Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Projects in Print

I am so excited to be able to share some recently completed projects. Three different Red Door Home projects have finally made it to print in the Spring 2010 edition of 100 Decorating Ideas Under $100. They include curtains for a budget remake of a beautiful dining room which appeared in Country French magazine, curtain panels and a pillow for a “pink room” and a stool cover made of Amy Butler fabric from my Sassy Stool Topper pattern.


Country french has always been a favorite decorating style for designers and regular homeowners (like me) alike. It is beautiful, comforable and can be achieved over time with a relatively modest budget.  In this feature article, Donna Talley shows how to accomplish this high end look for less.

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

The upper right hand inset picture below shows a photo of the inspiration room while the larger picture gives a complete view of the room remake on a budget.

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

Donna did such an amazing job including all the little details that make this room so special – decoupage plates, flowers, slip covered chairs, stenciled lamp shades, vintage china, and beautiful fabrics. My contribution to this story was the curtain panels

 100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

 
100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

 
100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications


100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

The original curtains featured a smock pleated header. To achieve the same look for a lot less, I simply used pencil pleating tape on fabric that was purchased from Fabric.com.


Left unlined, the curtain panels were created from one width of fabric with a 1” seam allowance around the entire panel. The pencil pleating tape was sewn about ½ inch from the top and the gathering strings were pulled to the desire window width. To achieve a more gathered look, simply use two widths of fabric.

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

The second article, “At First Blush,” shows how pink is no longer just for little girls rooms. There are several pretty pictures including this table runner (above), a built in book case backed with wallpaper and a trio of mirrors on top of a vintage dresser. I had the pleasure of making the table runner, which Donna later embellished, and the simple curtain panels.

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications
 
100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

Again, these curtain panels were made from budget-friendly fabric and left unlined. The panels were cut to length and then finished with a one inch hem on all sides.

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

I also created this fringe pillow with a zipper closure (below) from Amy Butler fabric. This pillow adds a feminine feel to the room without being overwhelming.

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

The third and final project is a picture featuring my scalloped edged Sassy Stool Topper pattern. This is a great project since it uses only small amounts of fabric and gives any stool a quick remodel.

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - Michael Partenio
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications
 
 
 

15 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

I think the stool cover is the best! The scallops really are cute and give a little touch of sassy :) Do you purchase fabrics online?

Red Door Home said...

I usually purchase fabrics from several different sources - online, from my local JoAnn fabrics and Calico Corners, and from my local quilting fabric store, KC Custom Framing and Fabrics. My first choice is always to support my local stores and then if I can't find what I am looking for I will search online.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is wonderful, Stacey! Now I have an excuse to pick this magazine up! Love it all ~ the pillow is great and so is the scalloped stool cover. I just got fabric from fabric.com myself and I agree they have some great pricing.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Congratulations! You definitely deserve the recognition!! You have such a talent!!

mishebe said...

Love the stool cover too.

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

CONGRATS and thank you for sharing!! Lovely, lovely and doable ideas!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Loving it! And congrats!!

nouveaustitch said...

I need to make some of those stool covers. Problem? I don't have those stools in my home. Would make a great giveaway.... off to pillage my fat-quarter stash!!!

Ellen

Kim said...

Your contributions are just wonderful. How do you get into the mags? Do you keep submitting ideas until something hits?

pk @ Room Remix said...

Congratulations! These are awesome projects and definitely deserve to be featured. I love that scalloped barstool cover! I didn't know the others were yours until I read the post (after I realized they were yours I did see your name under fabrication in the sources though.) Congrats again. I'm sure this won't be the last time you have something in a magazine. :-)

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Great post! Beautiful rooms.
-Trish

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Congratulations! How very fun and Im lovin your blog!

northern cottage said...

I adore this stool cover & the other version of it too - you are so fantastic...looking forward to having a few minutes to read through all your goodies!! So glad I found your cute blog!

DarKilp said...

Congrats to you.
I must say I jus' came across your blog....I am lovin' it!!!
I love your stool covers...I have 6 stools jus' like yours that really, really need recovered. You have def. given me lots of ideas.
Thanks so much!!!
Darla
The Prim Patch

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Stacy

You and Donna are truly exceptional stylists and designers - how wonderful to be able to work together on so many wonderful projects. Can't wait to see each of your projects in the magazines.

My best- Diane

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