Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Rita's Sofa Update





Sofa Before


It really is amazing what some new fabric on a sofa or chair can do to a room. Look at Rita Konig's sofa update above. I think the fabric she chose is perfect. Doesn't it make a difference?! I often encourage clients to recover existing pieces. It's one of the most effective ways of updating a room along with adding some beautiful new cushions and maybe a few accessories as well.

Rita Konig now writes a blog for the New York Times. She is the daughter of Nina Campbell fabric designer. Images by Rita Konig.

27 comments:

laura may said...

Lovely job! It changes the whole look of the room.

lm.x

chair up said...

I love the frame of this sofa and what a transformation. I am half way through an upholstery project myself and feeling a little over it (this Queensland humidity doesn't help) but this post has given me the oompf I needed to get it finished, so thanks!

ashlina said...

oh wow. that sofa is ridiculously cool!
love it.

xo
ashlina
secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

I think this is one of the most beautiful sofas I have ever laid eyes on...truly. Janell

Rose Potter said...

Lovely, I also adore the photo wall.

CDS said...

ooooo! love those. I really like that lamp behind the first couch.

Kansas Amy said...

Wow, that's beautiful!

Little Shop said...

Argh! Perfect. I love it when people nail it. I feel so proud for them, like watchin' the Olympics. Rita just won a gold in reupholstery.

La Dolfina said...

Great transformation!

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Oh my. I love the wall behind it as much as the sofa itself. What a perfect makeover.

Anna said...

Anna...what a makeover...love it!

Karena said...

Anna, this is an amazing change. Perfect jog, well done!

MB said...

That is amazing! I really like the sofa and I particularly love the little lamp on the table behind the sofa. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julienne said...

Makes a huge difference!

Annie@A View On Design said...

yes that fabric is gorgeous - wish I had it on my sofa!

Talia said...

Oh, my! The sofa is lovely! Nice job!

mandyface said...

oooh I like this room a lot!!

Amanda said...

fantastic before and after. She really breathed some life back into that fading piece of beauty!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

HUGE difference...the table looks great too! :) I like that tray..

Jen Ramos
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com

La Petite Gallery said...

What a transformation, like night and day. Looks so much more
elegant. Nice job..

yvonne

Liz said...

amazing transformation. loving the coffee table too and tray.

the organic kitchen said...

I want that sofa! Beautiful!

HOUND HILL DESIGN said...

Now those photos should convince any client who is in doubt about updating an interior!! The "new" sofa is fabulous looking - what an incredible difference... thanks for the post Anna.
Nancy

samia said...

I absolutely love the abric of the sofa.. infact its the first thing i noticed when i saw the pic!! beautiful

george said...

Amazing Update!
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Robyn said...

Do you know where I can find the throw pillows?? I've been looking for some in those exact colors. Beautiful.

Robert said...

A sofa that combines a leather and fabric upholstery design will be liked by the present day home decorators. Customizing the sofa gives the option of choosing the sofa fabric.

Nice to share.........

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