15040 ALTATA DR.Traditional Living Room, Los Angeles
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In this small space, sofas would have been too big and chairs perhaps too small. But these elegant Louis-style settees are just right for accommodating up to four people. (Well, at least four small people.) Again, if the piece is sturdy, and the fabric is in good shape and works in the space you have planned for it, lucky you! But if it needs reupholstering, remember you’ll be paying not only for four or five yards of fabric — which can easily run from $50 to $100 per yard or more — but you’ll also be paying for the upholsterer’s labor. Have you ever done any upholstering? I have, and I’ve concluded that the labor cost is worth every penny.
A proper afternoon tea. If you want to re-create that luxury tea-shop experience at home, start by preparing your space. Try pulling a small table up to a sunny window and tucking a few chairs around it for cozy seating. If you want to decorate a space solely for the purpose of enjoying afternoon tea, you can't go wrong with De Gournay wallpaper and a matched pair of elegant settees, as shown here.