So, as you can imagine, the family was thrilled to come home to see this vintage sofa parked in the foyer a couple weeks ago. It was dropped off during an Upholstery Workshop, so was parked here for a couple days waiting for the workshop space to open up.
Measuring 10 feet 4 inches long, it was a bit of a bear to move around. Better to climb over it than to move it back and forth, I supposed.
This client has had this sofa for four years, and (he mentioned several times) was extremely excited about finally having it reupholstered. I love this electric blue fabric he chose – Messenger by Maharam. We decided the wood colour should be changed to pop against the blue.
I took some creative liberties on this one; I just really wanted to give that lo-o-ong back some stand-out detailing. After I found out he was a Cadillac enthusiast, I knew he would love the result. Auto upholstery always has such cool detailing.
My inspiration was the wood slats on the drawer fronts.
This was a personal project for Mark, but if you love stunning vintage furniture, you should check out Mark and Val’s vintage furniture store at Retrospekt.