My living room sofas had gotten so tragic, I hardly wanted to have company over! They were custom made about 15 years ago and then I had slipcovers made for them about seven years ago. They had seen some heavy daily use (and lived through two sets of teenagers). This is embarrassing…
I was going to spring for new sofas, but my friend Cindy Hattersley said why not refurbish them since the frames were good quality (and I needed about the same size). Six-foot “apartment size” sofas are versatile, by the way.
So, I thought…” ah ha, I could do a single bench cushion with less welting and possibly a different color to switch it up.”
My friend, Liana helped me find the slipcover fabric for about $38/yd. (my wholesale price) and considering I needed around 32 yards, just the fabric was an investment. The cotton blend material was washed before fabrication so it won’t shrink when I wash it in the future.
Cindy’s upholsterer made the new down wrapped seats …which are heavenly to sit/nap on!
Sweet Liana made the charcoal on tan Peter Dunham Deeg pillows and black velvet pillows for me as gifts. The vintage rug remanent pillow is from eBay. Liana knows my taste after all these years…and I do tend to gravitate towards neutrals (like in our master bedroom). Then, I like to mix in a color. It’s so good to have friends like Liana and Cindy to bounce ideas off of… do you have friends like these?For now, I’m storing our Christmas cards in this glass and brass box.
I love getting Christmas cards. Did you send any out in the good old-fashioned mail? The textured linen pink pillow is from Pottery Barn and the black stripe in Perennials linen is from Restoration Hardware.My cousin gave me that white Frazier Fir candle. I love the scent so much I sent one to my sister (before we all descend on her for Christmas 🙂 )
Here you can see the washed cotton/linen fabric (I like that it is a departure from white, but has the two tones) and look at Liana’s custom blanket stitch.
In an effort to try to keep Chief off the new sofas (to keep them clean for a little while longer), I got him a new bed from Foggy Doggy.
It comes in different sizes and he loves it near the warm radiator (old building)…In fact, when I can’t find him under the blanket at the end of our bed, guess where he is?
Realistically, Chief will be back on the ivory blanket…especially when there is sun on it.
If you want to see where Kris lets her Boston Terrier, Hope sleep…check our her beautifully decorated home for the holidays.
Now I feel like having a party!
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