Bio

After graduating from The University of California Berkeley, with a double major in Art and French, I started designing a line of women’s clothing which eventually led to a business designing and making custom wedding gowns and evening wear. I’ve been sewing since I was ten years old and have always found great joy working and creating objects with fabric.

In 1985 the interior soft furnishings business was launched as a collaborative endeavor with my designer husband Mark Chastain. In 1988 as a design team we participated in our first San Francisco Decorator Showcase. We designed a beautiful baby’s nursery which was published in magazines as well as used as the image for a greeting card. I was able to showcase the dressmaker details and fine sewing skills which have become our trademark.  My involvement in the Decorator Showcase has continued every year since the first, collaborating with Willem Racké on several jewel box rooms and fabricating soft furnishings for many talented local designers.  

Our fabrication work has been published in many books and magazines, including House Beautiful, House & Garden, Elle Décor, and Southern Accents to name a few. I work with many designers from the San Francisco Bay Area and have established relationships with designers in Los Angeles, Dallas, Scottsdale, Seattle, and New York. Working with designers from around the country has given us national and international exposure. Our quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and over 25 years experience gives our clients confidence that their projects will be done on time, on budget, and to their specifications. We specialize in highend custom interior furnishings. We are accustomed to working with all fabrics and trimmings. We pride ourselves in the quality of our craftsmanship and dressmaker style to details.

We offer fabrication services of all window treatments from: all styles of fabric shades including Roman Shades, Balloon Shades, Valances, Lambrikins, & Curtains.

We also fabricate all styles of bedding from: Pillows, Duvets, Coverlets, Bedskirts, Headboards, & Tablecloths. Examples of bedding can be seen on the Ironies line of beds in the Kneedler-Fauchere showrooms in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.