Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Linen Tufted Headboard

Posted on | November 29, 2009 | 18 Comments

New Tufted Linen Headboard

I brought back my new linen tufted headboard from Maine this weekend. My mom worked on the project with a local Portland upholster. Thanks mom for doing such a great job on the buttons!

After barely fitting the headboard into our truck for the ride home we were having serious doubts that we would be able to fit the headboard into the house in one piece. Moving anything in is a headache; the doorways are extremely narrow and the stairs are a tight twist. We decided it would be easier to bring the headboard through the bedroom window. I wrapped the headboard in an old blanket and Greg tied some climbing ropes around the piece on the ground. Greg slowly maneuvered the headboard up the side of the house to the roof. Once he removed the bedroom window the headboard slid right in. Yeah! Not so bad…and nobody even screamed.

I love the headboard in the bedroom. Eventually, the space will get gutted and the ceiling opened up into the attic. I was just tired of having my mattress sitting on the floor like a college student. Hopefully, I’ll find some new bedding and nightstands in the next couple weeks. A coat a paint on the walls and floor will be inexpensive and help clean up the space. I can’t wait to have a room that doesn’t remind me that I’m living in the middle of a full house renovation.

Pulling Headboard up to Third Floor

Bringing Headboard Through Window

New Tufted Linen Headboard

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Jill Bent and Carta, Inc.

Posted on | November 23, 2009 | 10 Comments

Pillows and Lavender Sachets from Jill Bent

Lavender Sachet By Jill Bent

Hand Knit Scarves and Bags by Jill Bent

Over the weekend I went into Boston to attend Design Salon’s annual Holiday Sale. I met some of my favorite designers I have discovered through blogs and etsy. Jill Bent creates beautiful handmade pillows, sachets, scarves, bags, and clothes pin dolls (above). Each piece is skillfully constructed in vintage fabrics and sumptuous natural yarns. Jill is the sweetest and I can’t wait to learn more about her through her blog: 36shea.blogspot.com. Buy her goods online at: jillbent.etsy.com.

I’ve spent some late nights online eyeing Carta’s beautiful ribbons imported from Italy (below). How can one resist scrolling alphabet ribbon? Carta recently introduced a new line of cards depicting the scrolling alphabet ribbon; cards are available as sets online through her etsy shop. Carta is run by talented book designer Angela Liguori, check out her blog for more beautiful inspiration: angelaliguori.blogspot.com.

Both of these lovely ladies will be showing their wares at multiple shows in the Boston area through December. Check out their blogs for more information.

alphabet card sets from Carta

Cotton Tape from Carta Inc.

alphabet ribbon from carta

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