antique sofa get new lease on life - Maisonemaison

This 1910's sofa got a new lease on life; when we found it the sofa was left in the back of an Indian restaurants' kitchen! it had an aroma of old cooking oil and curry, the structure was severely damaged. The sofa was a little narrow for sitting comfortably ( to modern standards of "I want to almost lay down and stare at the tele for the next few hours) I started stripping the sofa down and making adjustments to the shape and seating as well as restoring the woodwork when a recent Interior Design Project through Homewings The owners of this arts and crafts home want to carry a nod of the houses period through the furniture. I almost completely dismounted it, then reassembled it refinishing the lovely oak front with very arts and crafts inlay front. The client has children and this is the houses primary seating lounging area, so we wanted a fabric that was durable, to the darker side of the colour spectrum but still cosy. The space the sofa is going into has a lot of brass furniture and accessories so I found a silk that has a very similar brass tone to it and used it for the buttons and piping which also helps keep the piece from becoming too dark it created create contrast and definition!

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