Fabric for antique sofa

burningmustardMarch 27, 2011

Looking for a fabric that will make this antique sofa seems a little less formal. Looking to spend around $15-$20 a yard.

Have been thinking of simple pattern in earth tones. Does anyone have any recommendations, or a website where I could see similar sofas made to look less formal.


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What you are asking is rather like asking how to make a sequined evening gown less formal.
That style is high style Victorian....but not sure how "
Antique" it is.
The fabric you have on there is right for the style.....you could do it up in a rough cotton, but it would look very strange to me.
I have seen pieces like that with the wood painted white or black and the fabric done in buffalo checks....but I thought it looked very strange.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 10:47PM
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heavy-weight fabric can be had for $5-7 a yard at your local outlets (in the Philly region, JoMar is it, not sure what your area has) but, of course, the question is what?

I have a hate-hate thing going on with Victorian-style sofas, and when I must work with them, I opt for things like gaudy vinyl (scary stuff with sparkles in it) or rough ethnic prints - Guatemalan stripes, Bali Ikats, African Mudcloth, Japanese 'folk' indigo weaves...that at least speak of the colonial history that went with the era.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 12:22PM
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