Monday, September 20, 2010

It takes a village

More than a year ago I starting lobbying for new living room furniture, specifically a new couch.

Ours was 18 years old, had been recovered once and the back and one arm was broken from kids playing karate kid. Exhibit A- Young Karate kid types.

Years before, I had read an article in Better Homes & Garden about a decorator who's ideas I really liked. I looked in the back to read more about her and found out...she lives right down the road!

I called and she MY house! She helped pick out fabric for every window down stairs and advised on a kitchen valance, accessory placement and so much more. I loved her!

Fast forward to present day- rather than buying new, I wanted to recover 3 chairs and needed help and with fabric and a rug. Having a busy schedule and a new baby she suggested an email consultation. Which worked perfect for me. I sent her swatches, she gave her advice. She is also great about sending out emails with ideas and decorating websites. One of which was I found fabric I liked at very reasonable prices. Moral of the story is you don't have to live in my area to work with her!

Through referral, I found this family owned company to recover the chairs. They made matching pillows and added fabric to two sets of drapes. I L.O.V.E. them. So much so that they are making custom pieces for our churches new narthex. They also work with out of town customers and ship all over.

The finished product. The area rug is from Lowe's and is indoor/outdoor.


Rona's Home Page said...

I love your living room. There's so many terrific things to pick from but I'm really crazy about your chalkboard.
Did you purchase or make it?

Anonymous said...

I really love your recent redo ~ what a great look!

Goldilocks said...

Thanks Rona and Feltsocute! I made the chalkboard, I'll post instructions.

Melissa P said...

Looks beautiful Tiffany! Very inviting!!!

Lindsey said...

i absolutely love your living room - it is so warm and inviting - very modern but classic at the same time!

Goldilocks said...

Thanks Lindsey!

Renae said...

Love your living room, really cute decor and furniture you have.