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Holiday Preparations Begin

It’s not too early to start planning.

If you’re like me, there’s nothing quite as motivating as a deadline to get a project done. Thinking ahead to the holidays now gives you plenty of time to fully prepare your home for company by Thanksgiving. Whether you’re considering a full room remodel or just a quick and easy update, it’s not too early to start planning. Fall is a busy time for everyone, especially contractors and design professionals working diligently to meet their clients’ holiday deadlines.  Once you account for that, design time, and lead-time (from order to delivery), it makes sense to begin planning now. 

Comfortable Seating
There are plenty of options when it comes to selecting a new sofa and/or chairs. Between purchasing, reupholstering and customizing, the choices can be overwhelming. This picture is an example of a Jonathan Wesley custom chair that we recently ordered for one of our clients. The tiger-patterned, woven fabric is unexpected in an otherwise traditionally furnished room. 
The fabric — a durable Crypton — is easy to clean. Since these chairs are a favorite resting place for four-legged friends, we added custom cushion wraps on the seat and back that are easily removable. With fabric perfectly matched, you have to look hard to see them — a great way to preserve your furniture!
Overnight Guests
Welcome your guests with a well-appointed place to retreat to, whether it be a designated guest room or a convertible space. Cozy bedding is a must with quality sheets, a range of pillows, and a coverlet, light blanket and/or duvet for cooler nights. Have basic necessities available — extra towels, toothbrushes, hair dryer, curling iron, anything you might ask for at a hotel front desk. And of course, shades or blinds on the window add privacy and light control so your guests can get some shut-eye.
Holiday Preparations Animal Print Upholstered Chair
Gather ’Round the Table
The keystone of most holidays is a celebratory meal. If you’re looking to update your dining room for the holidays, now’s the time to start. A fresh coat of paint is an easy way to update, but if you’re looking for more of a statement, consider wallpaper. Pictured here is a recent dining room update for one of our clients. Thibaut grass-cloth wallpaper and custom drapery panels in a neutral, soothing palette create a homey gathering place. The wood tassel on the drapery tiebacks that we found at an antique store, adds a unique decorative element to the banded draperies and takes the transformation of this room to WOW!

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Margaret established Sew Beautiful in 2001 to feature her specialities of custom window treatments and soft furnishings for the home.

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