Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Workroom Wednesday – Artisan Designs

I have started a series that will showcase a different drapery workroom each week.  These talented artisans can take an idea or a photo and a bolt of fabric and turn it into an amazing creation that adds so much to your home.
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For the past nine years Annie Davis has owned Artisan Designs, a to the trade only workroom in  the Omaha area.  She loves to do hand detailing and specialty techniques because of her background in quilting. 
Cornices are a specialty of Artisan Designs.  These are shaped at the bottom with a banding and nail head trim.
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Lambrequins are hard cornices that have longer legs that come down the side of the window. 
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This cornice is custom designed to fit into a corner.  The detail on this one is amazing with banding, cording, two fabrics and tassels.
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This is a very unique drapery panel.  It has a sheer panel inset into the fabric with bead trim at the top and bottom.
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The panels in this bedroom are pulled back by a technique called Italian stringing.
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Swag and horn valances are hanging from knobs or medallions.  This is a good example of keeping continuity by mounting all your valances at the same height in an open floor plan.

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Using a fabric panel is a great option for making a closet door.
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They also build and upholster custom vanity stools and ottomans.
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This pillow is an example of the fine details in Annie’s work.  It has a hand ruched trim between the pleated banding and the center panel with a box pleated ruffle around the outside.  The origami flower is the center is called a fennel. It’s gorgeous !
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Annie has attended many educational seminars and keeps up with all the latest techniques in our industry and that is obvious looking at her work.  She is also a member of the WCAA and is a Drapery and Design Professional Network Member.
To see more of her beautiful creations in her online photo album go to
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Design Esquire said...

How beautiful! I especially love the little girl's room.

Susan Kostelecky said...

Annie is a wonderful talent! I love seeing photos of her perfect and creative work.
Susan Kostelecky

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Tammy! I could look at this type of thing all day. Her work is so intricate. Love that shaped cornice.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love that pillow...want it!

pk @ Room Remix said...

The detail on that pillow is great! It must take a long time to do that by hand. The girl's room is cute too.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Wow all of these pics are great. Love the logo too!

Redesign Diva said...

Holy Snikey! That pink cornice is amazing! yes you may get one of the advertising dllars or $20's, 5's or 10' girl i stamped them all! If you do please let me know...


Thanks for stopping by

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You are a true artist. Thanks for sharing your work with us, I know you stay busy...

Tammy@InStitches said...

After seeing Annie's work you know why Artisan Designs is a good name for her !

ashlina said...

wow. thats amazing work!

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