Oh Kay campers.....
Let's finish up this story about the Junior League Showhouse I did in 1997.
We've gone over the floor plan.....
We've gone over the fabrics.....
We've gone over the dance floor.....
And the musician's dais.....
The upholstered servers.....
Doesn't it seem like I'm milking the story?????
Actually, I don't like writing long posts.
Some of my readers...,
(you know who you are),
have short attention spans.
Today I'm going to start with all the toss pillows.
I really like to needle point.
I listen to books on tape while I do it.
I can waste a #$% load of time doing this..
It's a really wonderful past time when one has no life!!!!!
I designed and needle pointed all the pillows I am about to show you.
ISN'T THIS EXCITING????
I tried to make every saying relate to the party atmosphere.
I even did a pillow that said "Waltz", but I don't got no shot of it.....
I sold every pillow I made in this room!!!!!
I am da bomb!!!!!
I showed you the pillows on the musician'a chairs, but here I am showing then again.
'Cuz I'm talkin' about pillows here!!!!
I also wanted to show this round pillow.
It's an example of the graphic impact a stripe can achieve if cut and sewn on the diagonal,.
You can make either a square, or as in this case, a cross.
I wanted the room to have a feel as if a real family lived here.
After all, doesn't every normal family have a ball room?????
So I added some personal touches to the mirror over the mantel by sticking some cards and invitations into the frame
And as a last detail.....
I laid an Aubusson rug over the sisal carpet to help delineate the seating area and add a little color and pattern, 'cuz after all,
I'm all about the color and pattern!!!!!
So that brings to a conclusion the story about the ballroom.....
I'm not done!!!!!
Couple of folks asked about how long this whole process took.
Well, from start to finish, it took several months.
Show house rooms go faster than normal jobs because we're working under really tight time constraints.
But we still have to deal with the time it takes factories and work rooms to create the items we dream up.
The overall conception and design process has to happen really quickly, usually within a couple of weeks, because we are so tight on time.
I start with measuring the room and doing floor plans and elevation drawings.
I draw an elevation of each wall, so that when it's time to install the room, I know exactly where each print, picture and plate is going to be hung.
By doing elevations, it's also really helpful in designing the draperies and any other window treatments I decide to use.
Sometimes I'll do a perspective of the room also, it helps with things like lamp selection, etc.
This way when it comes time to install the design; that process goes fairly quickly because I've worked out pretty much every detail in advance.
Now I'm done!!!!