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How to Work With an Upholsterer
Swapping out faded fabrics is just part of an upholsterer's job. A magic touch with furniture details is on the table too
"of an upholsterer's job. A magic touch with furniture details is on the table too... good upholsterer can be one of the most invaluable pros on your home improvement... but an upholsterer also can craft one-of-a-kind decorative elements that make your... if the upholsterer is adding down or making changes to the original style or if there... a new sofa rather than have an old one reupholstered. The cost to reupholster is..."
Second-Life Sofas Show First-Rate Style
"antique sofas can live happily in modern interiors... Victorian sofas (or settees, as those in the era would have called them) in modern interiors... great sofas featured. :) I really wanted a Victorian sofa, but those Victorians sat... touch the sofa, so few of their sofas are comfortable for contemporary use. For example... on the sofas in Pics #2 and #4 and my experience taught me that even sofas that don't... That sofa is my everyday sofa. : ) I have done this, not cheap to have it re u..."
How to Choose the Right Sofa Cushion
Shopping for a sofa? Here’s what to know about the basic cushion options — and the all-important test you must do for yourself
"for a sofa? Here’s what to know about the basic cushion options — and the all-important... had that sofa or chair for 20 years, and an objective, honest look at it said it had... a new sofa. Instead you were overwhelmed by the number of choices. Who knew that... ergonomics of sofas? My spouse and I have been fighting about our next sofa for several years... cushion sofas! My great-great Aunt Honey had a down sofa covered in a white silk damask..."
Things You Need to Know About Buying a Sofa
Learn about foam versus feathers, seat depth, springs, fabric and more for a couch that'll work for years to come
"A sofa is one of the biggest furniture investments you'll make — and one of the most... Quality sofas should feel solid and heavy. Flop around on one to test its sturdiness... The best sofas have joints that are double doweled and fitted with corner blocks that... best-quality sofa that you can afford. Your purchase will be amortized over many years.... a good sofa than to buy a new one of comparable quality.... Henredon sofa, a Bassett sofa and a La Z Boy sofa, let alone an Ikea sofa. Ethan Allen..."
Patterned Sofas Furnish Impact
Stifling yawns in your living room? It may be time to give all-neutral upholstery the heave-ho and bring on a patterned sofa
"patterned sofa can be the dramatic impact that sets the tone for your space. Playing... investing in a sofa that is not upholstered in a neutral fabric, but that can end up looking... let your sofa upholstery be the star. Here are some great ways to do it.... - the sofa looks to me like it is against a mirror, no? really comentable Wall... on your sofa builds up the style of your room. A sofa covered in a fun cinnamon berry..."
Why It's OK to Hate Your New Custom Sofa
It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can be good for you. Here's what to expect
"your new sofa or chair. You took the fabric swatch home to make sure it worked. You... living room sofa, I purchased a leather sofa, in (you guessed it) red! Although this time... Our sofa is 15 years old and I'm thinking of replacing it. The current sofa is... a new sofa - it was the size! She had not actually measured her previous sofa - it... most new sofas (RH and PB) are not that well made and are $$$$, while old sofas ( like..."
Decorating With Antiques: Sit Pretty on Settees and Sofas
Get character and comfort when you bring home an antique seat — you can even reupholster it to perfectly fit your style
"antique sofa or two, and my observation of price is that if you start with a sofa that... of the sofas! living room Love settees! I have this one from Ballard Designs. Exciting... of the sofa+repair+re-upholstery+transportation will be quite competitive with a new... new sofa (although not one from IKEA). Don't forget transportation costs. If... antique sofa that someone has reupholstered and changing the upholstery to something..."
Six Tips for Choosing the Perfect Sofa
"choosing a sofa. You might think you know exactly what you want, but once you walk into... set of sofas for our living room. TOOK FOREVER to decide what kind of sofa we are... com/Upholstery-Sofas-CZ156-CY156-5.aspx Oh, how timely! I've been sofa shopping for the past... ordered a sofa we thought we liked in a fabric we liked. After eight weeks, the sofa... reclining sofas - I bought reclining sofa and loveseat. After 2 years you cannot recline..."
