The family room needed a little updating as well. A new seagrass rug was ordered and a custom made storage ottoman for a coffee table is almost done. An Adirondack style reading chair & ottoman was reupholstered in this:
And all that was needed to finish it off was some bookshelf accessorizing and styling and a few new pillows for the sofa. The styling was done weeks ago (I wrote about it here) and I picked up the pillows from the workroom last week. The sectional they will go on is dark blue (you can see a corner of it below):
We used heavy duty / outdoor fabrics for this active family that includes 3 teenagers (I find that teens are harder on fabrics then little ones!) and 2 dogs who "rule the roost" in this lovely close-to-the-beach home.
The order: 4 - 22" pillows with no welt / invisible zippers. I used to always make my pillows 20" but lately I have been making them 22" - I like the larger size. Sometimes I self-welt and sometimes I use no welt. And even less often I use a contrasting welt - even though that is a great look! This fabric was very pricey so we saved a little by not adding any piping.
I used 24" down inserts. Can you see the zipper on the pillow? Doesn't she do a great job?
We re-upolstered the sectional about 5 years ago and it is still in good shape. The client thought about changing it - either with something brand new or by re-upholstering it again. But in the end we opted to just change out the pillows. The pillows we had made back then were a light blue and red:
The new colors will change the room dramatically:
The final reveal should be in a few weeks!