Homes with smaller bedrooms need creative storage solutions. First, stack those bed frames onto higher ground with plastic risers. That extra 4" under the bed can make the biggest difference where extra toys can be located. Part of this solution is having custom bedskirts. Use 98" long IKEA drapery as fabric for bedskirts. One set of curtains to make 2 sided custom bedskirts for 2 twin beds. The foot and one side of bed is all that is needed since the beds are up against the wall. Instead of the traditional fabric platform for the bedskirts use 3/4" , sew on Velcro/hook & loop. One side of Velcro /hook & loop product is sewn or hot glued to the top seam of the skirt and the other is attached to the top edge of the box springs with hot glue to make the skirt adjustable and easy to get off & on. Use the sides of the drapes for the hem along the floor, its s simple solution. Style and storage create easy solutions.
I have the opportunity to sew baby bedding on a regular basis. I've used many types of fabric for many mothers-to-be. There have been silks, linens, corduroys, terry cloth, well, you get the point!
This nursery was created with Target's Rachel Ashwell line of bedding. Shabby Chic bedding pieces are soft, cotton, floral pieces perfect for a baby girl.
The bumper was created from a ruffled king duvet...instant ruffle! Along with foam interior, the batting in the duvet was removed to wrap the foam to soften the look of the bumper. I also made a fitted sheet to match. So much fabric to work with! A king size sheet plays double duty, a crib sheet along with a crib skirt. One of the pillow shams became a ruffled 12"x 18"pillow. Perfect for a rocker in the nursery. A twin quilt was cut down to 36" x 50". Carefully removing the cotton edging and reapplying it up the smaller quilt, it became the perfect final touch. There was enough original quilt to make two quilts.
Great ready-made baby bedding is hard to find. Custom bedding is a great way to go. Pick a product you love and reinvent it into something special.
Motherhood is about you & fulfilling your nursery needs! What other room in your home will be looked at in the middle of the night? Create something you love. Time with your baby is fleeting - make it count!
This teen bedroom is not for those who want quiet tranquility, it's for a person who knows who they are and aren't afraid to show it!
I created this upholstered cornice that was patterned after a headboard I discovered in a magazine. If you flip those headboard inspirations over, you can definitely find a future cornice. Black with a zebra striped cording, this window treatment blends perfectly with this girl's taste.
The tufted headboard was originally an ottoman found at a local thrift store. All we did was remove the legs and attach it to the wall with brackets. Bargains are one thing, but upcycling one thing into another, without working hard for it, is even better. The gathered, drop coverlet was created from sheets that were used for the cornice also. Super fun at bargain prices.
A simple space accented with finds from Home Goods, black & white paint and a mom who is a willing to let her daughter enjoy her personal style.
This client was creating an oasis for guests in their garage apartment. This bed was acquired in Europe and painted with a soft grey treatment. I reupholstered this bed with a high-pile polyester velvet. I call it mole velvet. Once you start petting this fabric you can't stop, it doesn't feel manmade at all. Note the simplicity of the bedding, it doesn't overwhelm the bed or the space. Cool and calming bedding makes for a restful night.
My mom said your bedroom is the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at night; if you want to make it a pleasant day make it right. Climbing into a plumped made bed at the end of the day, will entice you into a restful sleep. It’s not only about making your bed and cleaning your room. It's surrounding yourself with some beautiful and favorite things around you.
Don’t live in your bed. Make it a special place to go. Wake up ready for the world and fall asleep with peace of mind.
Custom bedding creates a restful atmosphere.
This client used these drapes in a previous home and decided to use the valances she had to create a canopy for her bed and a pillow. Often very creative, some clients upcycle existing "fabric resources" and give another life to an old investment they love!
Having found my calling as a sewologist & design consultant many years ago, I am at a place where I want to share my love. Using fabrics for new projects along with upcycling once forgotten pieces, I want help create a vision for your own place. I am always looking for things I've not seen before and want to create & recreate unusual objects myself. I want to take ideas to the next level and make it happen!