In interior design, soft goods refers to the soft materials utilized within an environment to enhance furnishings, architectural details and walls. These finishes can “soften” the space to create a warm and inviting atmosphere as well as pull design elements and colors together to complete the overall design. Examples would include draperies, upholstered headboards, cushions, pillows, etc.
When creating a unique environment, customized soft goods allow the designer to create those perfect, one-of-a-kind pieces that truly reflect the client’s vision for the space. Selecting the materials, colors and contrasting combinations of each piece ensures that each client has a unique, tailored soft good specifically for their home, that will add color, texture and softness towards their interior.
After working for Port City Design Group since 2017 assisting with design projects, in 2018, I was thrilled to open Plucky Pillows and begin sewing custom pillows and cushions for the firm. Danielle always provided me with the most beautiful, high quality fabrics and materials to work with, resulting in stunning custom products. But most importantly, Danielle empowered me to create unique designs for the pieces I was hired to produce. This freedom allowed me to design “outside the box” so to speak, incorporating alternative materials such as ribbons, contrasting welts and even vinyl pieces. I have sewn everything from a pouf to a baby nest! I believe the results speak for themselves! When you decide to invest in custom products, you should be no less than thrilled with the way they complete your space and enhance the overall feel of your environment. This is what Plucky Pillows strives to provide for every designer’s client.
Growing up, I watched my mom complete countless sewing projects ranging from our clothing to quilts. However, I didn’t fall in love with the craft until I began working in a lovely quilting shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The owner taught me to sew quilts and how to use Bernina machines. I began taking sewing classes and eventually teaching. Sewing was simply a hobby until 10 years later when I had the opportunity to assist Port City Design Group with a project. This was the beginning… With a great deal of support and encouragement from family and friends, my husband and I launched Plucky Pillows in 2018.