Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A little family room fantasy


I saw this little settee from Hickory chair on Craigslist and the wheels started turning.


I was thinking it could replace this vintage Naugahide chair in my family room.

My thought was that this little French canape could be funked up with the right fabric, non?


This Robert Allen Annex was a thought.


Duralee's Flynn seems like a better choice.


But then I always want to use one of my own fabrics.

I have yet to find an upholsterer that does sofas for less than $1000 but I hear they exist.
If any of you DC or Richmond folks know of one please tell.
That being said, this is not a financial priority.
What I really want to do is this...


If I did my rather conventional family would have me committed.

8 comments:

Vel Criste said...

One of your fabrics would look amazing on that piece Kerry!!!! Good luck with the search!

Karen Albert said...

Love the fabulous piece and it would be great to use your fabric! (Or Paint It!)

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

My Notting Hill said...

I have the best upholsterer - he just picked up my 3rd sofa today and is doing the whole thing w/my fabric, including making 3 new box back cushions, for $950. Call him, he's the best!!! Be sure to tell him you know me. Here' the link to the last sofa he did for me
http://mynottinghill.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-kelly-wearstler-sofa-style-rite.html

Really, Mel of Style-Rite upholstery is the best! Michele

My Notting Hill said...

p.s- you should so use your own fabric

Nancy said...

Hey, love that settee. I have some names of great upholsterers in my town. Will email them to you!
xo Nancy
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Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I like the way you think!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Yes, I think you must do a Kerry Steele original fabric!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Oh I remember that sofa. A renowned designer (can't remember who) asked her daughter's guests attending her daughter's birthday party to draw whatever they wanted on the blank canvass sofa she had ready for them!! Can you imagine! What fun! You would still have to find the upholsterer.....I'm no help.