Archive for December, 2009

Well, this is a first for me… my first entry in my first blog… however, this is not my first home decor project… Since this is my first entry, I’ll tell you about myself…. My name is Tiffiny (probably pretty obvious there) and I’m a designer and seamstress. Sewing is in my genetic makeup I’m sure – both my grandmas were accomplished seamstresses and my mom also sews, though not very enthusiastically. At age 8 I began sewing and eventually landed 4-H where my love of sewing bloomed.

As an adult I pursued a career in graphic design while sewing my own clothes, art-to-wear items and for my own home in my spare time. Over the years, I found I enjoyed sewing much more than I enjoyed my graphic design career and eventually went back to school to pursue a fashion degree which I received in 2005. I have been designing and sewing (mostly) full-time ever since.

My passion is creating and making one-of-a-kind items, beautiful, luxurious, unique things. When I do custom work, I love that something I’ve made exists nowhere else in the world, something special for my customer that no one else has. My sewing capabilities and interests are varied but I’m partial to home decor projects.

With that said, my latest home decor project was finished just after Christmas – all window coverings in a newly constructed home in Clinton, Utah. This was a fun,  challenging and rewarding project. The client chose a woven vertical stripe, a kind of golden yellow woven with brownish-gray. Very elegant. Here’s what the windows looked like before…

Kitchen window - before/during construction

Bay window - before/during construction

French doors - before

Great room - before

And after….

Kitchen window - after with a mock roman shade valance

Bay window - after - also with mock roman shade valances

French doors - after - flat roman shades and a simple valance attached at top

French doors - straight on view shows valances better

When opened completely, the shades tuck up underneath the valances

Great room - after with flat panel drapes hung using hooks and rings

If you’d like to see more of my portfolio search for TiffinyDesigns on Facebook and view Photos. Become a fan too!  = )

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