i’m in the mood


for a moodboard, that is! hi guys, how are you on this mid-december night? i’m surprising myself by coming to blog tonight.


it seems like forever since i’ve had the urge to write about what’s been going on. as you may remember, i’m designing a chair line in high point, nc for the gang at Desirant. i guess i’ve been laying low cause it has a lot of moving parts and it hasn’t felt like they were coming together until today. but whatdda ya know, here i am, feeling like i almost have it figured out. almost.


it’s been tricky trying to work with someone else’s taste when i’ve always had the luxury of going my own way. the paris apartment’s always been so much fun cause i could use girly colors and fabrics and trims to make things i’d want to have myself. these trim swatches below didn’t make the cut but i just wanted a piece to take with me. guess i’ll always be a sucker for vintage trim that looks like icing on a cake, silk velvet ribbon and celadon green…anything!


anyway this new line is still everything i’d want myself, only the palette is more neutral. the flavor comes in the form of  texture, color and pattern.

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first of all we’re starting with hand finished frames using traditional patinas, colors and techniques.


the variety of tacks alone is a rabbit hole. combine it with using 3-4 fabrics, trim and paint and each piece gets pretty involved. and now’s the time to put it all together. i’m heading to high point this week to get to work.  in the meantime i’m creating work order sheets and preparing pics for the website so buyers can customize.


i probably shouldn’t share these before they’re finished.but i know we all enjoy the process and we’re all good friends here. plus i know you won’t judge me lol




i’m not saying these are set in stone but as aforementioned, each chair will have at least 3 fabric elements. a leather, a velvet or faux fur and  pattern.


not going too girly but the fluffy stuff will go on the chairs with frills,


and i’m trying out some of the same fabric on a more masculine chairs without so many curls. but all the frames are traditional french.




anyway these were some of the swatches i have at home. most are at the warehouse in HP already and i’ll see what it all really looks like together when i get there.


i’ll keep updating the progress. it seems like it helps when i blog actually


i guess i should mention that desirant is in asheville, nc and they’re very earthy. they like things woodsy and natural.img_0354.

so anyway that’s my story for tonight.




tomorrow i have to name them all and put each with its frame. i’m learning how to do it on photoshop but that’s another story.


tonight is about being content.


i think i can take it from here.


the rest should be a piece of cake! have a great night~

December 13, 2016. Tags: . Desirant, Furniture. 2 comments.