After the last details are in place and each element that we have designed for a client has been installed, the real work begins. I wish that every drapery panel was perfectly pressed and that the sofa wasn’t sniffed out by the dog..but hey…that’s reality. Living in your home and feeling comfortable is a priority and something that we prioritize in our design, so making sure you have the right tools to keep everything looking its best is what I am sharing today.
I wanted to share a few of my favorite go-to products that I never leave the Studio without on an installation day. Things will happen and nothing is perfect, but I want to make sure I leave my clients with a home that feels that way! Not the pretty pictures I usually share, but these are the behind the scenes pieces that give each client’s home that picture perfect magazine look we go for on photo shoot days too!
GO-TO : A great arsenal of steamers
The Conair Extreme Steamer
Conair Handheld Extreme Stream
Downey Wrinkle Releaser
Grandma’s Stain Remover
Blue Magic Glass Cleaning Wipes
Pink Tool Set
Command Strip / Cord Clips
This gem has been a work horse on installation days. It easily removed wrinkles and sets in creases on drapery panels, pillows and bedding. Its easy to move around, use and reaches most anything we need it to. But, when you just can’t reach the to off a client’s 10″ long drapery panels…the handheld version is perfect! And…because I just can’t help it…here is a picture of us checking out the the gorgeous (perfectly steamed) linen drapes before our photo shoot.
Image: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25
GO-TO : Pet hair removal
This one is genius and I use the heck out of it in my own home. Yes, we allow our to dog on the furniture and they will give you the stink eye if you look at them and ask them to move. I love having them with me when I’m cuddled up on the sofa watching TV, but the dog hair can be a bit much over time. Enter the Scotch-Brite pet hair remover! This is my favorite way to remove unwanted pet hair and its easy to carry around in your tool box or bag too! Of course we can’t talk about pet hair on the furniture without showing off our favorite pictures of them!
Perla is pretty much the boss of this gorgeous pink velvet chair that we had made for her mommy.
Yes, that is Willy looking proud to have taken a chunk out of the new rug in our client’s living room! Willy leaves tiny little white hairs everywhere he goes, but no biggie because they are easy to clean up.
Caddo leaves lots of long white hair on our sofa and navy velvet chairs, but its pretty easy to get rid of it in a pinch.
Perla is just too precious…we had to include this one too!
Scotch-Brite Pet Hair Remover
Scotch-Brite Lint Roller
Lola Rola Sticky Mop