Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tech Tuesday #4: Number of Widths vs. Fullness

Every Tuesday we present a tech topic to demystify the details, the measurements, and the math of custom soft goods. 

This week: Number of Widths vs. FullnessEnjoy the comic adventure below (click or tap the image to see full size). 

Click or tap to enlarge.

We would love your support, collaboration, and feedback. Let us know about the technical challenges you have faced. Comments are welcome, and we will try to solve any technical dilemmas that you may post. We want this to be a open forum for your benefit.  


SV Customers: You may view the corresponding SV Tech Sheet: "Number of Widths vs. Fullness" by going to the SV Dropbox.*

*Friendly reminder: SV Dropbox is your location online to access all of Stevenson Vestal's digital publications (except price catalogs). Please note that you do not need to login and you do not need a Dropbox account.  Send us an email if you need a new link to the SV Dropbox



More Tech Tuesdays:
#1: Face Width
#2: Finished Length
#3: Projection and Bedding Drop 
#4: Number of Widths vs. Fullness 
#5: Traversing vs. Stationary Draperies
#6: Fabric Orientation
#7: Dropping Patterns
#8: Top Down Matching
#9: Ring Count





Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tech Tuesday #3: Projection and Bedding Drop

Every Tuesday we present a tech topic to demystify the details, the measurements, and the math of custom soft goods. 

This week: Projection and Bedding DropEnjoy the comic adventure below (click or tap the image to see full size). 

Click or tap to enlarge.

We would love your support, collaboration, and feedback. Let us know about the technical challenges you have faced. Comments are welcome, and we will try to solve any technical dilemmas that you may post. We want this to be a open forum for your benefit.  

SV Customers: You may view the corresponding SV Tech Sheet: "Projection and Bedding Drop" by going to the SV Dropbox.*

*Friendly reminder: SV Dropbox is your location online to access all of Stevenson Vestal's digital publications (except price catalogs). Please note that you do not need to login and you do not need a Dropbox account.  Send us an email if you need a new link to the SV Dropbox



More Tech Tuesdays:
#1: Face Width
#2: Finished Length
#3: Projection and Bedding Drop 
#4: Number of Widths vs. Fullness 
#5: Traversing vs. Stationary Draperies
#6: Fabric Orientation
#7: Dropping Patterns
#8: Top Down Matching
#9: Ring Count





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tech Tuesday #2: Finished Length

Every Tuesday we present a tech topic to demystify the details, the measurements, and the math of custom soft goods.

This week: Finished LengthEnjoy the SV Tech Man comic adventure below (click or tap the image to see full size).  

Click or tap the image to enlarge.

We would love your support, collaboration, and feedback. Let us know about the technical challenges you have faced. Comments are welcome, and we will try to solve any technical dilemmas that you may post. We want this to be a open forum for your benefit.  

SV Customers: You may view the corresponding SV Tech Sheet: "Finished Length, defined for every product" by going to the SV Dropbox.*

*Friendly reminder: SV Dropbox is your location online to access all of Stevenson Vestal's digital publications (except price catalogs). Please note that you do not need to login and you do not need a Dropbox account.  Send us an email if you need a new link to the SV Dropbox





More Tech Tuesdays:
#1: Face Width
#2: Finished Length
#3: Projection and Bedding Drop 
#4: Number of Widths vs. Fullness 
#5: Traversing vs. Stationary Draperies
#6: Fabric Orientation
#7: Dropping Patterns
#8: Top Down Matching
#9: Ring Count







Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tech Tuesday #1: Face Width

SV Tech Man and Tech Tuesdays to the rescue! Every Tuesday we present a comic adventure to demystify the details, the measurements, and the math of custom soft goods.

Let's begin with that most basic of measurements: Face WidthEnjoy the adventure below (click or tap the image to see full size).  

Click or tap the image to enlarge.
We would love your support, collaboration, and feedback. Let us know about the technical challenges you have faced. Comments are welcome, and we will try to solve any technical dilemmas that you may post. We want this to be a open forum for your benefit.  

