Textile designer Wendy Cushing

"Trimmings should make a statement," says Wendy Cushing, proprietor of Wendy Cushing Trimmings. Trained as a textile designer, Cushing specializes in working trimmings around fabrics. Her work is a favorite of designers Angelo Donghia and Nina Campbell, and of Buckingham Palace because of her knowledge of 17th- and 18th-century trimming techniques. She was drafted by the palace to help embellish the queen's bedroom and to create 5,000 yards of handmade crepe furnishings for Hampton Court Palace. Six-dollar tassels to $3,000-per-yard fabrics. G7 Chelsea Harbour Design Centre; 44-171-351-5796; fax 44-171-351-4246.