Saturday, July 12, 2014

White Slipcovers ~ A Room Tour

Earlier this summer our new custom slipcovers from LS Slipcovers and Bedding of Houston were installed and lemme tell ya, these two sofas have made me a happy girl. And if I'm happy, then everyone's happy, right momma's? 



It's exactly what I've envisioned since moving into this house. So light and fresh.

But it wasn't always this way.  Let me introduce you to what's lurking under those fabulous new white slips.  15 year old sofa's from Storehouse.  Built like Mack trucks and just as dirty and road weary. They're my decorators dirty little secret.  But when Laura saw them, she knew they could be renewed and were worth saving. And I trusted her, and she was right!


The fabric we chose is a white brushed cotton twill that has the feel of an old soft sheet, but has plenty of body so that it's not a rumpled mess. For the style of my slips Laura recommended a waterfall skirt and double top stitch edging which suited the furniture and my own personal fresh cottage style without the fussiness. This fabric was also thick enough to hide the pattern and color of the original upholstery without the need for an under slip. 
The sofa's back cushions were attached and Laura cut them free and recovered them as separate cushions.  I had the seat cushions plumped up by adding a down wrap to the foam cushion insert. They're firm with the perfect amount of "ahhh" when you sit on them. 


And details, let's not forget it's all in the details. Since the backs of my sofa's are visible we added these beautiful mother of pearl buttons.  

It's been a while since I photographed this room, so I've pulled together a little room tour to share with you while it's all clean and pretty. 











If you'd like to read more about how the process of working with Laura went on this project read here.  Or, you can visit LS Slipcovers and Bedding  for more complete details. 
I recently styled and photographed some of the beautiful work Laura and her team create and will share that with you soon.  
Thank you Laura and especially Jeanie for all your hard work. 

29 comments:

  1. LOVE that headboard! I think you have done fabulous decorating your bedroom...it's so sweet and cozy! You took that headboard piece that surrounded your t.v. and put it to great use in the bedroom and the headboard piece I'm thinking about using in my cottage bedroom may not work, and I was already thinking about putting it around our t.v. in the family room! Funny how our decor minds think alike..........also, the ruffles are perfect....so soft Blessings~
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  2. Laura has done several pieces for me. She is brilliant and her work is so much more than just slips- it's art. Your sofas are lovely!!

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    1. I agree Patricia. The work I shot for her recently is stunning and I look forward to sharing it with you.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful, Becki. I love the fresh, white fabric and your collections and styling are fabulous!
    Have a great Sunday.
    xo,
    Phyllis

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    1. Thanks so much Phyllis :)

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  4. Yes, beautiful! The slips and the whole room are so fresh and pretty.

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  5. I love white slipcovers! The dtail on yours are so pretty! Love the whole room. What is the wall color? Please?

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    1. Thank you Carol Jane, the wall color is Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams

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  6. Simply gorgeous. I LOVE all the natural elements you use. Can you tell me about the butterfly collection? Vintage? Real? Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Some of the specimens are vintage, some are newer. All are real and all are loved.

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  7. I thought I wanted new navy slipcovers. and then I saw this. I think I need them. even with three little boys. I will just get a dumptruck of oxiclean first. love the church sign too...swooning over it. where did you find it? reminds me of the one in front of my grandmother's old church in Georgia.

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    1. We've got twin boys but we don't let them come downstairs.
      I'm kidding!!! :)
      The slips can be bleached and washed so I'm not too worried. I have asked my people to at least TRY to be more mindful. Just TRY...i'd like the slips to stay clean for just a little while. Plus, the boys have a great space upstairs they're very comfortable in and it's the color of dirt so it's a win/win. Go for it!

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    2. Forgot to say the church sign was purchased in Houston ages ago at Colin Gibbons Antiques.

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  8. So, so beautiful Becki! I love your styling and that amazing salvaged church piece. The new slips absolutely make the room!

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  9. Your room is so very beautiful! It is so soothing and lovely with lots of wonderful eye candy spread throughout the room, but w/o looking fussy at all. The new slip covers are amazing! I can see why you're thrilled with them!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Laura is amazing for sure!

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  10. Love the slips! I am a big fan & have had white for years. Look like new when I wash & put them back on. Sigh every time, with happy! Your room is beautiful & so peaceful. Is that a real cockatoo?
    Saw the pics that Holly posted on LS Slips. French knots?! Yum.

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  11. Thank you Debe. The cockatoo is fake, can you believe? He looks very real and tricks everyone.

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  12. Beautiful slipcovers! And I just HAVE to ask ~ what is the wonderful blue/grey paint on your living room walls?? That is exactly the shade I want!!!
    Thanks ~

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    1. Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams

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  13. Anonymous28/7/14 08:06

    Where did you find the unframed botanical prints? Windy

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    1. They're from an estate in North Carolina

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  14. what exquisite details!!!
    Well done.

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  15. What a gorgeous room! Love it all!

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  16. Love the room and sofa makeover. What color is your wall choice?

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  17. I love the pillows! Where did you find them?

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