Monday, April 21, 2014

White Slipcovers

An overdue update is happening here.  White slipcovers for my 15 year old sofa's.


My friend, Holly, recently introduced me to Laura Siebert, owner of LS Slipcovers here in Houston. 
After we chatted by phone and text, Laura sent me fabric samples to choose from and we scheduled an in house consultation to discuss the condition of my furniture and the style of slips for my pieces. 
From there, we set up a date for Laura to come cut and pin the slips.  What an exciting day that was last week! That big beautiful pile of white fabric is going to change my life.

Laura, doing her thing. Talented and cute cute cute :)
My sofa's are originally from Storehouse and are well built but have endured 15 years of hard use with first, twin babies and now teenage boys, a dog, and many many movie nights with good food in our laps.  It's no museum here...we live a full, fun life and furniture gets dirty...that's just how it is. But now, I can bleach and wash the slips and it will feel and look clean and new and fresh.


There are exceptions, however in most cases, Laura can do the cutting and pinning in house. She then takes the slip covers to the design house to be sewn and returns to fit them.  Your furniture conveniently stays in your house while they're being sewn. 
Laura's work from pinning to finished product is beautiful. Her website shares all the details of how appointments are handled.







The fabric is a fresh white cotton twill that has the feel of an old soft sheet.  Not stiff at all.  The slipcover will have a waterfall skirt and double top stitch edging.  Simple, modern and unfussy. The sofas had attached back cushions which Laura cut and will recover as separate cushions along with adding feathers to the seat cushions.

I'll be sharing "after' photos when the slips arrive in a couple of weeks. The house will be all set for summer. 




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Studio Day Bed

I love revisiting clients to see the progress they've made on rooms we've worked together on. Here's a sneak peek of a full size day bed built into a nook of the third floor studio of my client's home.

BEFORE
AFTER
We're still working on the space but I'm looking forward to sharing more details soon on this room and others from this beautiful home. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Vintage Round Top at Marburger Farm in Round Top, Texas

Today is opening day of the Marburger Farm antiques show in Round Top, Texas. I spent the day yesterday styling and photographing the booth of The Vintage Round Top. It's so fun to sneak in the day before to see what's going on in those big white tents before the show opens.  Remember their booth from last fall? They created quite a buzz with their vintage circus theme. 

I've got some sneak peeks for you of their new spring show, "The French Naturalist", taken with my phone yesterday. It's quite an experience so I hope you're able to visit them this week at Marburger. 



                       

         



The Marburger Farm show runs from April 1-5. Visit Paige and Smoot of The Vintage Round Top in Tent C, Booth 10 for beautiful antiques from France and colorful spring inspiration.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Drunken Poet's Dream : Lori Vrba

It's a big weekend for art in Houston and I'm so thrilled for my lifelong friend, Lori Vrba, who's in town for the opening of her show, Drunken Poet's Dream at Catherine Couturier Gallery.
The exhibition opens this Saturday, March 29 and runs through April 26.

Ubiquity


The Gallery is exhibiting two new bodies of Lori's work, Drunken Poet's Dream and Assemblage

Following is an excerpt from Lori's artist statement:

 “My recent foray into the assemblage work feels like an organic extension and progression of my photography.  My imagery has a strong narrative component as does each assemblage piece.  I am a lifelong collector of curious oddities and I love transforming space, whether it be for an exhibition or my home.  The photographs are finished in encaustic for both the aesthetic and archival properties.  Bringing these elements together is just another way for me to tell a story.  My own.”

Lori's show runs in conjunction with FotoFest which is offering portfolio viewings of the artists work in attendance. This is a great opportunity to view current work from artists that are in town attending FotoFest and is open to the public. If you're a collector, or someone who's always wanted to collect art this is an excellent way to get acquainted with artists and their work. 

Congratulations and much love to my dear friend. I am so proud.


Friday, March 21, 2014

At Home with Ed Fulkerson of Leftover's Antiques

Just west of Houston, in the sweet little town of Brenham, Texas, is where Ed Fulkerson of Leftovers Antiques, calls home. And what a home it is. 
My dear friend and talented decorator, Holly Mathis, recently invited me to photograph Ed's beautiful home. Can you imagine how much fun we had styling this shoot together and touching all of his antiques? Best job ever!

Ed lives in an authentic historical cottage.  The kind we all Pin to our style boards and lust for...you know..with old worn floors, original shutters, tall ceilings, wavy glass in the windows, beadboard...so romantic. 
Then, if that weren't enough, he's decorated it with thoughtfully chosen European and American antiques. 
I loved the day we spent shooting here and fell in love with the light that beams through those windows. 


















Holly is sharing even more images and details of Ed's story and their new website on her blog, so be sure to click over . He and his business partner, Michael Breddin, are in preparations now for the upcoming Marburger Farm show at Round Top so you can visit them there or at the store which is also full of beautiful antiques and more, just like the ones you see here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Going Green




Spring break week ahead... it's a staycation for us this year full of birthdays, rodeo and local fun which there's plenty of in Houston. And Spring!!! lots and lots of spring.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bleached Naturals

Plaster, paper, marble, silver. A satisfying mix of objects united by their texture and colors tucked into a favorite corner cabinet.