Monday, June 24, 2013

Refresh Your Home Decor

We like to update our homes with new fabric colors but often aren't sure what to do. Last Saturday, The Linden Tree hosted Gabberts Interior Designer Christine Sutphen to help people by showing how to incorporate my fabric into their homes.  She created a board with swatches of paint colors, my fabric, glass tiles, wood samples and coordinating fabrics for a professional put together look. I loved seeing her visual creativity at work.  There were little vignettes of my Modern Yardage fabric color ways for Poppy Hop, Ginkgo and Zig Zag with dishes and home accents that I put together in the store window for inspiration.  Melissa did a wonderful job taking a rocker and upholstering the seat to match the fabric lamp shade I created. Carole and Melissa sewed some table runners and accessories which I coordinated with ceramics and some of my art prints which are sold at The Linden Tree.  Thanks to all who stopped by to talk with us.

Lampshade in mint Links, shower curtain in Poppy Hop Dance, Blossom in Taupe
Ginkgo leaves turquoise on gold with my Dragonfly print

Poppy Hop Passion tangerine with Links napkin

Zig Zag, Poppy Hop Passion in taupe by my Dandelion print

Very cool dishes from Ikea looked great with my Dash blue and blossom prints

Poppy Hop Dance in Turquoise pillow and Zig Zag turquoise on cream window display

It's my best shot of the window display from outside the shop

Lindsey writing up the event on the chalkboard, including a Poppy

Great totes made of my fabric by Mary of Pog for sale at The Linden Tree

Left is Christine Sutphen with the display board she created

Rocker by Melissa with my lampshade in Poppy Dance natural

Poppy panel made into a pillow

Modern Yardage produced all the fabric and are available online

Erin is wearing a Poppy Hop Dance & Links in magenta dress made by Melissa.and ready to walk Jackson.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Simple Fabric Projects

I'm working on some simple home dec projects using my Poppy Hop fabric from Modern Yardage.  This is all for a great event coming up in a few days at The Linden Tree. An Interior Designer from Gabberts, Christine Sutphen, and I will meet with customers to show them ideas or answer questions on how to use my fabric for any size room projects. Click here to read more about the event.

Right now I've been working on some small projects to go with other larger items that The Linden Tree is working on. Above is an upcycled bulletin board I made using a thrift store frame I painted white, covered with magenta Poppy Hop fabric on foam core and glued into the frame.  That's a pic of me with my sister Cathy and my Mom with her sister Rose.

The lampshade was a new but inexpensive lamp from Target that I covered with my mint links from the Poppy Hop Collection.  The fabrics all come in three different scales which is very cool.  This is the large scale print.  I have to thank my neighbor for requesting this color for the print. I love it!

Well, back to work with more event prep.  I can't wait to see what Melissa, Carole, Rose and Mary are making out of my fabric, too.

I'll post more pics as projects get made so you will be inspired to get started on some home decor projects, too.  If you want to use my fabrics, they are available thru Modern Yardage here.