Susan Taylor
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Natural Beauty: Susan does Michigan!

After arriving in Michigan with a 12 foot van packed skillfully to the max, and the company van loaded to capacity, we arrived at our destination ready to create beauty and comfort for our clients.

The selection process has been fast moving and exciting! Three bedrooms, luxury home office, living room, dining room, and media/game room, not to mention four baths, came together in three long days.

My team–Linda, Sneelock (you may also know him as Fred), and myself. An overnight stay in Ann Arbor, put us in the next day mid afternoon. We had energy enough to unload the entire contents of our vehicles, placed marked boxes in assigned rooms and began unpacking with zeal. The homeowner was coming into town the next morning and we wanted to get her reaction to the initial placement as much as possible and prepare for the furniture delivery the following day.

Linda spent a good bit of the first few days ironing and steaming 146″ drapery panels. The island turned out to be the perfect surface. She had the perfect system going and I joined in the party as well….those of you who know me well, know I love to iron my sheets! The most careful packing in the world couldn’t keep these beauties wrinkle-free, and all of our fabric choices were natural linens, thus the pressing was a big project! 15 extra long panels is quite a project!

interior designer drapery installation for Michigan

I’m thrilled to share my designs with you and over the next few days will share images of several rooms. We still have a final trip to make with several rooms of draperies and will wait until some of the final furniture and accent pieces are delivered before we finish, but so far I love the design, and could easily find myself in this luxury retreat!