Thursday, July 30, 2015

Window Wednesday

I realize that technically it is Thursday, but it has been such a whirlwind week so far and I have lots of things to share.
On Tuesday we spent 7 hours installing window treatments. You can only imagine how many rooms that was in 2 different homes.
This photo was taken with my iPad, and I thought I'd share it, unprofessional as it is.

The simple valance and stationary panels were chosen because the fabric had so much personality. We couldn't iron or steam the treatments and I thought it might be a nightmare but it wasn't. We took it out of the package it was shipped in and hung it up and it looked fabulous.

The fabric was a sort of beaded tucked silk, that was sooo gorgeous. I can't imagine how the workroom managed to sew around the beads.
We joked that the workroom will be hesitant to open any more packages from me!  I still haven't figured out how they managed to sew this with a machine, but I did note that the side hems were hand sewn. These treatments really were a work of art!
Fabric by RM Coco

Monday, July 20, 2015

An anniversary in New York

Just returned from a weekend in New York City where we celebrated our wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Andaz Hotel which was a total delight. The staff, the location on Fifth Avenue, the amenities -- all were perfect.
I know you shouldn't choose a restaurant based on the way it looks, but on a previous trip to NYC, as soon as I spotted the unique architecture of the arches or awnings made of tree branches, I knew I wanted to try this place.
Fabio Cucina Italiana was as interesting inside as it was outside. The meal we had was fantastic. The service was wonderful and the d├ęcor was intimate and romantic.  We will return.