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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
I have a passion for creating. I love to sew, decorate, paint, read, travel. I have been sewing and decorating for years. I love teaching and sharing my inspiration. I love thinking outside the box and believe everything can be made into something new! I am sew inspired and love simplicity in my life. I have a very successful decorating business. I also love teaching my sewing classes and sharing this gift that I have been blessed with. Sewing is becoming a dying art and I want to do my part in keeping it alive.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Designing for the Love of It!!

I love my job!!!  How many people can say that with passion.  I am so blessed to be given a talent from God that earns me a living and fills my heart and soul with so much joy!  I can honestly say it's not about the money, its about the opportunity to be creative and make homes beautiful.

As I celebrate 15 years in business, I thought I would take a walk down memory lane and enjoy and delight in the many people I have met and the homes that I have changed.

"If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life"  that is honestly how I feel.

This is one of my favorite rooms.  The sun room furniture gave the room a casual but elegant feel.

This study is very comfortable yet simply elegant.  I feel in love with the peacock fabric and new I had to upholster the chairs in this fabric.  The blue silk bishop sleeved draperies just finished it off.

Notice the shimmering faux finish in the ceiling.  A little unexpected in a kitchen, but it turned out fabulous.

Small guest bath was brought to center stage with this cornice.  Since  the shower had glass doors, it was difficult making this room have any pizzazz, but this wooden cornice did the trick. 

My clients wanted a little beach style in their basement.  So the soft blues with  hints of lime green really fit the bill.

This window treatment was made oversize to accommodate the large windows.  Then we made  jabots that were unusually shaped.

My favorite bedroom I have ever done!  I loved the detail in the draperies behind the bed.  This really made the clients feel like they were masters of their homes.  

This room was done for a little girl that was a little afraid of color.  Instead of painting the walls, I used pops of color  all over the room.  The walls have inspirational words painted all around and the pillows were finished off with some amazing detailed tassels and trims.  But the best part of the room is the lime green chaise lounge!!

To keep the arch shape of the windows, the cornice was arched and then we added unusual and unique  jabots.  The detail of the beaded fringe was the icing on the cake.

My all time favorite window treatment.  I did this room in a Tuscan style.  The room has 3 arched entryways that I had faux stoned.  The cornice was upholstered and then the wood trim was painted black.  This is by far one of my favorite rooms.  

This was an unfinished basement.  My clients wanted to feel like they were in a mountain cabin.  The concrete floors were stained and the structural columns were stack stoned.  It really felt like a mountain retreat.

My client already had a lot of great pieces.  I just needed to create a space plan for this open floor plan that would define the space.  The soft blue I painted the walls really helped pull the room together.

What a fun project.  The walls were painted in this amazing jungle mural.  This is a kids play room.  I wanted the window treatment to be a part of the mural, so the tree continued across the window and all the leaves were 3D.  Turned our fantastic.  Actually looked like it was suppose to be a part of the amazing painting.
Another view of the dining room pictured earlier.  The Tuscan furniture really made the room.  But it was the bronze ceiling that topped the room off.

Hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane.  You can see more photos on my web-site.  Please go and take a stroll.