Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tired Looking Antiques Become Chic Classics

IMAGINE THIS


Many of my clients are bringing me their family heirlooms or flea market finds to turn them into that special piece of furniture that just seems to make a room more exciting.

BEFORE:
















AFTER:

I transformed this Chippendale sofa with an oversized cut-velvet fretwork pattern. The pattern was selected because the lines so closely mimicked the carving on the sofa’s legs; although the pattern is bold, edgy and out of the ordinary it works because of the repetition of the fretwork. It takes a Colonial era look into the 21st century!


Instead of investing in a whole new room you can opt for that one update that just seems to change the look of everything. It is a greater investment than updating with throw pillows, but less of an investment than redoing a whole room.

Look for more of these before & after transformations in the weeks to come!

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