Wednesday, April 6, 2011


 This day bed is in a home here in Coronado.  The designer, Max King, lives in New York City and the client lives in Connecticut.  This is her second home.
 The idea in this room was too make it look less like a bedroom and more like a sitting room.
 These bolsters are HUGE.  Once I made them I realized I was going to have a problem getting the covers on because, normally, when you put a bolster into a cover, you kind of bend it to get it in.  Since these are so big, bending wasn't an option.  At first I thought I was going to have to take off one end, slide the bolster in that way and then sew the end back on by hand.  In the end, I smooshed it down enough that it popped in and I was able to zip it shut.

And as if the challenge of getting the bolster covers on wasn't enough...When we were installing everything, I opened up the coverlet and Max said, "They sent the wrong fabric.  That's the wrong color."  Great, I thought.  Then I turned it over for him to see the 'wrong' side of the fabric and he said, "That's the right side."  Turns out I used the wrong side as the right side.  So I had to take it home, take the entire thing apart, turn the pieces inside out, make new welting (as it couldn't be reversed) and re-sew the coverlet.  Not the worst thing to have to do, but certainly not the plan for that day.  In the end, Max was happy and when the client comes to vacation in Coronado, she'll be happy.  Have I mentioned before that I absolutely hate messing up?

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