Monday, November 15, 2010

My Kelly Wearstler Sofa & Style-Rite Upholstery!

Solid sofas with patterned pillows make alot of sense but how could I pass up the opportunity to reupholster my $25 yellow vinyl church sale sofa in Kelly Wearstler's Fern Tree? You may remember at the end of September I posted about my purchase of Fern Tree from Haute for only $28 a yard and asked for advice for which direction to run the fabric. I went with a vertical placement and couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out!
The upholsterer I've always used is Mel Stokols of Style-Rite Upholstery. This was not an easy pattern to work with and I think the placement of it is perfection. Love how the fern trails up the front of the arm; it's identical on both of them.

The pattern rolls over both arms and matches perfectly down each side (forgot to take a picture of that but you can see a bit of it in the photo below.)
The sofa was delivered Friday night, as promised, just in time for a dinner party Saturday. Here's Mel on the left and fellow master upholsterer David on the right. I've had 2 other chairs and another sofa upholstered by Style-Rite and it's been perfection in my book every time.
The cost to reupholster this sofa was $1,110 - which included repairs to the springs and 13 yards of another fabric** I had bought from Mel. (**I found the Wearstler fabric weeks after choosing the original fabric.) I can highly recommend Mel to anyone in the metro DC area who is interested in reupholstering a piece. Style-Rite Upholstery, Annandale,VA, 703.256.1114. Please note this is my personal recommendation and I receive no form of compensation for my endorsement.

Two other notes - with the addition of this sofa my family room is finally starting to come together. Hope to post more about it soon.

The amazing fabric store Haute of Marshall, VA now has a second location in Georgetown at 2601 P Street NW in a space next to Jean Pierre Antiques. There are many beautiful fabrics in this location and it's definitely worth checking out.

39 comments:

Red Door Home said...

Your sofa is perfection! Love the fabric. Hope we will get to see it in your living room!

Belly said...

It came out amazing! It was a god decision to run the ferns vertically... the pattern matching is perfection.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Wow! How perfect can you get?! Love the pattern, and they DID do a perfect job. Wish they were close to me.
Have a great day, Michele.
Teresa

Wendy said...

It looks beautiful! Perfection!

Karena said...

Michelle I love the fern pattern!! It is gorgeous and a beautiful upholstery job!! Yay!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Grant K. Gibson said...

I love it!

Annie, bossy color said...

Looks fabulous, Michele! And EXCELLENT news about Haute! Thanks so much!

Ashley said...

Beyond gorgeous!

Boxwood Terrace said...

The sofa looks amazing! Congratulations. How great to have something new and beautiful from what was almost a cast-off. Upholtering is a skill I highly admire.
Deborah

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Good night Irene- your sofa is AMAZING!!! I'm extremely jealous but very happy for you-)I can't wait to see the room come together!

pve design said...

Fern-aliscious! Love your new sofa along with your "Style-Rite" boys! Good upholsterers are hard to find!
It is an investment but sure makes that sofa look swell.
Love how it turned out.
pve

Danielle@Fresh Quince said...

It's absolutely GORGEOUS! An awesome transformation!

Ms. Givens said...

Very impressive!

VictoriaArt said...

Utter perfection! GORGEOUS!
Aren't re-upholstery projects so much fun?
Enjoy this beauty!

balsamfir said...

Really stunning!

Emom said...

I am amazed....a very talented man indeed....smiles.

Kelly Green said...

This looks stunning! you are right too - a good upholstery job speaks volumes! KG

The Princess and The Pea said...

The sofa looks absolutely fabulous! Nicolex

pretty pink tulips said...

That turned out so well!!! And, I know that pattern was a challenge to lay out properly. Enjoy every sitting moment!!!

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Wow!!! Michele, it looks beautiful!!

Windlost said...

Stunning. I love it! xo Terri

mydesignchic said...

Oh my...it's stunning!! I can't believe how they got all the patterns to match. Unbelievable work ~

maison21 said...

looks amazing- good job!

Wendy said...

OMG Gorgeous! Its one-of-a-kind and I think you're gonna love it for years and years.

quintessence said...

Can't tell you how much I ADORE your new sofa - it is really stunning and besides beautiful, a very forgiving pattern to boot! Your upholsterers did a marvelous job and for your investment - you hit the jackpot!

Kerry said...

Great timing for me! As long as they can pick up in Fred or I can haul my pieces this is great. I was hoping for recommendation. The sofa is fabulous.

Hello Lover... said...

It turned out amazing! I love it - good call on reupholstering that bargain sofa!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh, it looks great! What a find. I am planning a trip to Haute later this week to try to find some fabric for chairs I scored from the Niermann Weeks Warehouse sale. Now wondering if I stay local or trek out to Marshall.....do they have as much of a selection in the DC store?

Lauren said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek i love it michele!!!! So beautiful & fun!!! awesome energy... love it

xoxo

Chic Coles said...

Wow your sofa turned out great! You must be so happy.

AnneHH said...

Gorgeous!!! So exciting. You must be thrilled. It is perfect!!

xo, Anne

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You are one fortunate lady. You've melded two great styles into one fabulous sofa; the lines of that killer sofa wrapped in that incredible KW fabric. A bold but classy move. Mel is a master of his craft!

Grace said...

That's a gorgeous sofa you got there! Placing the fern patterns vertically was definitely a good call. I hope you and your family create many special moments with that sofa. Where do you get your upholsteries cleaned, by the way? My neighbor here in Oregon told me that you can get your furniture cleaned by a carpet cleaner. Portland has many of those, so I guess that won’t be a problem when we finally move to our new home in Salem. Carpet cleaning is just one of the tasks that we have to do before moving, and my husband and I are glad that there are several options.

Michelle said...

Girl! D.A.M.N.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

The job they did with the placement of the fabric is outstanding...it is the first thing I noticed! I love how you went out on a climb with this sofa, really a wonderful statement piece! ENJOY...Janell

susanne said...

WOW! That sofa is some kind of awesome! Wish your great upholsterers were closer to Atlanta.

SHERRY HART said...

Awesome!!! I have been out of town and missed this post. I just used the same pattern in the wallpaper for a foyer.....It looks so yummy on a sofa and that upholster did a fantastic job.

tokyojinja.com said...

Wow! It came out perfectly!

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