Just when I thought I knew everything there is to know about slipcovering a wing back, this Harden chair showed up to teach me a thing or two.
At first glance I thought this piece looked like any other classic wing back. I’ve slipcovered many similar designs so I was sure this project was going to be easy-peasy.
Turns out, pin fitting this chair, especially the wings, was anything but easy. Let me tell you, there was a lot of S & S (swearing and seam ripping) going on around here!
In today’s post, I share the fit problem I had with this project and how I fixed it with a surprisingly simple solution. Continue reading
I’ve always made my slipcovers in natural or creamy white as a way to give my small living space a bigger, brighter feel. Even when I make new covers to replace the old ones, I stick with this cream cotton-poly canvas, natural denim or off-white linen.
This has been my decorating style for a long time. It’s hard to imagine slipcovering my furniture in a darker color and loving it as much as my favorite pale neutrals.
But when brown kept showing up this year in my workroom, in trend forecasts and in swatch books I started thinking beyond cream and white.
I wondered if the right shade of brown would work as a new neutral for my slipcovers.
Brown always looks so good in plush velvet upholstery and tufted leather pieces with rich, high-low patina.
Would brown look as beautiful in a more casual fabric like basic bull denim or flat cotton canvas? Would brown slipcovers make my small space feel smaller?
To find out, I decided to do a little experiment on one of my own chairs. Continue reading
Back in the 60’s my Dad wore a red and black buffalo check outdoorsman jacket. It was one of those iconic Woolrich or L.L. Bean styles. Even though I didn’t like the feel of that scratchy, heavyweight wool I thought the big, bold check was pretty cool.
Buffalo check fabric has come a long way since then. Today, it’s one of the most versatile and easy-to-mix patterns for just about every style of home decor: farmhouse, coastal, cottage, modern-country, traditional, contemporary, etc.
Classic buffalo, and variations, in a wide range of colors and sizes are showing up in designs across all categories of interior textile products: bedding, curtains, upholstered furniture, rugs, pillows and throws.
And, it looks terrific in slipcovers, too!
In today’s post, I share a few tips for working with buffalo checks to ensure the best look, feel and function for your slipcover. Here we go! Continue reading