Friday, August 13, 2010

Menswear Wool couch

This client decided to go from floral to a little more masculine. She chose a wool, menswear fabric. I love the way it turned out. She was ready to get rid of the couch when her designer talked her into slipcovering it. She was hesistant at the word slipcover... but went for it anyways. She LOVED it. It changed the whole feel of the room. So much better.



Before....floral
After
After
close up of fabric


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24 comments:

MommaHensCoop said...

ooo I like that fabric!

Brandi said...

Looks MUCH better! I always love seeing your before and afters...I really want to do mine.

Brandi said...

OH...I forgot to ask, I've always wondered, when you do the slipcovers do you remove the original upholstry and cover the cushions and frame with muslin?

Pine Tree Home said...

Uh WOW. Total switcharoo.

Barbie said...

OMGosh Shelley,
AWWWWWWWEsome! Can I just say right now your work is just crazy good!

Anne-Marie (10 Rooms) said...

and every bit of the print lines up perfectly.. that would be impossible fabric for me to use, and you did a really wonderful job - gorgeous!

the drapery lady said...

I love the fabric. It is so masculine!

Jean said...

that looks sooooo good. it does completely change things

Rene said...

Very nice! Great job balancing and matching - my weakness.

-Rene

Stephanie said...

I am interested in the question that Brandi asked. Once the sofa is covered with the new gray fabric, I can't see any indication of the welting that was on the floral fabric. So do you remove it?

Slipcovers by Shelley said...

The slipcover just lays over the top of the original floral. SO the original is left completely in tact. I did remove the back (that you lean on) cushion covers before I put the new covers on because the original had a single row of piping, instead of being boxed with two rows of piping. I didnt' want to see the single row bulging piping through the fabric so I unzipped them and took them off.

lukajoey said...

Gorgeous - can you please tell us where you got the material, etc? I have been looking for this same material! Thanx

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Lovely. Can you please tell me what the fabric is as I have been looking for this fabric!

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Slipcover Chic said...

I LOVE IT. Very unique. Never seen anything like this. Good designer, great slipcover fabricator and very smart client.

Mindy said...

okay, so you are AMAZING! I just sent you an email about a quote for my couch. I am so impressed with your ability! If you want a good laugh, come and check out my first experience with slipcovering... this is why I'm hiring someone to make one for the couch! :)
http://sohouse2home.blogspot.com/

Traveling Thrifter said...

Do you have a tut for this couch? I have one very similar

alison said...

Completely FANTASTIC!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm stopping by from Tatertots and Jello. Just had to tell you how fabulous this couch makeover was! :)

Paula said...

It's great to see a slipcover in a fabric other than white. I love this tailored look.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love it!