It usually happens once in a blue moon — when a client is brave enough to try something FANTASTIC that I’m 100% in agreement with. My latest project definitely fell into this category. Here’s the backstory:
I got a call from a lady who had just bought a vintage mid century modern sofa and I had been recommended to her to reupholster it. When she sent over the “before” picture, I was simultaneously grossed out (as a designer), excited (to work some magic) and just plain sad for the little sofa. The current upholstery wasn’t dirty or scary like some of my recent projects. It was just wrong. See what I mean:
Here we have a classic gondola style sofa still sporting most of its original gold velvet upholstery, but somewhere along the way — probably in the 80’s — someone had attempted an “update”. Not only did that someone choose denim for the cushions, but they also thought it would be a good idea to add . . .
I was so excited about how this little gem turned out that I described it to my client as “delicious beyond words”. She really liked that. We delivered it today and it is the standout feature in an otherwise classic, historic, victorian era home. She’s even thinking about having a little party to celebrate the gondola’s transformation. If she does, I’m there. Dream client, dream project, dream fabric. Doesn’t get much better than that.