy having her call with the next project.

I designed and made everything except the bedspread.

The canopy with crown required a total of 40 yards of fabric. 
We used a soft ivory and pale lavender dupioni silk
for the  panels and crown. 
 Between the ivory and lavender silk
we used interlining to make it more luxurious.

Lots of beaded trim was used to embellish the crown
and leading edge of the panels.

The pillows were made from an additional bedspread and coordinating fabrics.

In addition to the bed,
 I designed a window treatment for the large bay window.

The cornice was covered by shirring on the lavender silk fabric.

I added a triangle swag edged with the beaded trim.
The swag was attached by using two decorative drapery finials.

The dressing table needed a bench.
She wanted it to be like an upholstered piece of furniture.
I had never made one before,
but what the heck,
 I would give it a try.....

Not bad for a first attempt!

I decided to make a plywood box  with a top on it.
Then I just covered the entire box with the fabrics.
 I added a thick piece of foam on top,
covered it with fabric and added some buttons.

The other day I got a call from my friend "the client" ...
Her youngest daughter just graduated
and decided to live at home while going to school.
She wants a room just like her BIG sister....

Can't wait to get started!

I'll share photos when the job is complete.

I'll be linking up to....


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow, Sherry, that canopy is perfect! You are one talented lady. Can't wait to see what else you have cooking. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jo said...

Very nice!

Jenna said...

WOW... That is a beautiful room! You are truly blessed with a wonderful talent!

Many Blessings,

Sueann said...

Oh my! That room is to die for!!
It is fabulous!! And that you get to do another room is fantastic!!
Good for you

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Gasp! This is stunning. I am so impressed with your amazing talent!

PS I've got a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog right now. Come by when you have a chance! :)

BizzyMom said...


Lisa said...

You've done a beautiful job with the whole room, but that canopy is really neat.

Fishtail Cottage said...

so elegant! love it!

Candy said...

Dreamy...love the canopy. I'm gathering ideas for my bedroom make over and just might have to see if I can create my own version. Love the gathers, bead trim...love it all. Great job.
Blessings ;-)

Mandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I'd love it if you shared this at my party that started today www.projectqueen.org
I'm a new follower!

Kara said...

Absolutely stunning! A room fit for a princess for sure. I will be featuring it tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

kelly said...

What a lovely room.


Chris said...

Hi Sherry, what a wonderful job you have done in that room. Everything is so gorgeous. Congrats. I found and am following you through Bloggeritaville and hope to visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you could follow me also. I would love that. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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