SV Customers: You may view the corresponding SV Tech Sheet: "Face Width, defined for every product" by going to the SV Dropbox.*

*Friendly reminder: SV Dropbox is your location online to access all of Stevenson Vestal's digital publications (except price catalogs). Please note that you do not need to login and you do not need a Dropbox account.  Send us an email if you need a new link to the SV Dropbox





More Tech Tuesdays:
#1: Face Width
#2: Finished Length
#3: Projection and Bedding Drop 
#4: Number of Widths vs. Fullness 
#5: Traversing vs. Stationary Draperies
#6: Fabric Orientation
#7: Dropping Patterns
#8: Top Down Matching
#9: Ring Count





Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Luxury Residence in Raleigh, NC


Luxury Residence in Raleigh, North Carolina

We met up recently with Monique Warmus of Monique's Interiors in Raleigh, NC to check out her latest residential project, encompassing a completely redesigned Dining Room and Great Room.  

Monique told us about her first meeting with her client: "We made an appointment to meet at her house over the phone. My client said she was reluctant to even open the door because she knew the design she had wasn't working but she didn't know why." In the course of their conversation, Monique learned that her client felt no personal connection or attachment to the items in the Dining Room. At Monique's request, the two went window shopping at a local furniture store to find the home owner's style. “Just tell me what you think is wonderful, what makes you excited, what catches your eye, what you can't live without.” Everything she pointed to, said Monique, was distinctly French. "I finally had an idea of what I could work towards."
 
Dining Room 
   

In the dining room the relaxing Delft blue paint color, Benjamin Moore's Water Edge 1635, came from a napkin that the client said was her “favorite color.” The French dining room table with curved legs brings elegance and class. The candlestick chandelier adds to the etherial romance of the room as does the gorgeous sheer London Balloon Shade, handcrafted by Stevenson Vestal artisans. On seeing the shade in this setting, we asked Monique why she chose to use only a sheer fabric. “The customer thought the room was already dark to begin with and she did not want to lose any light,” says Monique. She proposed a London balloon shade that she had artfully designed with pleats that fell over the trim work so no seams showed. She also cleverly hid the mounting brackets by painting them the same color as the trim so the piece appears to float on its own in front of the window. This shade definitely sets the tone for the room. She imported some Parisian reproduction florals reprinted from antique originals and painted by hand. She also added touches of white with her pottery choices and the dishes mounted on the wall. On the “reveal” day everything was brought in at once and the owners saw the room as a whole completed project. Finally, the customer had a room where she loved everything!

At this point Monique's client felt that she had found someone to understand her, who was able to transfer her personal style into her house. She called Monique to continue with the rest of the house.

Great Room 
Next, Monique turned her attention to the Great Room. Originally, the room featured a dark and uninspiring brown palette, with a 6” shelf molding 10' up on the wall and a ceiling fan that was builder-grade out of the book. Monique didn't stop with just a new coat of paint—she completely reinvented the interior. She began by refinishing the floors, then she added picture molding all the way up to the 18' ceilings. To finish she chose a crisp white paint, Benjamin Moore Snow White OC-66, for both wall and picture trim. Behind the couch she painted a light cafe au lait color, Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige 7037, that flows into the rest of the living space downstairs. Monique's client wanted to continue with the new concept so she asked Monique to select new furniture for their Great Room that better suited the new wall treatments. The chairs, upholstered in a Ikat 1927's print, pick up the delft blue of the Dining Room. The Flat Roman Shades on the white wall pick up the same blues of the Ikat chairs. The sofa is tufted in a heavy linen, and the carpet was specially designed for the family.


Luxurious Details
We here at Stevenson Vestal helped this HOUSE turn into a HOME by working under Monique's design direction to create the Flat Roman Shades shown above, and the etherial London Balloon Shade in the Dining Room. 

London Shade at SV 


Monique Warmus has been providing interior design services for more than 15 years. She got her start by designing for friends and family, and her artistic background and flair for design has led to a flourishing business. Thanks to Monique Warmus, of Monique's Interiors for her outstanding partnership over the years with us at Stevenson Vestal.  





                              Resources:
Paint:
Benjamin Moore Snow White OC-66 - Great room 







Benjamin Moore Water Edge 1635 - Great Room 







Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige 7037 - Great Room 









Fabrics:
Pindler and Pindler Milena Eggshell 3580- Linen sheer with horizontal weave.  - Dining Room London Ballon Shade








Lighting:
Currey & Company, Hannah Chandelier 

















Furniture: 
Hickory White, Maison rectangular dining room table







Ethan allen, Cassatt side chair








Restoration Hardware, French panel closed media console