My thoughts on interior design and all things beautiful in the world.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

1st Annual Designer Sample Sale




SAVE THE DATES!

The first annual Designer Sample Sale is in the planning stages.  The dates are confirmed so plan to attend.

Calling all Designers
We will be contacting Central Oregon Interior Designers & Tenant partners in the Design Center to participate.  If you have samples, fabrics, books, mis-orders, shades, model home furnishings etc that you would like to sell please contact me. The more designers we have the better the sale.  We plan to do this at least once a year so let's make the first one a great sale to be anticipated.

If you are a bargain hunter plan to come & bring a friend!

LOCATION




2127 U.S. 97

Redmond, OR 97756-2635

(541) 548-6900

Friday, December 25, 2009

Installation Day at the Design Center





It was Installation Day at the Design Center in Redmond OR

It was a long day of installing draperies, shutters & shades.  The first window treatment has several layers, including under draperies in silky plaid, and a top layer of tapestry weight fabric panels, lined & interlined.  The cartridge pleats have contrasting buttons out of the fabric used to band the front edges of each panel.  Fabrics are from Fabricut & Norbar Fabric companies. The custom iron hardware from Iron Art by Orion compliments the Tuscan theme of the space. (Wine room & dining room).  The faux iron window panel completes the Tuscan theme. "Tableaux" faux iron, looks like iron but is light weight, versatile, & is a recycled "green" product.  It is completely customizable & can be made in many shapes & sizes.

Installation by Russel Bartz Interior Develpments

Bend OR












Hartmann & Forbes
Award-winning, luxury maker of handwoven shades from sustainable fibers.
Available exclusively through the design trade.

These unique draperies are made from finely woven grasses with a silk bottom border that coordinates with the silk roman shades.  These may be lined or unlined. 
Custom Iron rods Iron Art by Orion.

The pictures can not do this treatment justice.  My camera did not have the light to show this off







Sun Screen for the Outdoor Room

Hunter Douglas Designer Screens are perfect for blocking UV light & glare.  This one is installed in the Outdoor Room at the Design Center


Shades and Shutters

Hunter Douglas Duette Architella shades save energy & look great too.  They come in many colors & are custom made for your windows. You  may qualify for an energy tax credit of up to $1500.  See me for more details.  There are many lift systems to choose from including a top-down bottom-up, a cordless lift (perfect for french doors & rooms where kids and pets can get to cords) . There is also an Easy Rise lift for extra large shades.



Shutters come in faux wood, painted & stained real woods as well as custom finishes. Many configurations are available. We can fit sliders, french doors and arches.




Come by and see the new displays. 
More are coming in the next few months.

http://www.suzannemariesinteriors.com/













Monday, December 14, 2009

A table from wood over 1200 years old!!






Can you imagine! Owning a table made from a single piece of wood that is over 1200 years old.
I found this company online. Beautiful carvings, totems & tables.



Sweetwood Creations Inc. is a company derived from one man’s passion for wood carving, nature and art. James Andison is a carver and sculptor who has been creating wood sculptures for well over a decade. He uses his artistic talents to create totem poles, vertical art, sculptures, masks, tables, doors and mantles. He also offers all forms of architectural carving; such as corbels, finials, arches, or any structural log or timber frame components, from one of nature’s greatest gifts… wood

I have a project coming up that needs a very large table so I inquired about the ones I saw online.  Here was the answer.

 The first table is a big one! Approx. 10 ft. long by 7ft. wide tapering to 5.5 ft, and approx. 6 " thick. $15,000.00 CA. It can seat 10 people easily. All three table tops are one piece. No joinery. They came from a massive tree that was 8ft by 8 ft. in diameter. Almost impossible to find these days and I'm in the business of knowing. This tree was so big I had to have two 966 loaders to load it onto the flat bed and then I had it shipped over 1500 km's to two separate mills that could cut it. To give you an example: this tree was growing before Louise and Clarks first voyage across the America's to the west coast. I lost count after 1200 years on the growth rings. So in short. These are rare collectables these days for the wood buffs and they will appreciate in value as this type of wood is rare or better yet protected species. The next two tables are both in the works right now. The second being the "raindrop" table which will be out fitted with illuminated glass , where the holes are and will have a forged metal fabricate tree trunk holding the table up. This table will not be for sale until June or July and will be featured in many magazines and will retail in the neighborhood of $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 CA. The third table was a table I loaned to Baldface Lodge - a heli-cat ski lodge here in the Kootenays. It has Rainbow trout swimming around it and I am planning to refinish it. It- like the other two is a solid slab and is $ 15,000.00 OBO.

Thought you might like to see them.