4.22.2014

Switch Studio Showroom Update

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter or Staci on Instagram then you may have seen posts regarding some fun renovations happening at Switch Studio!

It all started with a pile of wood - Doesn't look like much, but my were we ever excited to start!

For those of you who have been to our shop before, you know it was a big, empty, and not so inspiring space.  We're working on changing that by putting up some walls and creating a nice showroom.

The walls were formed within a few short hours, which was so awesome to see!  

We're having two areas - The large area here will be our fabric selection area, and we'll have some drapery, hardware and headboards displayed.  Yes, we do drapery, hardware and custom headboards - Lots of people don't know this, so the displays will help people have a better idea of what we have to offer.  Smart, huh?

The showroom walls were done by Dan Salerno Carpentry and his team, and we cannot say enough good things about these guys!  So very professional, polite, tidy, and the quality of work is outstanding!  If you are looking to get some things done around your house, we highly recommend you call Dan Salerno Carpentry at 647-234-2515!

Once the drywall was up we were even more excited - It was actually looking like a showroom!

These two small areas are going to be set up as little room like vignettes which will contain a little bit of everything we do - Drapery, hardware, upholstered furniture, area rugs, wallpaper, throw pillows… We're thinking of doing one classic look and one more bright, fun look - What do you think?

 Here is Dan, happy as always, plastering our walls - Again, we cannot say enough good about this guy and his team!  This was on a super snowy day when lots of businesses in the area shut down because of the weather conditions, but Dan came and worked hard all day! 

 After the plastering and painting was complete, up went the trim.  This was a very exciting day for us too, as it competed the look and finished off the walls beautifully!

Now that our walls are up and looking fab {thanks again to the dream team from Dan Salerno Carpentry for making this happen} we're working on getting the showroom in order.  It's going to take some time, as we need to do it in-between our usual work load, and Spring is a busy time of year, so please have patience with us.  

We're happy to say we're expanding our line of fabrics, and we're going to be getting hardware, drapery, wallpaper and area rug samples in for our clients to see.  Fun, right? 

We hope you'll contact us soon to set up a  time to come in, have a look at what we have too offer, check out our new fabrics, and discuss any upcoming projects you may have!

Thanks and see you soon!
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Do you have a project we can help you with?  We'd love to hear from you!
We sell designer fabrics, sew custom home decor items, reupholster, and make new custom upholstered furniture.  Happily serving the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga area.  Check out our website for more details at www.switchstudio.ca - We look forward to working with you! 

4.16.2014

New Switch Studio Website Coming Soon

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter then you may have seen us post images around our new look!

 That's right, we've rebranded, and are so thrilled with our new look!



We worked with Angela at Saffron Avenue to get our desired look for all of our printed materials.  It was such a delight to work with Angela on all of this, that we have now hired her to design our new website too.  

Of course she is super busy, so the site will not be started for a while, but we'll be keeping you up to date with it all via Facebook and Twitter.  You can also signup for our newsletter to be notified when the new site is up and running HERE.

Over time we hope to add more and more to our new site to help our clients.  We'll be looking at adding things like educational downloads, videos, and free information.  If there is anything specific that you would like to be added that you feel would really help, we'd love to hear about it, so send us an email.

Thanks again for tuning in, and we hope you're as excited about our new website as we are!

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Do you have a project we can help you with?  We'd love to hear from you!
We sell designer fabrics, sew custom home decor items, reupholster, and make new custom upholstered furniture.  Happily serving the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga area.  Check out our website for more details at www.switchstudio.ca - We look forward to working with you! 

4.11.2014

Buy Our Designer Pillows Online

We've been super busy around here, sewing up a collection of designer pillows for our Etsy Shop - Have you seen them?


These are just a few of our favourite decorative throw pillows available in our shop 
- What do you think?



All of our throw pillows are available to be shipped anywhere within Canada and the USA.  All of the edges are serged and each have an invisible zipper for a nice clean and professional finish.  


There are lots of pillows to choose from, and we've used some great fabrics from Robert Allen, Schumacher, Romo, Kravet, and JF Fabrics just to name a few.


