Living Room Staging

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By removing the area rug and  some of the accessories – this space feels larger and cleaner and no money was spent!

Dining Room & Living Room Staging

Living Room After Staging

Living Room After Staging

Dining Room After Staging

Dining Room After Staging

 

 

 

 

 

 

These rooms were de-cluttered.  Mirrors and decorative accessories were then added to highlight the lovely details of this home.  This home was sold within one week after being listed for sale.

Waiting and some fabric

So, lucky me has been waiting rather impatiently for our new sofa to arrive via Whittington Furniture.  Once it does I’ll be sure to post pictures of it.

In the meantime, I was reading through House Beautiful’s Dec/Jan 2013 issue and had a little thrill when I realized that the fabric I specified for the throw cushions was shown in one of their features.

Seaglass fabric by Duralee

Design by Kevin Isbell via House Beautiful – Dec/Jan 2013 – click on photo to go to original source
How cool is that?  I love seeing items I have chosen in print.

 

Like Magic, New Chairs

Another chapter in my quest to reuse and update older furniture for our cottage.  This is how these two tub chairs look now.

These lovely little tub chairs, swivel and rock and fit our space perfectly, because they can be turned to face the fireplace or to face the tv.  Therefore, the decision was made to first off, raise them a couple of inches as they were very low, and secondly, to give them a fun, fresh makeover.  The upholstery had definitely seen better days.

And how they started out.

Since I had gone with white plain slipcovers for the sofa and love seat, I wanted to do these with a large graphic pattern.
I found this beautiful navy and white print….if you read my blog regularly you must realize by now..that I love blue and white…  And as a bonus, it is exterior fabric which means it won’t fade from the sun, won’t stain easily and will hold up to a busy cottage.  Perfect!

I decided to contrast this fabric with a solid and durable navy fabric.

My upholsterer did such a fabulous job. The navy piping is the perfect finishing touch and having them a little higher is perfect for my family.


Chintz gets a make under

In my quest to try and save some money and reuse and recycle, I’ve been slipcovering and reupholstering some old furniture to use at our cottage.

First up, were these well made, down filled sofa and love seat.  I just wasn’t feeling the chintz floral and my goal was for a calm, simple, serene, easy living cottage, so they definitely had to go.

After my master slip coverer got to work on them…they now look like this.  We cleaned up the silhouette a little and made the skirt a little more streamlined to go with the new look.

Ahh….so much better……