Thursday, May 12, 2011
I bought it from Katherine at the Old Boat House. It was in original condition with a brown floral fabric. Structurally it was perfect but it needed a makeover (don't we all sometimes?). So I started by choosing a fabric and went with this herringbone fabric which I imported. I thought the pattern suited the style of the suite.
Then I asked my upholsterer to replace the foam padding before upholstering the entire suite. He did a great job, the finish is superb, with piping detail around the edges of each chair. I have to admit that I really enjoy updating a classic piece of furniture with a modern fabric. It's now waiting in my on-line shop for its new home.
And a big thank you to Lucy Brook from Brisbane News magazine who featured my on-line shop in her column recently.
About Spots and Stripes
When I began my third renovation, I swapped the corporate ladder for the rusty paint ladder and began my website and blog, Spots and Stripes, which chronicles the restoration of our 'Queenslander' in Brisbane. I'm also an interior editor helping clients to create a home which is not modern, nor traditional, rather it's interesting. For a home that is unlike any other, I can assist with the selection of lights, tiles, mirrors, wallpaper, paint, furniture and fabric.
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