Custom Furniture to the rescue

9 Aug

I’m working on a commercial client’s new space and they need an update fast. We looked at a few pieces for the lobby from fabulous furniture resources but my client didn’t have the 10 + week time frame to wait on the pieces. The other problem we had was trying to wait around for fabric swatches and updates on quotes every time we changed  a fabric.

In the past, most of my clients reupholstered their existing pieces in order to save on time and money. I have never had custom furniture built until now. I have a local work room that I use for draperies, pillows, bedding and all of my reupholstery.  Like most fabric and work room resources here in the Dallas area, they all offer the option of custom built furniture.

Two weeks, in stock fabric and ANY design and dimension I wanted…I was sold!

Here is the sofa inspiration we started with.  While it is fabulous, the $5,200 price tag and 12 week lead time was not going to be an option for the project.

I stopped by the work room this weekend for a progress report and was so excited to see the sofa complete! Here are a few sneak peak images. The heavy duty linen fabric looks amazing and this “reproduction” sofa looks like it cost $5,200!

We also needed four lounge chairs for the reception. I fell in love with this classic wingback chair with a contemporary edge, but not the #3,200 price tag for each of them!!. We are having them made in a peacock blue velvet!! YUMMY!

I was lucky enough to sneak into the work room to catch a look at the custom frames.


Here is a sneak peek at the final look!

One Response to “Custom Furniture to the rescue”

  1. Jeanette August 9, 2010 at 9:10 AM #

    LOVE peacock blue velvet and those chairs will be amazing!
    Also love the sofa!
    Would be SO grateful, if you’re willing to share your resource b/c it is hard to find fast vendors and ones that don’t cost so much.
    If so, here’s my design info:

    Can’t wait to see the finished room!

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