Saturday, April 25, 2015


In the new mountain home...

My client's in La Jolla bought a house in the mountains and had me make new cushions for the Stickley chairs, one of which was real and one a reproduction.  The challenge (do I ever have a job that does NOT present some kind of a challenge?) was they were two different sizes and one was actually upholstered in leather (the reproduction) and the original had a seat cushion with springs in it.  To make them seem to go together better, we decided to simply replace the old cushions with new ones.

I had to reupholster the ottoman.  Luckily, I was able to leave the old leather in place.  Although I am so not an upholsterer, something like this is relatively easy, which means I am able to do it without tearing my hair out.

The fabric is a really soft, wide-wale corduroy with a black and white check contrast welting.  To really make them fit into the mountain house decor, I appliquéd the leather pine trees to the back cushions.  There are also two throw pillows with the appliqués for the leather sofa.  And if they ever get tired of the tree, the cushions can simply be turned around.

All the pictures, except the first, were taken in my client's garage before the chairs were moved up to the mountains.

The reproduction Stickley chair and ottoman.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, where did you get the fabric from? I like the tree, looks very simple and clean.