As promised here is a project I recently finished in Va. I want to point out that even with a modest budget you can get completely custom pieces with high style and function if you have great resources.
Every piece of furniture in this make over, we had custom made. The upholstery pieces were made in NC. The sectional is from Boulevard Eco Upholstery (my collection). The case goods were made in PA by one of my fabulous vendors. I had to talk my client into the curtain panels. The budget had been exhausted and my homeowners weren't convinced they wanted them. I purchased ready made cotton duck panels and used the left over ottoman fabric to add a band to the bottom–something they could readily afford. The rug is a sisal from Surya. All in all, the result is pretty and sustainable.
Living Room Before
These chairs are from Hickory Chair. I think this is one of their styles that gives you a lot of bang for your buck and it is super comfy. The silk panels were made by my workroom. I bought the silk directly from the mill in a bolt, which kept the price wayyy down. We used the rest for coordinating panels in the dining room across the entryway. I have to merchandise the bookcase in the dining room, so it hasn't been photgraphed yet. The wine cabinet is a custom piece I designed and had made by a company located in MI. We painted the old mirror and…WAH LA, you can't even tell it is the same piece.
The wool rug is one of my favs from Surya (I've used it in a different color for another project), and is 100 percent wool. I reused the client's chest, added Candice Olsen lamps, some fresh flowers and a tray on the ottoman and the makeover is complete. So what do you think? I'm participating in Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and Blue Monday at Smiling Sals. Hop on over and see amazing transformations at BNOTP and cool Blue at Sals.