Friday, September 17, 2010

A Louis Chair In Disguise

Hi everyone, I'm almost done with Gracie. I can't wait to show you. Today I'm joining Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday. I have been thinking who has inspired my style the most, I have to say Rachel Ashwell has. Ever since I saw her slipcovered furniture and use of vintage pieces, her embrace of imperfection, I was hooked. I love white, but I have included other colors as well over the years. I even learn to make slipcovers thanks to Rachel. I think she has influenced every part of my life. This includes my thinking, embracing the imperfect, and seeing it's perfect beauty. I had these Louis chairs (I have two) for a while (you may have seen them on other posts already slipcovered), but I want to share with you what inspired me to slipcover, instead of upholstering them.
I love the big ties I put on them, I love seeing big ties on slipcovers it gives them an extra detail.

One of my inspirational pieces (these two pics are from Shabby Chic), I love the loose fit of the slipcovers and the tie details. After seeing these two pics years ago, I knew I could slipcover my two Louis.

As you can see I modified the Shabby Chic design, but the spirit is still there. It took a little figuring, but I got the design done.......
right down to the arms......
For more vintage inspiration go see Debra at Now back to work on Gracie, Yaaaa!!! I'm almost done.
See everyone next time......


  1. What an inviting little corner!! Love it!

  2. So very pretty! I love the ties too, it adds the perfect touch!

    Kat :)

  3. I think I like slipcovers even more than reupholstering. I'm with you on the ties, they just add so much. Your chairs are gorgeous. It is amazing how someone or design can really motivate and challenge us to try something and see it thru. You did a wonderful job! so glad you joined in today,

  4. Very pretty. I just found you blog. I love what you are doing. I have always love that Swedish style, but I am afraid I can't go all the way white. I am working at it. I am a new follower, I would love for you to come check out what I am doing.

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