CLAD HOME FEATURED ON OH HAPPY DAY AND A CUP OF JO THIS WEEK!

Hi!  I'm finally going to interrupt the long silence known as "the summer I opened my new store and everything else just had to wait" with a fun little tidbit of news for you. 
 
One of our custom Clad Home sofas was just featured in a collaboration by two of my all time favorite bloggers, Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day, and Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo.
 
 

Jordan approached us a few months back with the idea of making a special custom sofa to fit perfectly within the bay window of her San Francisco living room.  Even though they're in the Bay Area and we're in LA, we worked out a good approach for designing their sofa remotely.  
 
They made and mailed us a butcher cut out paper template of the sofa footprint for us to copy exactly to get the size and shape just right.  Here it is spread out on my driveway when we received it ...
 
 
Jordan ordered a bunch of fabric swatches from us to help narrow down her choices (did you know that you can pick up to 10 free swatches from our website and we'll send them to you pronto?) ...


For a while she was considering a coral sofa for a big hit of color in the bay window! But in the end she settled on a dark charcoal grey poly linen instead.


Our poly linens are great for upholstery because they have the look and feel of real linen without the major upkeep that 100% linen requires.  Ours are more durable and stain and wrinkle resistant than linen, so they can stand up to families with kids, pets, etc.  (Plus they're safer than a lot of mainstream sofa brands out there because our fabrics are never treated with toxic fire retardant chemicals.)

This was the final fabric choice ...


We bought extra yardage so Jordan could have roman shades made in the exact same fabric like this inspiration image she'd found on Pinterest ...

 
Then we went through a few rounds of sketching and revisions in order to get the style and details of the sofa just right ...



These are the very glamorous photos we take during the construction phase at the factory...








We shipped the sofa up to San Fran (we ship nationwide these days!) and waited patiently until we finally got to see photos of it installed in Jordan's living room.  Totally worth the wait!  It fit into the bay window like a glove.  These cell phone pictures make the linen look a little darker than it is ...



(the sofa's great, but how cute are those boys!?)

And we're SO pleased with the final home tour photos that really show off the sofa in 
all it's glory ...



Jordan's entire house tour was featured on A Cup Of Jo this week and there are a lot of lovely spaces to see.  And many thanks to Jordan for giving us the chance to make such a unique and beautiful piece of furniture for your home!

xoxo






 
 




FAVORITE WALLPAPERS AND SCONCE LIGHTING FOR A UNIQUE POWDER ROOM

We're in the middle of designing a bunch of bathrooms for our various client projects, and one of the fun parts is mocking up the powder rooms to see all the various wallpaper options!  

I love using wallpaper in a powder ... I feel it's a space you can afford to go bold with since it's not like you'll be hanging out in there all the time.  I used an iconic palm frond print here, and showed you more of my favorite wallpapers here and here.

So here are some of the fun powder room wallpaper combos we've been coming up with lately.  I love this ink blue ikat pattern from Serena & Lily ...


The orange vanity is fun.  I'm really into re-purposing vintage dressers or even writing desks as sink vanities right now.  I've gotten pretty board with the ready-made vanity options out there, and this broadens the possibilities SO much!  It's fairly easy to do ... if you're interested I found some decent tutorials here and here.

I think I prefer this geometric ikat wallpaper with the light grey wainscot ...

This Lotus block print is one of my favorites, but I do think it needs the wood wainscot on the lower part of the walls to keep it from looking too busy ... see what I mean?


We played around with some other mirror and light combos as well ... none of these is just right yet.  I think we'll add that wainscot and see how it works.





You know I love blue, and this woven metallic pattern brings in tons of great texture...




Obviously the mock-ups look a little one dimensional and it's a bit difficult to see the detail of the light fixtures and how they would really look in a room.  But it's very helpful in determining if the pattern on the walls is something you could actually live with!

Here are a bunch more beautiful wallpaper pics from real life, all pulled from my Pinterest "Wallaper" board.  Good eye candy for a Friday!

















Beyond the wallpaper, I love love love selecting wall sconces for a powder room.  It's like the jewelry, an opportunity to bring in something really artful and unique.

Here are a few current favorites, in both brass and polished nickel finishes (some of them come in both finishes), the sources for which can all be found on my Pinterest "Lighting" board ...





























Have a great weekend!

xoxo,
 

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