I don’t know if anyone who knows me personally reads the blog but, if you do, you already know that I said I wasn’t spending another dime on my living room or dining room (or foyer or sunroom) until I finished my
blah and uninspiring upstairs spaces. Still, somehow, perhaps because they’re the rooms that are “finished” and therefore easiest to change, I always find myself hemorrhaging shelling out cash that benefits the living or dining rooms.
When I got domestic today, I took this picture of my residing room … And the box within the foyer that I apparently determined that I failed to care if you saw … Permit’s play where’s Waldo, lets? Scott’s I’m sorry plant life are there, too! That’s a story for some other day …
I pined over that fantastic vintage French sofa protected in the most stunning antique rust colored velvet … And saved and stored and stored till I should afford it. Then I had pillows crafted from fabric that regarded less expensive till it all brought up … Then went and spent a fortune on chairs, most effective to spend another small fortune having them slipcovered inside the lemon grass waxed linen via Kravet. I love the room, it is sparkling and colourful, and nevertheless tugs at that little vintage guy internal of me. It additionally "suits" my house, a long way more than white slipcovers ever did … Despite the fact that I attempted, and attempted, and tried! Oy, the cash I’ve wasted!
Anyway, recently the sofa has been throwing me off. Perhaps because it’s summer and I walk in and want something that’s lighter, a little more fresh than the rust … which is perfect in the fall and winter … something more neutral perhaps. So, I came up with an idea. Actually, I was inspired by this room, and decided to just
shamelessly copy on a much less expensive scale emulate this sofa:
photograph thru Architectural Digest
Trey Laird’s townhome in New York City decorated by the amazing Jeffrey Bilhuber showcases a custom sofa with cushions covered in Scalamandre’s Tigre Stripe Velvet. That fabric is delicious! (No, I didn’t taste it … I’m channeling my inner Martyn Lawrence Bullard) And expensive! But the room is so inspiring and totally my
what else could you possibly fit in there, it’s so cluttered aesthetic! So I’m going with a much less expensive option from Calico Corners, called Jamil.
You’ve heard me talk about it before, I’m sure. In fact I did a whole post comparing it the the Scalamandre print here . I think it’ll give me exactly what I’m looking for … and I can feel good about changing out the cushions seasonally because I didn’t spend all that money!
My couch, that is a form of manipulated chesterfield, goes to be slipcovered in a canvas twill neutral it truly is a touch vanilla in tone. It has just the right little bit of yellow to it that it might not stick out like a sore thumb. The chairs are staying the equal, however the stripe silk pillows will also take a destroy, and the sofa will get a few neutral and a laugh pieced collectively ikat pillows.
I’m shopping for the cloth Monday, and Michelle Hook, my high-quality slipcover maker is coming over sometime subsequent week to make the pattern for the sofa and speak about ideas in protecting it. I’m good enough with the slipcover taking this piece to new heights. Something that isn’t always outfitted, or stops on the upholstery … We’re going to explore pleats, taking the hem to the ground, ties and tabs, maybe a few scalloped edging … Who knows what we will give you. But it is going to be a bit less fall and iciness while we’re completed, and provide the CDLV dwelling room a clean dose of spring and summer.
Wish me success!