Drapery “Project of the week” : Their Okanagan dream homeWritten By Celina Dalrymple Date: July 22, 2014
Fabulous Furnishings; drapes, curtains and upholstery in the Okanagan
It was a real pleasure to be able to help this newly retired couple re-furnish and fill their new home in sunny Penticton. After leaving their Burnaby home of 28 years the Wood family purchased an apartment, gutted it, and really made it a beautiful place to spend their retirement comfortably. The new space was designed by the couple and step by step they turned it into the dream home they had always wanted . . . and more (Ted will grumble about that)!
On the first visit they came to us looking to re-upholster two of their arm chairs which quickly turned into us working together on many pieces throughout the home. The project spread to toss pillows, window-seats and custom drapery in all the rooms. We refinished some existing wood furniture and they even purchased my beloved tufted chair (which you can watch the re-upholstery process in our time lapse video). It took several visits to secure just the right fabrics and bring the look together, a process which we enjoyed spending with the couple and was well worth the time invested. The outcome was gorgeous!
With the work complete we loaded up the Fabulous van and drove up to the Okanagan to do the install. Our clients graciously hosted us during the few days it took to place the hardware, hang and properly train the curtains so they were just right It was so nice getting to know them as we enjoyed some amazing home cooked food, and lots of laughs . . . and now they are going to have to adopt me :)
Thank you to this wonderful couple for letting us help make your new home Fabulous!
Leather tufting; work in progress before
Complete! The couples existing “Egyptian” chair repaired and re-upholstered in this waxy pull up leather
Cute! A petit stool upholstered to suit
We love the process, we get to see the old become new . . . jute and horsehair is a common sight.
The devil is in the details. The ottoman was refinished to match the chair which was purchased complete here at the shop. The tufting, leather and refinished frame made it feel like they had always belonged together.
Customized upholstered bench seat and cushions = happy nook!
The mud room gets a touch of fabric too
Training day . . . this is part of the reason custom drapes are so fabulous. Each pleat is carefully set into place to stay beautiful forever.
Hang, train, set! Curtains and drapes get the royal treatment before installation.
Installed! Grand and cozy all at the same time. What a wonderful space to come home to.
So tailored, drapes hang beautifully in the dining room.
The stripe . . . oh the stripe . . . a quest like no other was put on to make sure this special cut velvet stripe made it into this space! And with all the custom bedding in blue and cream the hit of red ties the whole thing together. Phew!
A last minute addition; refinished in high gloss lacquer black and upholstered in white leather . . . luxurious in the new master bath.
Going up! Drapes installed.
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