Category Archives: slipcover fabrics

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 What I do know is she looked past the outdated features and saw potential in the solid frame, classic design, and comfortable cushions.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

10 Favorite Awning Stripes for Slipcovers

Awning Stripe Ottoman Slipcover

Large scale woven stripes are some of my favorites for slipcovers. I’m especially drawn to classic awning patterns in colors inspired by ocean, sand and sky.

The look is casual, cottage-y and celebrates summer.

In an effort to beat the heat today I thought I’d dive into my cool blue stripe archives and share my list of personal faves along with how a few of them look made up in washable covers. These fabrics are for indoor use only.

Enjoy and stay cool everybody!

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