Re-upholstery and new wood finish gave this chair a very much needed face lift!
Furniture shopping is a long, arduous process that no one is particularly fond of. It takes time and sometimes that time can be better spent upgrading pieces you already own. For a facial lift in your own home, instead of going back and forth to buy brand new furniture, start with something you already have and upgrade it. An old chair can easily be refinished, its fabric is updated, and its entire look manipulated into something modern, edgy, and quite different than its roots. See the attached pictures for proof of this beautiful transformation. We gave this old thing a metallic finish and reupholstered the seat with a bolder pattern. The chair went from a more understated posture to an eye-catching design. With the amends, we were able to move the chair around the house and into another room, knocking two birds with one stone and essentially re-imagining multiple spaces. Editing and altering older furniture not only elevates individual pieces, but works as a cheaper, smarter renovation to your home.
Chair before the face lift
Chair after the face lift with metallic finish and new re-upholstery
It is very apparent in fabrics, and soft furnishing that you see birds motifs.
Birds are being used in all types, forms and shapes.
Cartoon bird, embroidered on a linen fabric
Below is a realistic looking bird embroidered on a silk fabric
Embroidered Silk with bird motif
One trend that has become very popular the past few years is the use of Suzani motif in fabrics. The Suzani name came from central Asia, to be specific Uzbekistan.The history of the Suzani designs came from a tradition in that region, when a girl is born, all females in her tribe gather to honer her arrival. Then a wide and long piece of cloth made from silk or cotton depending on the wealth status of the family is purchased. The female eldest member of the tribe will draw a design made of paisley, circles and floral. Then the cloth is cut length wise into many strips, and each strip is given to different female members of the tribe. Those pieces will be embroidered in silk threads. When the girl gets married,the pieces are sewn together to form a large piece to be used as a bed cover or an item of furnishing. This is considered as her wedding gift from her family! This style of fabric design has traveled to other parts of the world along the silk trade rout. Today the Suzani designs is used beautifully in draperies, upholstery and modern home decor!
Below are different Suzani Designs: