Thursday, September 5, 2013

Upholstery 911


Chairs are a source of endless fascination for me and are an easy way to instantly add personality to a space.  Through the years I have re-vamped several and re-used them in new interiors.  Sofas and ottomans too.  Here is a look at a few of my upholstery re-dos.  

These Moorish mismatched ottomans were purchased at a consignment store in West Palm Beach and recovered in a bold, blue and white print with contrasting coral welt to give them an extra dose of personality.

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This chinoiserie sofa was languishing in storage doldrums until it got a new white lacquer finish and soft, velvet cushions. 

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An old Baker chair had a great shape but had seen better days.  It was stained and worn looking so we revamped the fabric and added a contrast welt to make it complement the curtains in its new home perfectly.  

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In another case a previous homeowner left the chair below after they moved so we decided to give it a glamorous new life as a dressing table chair in a master bath.

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These beautiful mid century chairs were found by my vintage loving client so we decided to play up their playful 50's style with a graphic geometric fabric and leave the finish alone.  

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So don't give up on your old upholstery.  If the "bones are good" call your local upholsterer and recycle them.  It's the eco friendly thing to do!

Until next time,
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