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No Basic Zone: Pink Sofa Moodboard

Earlier this year I received an email from a client requesting a project that was all the way in my lane: makeover their sofa in a funky, bold, and unconventional way. And make it pink. With any commission I take on or design for my personal collection I keep in mind a simple directive for my work: no basic zone. (Shout out to the patron saint Rihanna). I've created a mood board for one of the design pitches where I envisioned a pink sofa with lush velvet or possibly linen fabric, and cushions stuffed with down feathers. The piping around the edges of the sofa would be styled after some hot pink box braids. (I love an unconventional twist to regular single piping...

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Welcome to Studio 705

January 30th, 2017. The day the studio doors of Nicole Crowder Upholstery officially opened and ushered in a year of wild and beautiful moments. This year saw the debut of my first furniture collection at West Elm (aye!), more upholstery workshops, wonderful clients and fresh collaborations, a move into and out of my first workspace studio, more travel, more inspiration, more mistakes and failures (cannot overstate how these have kept me in check).  Many seeds planted in 2017 are now dream collaborations on the calendar for projects throughout 2018 that I'm excited to share with you in the coming months. But more so I'm looking forward to using this space to launch the 'Studio 705' blog, named after my apartment, the place where I officially re-launched...

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