If you're wondering what on earth is piled up on my sofa and chairs, I have to agree that it's all looking a bit of a mess right now. After the recent living room paint freshening, some serious searching for new upholstered furniture ensued, only to come to an abrupt halt...........our small room could never hold the super-sized sofas and chairs that clog furniture departments these days!
Enter my Italian friend, a former Milan trained tailor who now makes the world's best slip covers. One visit to the cottage, a few hours making her perfect patterns for sofa and two chairs........while sipping cups of tea and dipping biscotti of course, and voila, several weeks later, spanking new creamy slip covers were ready to pick up, bring home, and zip on. New looking furniture at last!
Once I realized I was now pulling together the simplified, eclectic, French-Nordic look with my newly covered upholstered pieces, I was able to add other things I've been saving, such as the vintage locker baskets to hold my books and favorite magazines, the painted table with beautiful old foxed mirror top, the fluted end table, and decorative items found while treasure hunting.
Soon I hope to have the entire room shipshape and decorated for Christmas..............then I will show you what I found on my recent travels to a couple of North Carolina's great antiques malls.