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Pom Poms, Tassels and Beads!

Today, I stopped by my workroom to see how the “roadside chair” was doing.  That is what my client and I are affectionately calling the chair that she found on the side of the road in Oakland.  It has its swag on, I mean primer on, but soon the Refinisher will be spraying a conversion lacquer on it in Sherwin William’s Alabaster. The number is SW7008 and it will be in a Pearl Finish.  It is a lovely warm white color.

Once the paint dries and hardens, it will be transported to my upholsterer where the fabric awaits its arrival.  The client selected a Clarke & Clarke cotton velvet fabric called Majestic Velvet, color Teal from the Duralee Showroom.  It will get new webbing and a foam wrapped cushion for the seat. Here is the scary chair in its “before” picture.

Before Pic of The Roadside Chair

Before Pic of The Roadside Chair

After I stopped by my Refinishers, I headed to the San Francisco Design Center.  The client and I decided to add trim to the bolster pillow that will grace this chair.  For the bolster pillow, we are going to use my favorite Schumacher fabric.  For about a year now, I have just been dying to use it on a project! Finally, the perfect opportunity!!  This fabric was designed by Alessandra Branca and is a fabulous silhouette toile in a very unusual blue/red combination.  Its number is 175482 and its name is Coromandel, color Prussian Blue/Rogue.

My Favorite Schumacher Fabric!  Designed by Alessandra Branca.

My Favorite Schumacher Fabric! Designed by Alessandra Branca.

Because this fabric screams for trim, I headed to Sloan Miyasato who reps Houles.  Houles is based in Paris and definitely without a doubt, my go-to for trim.  A very luxurious stripe by The Romo Group from their Black Edition and a playful floral by Villa Nova will also be introduced into the room via the sofa pillows.  The stripe is 7561/01 from the Xanthina Collection, Zella Teaberry.  The floral is V3101/02 from the Elodie Collection, Elodie Carmine Washable.

Other Fabrics in the Living Room

Other Fabrics in the Living Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houles Trim Options for the Bolster Pillow

Houles Trim Options for the Bolster Pillow

Houles Trim, Opale Collection, 33280 col 9900

Houles Trim, Opale Collection, 33280 col 9900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow we’ll be selecting pom poms, tassels or maybe these little Houle beads.  I wonder which ones will sweetly talk to the client so this pillow can get its swag on… I mean trim on…

Reupholster to Renew!

Before shot of the Wheat Backed Chair.

Before shot of the Wheat Backed Chair.

 

Here is the before shot!

Before shot of the Civil War Folding Rocking Chair.

We recently took a wheat back chair and a civil war folding rocking chair into the upholsterer. I think they turned out beautifully!  They now reside in an attic in Berkeley that we are in process of renovating into a guest bedroom.  The fabric is by Robert Allen, Pattern:  Spring Fancy, Color: Viridian.  Robert Allen is at the SF Design Center in the Galleria Building, Ste. 218.  Their fabrics are truly eye-candy for any textile junkie!  Click on the Renewed Rocker below to be taken to the fabrics at the Robert Allen website!

Reupholstered Rocker and Chair.

Reupholstered in Robert Allen fabric – a Civil War Folding Rocker and a Wheat Back Chair by Leeza Designs.

 

Robert Allen Fabric in the pattern Spring Fancy in Viridian color.

Robert Allen Fabric in the pattern Spring Fancy in Viridian color.

Shimmers!

Villa Nova Misaki Clover from De Sousa Hughes

Villa Roma Misaki Clover from De Sousa Hughes

Recently, I’ve been on a hunt for a fabric for a pillow for green leather chair for a Piedmont client. She recently purchased a red area rug with green accents.   This fabric is one of the contenders for the accompanying pillow for her side chair in her living room.  I absolutely love it because it shimmers.  It is made of Viscose and Polyester. It is from the De Sousa Hughes Showroom at the San Francisco Design Center.  The vendor is Villa Nova and the fabric is called Misaki Clover (1194/12).  It is available in 12 different colourways.  I hope it all comes to fruition with this client because I have had my eye on this fabric for so long.  I can hardly wait to use it on a client project!

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes is the principal designer at Leeza Designs in Piedmont, CA. In my opinion, the icing in any room are the fabrics selected for pillows. I believe the fabrics are what give your room that personal and warm touch.  It is also one of the easiest ways to give a room a fresh new look.

Hot off the Press: Pink!

Pink is getting a lot of publicity in 2011.  Pantone just predicted 18-2120, Honeysuckle is THE color for 2011, which is a HOT raspberry color.  And, the The New York Times just wrote an article on the pink bathroom, referencing one of my favorite movies from my high school years, “Pretty in Pink”.   And they noted blogger Pam Keuber, who started a blog called http://savethepinkbathroom; a hilarious blog, worth checking out!  But, beware, she asks you to take a pledge to never destroy your vintage pink bathroom!

What do you think?  Will you be keeping your PINK 1970s bathroom? Or, do you have any plans to change your living room to PINK in 2011?  Let me know.

I’ve included a few pictures of the PINK work I’ve done and a few PINK photos that I find inspirational.  Enjoy!

Leeza Designs Pink Tiled Bathroom with a Pink Ceiling in Kensington, CA

Leeza Designs Pink Guest Bedroom in Kensington, CA

Leeza Designs Panels with Roman Shade in a Pink Guest Bedroom in Castro Valley, CA

Inspirational Living Room with Pink Accents

These last two fun inspirational pink photos are from Belle Maison.  You can check out Belle Maison using  the link in my blogroll.

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes is the principal designer at Leeza Designs in Piedmont, CA. In my opinion, Color on walls can create a great background for your artwork or can take center stage.  The trick is selecting colors that mirror the light levels in your rooms.  And, my goal is to choose colors that you feel comfortable living in and that create a cohesive feel throughout your home.