My upholsterer just told me he found a live bullet in one of the antique settees that he is repairing and reupholstering for a client. It has been safely taken away by the police, he added. Definitely the most unusual work update I’ve had so far!
Anyway, now that we’re on the subject of upholstery, what do you think of patchwork?
Patchwork chairs by Kelly Swallow
I have been seeing a lot of patchwork pieces recently and sometimes I love them, sometimes not so much.
The trick is in the colours and patterns that are brought together in one piece. Too many patches of bright colours and patterns contrasting sharply definitely draw attention but would be too much of a statement piece for me, like this one on the right. If you like it, please feel free to shoot me down!
Done artfully, patchwork upholstery can look absolutely darling…
Very glamorous in soft-coloured satins via Squint
I’ve had this patchwork headboard in my inspiration folder for years and I still love it. Via Livingetc
Folding chair in romantic country fabrics: cute and practical. Via All About You
Patchwork chesterfield in crushed velvets at my local auction house… not the best picture so you’ll just have to take my word that it looked sweet. Hammer went down on £360. I would’ve bid if I was designing a funky snug to put it in.
What are your thoughts on patchwork?