Getting A New Lease On Your Furniture Life

Sometimes, it’s an antique and an heirloom or just a piece you love, but time has taken its toll. Should you replace it with something new? Or “recycle” and “refresh”? These are good questions, especially if you are on a budget, and find it hard to swallow the prices of new furniture, many times constructed of lesser quality materials.

Is it a matter of color with the piece in its present state? Or does the piece look worn out and tattered and in need of a face lift?

By changing the fabric and adding some details – repairing the structure – many times it actually looks better than new, and usually for about ½ the cost. An existing piece can add depth to your design intent.

Recently, I have been working with a client on his living room, and he wanted to keep his current sofa, yet it was worn out looking, faded and sad. It didn’t currently match our new color scheme and it looked dated.

I selected a fabric which enhanced the room (taupe velvet), and reflected the light, adding some sparkle. I also decided on a contrasting welt for the piece to tie some of the other colors in the room together.

It has turned out very well – and for about the ½ of the price of purchasing a new piece, this one really looks brand new. See for yourself, and let me know what you think.

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Diana Lapins – Owner, Hunt Woods Manor
Diana is an interior designer with over 28 years of experience in the interior design profession. She has been actively renovating residential homes since 1994, and is currently on her 6th home renovation project.

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