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Love these amazing shots of Southern Loom! I am so glad to finally be getting these pictures up, thank you to my cousin Krista with Krista Joy Photography for these pictures! Southern Loom is located in the Boonsboro Shopping Center, if you haven’t come to see us yet stop on by!

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Fabric Collage

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Southern Loom is closed on Mondays, we are open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm. We look forward to seeing you!

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Traditionally Eclectic

Recently one of my clients came to me about converting her daughter’s room into a guest bedroom. The decision to do this isn’t an easy transition for parents. Most parents do not choose to do this immediately but often know that the now empty space could be put to better use. The most popular choice we see is turning the newly empty space into a guest room. Our client wanted to be sure to keep her daughter in the loop during this transition. Her daughter is a sophomore at UVA, and comes home regularly, so  she didn’t want it to be a shock! Her daughter has an eclectic Anthropology style while her mother, our Client, has a more traditional style. Working both styles into the room was our challenge but I believe that the two came together beautifully!
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The featured fabric in this room is “Mani-Indigo” by Designer John Robshaw for Duralee. The weight of this fabric is perfect for curtains and the rolling navy medallions reinforce our traditional updated-Southern look . We first introduced Mani to y’all February of last year in our You’ve Seen it, We have it  blog.
Working PicWe love to show some behind the scenes, action shots! Everyone loves a finished product but there is a lot that goes into a room before seeing the end result.  Thank you to Candis and Bobby for help hanging our panels.
right chairOur client was surprised to find that many of her pieces could be reused in the room. Pieces like this chair, that was previously in the room can make a dramatic difference by choosing the right fabric and having the piece reupholstered. Tim, at Phils Upholstery did an amazing job reupholstering this chair. It is now a fun but classic chair that ties the room together perfectly. We kept the style of the chair traditional but fun with the navy and white fabric but added an eclectic touch with the brightly colored Indian kantha quilt.
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We designed this solid navy bed skirt to compliment the colors and style of the room. This bed skirt is a tailored look that features  boxed  pleating in the center and in the corners.
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Our client purchased this headboard from us, starting the entire room redesign. Tim at Phil’s upholstery created this headboard and was displayed in our shop. Our client came in an fell in love with it. This headboard was the perfect choice for her room and anchors the space beautifully.photo 1 (4)
We choose yellow as our pop color! We incorporated the yellow in the lamp, pillow, and quilt. Our client’s daughter loves yellow and fell in love with the kantha quilt. It is important to carry the secondary color throughout the room to continue the flow. Overall we were able to make our client happy by keeping the room Traditional with blues and whites but added those eclectic touches that the daughter appreciates.photo 3 (2)

A Classic and Traditional Nursery

I had the pleasure of working with my friend, Danner Evans, to help her create her new daughter’s Southern Chic nursery. She called us because she wanted transform her baby boy nursery into a high-end baby girl’s nursery while still keeping many of the existing elements like the soft blue walls and rug. How do we make a room girly with all this blue?

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Danner has two older sons Luke (age 5) and Mac (age 2), when she discovered she was pregnant she knew she needed to transform the boys nursery into a little girl’s space, but she had recently painted the room and had purchased the blue rug so she wanted to keep both of these elements in the space. The trick to this space was to soften all the blue and throw in a fun girly accent color. We were able to use many of the pieces from the boys room such as the crib , dresser, nightstand and bookshelf. All of these pieces were already white so they were easily transitioned from a boys room to Dabney’s nursery.

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Because so many of the large furniture pieces had already been purchased, we we able to focus her budget on new bedding, window treatments, reupholstering her rocking chair, stenciling the feature wall and accessories.

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The biggest investment in this room were the custom drapery panels. She wanted beautiful panels while not losing functionality. We created these classic white draperies with a coral stripe that ties in the coral and whites in the room together. We lined and innerlined the drapes making them ideal for nap and bed time. Although these were the biggest investment in the room Danner felt that this was a piece that Dabney can grow with. These draperies add the feminine touch that this room was missing. We think they came out beautifully!

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We were excited to find out that Danner’s nursery was chosen to be featured in the January/February addition of Lynchburg Living Magazine. Pick up your copy and read the whole article “A Classic and Traditional Nursery.” I loved working on this project with Danner, I am so happy that we were able to turn a little boys room into the princess room Dabney deserves!

