By: Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant A couple of years ago we met with the nicest young couple who had just moved to Auburn from out of state. They had a baby girl and a lot of hand-me-down apartment furniture. It was time to upgrade to a grown-up look. We discovered their likes, dislikes, ideas and… Continue reading The House We Didn’t Decorate
by Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant Sometimes you have so many choices, you just can’t decide. That happens all the time with fabric. Here are some tips to help you. Good old common sense is a good place to start. Feel the fabric. Lighter weights are often good for window treatments and heavier weights are often… Continue reading Choices, Choices
by Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant I can’t tell you how often I hear someone say, “I didn’t know there was fabric at New Leaf!” There is! So, I thought I would take a few blogs and tell the long version of what we have, how to order and what services we offer. What do we… Continue reading I Didn’t Know
by Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant Like so many people, family members give us furniture we would never choose for ourselves. Our most recent acquisition is an Early American chair from the 1960’s or 70’s. It came from my husband’s grandmother. We received the matching loveseat when we got married. My husband remembered sitting on that… Continue reading Granny’s Chair
by Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant This is not about having multiple Christmas Trees, even though I am one of those people. I won’t get into how many trees, but there are a few. I have one that has only Santa ornaments. Why? It is best to start from the beginning. I did not start out… Continue reading The Santa Tree
One of the best parts of our visit to Atlanta’s Market was getting to meet the designers/artists who produce different products. Their stories were fascinating! We met a former South African banker who now creates furnishings with natural South African materials. Two, really cool, world traveling women welcomed us like old friends. They told all… Continue reading The Story of Wood
Who are these People? Where are they? and Why are they smiling when they look so tired? These folks are the Saavy Designs Team. Vonda, Design Assistant, is on the left. Vonda does fabric consultations in the Auburn store, does a lot of the leg work for design projects and just tries to be helpful. … Continue reading Who are these People?
To me, one of the best parts of home improvement shows is the big reveal. Okay, I also get a kick out of people who think they can’t buy a house because they don’t like the paint color, but that is another story. The big reveal is when we and, of course, the home owners,… Continue reading The Big Reveal
Thursday is a great day at for fabric shoppers at New Leaf. Why? Because we always have someone there from 10:00 until 2:00 to help you with choosing fabric! Well I think that is pretty great because I like helping folks with fabric. BUT—that isn’t the greatest thing. Last Thursday we got the new line… Continue reading Property Brothers Fans, Take Note
As I was pricing a few new Kasmir Fabric sample books, I started noticing the names of the fabrics. If you don’t know, fabric patterns have specific names. The average person might say paisley but, there are a bazillion different paisleys. Some are small, some are large, some have flowers, some have birds, some have… Continue reading What’s in a name?