Monday, September 5, 2016

Handmade Market - this weekend!

Preparations are in full swing here at Tango & James. Canberra Handmade Market is happening in just 6 days time, and we are busily polishing up our latest rescued furniture pieces... aren't they gorgeous!!?

 For pricing and full info on individual items, visit our Facebook Album.

Lots of beautiful pieces and incredible cushions await, 
Don't miss it! xx

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Retro refurbed

Oh. my. word... this one came up well!! I grabbed two very run down retro chairs in desperate need of rescuing. They both had old, stained and torn vinyl, and loose legs. Here's the first one, all fixed up, in custom ordered Painted Stripe fabric upholstery (fabric design by Crystal Walen) - oh how I love this so much!!

The second armchair will be completed in the same fabric, and is already pre-sold! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A caravan makeover!

I've been a bit excited to be involved in (the easy part of) a client's caravan makeover. So far Charlotte and Warwick have stripped out and re-finished every surface of this baby, including all new flooring (love!), new countertops, freshly painted cabinetry in Mint and white, and my part, new upholstery to the wall panels around the beds, seating and mattresses. 

Here's a selection of fabrics I suggested when a palette of Mint, grey and white was decided upon...
and I just love how it has turned out... so far. Next will be curtains to decided on. What will it be?!

Friday, April 29, 2016

More beautiful custom pieces!

Oh how I love making old new again, and even more when it goes bold and brave. This magnificent love seat lounge was originally in vinyl (the thin 50's type), which had seen its last days. Bravely reimagined in this stunning custom royal shade for Brianna and Pete, with piping details to match the original design. The inspiration for the colour came from the floral fabric we also made into cushions. Fabulous!!

A clients original lounge armchair with wonderfully elegant arms was originally dressed in a nanna floral, and even had horsehair stuffing in the cushions! Now she has all new foam and new amazing covers in Tango and James "Chevron Stripe" print in Fleur Blue.

This gorgeous original sixties lounge chair with a very covetable arm style was completely refurbished. The timber was completed by the owner, and brand new foam and upholstery by Tango & James. The client chose a new favourite "Molecules" print on faux suede which looks and feels absolutely amazing!! This one is in a super chic nursery, and can be used on the lounge room later! Love it!


And finally, we have these lovelies which were the same style as some seen at our most recent Handmade Market. Client Margaret asked if we can do some in her choice of fabric, and we had some more in storage, so, 'yes we can'! Margaret chose T&J "Tile" print in Navy to work perfectly with her decor at home, and they look so great!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

March Handmade Market

Ooooh, that was amazing!!! We had such a fab time at Handmade Market on the weekend, with so many wonderful shoppers making it a bumper weekend!

And Lucky me to have my little Hugo so happy to help me out! Bless!

If you missed out, then make sure you put the next one in your diary for June 11 and 12!
see you there!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2016 new custom work!

Some extremely lovely things are happening in the studio to start off another fabulous year at Tango & James. In the same week I acquired 2 armchairs in need of a re-vamp and 2 Primary School teachers in need of fabulous chairs for their classrooms! A match was made and they are now completed in their respective (T&J fave) "Summer Camp" print (By designer Domesticate), and custom picked purple "Hello" print! Super fun!

Then we had a gorgeous re-dressing of modern classic "Lineal" Armchairs. I love these, so it was extra hard to see them go, but when the customer loves them - and chooses to go bold with hot pink, how could I say no?! We added a seat pad with washable covers, which can be swapped between the chairs to mix it up, and we added lurrrrverly faux rabbit fur lumbar cushions for some pretty texture.

 Next we have some gorgeous retro inspired pieces to add some fab pops of colour to a cool split level retro minimal home. This was a very happy make-over for the chair, below. It was very sad in it's original granny/nursing home floral, and now looks incredible in my "Points" print in Wasabi and white. Love love love! Going to the same home we have a rather cool lamp which was all in white, my Mod Squares print in Fleur Blue was chosen to give it a happy modern look. Perfect!

And finally, a lovely large lampshade was re-built to a custom size, and I used the customer's supplied Kauffman print linen to cover the piece. Looks amazing even though it's not my usual style - I love how it turned out! 

The customer is always right, and I really LOVE my clients who are brave and bold enough to choose something out of the box! It is always smile-making!!

I love what I do!!! Thank you, you magnificent people