This has been my living room since I moved into
Buttermilk Cottage eight years ago.
(Note the two yellow love seats
that flank the fireplace.)
Very traditional and I have loved it.
However, for the past few years
I have wanted to lighten and relax the look a bit.
Notice a difference here?
The oriental rug is gone and
replaced with a natural jute one.
Next in line for change...
those yellow love seats.
Honestly, I have been looking for fabric
for slipcovers for two years!
Finally a couple of months ago
I found exactly what I wanted.
It is an off white, quilted fabric.
You are looking at 36 yards of fabric!
My upholsterer requested that I cut it into
five yard lengths for easier handling,
and then wash and dry it.
Next, she came to my house,
measured and cut the fabric
and then took it back to her workshop
to sew everything together.
Can you imagine making a
slipcover without having the
piece of furniture in front of you
to "try it on" as you sew???
She's good...very, very good!
(A plus to this process is that I did not
have to live without my couches while
the slipcovers were being made!)
Last week she returned and installed them for me!
Bye bye, yellow couches!
And, they are a PERFECT fit!
I am loving my new, fresher, lighter and more "cottage" look!
However, as with any change to a room,
my mind is wandering to what else needs to be done.
*painting the room so the white "pops" a bit more (???)
*chalk painting the coffee table, black or white perhaps (???)