Get the Upholstery Work You Expect: 10 Details to Discuss
Avoid disappointment and unexpected costs by going over these key areas with your upholsterer before work begins
"with your upholsterer before work begins... hired upholsterers for my own furniture. And more than once, I was in total shock... with your upholsterer before it’s too late.... recover a sofa and and wing recliner once but wasn't thrilled with either. The sofa... a good upholsterer.....how do I KNOW they're good or not? How do I know if sofa c... now? Do upholsterers usually pick up and deliver large items (ie sofa, wing recliner)..."
11 Ways to Create a Bright Space with Dark Furniture
"a dark sofa, bed or chair with the right backdrop of color and light... to the upholsterer? It’s no secret that furniture and reupholstering are expensive... velvet sofas I purchased when I lived in the northeast. Then I moved to the hot southwest... r the sofas, but maybe I won't. I have used an inexpensive rug from West Elm to give... McAlpine sofas in the fireside area. Carole Meyer This is an interesting post, - useful..."
How to Keep Your Upholstery Looking Good
You wouldn't expect your car to maintain itself. Show your sofa and chairs the same courtesy with this 3-part strategy
"Show your sofa and chairs the same courtesy with this 3-part strategy... my new sofa? I spent all this money on the thing and now it wants more of my time... to the sofa. When I moved the rocker further from the sofa, he leaped anyway and went... on the sofa and then sat a large suitcase on the sofa so he could pack for 2 week... their sofas are made to understand what constitutes a high quality sofa that will... Craigs sofa right now in fact! Fingers crossed! @Lovely Sofas ~ yup, I know to..."
11 Distinctive Details for Upscale-Looking Upholstery
Give the upholstery on your chair, sofa, banquette or headboard a high-end look with details that create polish
"chair, sofa, banquette or headboard a high-end look with details that create polish... chairs, sofas and headboards regularly and have studied various tucks, seams and welts... of my sofa and chairs, and found a great deal on a large, well-made sofa in a beautiful... on the sofas, I couldn't believe my eyes. The sofas looked like new expensive pieces... of the sofa, what a great way to dress it up! It's the extra touches like the ones..."
10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals
With their soft lines, visual heft and casual versatility, modular sofas are a great choice for many rooms
"modular sofas are a great choice for many rooms... same size sofas. We had a sectional, then went back to sofas...and guess what? We have... realize.I do sofa end table chair piece,and sofa by fireplace. End tables at ends replace... sectional sofa (3 corner pieces and two armless which combined into an L-shaped sofa)... L-shaped sofa so she ended up with a conventional 4 piece sofa and used the remaining... Simplicity Sofas: love your contrasting fabrics, makes for sectional/sofa hybrid look..."
Milo Baughman: The Cary Grant of Furniture Design
Sensuous and sophisticated, the midcentury designer’s chairs, sofas, credenzas and more are classics in high demand
"chairs, sofas, credenzas and more are classics in high demand... first sofas were Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin designs purchased just after our marriage... Your sofas sound heavenly! I am a purply/paisley person myself, so I know I would... of his sofa designs in gorgeous cotton velvet or lounge in the Milo Recliner! http://www... first sofa I bought after college was a Milo Baughman design by Thayer Coggin when... This sofa is a Thayer Coggin but I don't know for sure who the designer is. It..."
White Slipcovers for Pure Practicality
With a washing machine and bleach on your side, white slipcovers for couches and chairs keep your furniture looking pristine
"snow-hued sofa will likely look dingy before its time. However, if that sofa has a slipcover... white sofa can be easy to maintain. Fans of white slipcovers know that white is... for the sofa either: Dining room chairs, headboards and other upholstered pieces can... what sofas are those? They are beautiful! They are PB Comfort Sofas from Pottery... regular sofa size because the "Grand Sofa" would have been too long for this room and..."