And this collection of designer pillows above are all made with Sarah Richardson's Fabrics, they have been getting lots of attention lately.  

Head on over to our Etsy Shop and have a look at our entire collection.  

More will be added, and of course if you don't see exactly what you're looking for then we can always make you some custom pillows - Yep, any fabric, any size, piping, no piping…. Whatever your heart {or sofa} desires!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy shopping!
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Do you have a project we can help you with?  We'd love to hear from you!
We sell designer fabrics, sew custom home decor items, reupholster, and make new custom upholstered furniture.  Happily serving the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga area.  Check out our website for more details at www.switchstudio.ca - We look forward to working with you! 

4.07.2014

Upholstery Feature in Style At Home Magazine

Have you seen the April issue of Style At Home Magazine?  Did you see the awesome before and after reupholstered chair story that was in there?  Did you notice we were a part of that?


It's pretty exciting, so we thought we'd share it with you today….

Style At Home Magazine contacted us a while back to discuss this story and to see if we'd be interested in taking part - Needless to say we jumped at the opportunity.  The chairs came into us looking old and dated {as usual} we then stripped them down, and sent them off to Paint It Like New in Burlington to get painted.  Once painted they came back to us to be reupholstered - Take a look at the finished pieces...

 This chair was found on the side of the road by an editor of Style At Home Magazine - Can you imagine being the person who tossed this chair?  I wonder if they have seen this article and are now wishing they had kept it and "Switched" it up?  It turned out beautifully, don't you think?

 Originally the style of this chair was to be all the white vinyl with the pink piping, but we advised against that.  You see, double piping doesn't stick to vinyl very well, so it would not have lasted if it was all over the chair and especially on the corners.  We suggested a racing stripe down the middle, this way we could include the vinyl on the front, and still have the piping be secure.  The editors at Style At Home Magazine were happy with the new design idea, and it turned out beautifully!

 This is one of our favourites {although really they're all kind of our favourites} - Don't you just love the bright soft floral print on the from, juxtaposed with the bold black and white stripe on the back?  It's stunning!

This was a sweet little chair, made even sweeter by using pretty pink paint, pink printed upholstery fabric, and nice pink nailhead detail to finish it off.  Perfect for a little girl's room, don't you think so? 

This very stylish Jonathan Adler Chevron Fabric {available at Switch Studio} looks awesome with the bright red painted wood - A great way to create a statement piece!  

We are so very honoured to have been a part of this story, and are thrilled with how all the chairs turned out!  Thanks again to Style At Home Magazine, who are always a delight to work with!
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Do you have a project we can help you with?  We'd love to hear from you!
We sell designer fabrics, sew custom home decor items, reupholster, and make new custom upholstered furniture.  Happily serving the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga area.  Check out our website for more details at www.switchstudio.ca - We look forward to working with you! 

12.31.2013

Top Ten Reupholstery Before & Afters Of 2013

We're finishing off the last day of 2013 with a recap of some of our favourite reupholstery projects from 2013!  It was very hard to choose just ten, but we managed...


So, without further ado, here are the top ten reupholstery projects from Switch Studio, from 2013, in no particular order…

These lovely chairs made the list, not only because they are stunning {after we got our hands on them}, but they were also featured in Style At Home Magazine, which is kinda cool!  The bold suzani print fabric was the starting point for the new look, from that the paint colour and main purple velvet fabric, from Kravet Fabrics, was pulled.  The look is truly stunning, don't you think?  See more about these chairs, the reupholstery process, and the Style At Home feature HERE.

 This chair was still looking pretty good, but our Mississauga clients were just tired of the fabric, so we of course "switched" it up!  The fabric we used is this incredible print from Lee Jofa, by Oscar De La Renta - Yes, the stylish Oscar De La Renta has his own line of fabrics, and we carry them at Switch Studio.  This print we used is called Bloomsbury, and it's a favourite at the shop - Do you love it as much as we do?

