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Interior Designer Making Fabulous Happen with Diamond Heads

I received a wonderful letter in my inbox yesterday, from Chicago-area interior designer Michael J. Moore, who's been using Diamond Heads in select designs for several years. Michael has over 35 years experience creating a variety of styles for his clients, everything from contemporary to traditional, and I love his ability to innovate within styles to create interior looks that are both timeless and enticingly unique.

 First, take a look at this gorgeous headboard he created for his own home (love the doggie stairs!):

Michael used Catalina Sunset Diamond Heads, because he wanted stones that could show off finer detail rather than go all-in for bling. Nice choice! The understated yet sophisticated shimmer in our Catalina Sunset picks up colors from around the room and ties in a unified look, without making a too-on-the-nose match that's dull and predictable.

Next, here's a really bold look: check out how Michael transformed for a client this country French settee:

I love the incredibly vivid color choice for the new upholstery, and the way Michael used Rhinestone Diamond Heads to accent a complete re-imagining of a very traditional style of furnishing. It's a dramatic look and one that can completely turn a room into an unforgettable showpiece space.

If you are using Diamond Heads for your interior design creations and have pictures to share, I'd love to see them. There's nothing more satisfying than seeing them in action, and seeing all the wonderful transformations that make fabulous happen! Contact me directly to send your pix.

Tune in for the next episode of this blog – I'll have some new projects to show you soon, as well as the latest Diamond Heads news!

I Rescued this Adorable Chair from Fashion Purgatory

Check out this sad little chair I found at Home Goods:

Poor little guy, it looks like it's wearing a polyester blazer :( However, if you look closely you can see there's great potential and a lot here to work with: classic style, dignified lines and sturdy construction. Let's skip ahead to the “After” shot:

Can that possibly be the same chair?!? I had a specific look in mind when I began this rescue, and it's amazing the kind of complete transformation that can be achieved with Diamond Heads and a vision

I took the polyester blazer off, burned it, buried the ashes, and replaced it with a black & white striped fabric that has a very striking, very appealing sophisticated, contemporary look. Then I added piping to create a “separate” cushion, added more piping to the frame to make the lines really pop, and then of course added “Black Diamond” Diamond Heads for a touch of modern luxury.

This is a stylish and brand new looking chair, at a fraction of the cost of actually buying new... and it's the exact look I wanted to match a room!

One Unbelievable Transformation at a Time

I promise you, this “Before & After” is legit – the difference is so dramatic it reminds me of a scammy online diet ad, but this is what the magic looks like with a little creativity and the right Diamond Heads. Old chair, gorgeous new look and killer new personality!

If your furnishings need a facelift or you want custom pieces designed and created to order, please get in touch with me – I can create furnishings for you that will perfectly match the look you want and become stylish conversation pieces for your home.

Diamond Head Video Series

Video – Introducing My Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks Introduction Video!

This vid will be old news for many of you who have been following me for a while (thank you!!!) but it showcases some really adorable pieces and looks you may not have seen before. Let me know what you think and please subscribe, lots more videos on the way!

 

 

 

Video – How to Install Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks and Permanently Remove Lame Brass Furniture Tacks from Your Life!

In just 2 minutes, learn how to install Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks, with minimal tools and only a little sass required. No furnishings were harmed in the making of this video, and in fact a decorative rustic sitting bench was rescued from fugliness! More videos coming, subscribe to see them all.

 

 

 

Video – Custom Headboard Made to Order

This is how the magic happens! Choose frame, fabric and Diamond Heads and we handcraft your design. Check out this custom showpiece headboard I created for Kelly and look at the way it really brings together her bedroom. Let's talk about how I can do the same for you!

 

Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks Featured in the KB Contract Booth at BDWest Trade Show

I just had the pleasure of attending the Boutique Design West trade show in San Diego, where I was an exhibitor with KB Contract. KB Contract is part of Keyston Bros., a fabric wholesaler with an amazing history stretching back almost 150 years – this is not a typo, they have been in business since 1868! KB Contract was created specifically to cater to architects and designers working on large projects in the corporate and hospitality industries.

KB Contract is a Diamond Head Upholstery Tack distributor and they asked me to assist in their booth, particularly to demonstrate the amazing complementary looks and aesthetic possibilities when you combine KB fabrics with Diamond Heads. Here's a peek at what went down. Let these looks inspire your own Diamond Head creations:

Here's the Cosmic Bubble Diamond Head, paired with a fabric in matching blue. The fabric is extremely high quality and the color is a gorgeous and very rich hue, but it really shines with a little extra help. The Cosmic Bubble purple & gold patterning with iridescent flecks really make the matching blues pop in a way that is fun, extravagant and exhilarating.

