Monday, November 9, 2009


Craftsmanship is something that I think is lost on today's society and it really bothers me. So often people are just looking for a quick fix to "make it work" and things end up looking sloppy and messy. This is one instance of fantastic craftsmanship. One of the rooms at the Christmas House has fully upholstered walls. When I looked up and saw the detail and care that the installers put into their work I was thrilled. Take a look at the way the welting hugs the crown moulding. Fabulous! You'll have to come check it out for yourself!

Bedroom by Jim Howard of James Michael Howard Inc. Come see the whole thing at the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House. This room is fully upholstered and it's just beautiful!


Things That Inspire said...

I can't wait to see it! This is the kind of thing that I mentioned to you this morning - a little detail that makes you want to go into the house and find it, like a Where's Waldo game.

Niki Papadopoulos said...

There is so much! You will have plenty to write about I am sure!

Terry said...

I enjoyed this in an essay by Quinlan Terry:

"People ask, 'How can you find men to do your class of work these days?' as if men no longer can or want to produce skilled work. The truth is that whenever there is good work to be done there are men to do it. We have never had difficulty in obtaining first class joinery; we prepare full size details and specify the quality, and provided a reputable builder is doing the work it normally needs no further explanation. The same goes for plasterers, bricklayers, slaters, stonemasons and even woodcarvers and coppersmiths. Generally, I find that the more intricate the detail, the more willing the tradesmen are to take on the work."
-Seven Misunderstandings about Classical Architecture

Anonymous said...

You're lucky to work with craftsmen who are that dedicated to their work. They must also like you, because they've clearly worked hard to make you look good; and it's a talent to inspire people to do their best. Brava!