There are great things worth waiting for…………..from concept to completion can take weeks or sometimes months or longer.
Keith is a designer who lives to create uniquely beautiful interiors for his clients and seeks the artisans who can bring his vision to reality.
I was introduced to Keith last year because he was looking for a new way to build a window cornice. Cornices are usually heavy and upholstered but Keith was looking for a light and shapely piece that would compliment the lace curtains he was designing for Eileen’s dormer windows.
Look at all the curves………..
The lace curtains are also hung from a curved track.
He chose a toile from Schumacher with a design of the four seasons. Eileen wanted the “summer” and “winter” motifs to be centered.
How did we achieve this framework?……..I know you are wondering. My friends at Landbridge Lighting are the guys who can build it. They can make anything! Using Keith’s drawing they fabricated the structure.
Here are the frames finished when I went to pick them up.
I’m making these just like I’m sewing a lampshade on a frame. I completely wrapped the frame with seam binding so I could sew the fabric tightly to it. The pattern of the toile needed to be matched at every seam.
Every stitch is done by hand.
The narrow bottom edge was curved and needed to be covered so I made tiny pleats.
The “summer” panel is ready for lining………………
…………all sewn in by hand.
Thank you Keith for the wonderful project……….I really learned a lot!