Our client contacted us a few weeks ago about reupholstering this chair that she bought at an estate sale. It was a well made chair from a well travelled original owner. The chair was originally upholstered in gold velvet and had seen better days.
Design and Fabric Choices
Our client brought the chair to the shop and began looking through fabric samples. She planned to use the chair in her Master Bedroom and wanted a soft velvet. She also wanted to tie in some red from the existing bedding and draperies. She chose to use a cream velvet, Kasmir’s Prive in Sandstone, on the seat and inside back of the chair, while adding color to the back of the chair with Kasmir’s Holly Grove Bejeweled fabric.
To update the chair further, our client chose to forego the button tufting and upholstered skirt. The removal of these details gave this chair a fresh modern look.
Our client also wanted an ottoman to go with the chair so she’d have a place to sit and read in her bedroom. We built a custom ottoman frame with a curve to match the front of the chair and upholstered it in fabrics to match the chair. The resulting chair and ottoman is much like a bedroom chaise.
Our client truly turned this chair from trash to treasure. She had a vision for the finished chair and was very pleased with the results. This soft velvet chair and ottoman will be a cozy reading spot in her master bedroom for years to come.
If you have a flea market or estate sale find that you’d like to reupholster, Contact Us at Bridge Upholstery and Drapery. We’d love to help you with your next upholstery update.