Advertising works on me. I saw an ad for Havenly.com on Instagram and was intrigued. They’re an online design service. For $199, you get two design concepts, an initial design and a final layout for the room plus a shopping list. You pay them and they handle the rest. You can buy all or nothing. Check out their designers here.
Using photos I uploaded and my Pinterest page, my designer, Heather H., of Austin, Texas offered two concepts:
I made comments about what I liked and what I didn’t. I told Heather that Concept One was “sew sweet” and Concept Two was “sew cool” and I wanted to be COOL. That resulted in this concept:
I commented again and this was the final presentation:
I purchased the desk and the cutting table as well as a computer keyboard system from HumanScale.
The curtains were listed at $530 for the two panels and I knew I could make them myself. I contacted my friend Ana who works at U-Fab and is a fellow Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild member. She found me a great option, $12.99 a yard, and they made the curtains for $89 each, which is a great price, for a total of $300 for the two panels.
I painted the walls a light gray, Reflection, from Sherwin Williams.
I decided to wait to buy the rug since I had a rug I could use for now. After everything arrived I placed the furniture in different locations. The cutting table was bigger than I anticipated but I love the counter height and the extra space. I’m undecided about getting the chair — which I think is heavenly.
Now for the GRAND REVEAL. I don’t know how those magazines and design bloggers get such great wide views. You’ll see it got dark while I tried to get the perfect shot.
View from the Entrance of the Room
View of the Sewing Machine Table and Cutting Table.
Cutting Table — love these street signs I got at a salvage yard. The lamp is handmade from an Etsy shop called Lampada.
View from my desk.
Scrap bins find a home under the cutting table.
More scrap bins on an old ladder we purchased in 1990. The print, Peachy Keen, was bought through Havenly.
My new desk. I use Big Book of Quilting to raise my laptop. I use two monitors so it looks cluttered. Those design bloggers probably would have styled it by removing them, but this is real life.
The design wall came with me from the apartment, and I’ve blogged about it previously.
That’s it — somewhere between Sew Sweet and Sew Cool.