Fabric Swatches and Paint samples – Building Blocks of Custom Furniture Orders
CustomMade member Susan Goldstick shares a great publication with us about custom furniture taking its cue from fabric swatches and paint samples and becoming bold colorful and coordinated pieces of furniture. The original article was posted 04/30/2010 on Susans blog. Also check out Susan’s website here. Enjoy!
So what’s all the fuss about custom? And what does it really mean when we say we specialize in custom made products? We toss this term around a lot because it so much represents the heart of who we are and what we do. This is the advantage of being the modern day atelier with a virtual workshop and a web store. Yes, we make our products from scratch as they say. This gives us the flexibility to oblige requests for a specific color scheme. But how do we assure the customer that we can deliver a furniture piece that truly matches their decor? Addressing the comfortability factor is a huge part of the process and this is where all the little snippets from the room come into play. Upholstery and drapery fabrics, wall coverings, carpet, floor tiles and a good discussion about the room itself, are all the details that are taken into account when we create a custom color scheme and map out color placement.
The first step starts here. The customer sent us fabric swatches and filled us in with missing details about the room, such as buttercup walls and grassy green carpet
This is the Barcelona dresser that we created for her. Sure would love to see a pic of how it looks in it’s final destination!
The following examples show room fabrics and carpet samples that we used to develop the mosaic and rose artwork for a custom jewelry armoire. This is typical of what we prepare for the customer to see before we set to work.