Patchwork chair seats – the challenges, fun, & following my gut.

Patchwork chair seats

Patchwork chair seats and following your gut.  You may be wondering how these can possibly be related.  Well, really, they aren’t.  Except that because I followed my gut I created these one of a kind chair seats for the sample room here at Designs by Donna.  And I really like them much better than my original […]

Bolster Pillow With Contrast Button Ends

A pool noodle inside the pillow makes for easy insertion of the button twine into the pillow.

I love a bolster pillow with sunburst ends. Depending on the fabric you use, the ends will either create a pleated sunburst or more casual gathered sunburst as in the photo below. Once you gather the fabric into the center of the bolster pillow ends, you will have a small hole in the center.   […]

Computer renderings for your peace of mind.

Linen shower curtain treatment

You may be wondering what a computer rendering is and why a computer rendering will bring a peace of mind when purchasing custom home goods.  I’m a visual sort of person.  It comes along as part of my job.  I’m able to stand in your home, look at your windows and a piece of fabric […]

Flowing Flower Detail For Draperies, Valances, Pillows

Flowing Flower Embellishment

As a soft home furnishings designer and fabricator, I am passionate about embellishing my creations.  This embellishment I call the Flowing Flower Embellishment and I use this on drapery panels, window valances, or pillow covers, just to name a few.  The source for my flowing flower inspiration was this picture of a sweater in a […]