So about 9 years ago I had my first taste at really buying furniture and entering the world of decorating. My house was an eclectic mess. I had remnants from one apartment and things from growing up and pieces from our first starter home. It was multi colored to say the least. I had no antiques, no pieces of any value just things I had collected here and there. I did have some good Ikea things but once you are stationed one place and you know that is going to be home, you want to start searching for your things with a little more time and thought.
Well when I bought my furniture for my formal living room I fell in love with a sofa that I found and immediately bought a set. Did not think outside the box, did not take some time to look around, just bought them and boom my livingroom was done. Over the years I have learned through looking at magazines, reading all of your blogs, spending time with my two designer friends and visiting lovely homes and memorizing all of Mary Carol Garrity Books that decorating ones home should be a process. Making a house a home is an endless process and whether it is filled with priceless antiques or second hand reupholstered finds, one should take the time to make it your own.
Well I found this lovely Ethan Allen camelback Queen Anne sofa that was in amazing condition. The owner said his wife had purchased it and had used it for a few years and hardly ever sat in it. It really looked great. And the price was incredible so I immediately thought this would be the perfect solution to move things around in my formal living room and separate the "matching set look."
I would put my larger sofa in the barn for storage and use this once it is reupholstered. I was thrilled when it fit right into our truck. I already called my reupholster guy and he's coming over with swatches. I think I'm looking at a low maintenance solid fabric in the creams and white family. I am looking forward to seeing the transformation and will post as soon as I have it done.
By the way the place I purchased it from is called Center Stage Antiques (Click on the link) in Mt Holly NJ and they deliver. They have amazing pieces, antiques, Ethan Allen discontinued items, Eastlake furniture, Hepplewhite, lamps, chairs and tables. Too much to believe and all in perfect condition.