So here you have it. One of my favorite quick tips. And yes, I have these pieces scattered throughout my home, including in my formal living room.
First, decide which TYPE of furniture piece you need: chair, sofa, love seat, ottoman or bench. (we’ll address case goods and wood furniture pieces in another post, this is just for the upholstered pieces).
Second, buy a GREAT QUALITY basic: The photo below is a classic antique wing back chair from my shop. My team stripped the old upholstery and made sure her bones were strong. No squeaks, good kiln dried wood (antiques have amazing quality frames) and are re-building her with soft muslin and custom lining fabric.
When stripped of old upholstery and tightened up with new glue and stabilized, this creates what we like to call the “little black dress” of upholstery furniture.
The “little black dress” concept means you have a SOLID FRAMEWORK upon which you can layer, modify, change as needed.
We take that framework and cover it in a high quality muslin fabric and/or our custom lining fabric so clients can…
Third, have COUTURE QUALITY SLIP COVERS made in different styles, to suit seasons and needs.
In our next post, I will share some beautiful slip cover styles that fit individual style preferences.