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Bedroom Reveal

I had the pleasure to work with one of our favorite clients in taking her daughter’s room from little girl to sophisticated teen. I find that most of my clients have a very good idea of what they want. This client has great taste,she just needed a little bit of guidance. We used several existing pieces in the room but give them an updated look. Her great taste paired my guidance we love the way this room turned out!
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IMG_6506_7147One of the toughest challenges is blending colors and patterns in a room. My client already had the base paint colors picked out. I came in to help blend the coordinating fabrics and to work with her on stenciling a feature wall. We decided to stencil the room instead of wallpapering. The stencil that we used on this wall is called “Large Linked In” by Royal Design Studio. I love the way this featured wall turned out!
pillowsThe head board was a piece that was already in the room. We had it reupholstered in a neutral linen fabric that coordinates with the bed skirt.
IMG_6523_7164 copyThe details in this room are what make it extraordinary. The chair was reupholstered in the same coral that was used for the pillow shams on the bed. I painted the legs white and we had the chair piped in white to outline the shape of the chair. It was the clients idea to add a bad to the bottom of the drapes using the same coral that is in the chair and pillow shams. These are all the beautiful little details that make a room come together! Notice the little picture frame left of the chair, those are her daughters hand prints from when she was three years old. When we painted the room we left them we loved them so much we couldn’t paint over them.
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ShandallerThe chandelier is a stunning feature to this room! It is a vintage chandelier that my client and her husband found on vacation many years ago. It looks absolutely spectacular in this space. While the room has a bright and youthful feel adding this classic chandelier brings in that level of sophistication that we wanted.
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featuresThe mirror and the lamps are fun features that add youth to room. This client has a great eye for design and she was able to get these great finds at our local TJMax! As you can see this is not an overly large room. The room measures  at 13×13 so we had to pay great attention to detail and make sure that all colors, patterns, and fabrics coordinated with size of the space.
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Special thank you to Krista with Krista Joy Photography for the beautiful photographs of this room! I just got back from fabric shopping! Contact me to set up a consultation for your custom room inspired by you!
Rebekah
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Raging Cajun Pasta!

Well rumor has it we are going to be seeing some snow here in Lynchburg these next few days, which only means one thing…snow days! I wanted to share with you all one of my all time favorite recipes that your family will love and is guaranteed to warm up your home! One of my favorite restaurants is Fishbones located in Delafield, WI.  I know it is located thousands of miles north of New Orleans, but these boys know how to cook Cajun style!  One of their most popular dishes is Raging Cajun Pasta.  Imagine shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage and mushrooms in a cream sauce over a bed of pasta.  It is divine, a piece of heaven on earth!

Now that I live in Virgina I can’t just stop into Fishbones for dinner, so I decided to make my own version of this amazing dish.
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Raging Cajun Pasta

4 Chicken Breast (w/ skin)
1 Large Andouille Sausage
1 lb Shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 small container of mushrooms
1/3 cup yellow/white onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 stick butter
1/3 cup vodka
2 T flour
1 cup half and half
1 t dried oregano
salt/pepper to taste
spinach to garnish

I cook this entire dish in my Le Creuset cast iron pot on my stove top.
On medium heat melt butter.  Saute garlic, onion and mushrooms.  Cook until tender, and mushrooms brown.  While your veggies are cooking take the skin off your chicken breasts, and slice the chicken and andouille sausage into strips.
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Remove your cooked veggies and set aside in a bowl. In your now empty pot, melt the rest of your butter (1/4 stick)over medium heat. Add chicken, chicken skin (chicken skin adds flavor, but it is not necessary), and sausage. Cook through, stir mixture so it does not burn.
ragin cajunWhen your meat has browned and cooked through add sauteed mushrooms and onions back to the pot. Add your spices, 1 t basil, and salt and pepper (I like about 1 t. salt, and 1/8 t pepper). Pour in vodka. Stir. You are going to cook off all of the liquid. It takes only a few minutes, so don’t go anywhere! Add cup of half and half. Bring back to a low boil.
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In a bowl, coat pealed and deveined shrimp with flour. Pour shrimp into the pot. Stir. Cook for another 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken up.
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I like to serve this sauce over Angel Hair pasta with crunchy french bread. Garnish with shredded spinach and Parmesan cheese.
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Hope you enjoy this warm comforting dish with your family! Stay warm everyone!

Rebekah

You’ve seen it, We have it.

You gave us a great response when we posted this Duralee fabric on our facebook account last week!
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Since you loved this fabric so much we wanted to show you another option by Duralee that we have available in our work room that we think you would love! This is Mani a textile by John Robshaw for Duralee and we have it available in both blue and white and coral and white!
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This game room was designed by Matthew Bees in a recent article of Southern Living. The fabric is featured in several aspects of this room it was used in the curtains, pillows and an ottoman. If you love this look follow the link below.
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Southern Living Game Room

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I love the bold use of blues in this space. This room was featured in a February issue of Veranda magazine the room was designed by Kristen Kelli . Kristen used a variety of blue prints and colors to create a dramatic feel in this living room.

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The collection above is by Hodsoll Mckenzie. This is a great example of how to create a calm and relaxing space using blues and whites.

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This Traditional Family and Living Room was designed by Garrison Hullinger. I think the use of the blue and white striped rug give the room a causal yet traditional look.
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Coral Chair
This chair is bold, bright and fun! It is a great use of this fabric in coral. Both colors are great options and can be found in our work room. If you want this fabric right away because you love it as much as we do visit our Etsy store to place your order today!

