How it all began...

 

The old proverb, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention” truly applies to us at Harp Couture! It all began with a busy Persian carpet and a dusty harp...and here's our story...

 

 

Back in 2007, Julianne Ford was taking harp lessons from her mentor, Rhett Barnwell, founder of Seraphim Music.  While attending a harp workshop, she was finding it impossible to see her harp strings due to the busy Persian carpet in the workshop venue.  After some research and coming to the conclusion that there wasn't an attractive way to solve the problem, she reached out to her sister, Coralie Olszta, who simply works magic with a sewing machine!  Rhett served as our original "Marketing Research Analyst" by providing his professional feedback on the best colors to utilize...and thus our first product was born:  The Perfect-View Harp Mat!

 

 

At the same time, Julianne was incessantly dealing with dust appearing on her beautiful black Thormahlen Serenade, so once again, she asked Coralie to come up with a design for a custom-fitted dust cover.  With Coralie living in Illinois and she in Georgia, the long distance design effort presented its challenges with lots of phone calls, emails, and shipping prototypes back-and-forth.  But the effort was worth it with the creation of the stunningly beautiful “Harp Tunic.”  It was then that we decided to take a chance and market these and other accessories for the harp.  Rhett named our endeavor “Harp Couture” ...and as such we were launched.

 

 

It is with great pride that we present our products to you, dear fellow harpists...and hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us.  Browse through our line of products, and if you have any design or product inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your feedback means so much to us...as well as any suggestions you may wish to offer.  We do receive “custom” requests to help harpists conquer special needs, so if you would like anything in particular, please let us know and we’ll be happy to assist you!

 

Thank you for visiting us at Harp Couture...and we look forward to serving you!

 

 

 

The Staff of Harp Couture...

 

 

Julianne Ford                      Coralie Olszta                            Rhett Barnwell / Seraphim Music

Founder                              Director of Design                     Exclusive Distributor