Wednesday, February 3, 2010

BACK TO SLIPCOVERS

A light stone denim with contrasting sea glass green welting brightens up this chair.
No skirt and the bun feet showing.
Button- back.
This sofa presented a challenge. First of all, it lies flat for sleeping. Secondly, there is no way to make a real slipcover for it because of the way the arms are connected to the side pieces. Short of reupholstering it, there weren't a lot of options. Really, all my client wanted was a clean looking sofa. We are calling it a sofa coverlet.
We aren't trying to hide the fact that it is a cover. The ties help hold it in place. And, yes, the underneath fabric shows on the sides, but that's okay.
This house is a beach house in Pacific Beach. My clients live for 8 months of the year in Rhode Island and spend the remaining time here. Last year I did some work for them towards the very end of their stay, so they had only about a week to enjoy the new slipcovers before heading back East. This year, as soon as they arrived, I got a call. Now they can live with the 'new' furniture for the next 4 months!

6 comments:

Janet said...

That chair looks so inviting! And your solution for the couch looks great. I think if I had a beach house that would be just what I'd want....easy care furniture!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Tamerie
I love this 'coverlet' such a pretty colour and looks great that is an enhancement rather than trying to cover it up... Love the sofa it is on also!! xx Julie

Valerie said...

I love that coverlet cover thingy! How ingenious! you are one clever slipcover master, Tamerie!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tamerie... thanks for your visit, I have missed you! I love how the flowers show on the side of the sofa under the cover, so pretty! xoxo Julie Marie

Beach Vintage said...

Gee I wish you lived next door to me Tamerie.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Fabulous job and so creative of you! I love the coverlet and I would have never thought of that as an option but it looks fantastic.

Love and hugs,
Karyn