The moment has arrived where we reveal our final products from our studio and as Jan from Daisy Janie put it, it is bittersweet.
When I think back to a year ago, it was all but still an idea in my head. It simply came to me one night when I was lying in bed redecorating our bedroom in my mind for the millionth time. I kept thinking that the headboard is a piece that anchors the room and sets the tone of its design so why couldn’t I find one that wasn’t either made of micro-suede or upholstered in velour. I wanted more.
I began my quest to make it happen on my own with the continued help and support from my willing husband and business partner, Conrad. I started sketching and not long after found a local silkscreener and upholsterer. These two women, I soon found out, truly shared my vision and had the same high standards as I did. It was a match made in Montreal heaven. The process was incredible and I learned a great deal throughout it all, a definite success in my eyes.
However, with any process comes realisations during them and I certainly made a few here. I’m in a place now where I don’t have to be as worried about where my feet will land. They are firmly planted and in the next few weeks and months to come they will be wearing several different shoes as well.
Holley & Gill will be embarking on a new venture and path in the decor world! I am excited, motivated and really and truly happy. So before I can move on, here are our cushion covers as an ode to the very first headboards designed by H&G.
(They will be up on my Etsy site this week, couldn’t wait to share them with you here first.)