I ended up going with the Dwell Studio for Robert Allen fabric, and I'm in lovvvvve with it. When deciding on an upholstery fabric, you really have two options: making a statement with a bold print or going classic with the ability to make your statement with pillows. If you've been following me for a while, then you probably guessed that I went with a classic fabric that I'll be able to spruce up with pillows.
Here she is a few days ago…
You'll notice I went from two cushions to one cushion - gives it a cleaner look and I won't have to worry about Cheerios or Lalaloopsy accessories going down between cushions (only on the ends I suppose). Doesn't it look brand new? Chairloom did an excellent job and I already have another piece of furniture lined up to send their way.
I've got three 20" pillows and one lumbar pillow on there right now. The hand-printed lumbar pillow is by Chanee owner of Chanee Vijay Textiles (a local artisan I had the pleasure of meeting last winter - and don't miss her home featured in BHG last month prior to moving to Philadelphia). I had admired this pillow for a while and then once she ran a sale I knew I had to scoop it up. It sits nicely with some Target pillows I ended up getting in the fall. The two floral pillows on the ends are Threshold and the smaller, geometric print pillow is Nate Berkus for Target. Can't beat the price and I've been quite impressed by the quality as well.
The side table was added recently - also a Threshold item and the plant stand on the other side I picked up at Phantastic Phinds last spring.
I've still got some work to do on this room, but this gives you a little preview of where it's headed. Still to do in the living room: paint, remove carpet to expose wood floors, add window treatments, hang framed art and photos, add two more armchairs and ottoman, and add a TV. Lots to do but baby steps to get there, right?
Let me know what you think of my love seat makeover and if you have any upholstery projects that you're working on - I love to see before and afters.
Hope everyone is having a good week so far - it's been pretty cold in PA so spring is going to be welcomed with open arms when the time comes :)