This one is more subtle, but the rose & maroon hues radiating from the Kaleidoscope Diamond pair perfectly with the fabric, and the gold adds a dash of opulence. Diamond Heads can completely transform a look, more than just providing a simple accent.

Here are a couple of really lavish fabrics that pair very attractively with the Turquoise Matrix. You can see in the top fabric, the Diamond Heads pick out the gray and turquoise colors, and the bottom fabric is a perfect turquoise match. There's a Diamond Head to match virtually any look you have in mind.

BDWest was a lot of fun and it was great working with the KB Contract team and showing off their fabrics and my Diamond Heads. I'll have more looks and styles to show you soon!

 

Glam Ottoman Solves Tiny Tot Toy Storage Trouble, Brings Royal Treatment to any Room

This glammed up storage ottoman is one of my favorite examples of how Diamond Heads let you create new pieces that blend eye-catching style with perfect function. Here's a familiar scenario: You have unexpected guests on the way and your beautiful home is looking not-so picture perfect: tough to keep up appearances when it looks like a toy store exploded in your living room.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Always a dilemma, what to do with those toys in the corner.....

Letting the world know how messy things can get around your house is not an option... good thing there are solutions available! This absolutely fabulous storage ottoman was a labor of love and it definitely didn't always look this great, but it shows you what's possible with Diamond Heads.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Custom storage ottoman to the rescue....but something's still missing! 

I helped my client every step of the way, from conceptualization to completion. I took her to the design center to select fabrics together, then choose the perfect stone to match; in this case, the Silver Diamond. Then I measured her sectional to find precisely the amount of space we had available, and... voilà!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Diamond Heads are installed, the ottoman is delivered and we are getting excited to put it to use!

Now it's a custom made, one-of-kind item that pulls double duty: it conquers kiddie clutter and it looks great while doing it, meaning all your guests see is what an awesome, “How in the world does she do it?!?” kinda mom you are.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kid tested, mother (and lots of friends) approved 

Custom Furniture in any Style

This is just one example how you can use Diamond Heads and easily create and build furnishings to create a piece that is custom, vital and has a completely original personality designed to fit any theme or function.

 

Get in touch with me for all your custom furniture needs, I can help you design a piece with Diamond Heads that precisely matches the style you are looking for.

Designers and Retailers: Use Unique and Luxurious Furniture Tacks that Inspire Your Creativity and Glamorize Your Furniture Inventory

Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks are made with interior designers and furniture retailers in mind: these beautiful decorative upholstery tacks can change the way you do business.

How You Can Use Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks
Short answer – anyway you like. Longer and better answer – Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks allow you to up-cycle, update or even completely reinvent older furnishings with a glamorous “Extreme Makeover.” Traditional furniture tacks are functional, but they look plain and become tarnished and battered with age. Diamond Heads decorative upholstery tacks allow you to create specific styles, match furnishings to a room or overall look, and fully explore your design creativity.
For example, imagine you have a client who wants a rustic look, but has furnishings with furniture tacks in a more traditional style. Instead of going through the trouble and expense of purchasing all new furnishings, you can reinvent the current furnishings with our decorative upholstery tacks from the Natural Stone Collection. Now you have furnishings that fit the overall look, and you've saved time and money!


Use on Any Type of Upholstered Furnishing
Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks are versatile and can be used on any type of furnishing – sofas, headboards, ottomans, chairs and much more. Use them on anything that is upholstered to transform styles and looks.
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Before, a lifeless and tired 7 year old ottoman

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During installation of Diamond Heads that will provide glamor and excitement with Catalina Sunset Luster Stone!

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Almost finished with the gorgeous transformation!

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Now we have a happy homeowner!

 

Choose from a Huge Variety of Styles and Designs

Retailers: Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks allow you to show off dozens of attractive styles and designs to expand your repertoire of looks, without investing in new inventory. Experiment with a handful of pieces in a few different styles: swap out traditional upholstery trim for Diamond Heads with a modern look, a glam style or a more romantic feel. Diamond Heads let you upgrade your pieces and set your store apart with more sophisticated, creative pieces in a larger variety of styles.

 

Ultimate Furnishing Design Flexibility without Exorbitant Cost                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bottom line: Diamond Heads allow you to do so much more with way less expense, inventory and effort. They provide you a way to explore new styles, broaden your catalog and inspire your creativity. Diamond Heads also help your furnishings and services stand out in a crowded marketplace. If you can offer clients and customers an easy, affordable way to personalize furnishings and create looks precisely matched to their style, you have an obvious advantage over providers who cannot match your flexibility. That can make a huge difference in your ability to compete in the marketplace.

 

Need a new look for upholstered furnishings? All you need to do is change or add the tacks!