Back In Black

Back In Black 150 150 admin

“I used to sell furniture for a living.  The trouble was, it was my own.” – Lee Dawson

Take an old table and re-purpose it and give it a new look #makevoer #repurpose #vintage | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | 1960’s Dining Set

Yellow and Velvet and Dust, Oh My!  This set was needing some serious TLC and I knew it would be a stunner if we lacquered and reupholstered it for a modern home.

When in doubt, go black! Belgian linen with a skinnd neutrBelgian linen with a skinny piping makes these chairs tailored without feeling overly formal #vintage #makeover | @D.L. Rhein

AFTER | Revamped 60’s Dining set

When in doubt, go black!  Timeless, sleek and neutral.  Belgian linen with a skinny piping makes these chairs tailored without feeling overly formal.  A mirrored tray topped with fresh orchids is all you need to dress up this mod setting.  A white hide rug anchors the table and ties together the warmth of the ivory linen upholstery.  Simple change, big impact.




From Boring to Blazing

From Boring to Blazing 150 150 admin

“A chair is a very difficult object.  A skyscraper is almost easier.  That is why Chippendale is famous.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Two Lonely Chairs get a Makeover | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | Vintage Tufted Velvet Cherry Wood Chairs

From Drab to Fab -  A Makeover | @D.L. Rhein

As unsightly as these chairs were in burnt orange velvet,  they caught my eye while I was out hunting,  as they were a great size and interesting shape.  I loved that it could stand alone, or be the perfect pair.  We sanded and stained the existing wood into a dark ebony finish.  It didn’t take long to agree that Schumaker’s Chiang Mai Fabric in Aquamarine would pop beautifully against the blackened wood.

Only one was delivered complete from the upholsterer as we were waiting on more fabric.  A client came to our studio to choose mirrors for her bedroom and walked in and said, “I need that chair!  I wish you had another.”

“Not to worry”, I said, “We do.  Take this one home and see if you like it.”  She called within in hour and said that it was just what she needed for her home office  and she definitely wanted the second.  Sorry Jess, you will have to come up with a new idea for the April windows…