Before & After: A Light Refresh

August 4, 2016 by Ariana | 0 Comments



This daybed is one of my favorite places to read on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  We’ve had it for about ten years and every few years, I am inspired to update the look of this cozy space — usually by changing or recovering the pillows. Since it sits in a separate, stepped-up section adjacent to the living room, a refresh in one space often necessitates sprucing up the other.  We recently added a splash of color to the living room with a painting we purchased at a Paris flea market, so naturally, the daybed was my next focus.

Because the painting provides a bold splash of indigo, I wanted to neutralize the daybed space.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a “before” photo so the one above shows it in its true, lived-in form.  To keep this project budget-friendly, I bought as little as possible and did a lot of sewing.  I used French toweling fabric from Satin Moon (one of our favorite local fabric shops) to make slipcovers for our existing cube ottomans.  Madeline Weinrib napkins that I picked up a year ago from a sample sale were repurposed into pillows with this technique used on the backs.  I scored some great block print pillows and covers on sale from Les Indiennes and Rebecca Atwood, as well as this super soft throw that we’re all fighting over.  As the final touch, I found a simple frame and mat online to hang the graphic print, another Paris flea market find.  And after moving the daybed in front of the adjacent window, it has become a favorite spot for the entire family.


Photos original to RevolvingDecor.com



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