May 22, 2013

Before & After: Bridgewater Chair

This is the after-shot of a Bridgewater chair we just reupholstered. By the way, you might not realize there is a difference between 'reupholstery' and 'recovering'. When a piece is recovered, it's just that - all the innards (foam, down, feathers, springs, etc.) are saved, and the interior of the piece is not really touched. When a piece is reupholstered, everything is removed, down to the frame, and essentially rebuilt. That is what was done here, and that is what is done 99% of the time in our workshop.

Here is a shot of the piece as delivered:

As you can see, we gave it some much needed TLC and new life. If the piece is well made with a solid hardwood frame, it will last for decades. Little design tweaks can be made, like changing the ruffle skirt to a more contemporary flat skirt, like we did here, update the look tremendously.

May 17, 2013

Friday in the workshop...

a little staining...

a little sanding...

a little sewing...

Have a wonderful weekend!

May 16, 2013

Custom Chesterfield Sofas

We just finished a set of two Chesterfield sofas for a client in New York. Due to the space restrictions in the installation of these pieces in a typical New York apartment (i.e. stairwell & elevator limitations), we had to be very conscious of the dimensions, as well as making the legs removal if necessary.

Comfort was also tantamount here, and the single seat and tufted back do not have the usual hardness that is generally typical of the Chesterfield style. The wool fabric used (Wool Flannel by Holland & Sherry) also helped a great deal.

Chesterfield sofas are a complicated style, with all the folds and tufting. Take a look at a corner, and I think you'll agree! It gets tight working in those quarters! We hope the client is thrilled and enjoys the sofas for years to come.

May 14, 2013

Custom Full Size Bed

We recently finished this full size upholstered headboard & bed base.

The floral pattern is matched seamlessly from the ramp of the headboard border to the body; a detail that really looks beautiful.

May 10, 2013

Edible Mid Century Modern Chairs!

How amazing are these cookies?! We had a special birthday and I thought these would be such a fun surprise for Julien, our resident Eames & chair restoration specialist! They are made by Kelley Hart, who as you can see, is an amazing artist. Here are the images she worked off of, and really, it's hard to tell the difference:

She's located in San Pedro, California, but ships nationwide. Let's see, I wonder what other challenges I can dream up for her....
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