Design Presentations

We don’t discuss design presentations often but they are a normal part of our business.  With every project we present options to our client.  They range from simple presentations of fabric and trims placed over the object to be conserved, to elaborate presentations when many pieces are to be treated together and used in a home, such as the one shown here.

The client had three
family upholstered objects:
One long sofa and two settees (settee shown above and in photo, bottom).

Our client, a designer, chose the basic fabric for her pieces.  Based on those fabric samples we found other silks that companioned the showcovers she chose for the upholstery on her furniture.


We searched and found many possibilities, and many were not chosen;
we were happy with our client’s direction!

We created bolsters and pillows and also found
her the best passementerie for the fabrics chosen.

The ideas chosen were sketched and also mocked up for her.
Choices were made!
And finally, the pillows were created.  A sampling of these, below.
For more on the pillows, see our process page next post!

To see many images of sofas and loveseats, go here.
For pages on pillow ideas, go here. /
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4 Responses to Design Presentations

  1. lois says:

    The brown pillow with the beads is so pretty, but then your drawing of the green bolster pillow! I would have such a hard time deciding.

  2. Dan Antion says:

    I love your drawings, Kate.

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