Category Archives: slipcover fabrics

Inspiring Natural Denim Slipcovers

Inspiring Natural Denim SlipcoversHello everyone! How are you doing? I’ve been thinking about all of you here in the U.S., and abroad, and hope you are staying healthy and are in good spirits as you adjust to your new norm.

I’ve been staying busy with a variety of personal and business projects here at home in Michigan. I’m an idea hamster and need to stay creative!

Since my workroom is temporarily closed I don’t have any new slipcover makeovers to share. But I want to inspire you just the same.

I thought it would be fun to look back at custom slipcovers I’ve created in natural denim. Transforming armchairs and sofas with this classic favorite never grows old. And, the results always make my customers very happy.

I hope these before and after photos bring you a little cheer and spark ideas for refreshing your worn & loved furniture this season. Enjoy! Continue reading

5 Slipcover Tips for Updating a Classic Loveseat

Upholstered Loveseat Before Slipcover

Isn’t this loveseat a cutie? I’m not sure if my customer, Tamara, purchased it secondhand or it was already in her family. What I do know is she looked past the outdated features and saw potential in the solid frame, classic design, and comfortable cushions.

The only thing this piece needed was a slipcover makeover with fabric and design details that worked with her farmhouse-style living space.

Here are the five things I updated to give Tamara’s loveseat the style boost she envisioned. Continue reading

4 Tips for Designing Your Buffalo Check Slipcover

Buffalo Check Home Decor Trend

Pottery Barn Bryce Duvet, Anthropologie Edlyn Bench, Ballard Designs Curtain Panels, Ballard Designs Throw Pillows

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