We are your local home decor expert based in Southern Maine and servicing most of the New England coast. What started as a small out of home seamstress business has evolved into a mother and daughter team offering an array of specialty services. We specialize in hand crafting custom slipcovers, cushions, and pillows. We also offer foam, fiber and fabric for your project needs. Additionally, Norma offers real estate services with Reside in Maine! Our mission is to provide a personal experience to each and every client through bringing your vision to life or providing a quality, lasting product. Have questions about how to bring a piece back to life? Stuck on how to design your space? Interested in buying or selling your home? We’d love to chat with you!
I come from a long line of seamstresses. My grandmother upholstered car seats and my mother worked in factories making jeans when I was a little girl. My mother eventually managed to purchase a tailor shop in Portsmouth, NH and has been in business for over 30 years. My stepmother is also a seamstress and has been making custom window treatments in the greater Portland area for more than 40 years.
I always loved sewing when I was younger. I would make clothes for my dolls then eventually graduated to making clothes for myself. When Chris and I started growing our family, I had a strong desire to work from home. It made that most sense for me to sew. I had the good fortune to train with Dana Finlay, who is arguably the best seamstress north of Boston. She taught me how to make patterns and construct slipcovers.
In 2000 I incorporated my business. I have been making slipcovers and soft furnishings for the greater part of two decades.
I grew up watching my mother transform ugly, lifeless furniture in to something beautiful again. I went to college for communications with a minor in political science. I wanted to be a professional dancer, an event planner, a politician, even a high-ranking member of a mental health facility. After testing out all these fields I realized I was chasing a goal that I THOUGHT would make me happy instead of following my passion and what truly makes me happy. My early twenties were formative years of my life and during that time I grew an immense passion for design and craftsmanship. I began to recreate spaces and give purpose to every item within the room. I realized that I needed to build my life around this passion and furthermore, my career. Being so proud of what my mother has taught me, and the reputable business she’s built, I thought there couldn’t be a better way for us both to benefit than to partner up. Together we bring the ability to transform a space and the pieces into something beautiful with purpose.
Our mission is to provide a one-stop shop for all things house and home. We strive to make every clients experience custom and personal. We want to help you refresh your space with handcrafted custom made slipcovers, cushions, and thoughtfully curated home decor pieces! Don’t know what you’re looking for? We can consult with you about the space and help you create the best environment per your needs.
Angela Harrison: Founder, Owner, Lead Pattern Maker, Consultant, Designer
Norma Harrison: Co- Founder, Project Coordinator, Designer, Realtor ®
Lisa Jackson: Projects preparations