In the New Year, if pandemic conditions allow, we’ll be hosting some friends and family again, and that means providing seating for everyone! Here’s a look at a before & after project featuring chairs and tables.
This San Francisco loft was mostly empty when we started. The client wanted a look inspired by a Moroccan bazaar, with lots of color, texture, and patterns. A pair of slipper chairs would be a great seating option, but they needed a complete overhaul.
I re-upholstered the chairs with a beautiful pattern and added a metal side table for a great place to relax and read with a cup of tea or enjoy a conversation with a friend.
A matched set of mid-century modern dining table and chairs was the look the client wanted, but the original upholstery was boring and drab – unthinkable!
Reupholstering the chairs in a funky striped material made them fit in better with their new surroundings, and a bit of furniture polish brought the table and chairs back to as-new condition. Now the brightly-colored pendant light shines down onto a vase full of fresh flowers, ready to welcome guests to a drink or meal at the table.
Now the dining area fits in with the loft’s adjacent kitchen space, and is beautiful to look at as well, putting the fun back in functional.
Kimball Starr brings furniture back to life in homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a socially-distanced in-person or remote consultation!