Earlier this summer our new custom slipcovers from LS Slipcover 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.
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.