upholstery

Photo Inspiration: Upholstered Ottoman

A long time client of mine reached out to see if could make her vision come to life. She had the picture, the fabric picked out and the faith in me and my blossoming interest in upholstery to get it done. So on one of my trips to northern Virginia, I picked up the ottoman,… Continue reading Photo Inspiration: Upholstered Ottoman

Cushions, Slipcovers

A Modern Update on an Old Swivel Rocker

This client looked beyond the color and fabric on this sturdy swivel rocker that still had a little life left in her. She just needed a vision, some new fabric, a new dress and a new home. Check out what design details we added and changed to modernize this chair.

Cushions, Slipcovers

Bull Denim Slipcovers

Carolyn drove a long way to bring me her Ethan Allan couch, chair and ottoman. Though in perfect condition structurally, the fabric was showing signs of wear and needed some attention. She wanted a new casual look and definitely liked the idea of washing the covers to keep them fresh and clean. Before pictures....Ethan Allan… Continue reading Bull Denim Slipcovers

Slipcovers

Wild Update

When I picked up this rocker chair from my client's house to begin work on it, a sweet little girl was curiously laying on it in the hallway where it waited for me to pick up. She told it me it used to be hers when she was a baby (I think she is about… Continue reading Wild Update

Cushions, Slipcovers

Slipcovers for a State of Transition

My client Jenny is in that familiar state of transition.   You know, the time where your kids have all but left the nest and pursuing a life of their own but you're too young to retire just yet.  Currently in a townhome, they do envision this a temporary place until the next phase.   Even then,… Continue reading Slipcovers for a State of Transition

Cushions, Slipcovers

Twin Chairs

My client had what looked like two very different chairs.   Obviously they had different fabric.  But one had a skirt and one had a corded bottom.  They also had different top pillows so they really looked like different chairs. But once I took measurements it became clear that these were inherently the same chair. … Continue reading Twin Chairs

family, Slipcovers

Grown-up Rocker

Your baby is all grown up or at least out of the cuddling and rocking phase.   You've had  the sweet pink (or blue) upholstered swivel rocker that gently glided your little one to sleep for a few years.  It screams baby's room but maybe it is now whispering "guest room". This rocker is a… Continue reading Grown-up Rocker

Cushions, Slipcovers

A Squirrely Scenario

Squirrels.  They can be fun to watch with their jerky little movements and bushy tails, nibbling on acorns that have fallen from the trees.   We almost even resolve to the fact that they will eat the bird food from our bird feeders, though not without a fight and attempt at so-called squirrel-proof feeders. But who… Continue reading A Squirrely Scenario

Slipcovers

From Freebie to Fresh and Fabulous

Have you ever inherited a piece of furniture that you felt obligated to keep but doesn't fit your decor or color scheme?  Or maybe you found a chair for a steal of a deal (or free) that would be perfect if only it had a different fabric.  I have!  I admit I have a slight compulsion… Continue reading From Freebie to Fresh and Fabulous

Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

New Love for an Old Chair

I found this chair over ten years ago at a consignment shop and have had a love-hate relationship with it ever since.  I love it and my husband hates it. Or at least he did.  With the mini-makeover of my lake house basement master bedroom and in conjunction with our ongoing downsizing and merging of… Continue reading New Love for an Old Chair