Sonya Hamilton Designs
Your home is important to you.
It’s your Sanctuary. Your Nest.
You’d love for your home to make a statement about who you are. Reflect your style.
You’d love to be able to decorate your home with items you create yourself yet something is holding you back.
Maybe it’s the fear of failure. Or lack of the right DIY skills.
Maybe you simply doubt your ability to pull it off.
Would you like to know what I believe?
I believe, with a desire to create,
you can conquer any decorating fear
and create a beautiful home
that’s true to your unique style.
You have the ability to accomplish any task you set your mind to! Creating your own window treatments, pillows or artwork can seem daunting but I believe you can do it.
And I’m here to help!
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
“I really enjoy being a subscriber to your blog! I love your colorful designs and mix of fabrics. I took one of your inspirations and made it into my own! Thank you for sharing your life with your readers!” Annette
“I finally finished my cafe curtains!!! I’m really happy with them. I did encounter a few glitches, but it all “seamed to iron out” ;)…I’m tickled pink. I couldn’t have done it without your inspiration!” Jan
“I just love, love them. Thank you so much for helping me. My daughter was here over the weekend and she thought the valance was gorgeous. My bff said, ‘I can’t believe you can do that!” Again, Sonya, I appreciate it.” Retha
All of us love the sense of accomplishment
that comes from a job well done.
IMAGINE feeling that same sense of accomplishment as you walk through the door of your own home.
IMAGINE your home filled with unique items you create yourself.
IMAGINE confidently welcoming friends and family to a home that reflects you and your unique style.
IMAGINE your spontaneous smiles as you think to yourself…I did that. Me! By myself!
As a part of the Sonya Hamilton Designs Community you’ll find the resources you need to create a beautiful, unique home that’s true to your decorating style.
Once Upon a Time…
I painted our living room pink. Looking back, I wouldn’t say it was my best idea.
As a young wife and stay-at-home mom, I was so eager to decorate our home I was constantly brainstorming ideas. The problem was a lack of practical DIY skills to carry out these ideas. My solution? Figure out how to do things myself.
I painted. Every room in the house. Numerous times.
I borrowed a sewing machine and started making simple projects like pillows. Even though I made more mistakes than I can count I realized I loved it.
And I’m still sewing all these years later!
I even hung wallpaper and can tell you…from experience…stripes are NOT the best choice for a beginner.
It was intimidating attempting these things the first time but the point is I tried. I tried and I failed and I tried again. And you know what? With each project my confidence increased and my skill improved.
To this day, I cherish the joy and sense of accomplishment that comes from creating things myself. You will too. All it takes is the desire to try.
A FEW PLACES TO GET STARTED CREATING
LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION?
THE GALLERY here at Beyond the Screen Door is a great place to get started. It contains hundreds of images of window treatments, pillows and other projects I’ve created for clients along with links for additional information on each project.
PERSONALIZED CONSULTATIONS are available for anyone considering starting a project but feel you’d like help with the process. This can include help with any aspect of your project from choosing fabric, figuring yardages to construction and installation.
You can read more about consultations under SERVICES.
SEWING TUTORIALS are available for all sorts of projects involving window treatments, pillows, craft projects and more! Here are a few you might like…
How to Make a Board Mounted Box Pleat Valance
How to Sew a Mitered Corner Pillow Flange
How to Make a Cafe Curtain
How to Make a Grocery Tote Bag
How to Make a Chenille Cinderella Pumpkin
How to Sew on Curtain Rings
How to Sew a Pinch Pleat Valance
How to Make a Shaggy Fabric Wreath
Years ago, I began this blog as an extension of my Interior Design Business. I work with both local and online clients. If you’re interested in beautiful home decor but not DIY please visit the SERVICES page for more information on custom orders for window treatments, pillows, bedding and more.
MORE FROM OUR READERS
“I am truly thrilled, and completely amazed by your talent! I am very much looking forward to working with you again very soon! Thank you, Sweet Friend! You are a blessing!!” Janet
“You are so talented and creative. You give me such inspiration!” Melinda
Get started creating today!
I Love Hearing From You
I’m so excited to have you join me on this creating journey. Feel free to reach out with questions regarding projects you’ve seen here or any project you’d like to create for your home. You can reach me anytime at sonya@beyondthescreendoor [dot] com
By Wisdom a House is Built and through Understanding it is established.
Through Knowledge it’s rooms are filled with Rare and Beautiful things.