Hello everyone! I’m kicking-off the new year with this fun slipcover makeover. It’s mod, happy and chic all rolled into one!
Nancy wanted to update her 12 year old pair of Arhaus chairs with an entirely new look. Her love for artful design drew her to this whimsical squiggle pattern by Richloom.
This fabric didn’t require matching, which is a plus when making slipcovers that have a lot of curved seams. I outlined the silhouette with black twill welt and banded the bottom. Transformation accomplished!
Combining slipcovered furniture of different styles in one room works great when the fabric mix is spot on. For Barb’s armchair slipcovers, she chose a buffalo check and simple stripe both in khaki and white cotton-poly canvas. These classic patterns in neutral colors unify the chairs and brighten her space.
Fabric: Naples Shade Buffalo Check and Sanibel Shade Stripe
Judy’s buffalo check slipcover and wing back chair are a match made in home decor heaven!
Bold, versatile and timeless, this classic combo is a keeper no matter the season or trend. As Judy put it, “It’s exactly what this (living) room needed. It pulls everything together.”
Fabric: Lyme Buffalo Check in color Black/Natural from Roth & Thompkins. A washable, medium weight cotton that works well for slipcovers that get moderate use.
For more buffalo check slipcover inspiration check out this English rolled arm chair in Black/White.
I’m currently working with a few customers on choosing just the right Khaki for their slipcover projects. As I evaluate dozens of swatches I realize the range of Khaki hues are more diverse than ever before: pale nudes, rich camel, classic chino and many more.
Given Khaki’s popularity, it’s fairly easy to find a shade that works with most interiors. But finding the right color in a washable, medium to heavy weight slipcover fabric is a bit tricky.
To avoid a dull looking Khaki slipcover, stay away from flat fabrics such as canvas or plain weaves. Instead go with a 12 to 14 oz. cotton denim or twill. Here are 6 Khaki denim options worth exploring:
Pottery Barn Cotton Twill in colors Parchment or Walnut, 12 oz.
Topsider Camel Brown 100% Cotton Bull Denim, 11.5 oz.
Washed Khaki Upholstery Denim (yarn dyed), 14 oz.
Wheat Bull Denim 100% Cotton, 12 oz.
Pebble Bull Denim is a new Khaki color arriving soon at Big Duck! Contact them for details.
Khaki Bull Denim 100% Cotton, 12 oz.
Quality, weight, wrinkle and hand-feel differ widely from one denim to the next. Colors shown on screen are rarely accurate. Be sure to get a swatch or buy one yard for review before you commit to yardage.
A custom-made slipcover for a large boxy sofa, like Andrea’s Pottery Barn piece, looks and functions best in a supple heavyweight fabric. It covers and defines the squared arms and other angular features better than a lighter weight fabric that is too limp or clingy.
For this project I used cotton-poly canvas in Charcoal. Besides being durable and washable this cloth has the same contemporary vibe as the sofa design. I love it when function, fit and fabric are in sync!