It's always so great when a chair comes in looking really terrible {with the exception of the new paint from Paint It Like New in Burlington, of course}, and we reupholster it to make it look adorable!  We used this graphic print from JF Fabrics from their San Francisco Collection, and the owner was thrilled with the new look!

These chairs were given to our Oakville client by her grandmother, so they were looking a little dated and needed to be "switched" up.  We selected this fun Robert Allen Fabric, called Cats Cradle in the colour Lacquer and then a Benjamin Moore Paint called Caliente, and had them painted at Paint It Like New in Burlington.  We're thrilled with how these chairs turned out - A little paint and upholstery, and they're now perfectly updated for the young owner's home!

This chair was found on the side of the road, and it had clearly seen better days, but the shape was so lovely and if anyone could get it looking good again, it would be us, so we took it in.  Once it was completely stripped down we took it to Paint It Like New in Burlington to be spray painted Cloud White by Benjamin Moore.  We then upholstered it with two fabrics, the front in a nice nubby linen from Kravet Fabrics and the outside, piping and pillow was done in a coordinating print from Schumacher Fabrics by Celerie Kemble called Betwixt.  This chair was in the Switch Studio showroom for sale for $1200, and was just purchased the other day by a very excited Oakville client of ours - We're happy this gorgeous chair has found it's new home!

This wingback chair came to us from a Toronto client, and it really needed to be updated.  We went with a solid white fabric for the front, and a nice blue solid for contrast piping, from JF Fabrics' Maze Fabric collection.  To add even more interest we upholstered the outside of the chair in a nice graphic printed linen from JF Fabrics from their San Francisco Collection, and threw in a coordinating pillow for good measure!  Much better, don't you think?

Our client found this chair on a road trip through Michigan, and knew with our help she would totally love it, so she picked it up and brought it in.  We had it painted at Paint It Like New in Burlington in a metallic silver, and we reupholstered the inside in a beautiful red velvet from Duralee Fabrics.  It was looking good even from that point, but what really makes this chair sing was the Romo Fabric we used for the outside of the chair - It's a stunning cut velvet called Estella.  Don't you love it?  We sure do! 

These Oakville clients of ours were planning to lighten up their home with some paint and of course new upholstery fabric too!  We reupholstered the seat of this cameo back sofa in a durable solid fabric, from JF Fabrics' Maze Fabric collection, and then used a lighter weight material for the back and piping from Duralee Fabrics.  From both a functionality standpoint and from the new look we gave them, these clients are very happy with their newly reupholstered cameo back sofa! 

We forgot to take an actual before picture of these chairs {ooops}, but they were plain old parsons chairs, just like in the before picture we snagged from another project.  These chairs were sent to us by Meredith Heron Design in Toronto, who are wonderful clients of ours.  The team at Meredith Heron Design selected this great fabric combo using a faux ostrich skin vinyl on the seats, and this all time favourite Schumacher Fabrics linen print, Chiang Mai Dragon - You may remember some custom stools we made using this fabric, HERE.  Anyway, these chairs are true perfection, we think the nailhead trim detail that was added really makes them that much better - Don't you think? 

And last but certainly not least, this Union Jack Sofa we did was a big time favourite of all who saw it, both in real life and online!  The fabric we chose was a red white and blue cotton from our local Oakville fabric supplier, JF Fabrics.  Now who says plain cotton fabric is boring?  It is certainly not boring when used properly, or in a fun way like we used it here!  And yes, we took red, white, and blue fabric and sewed it together to create the flag - Truly custom and hand made.  We're thinking this might be our most dramatic before and after transformation yet - What do you think?  You can see more about the reupholstering process HERE.

So, what do you think of our top ten picks this year?  Did your piece make the list?  Do you have a favourite?  Please share, we'd love to hear from you!  Thanks so much and all the best in 2014!


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Do you have a project we can help you with?  We'd love to hear from you!
We sell designer fabrics, sew custom home decor items, reupholster, and make new custom upholstered furniture.  Happily serving the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga area.  Check out our website for more details at www.switchstudio.ca - We look forward to working with you!