Pepper and Olive

Catching Up


I am here!


First of all, let me just proclaim my gratefulness! I made the decision a while ago that I really wanted this little business of mine to grow organically. Meaning, let what I do speak for itself. And, it is through your word of mouth referrals that have kept my hands busy. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am currently booked through January. Please, contact me with interest so I can get you on my list. (Ha! I have a list…so fun!)

Now, to catch all of you up. There is a new page on P&O called Fabric & Sources. I found I was typing the same info in all of my client inquiries regarding fabric and now it is all  in one spot. Please know that I do not receive any kick back and I am not representing these business. These are just sources that I have found to be reliable quality goods for the best price.

Another update is pricing. Now that I have been in business for the past 6 months, I am getting a better feel for how my time is spent and where I compare with the industry average. Although my prices are still below the IA, a couple of items needed to be adjusted. All previous quotes will still be honored.

My goal is to keep this BLOG of mine updated for the new year but in between posts you can follow me on Instagram for sneak peaks and family shenanigans.

On to the fun stuff!

Fall brought lots of brown! I honestly didn’t change the color of my thread for 2 months.

My client in Lake Arrowhead started with her two settees. They were covered in a very cute toile circus print but the kitties loved them too much and they were ready for a make over. My client chose a fantastic yarn dyed linen in Acorn and she had been holding onto a “fall” themed tapestry fabric that she bought a couple of years ago from JoAnn.  I used the tapestry on just one side of the cushions, so she can flip them when she wants. I also matched the pattern from the back onto the seat on both for a cohesive matched set. She chose to not have a skirt and I finish them with a blind hem. She also had me make a couple of coordinating 18″ throw pillows.




After I delivered them, she contacted me again to cover her two wing back chairs. They are very angular with clean lines. She chose a printed stripe on brown cotton. The pattern is matched on both chairs to make the perfect twins. She chose no skirts with blind hems to match the settees.





My following client in Colton had a beautiful antique home. She had acquired two quality pieces of furniture. The sofa was from Pottery Barn and the love seat is Quatrine and both were made for slipcovers! She had already made a slip for the sofa and that is where she stopped and hired me to step in. We used the same fabric, an upholstery weight brown polyester with chenille threaded boxes, to tie in the love seat. I custom ordered the back cushions for the sofa and designed them to be the same scale as the love seats to continue to make them feel like more of a matched set. I also reconstructed the sofa cushion covers to match the ones I made for the love seat. This client chose no skirt with a blind hem.

The before of the love seat. The original cover had shredded. Fantastic bones but has seen better days!

bernstein sofas

And the after, love seat:

bernstein sofa 2

And the sofa:

bernstein sofa 1


I hope you all are having a magical holiday season.




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