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Farmhouse Photo Shoot!

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Hi all! I’m Katelynn and I am the Marketing Director here at Southern Loom. Rebekah asked me to write the blog post from my perspective because the pictures are of me and my husband. I started working with Rebekah in October of 2013, and I have loved getting the chance to work with Rebekah and promote Southern Loom! I am a recent graduate and newly wed! Charlie and I got married September 1, 2013. Since I was a little girl I dreamed of planning my own wedding. The dress, the venue, the flowers and linens all fell in place but the day itself flew by. When Rebekah asked if we would be willing to do this photo shoot I was MORE than willing. I get to wear my dress again, which is a chance that most brides don’t get! The day leading up to the shoot was busy much like a wedding day, we did two other shoots that day with mine being the third.Working with Krista Joy Photography and Rebekah was so much fun, they both have such a talent.The pictures came out more beautiful than I could have imagined.

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These pictures were taken at an old Virginia farmhouse that is owned by a friend. It was built in the early nineteenth century.

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We would like to thank everyone who helped us with this wedding shoot. Thank you to Krista with Krista Joy Photography for all of the beautiful pictures, visit kristajoyphotography.com. Brockman, owner of Enchanted downtown, graciously lent us the nineteenth century French candelabra. This fabulous French settee photographed in this shoot was found by Rebekah at a local estate store and she only paid 100 dollars for it! She painted it and then had Phil’s upholstery shop reupholster it in a neutral gray linen. Thank you to Sarah Louise from Irvington Springs Farm who donated all of the flowers and our dear friend for the use of her farm!
Hope you all enjoyed these pictures! Stay up-to-date with what we’ve got going on at Southern Loom by liking us on facebook! Facebook.com/southernloom
Katelynn
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VES Pillow

I am happy to partner with VES on our new “school spirit” pillow. I designed this pillow to be an expression of school pride, perfect for any room in the home. I embroidered the school’s shield on the front face, and on the backside embroidered the year the school was established. Pillows can be customized with the student’s name and graduating class. These pillows are 20×20 and are made with Covington linen fabric and are self-corded. Pillow has a hidden zipper, and comes with down insert. It retails at the bookstore for 75 dollars before customization. Call Casy Williams 434-385-3661 at the VES bookstore to place your order today!

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Christmas Tablescape

I was excited when a past client of mine called and asked me to help her update her breakfast room. She felt that the room was feeling a little tired and dated, and wanted a fresh new take. Here is her before.
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We were extremely pleased with the end result.I love using green in a room with large windows because to me, the green acts as a neutral, bringing the outdoors in.

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Because it is the holidays, I asked my sweet client if she would mind if we staged the room as though she was about to host a small holiday dinner. She happily agreed and let us come in and take over her new space.
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I collect vintage mercury glass ornaments so I decided to fill her lantern with old ornaments, and then place a few of my favorites on the plates. If you are on a budget, look for ornaments at estate sales and Goodwill.
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This year Southern Loom featured stockings and table runners. I love this collection with the homespun linen and french script banding.
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Most of the pillows were custom made for this room.The stockings, table runner and “Merry Christmas Y’all” pillows can be purchased through our Etsy page.

Thank you to my sweet friend Christine for allowing us to come into your gorgeous home to stage it for the holidays. Thank you Krista, with Krista Joy Photography, and to Irvington Spring Farm for providing the greenery, this shoot turned out beautiful! Happy Holidays!
Rebekah

Fall Inspired Bridal Shoot

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Weddings, I love them! I, myself had a small wedding but I personally LOVE weddings and I love getting the chance to work with brides. The featured bride in this post is Jordan, a friend of my cousin Krista. Jordan planned a beautiful outdoor wedding on her family farm in October and unfortunately it rained her entire wedding weekend. My cousin Krista, owner of Krista Joy Photography, and I decided to put our talents together to do a staged wedding shoot so Jordan could still get the pictures she deserved.

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Although this was not a “real wedding day” it was not without its challenges. We had frost earlier in the week, and lost all of our fall flowers like zinnias, dahlias and chrysanthemums which is why is we chose to feature a lot of greenery in the floral arrangements. Although this was not our original plan, I think the arrangements turned out great.

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I think Jordan makes a beautiful bride with her light skin, dark hair, and red lips it is clear she made shooting easy. She has a natural ease and romantic appeal in front of the camera, She is a classic beauty.
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Southern Loom would like to thank our beautiful bride Jordan for her time and willingness to be our featured bride. Thank you to Irvington Springs Farm for our beautiful florals and greenery, it made it easy for me to put arrangements together when you provided us great product to work with. Thank you to my cousin Krista, Krista Joy Photography (facebook.com/kristajoyphotography), for traveling 2 hours to take these beautiful pictures. You have such a talent Krista and I enjoyed spending the day with you, we always have the best time!

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