After seeing the huge area required to print the traditional way it is almost comical to see what is required now.
So there you have it. One day, that whole big plant will potentially be reduced to this.
The following picture is from the colorist room where designers scrutinize color match so that each run is the same.
So now it was the time of discovery, did I really know what I was doing and would my work translate into what their designer needed. (Read “nail-biting time”)
Amazingly, for the most part I got it right. LOL
We made a few minor adjustments on pattern match and it was time to make a strike off to see how it would really look on fabric. YIKES! This was really happening. What if we all hated it? What if we all loved it? What if , after all of this, we couldn’t meet the dead-line? So many “what ifs”.
I’m seeing my work on their computer system for the first time.
Do we hit the print button or not?
And out rolls the first ever strike off of the new
CINDY BARGANIER FABRIC COLLECTION
Bear in mind that this is being done on the cheapest fabric with no sizing or finishing which is what makes the color pop.
Sadly, this little guy didn’t make the cut. He was pixelated and couldn’t be fixed.
What do you do when the pattern you had planned on featuring won’t work? You pretend like you are back in college and you stay up until the mood strikes and you design a new pattern from scratch that will work. You then send it to the mill in the wee hours, get it approved as soon as the doors open, run the strike-off, get customer approval and print all within a 12 hour period so that you hit your dead-line.
Then one day the UPS man arrives and he hands you the first bolts.
So you jump in the car and head to 30A for the installation.
A week ago this was a closet. I found a carpenter who could go to Florida in one day to remove the doors, remove all of the shelving and rods and build a daybed with raised “tables” at either end.
Then sweet Marilyn Heard and George Evans went down with us to transform it into a daybed extraordinaire.
We worked, and we worked..
and then we worked some more
No, you aren’t seeing things. Yes, it is midnight and yes, we are all working in pajamas. LOL
We are the crazy ones who are most creative at night. That’s why we move into the houses for concierge move in services. It’s going above and beyond.
We didn’t have all of the lamps and accessories yet but this will give you a good idea of where we are headed.
Amber Fabric by Cindy Barganier
Then we moved on to the next room where the Ocean Stripe fabric was being used.
Thanks to a little Pinterest inspiration I used the fabric on Yolo Board inspired headboards and added individual lights for nighttime reading enjoyment.
We haven’t gotten to accessorization yet but do notice the adorable vintage bathing suit sheets peeking out from the shams.
While ya’ll hit the waves, I’m just gonna hit the bed.
Thank you to another precious client who “gets it” and let’s us do our thing.
We loved working with you and can’t wait to hear your squeals tonight.
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