I am excited to introduce Ann McDonald and her design firm, Couture Chateau to all of you today! Ann is from the fabulous land of sunshine, in sunny California and is lending her insight on “Designing with a Deadline” AND making it custom. Ann is known for her exclusive clientele and her high-end custom projects. She often has everything made custom (even fabrics) for her projects and creates stunning interiors.
I have convinced Ann to share her wonderful sources that do both…CUSTOM and DEADLINE. I am so excited for you to see what she has to share! Make sure you check out Ann’s Blog HERE for her great custom interior design inspiration.
I love reading Denise McGaha’s Deadline Dilemma posts on this blog, so I thought we would share one of our own relating to Couture Chateau!
Couture Chateau’s Motto is simple: “Live a custom life. There is only one you”.
As you can imagine, our projects which often feature completely customized details down to fabricating custom lining (see below) take TIME and lots of it!
Custom Chair with Detail of Couture Chateau Custom Lining
Our custom plaid crewels take over 5 months just to complete 100 yards! Those intricate hand made fabrics are worth the wait…
Couture Chateau Custom Crewel “Plaid & Fancy” in Aspen and Sherbet Winter Colorways
That said, when our clients are on hard deadlines, HERE are our TOP Sources for CUSTOM and QUICK. These companies are set up to execute fabulous and often intricate custom designs really well…why we love them…!
# 1: ASTEK, Inc: http://www.astekwallcovering.com/
For Design Projects in and around the Entertainment Industry, Astek is my new “Go To” place. They recently completed a custom job for us inside of 72 hours from phone call to installation. They get it! You may have recently seen them featured on HGTV’’s Design Star. Here is a sneak peek at what they made for us :). These high quality custom peel and stick panels were made long and lean with different color combinations perfectly matched to Acting Studio walls. Seriously Fabulous.
# 2: Fed Ex Kinkos. http://www.fedex.com/us/office/
Yup. You heard me right, Fed Ex! We needed new custom labels for a particular furniture project FAST. Within 24 hours, we had custom labels AND custom background to match. Take a look!
You can use this idea for wrapping Birthday presents in Eco Friendly Boxes, Corporate gifts or Party Favors. Just insert your own pattern, have it printed on a page size sticker & voila!
# 3: ADAPTIVE TEXTILES (CUSTOM FABRIC) http://www.adaptivetextiles.com/
Many of our hand made fabrics hail from centuries old families overseas. However when you need someone in the US to fabricate a custom job, no matter the size, Adaptive is there. You can quick design using one of their templates or upload one of your own. We LOVE these guys.
Remember, there really is only one YOU! Live your life custom. And Deadline Dilemmas don’t have to mean a sacrifice in quality.