Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Finding Inspiration

When you are about to tackle a HUGE project it is best to be inspired for success.

1st Inspiration:

While searching for sofa reupholstering information, I found the above sofa image. See the similarity between that and mine...the rolled arms? I prefer rectangular block arms so I needed to find a rolled armed sofa that I liked for inspiration purposes. I like the way this sofa looks without all the cushions, which in my case are lumpy cushions.

2nd Inspiration:

A great redo of a traditional sofa showed up in the pages of the fall/winter 06 issue of Real+Life Decorating, unfortunately, they don't have pictures available on the Web so I had to scan it in. They not only covered a camelback sofa in an incredible chili-red velvet color but they also gloss painted the wood legs to match. Then they added a great patterned gold/red/brown bolster to lay across the back.

I am thinking that if I take my loveseat above and...
    • Strip and recover the base of the loveseat in a great solid color,
    • make one bench cushion for the seat; eliminating the sliding around that the two cushions do now, and
    • remove the lumpy back cushions and replace them with one fabulous funky bolster across the back...I just might be able to fall in love with my loveseat.
    What do you think?

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