Our client did an amazing job!
Here is the exquisite cut velvet in delicious colors:
In his New York home, Mr. Lazarus Douvos picked the perfect fabric to reupholster tat special chair.
Moire, with its subtle yet rich texture, picks up light and provides a gently yet sure ambience.
First lady Laura Bush redid the Green Room in White House. The silk damask by Scalamandre she chose became the focal point of the whole space. It both anchors and enlivens the green walls and portraits.
The timeless beauty of Neoclassical is, surprisingly, deep rooted in nature and human’s relationship to them.
By Erin Solaro.
Artist’s statement, “Fabulous silk and I had the perfect pattern, The Assembly Line’s Box Pleat Dress. Had to do a little careful pattern matching on the sleeves, which was a good exercise. Please forgive the wrinkles, I wore it before photographing it. Won’t work for another project (as you note, the pattern is very large) but I am sure you have other fabrics that will.”
“Are you a professional seamstress or designer?”
Erin Solaro, “No, self-taught. Do this as a form of political / culture protest: I reject fast fashion.”
CLARENCE HOUSE LES OISEAUX ENCHANTES BIRD PRINT SILKhttps://silkresource.com/store/?product=clarence-house-les-oiseaux-enchantes-bird-print-silk-italian-rat is one of the most stunning prints we’ve ever seen, but our client’s creativity brought its versatility to another level.
From our client, “The chairs were in terrible shape when I found them, but that meant I could afford them, and then afford restoration once I found someone I trusted to do the job. If the provenance is correct, they came from the John Jay house in Bedford, NY, and before that belonged to Alexander Hamilton. May or may not be true, but they are really beautiful and deserve beautiful covers.”
When every bit of things were precious and meant to last for decades and generations. A furniture should be used for at least equal amount of years that takes to grow the tree.
Restoration, giving a historical piece new life, is so rewarding.
Client already has the chairs restored but when they found Lee Jofa Le Cygne Leeda & Swan Silk Lampas, they had to redo the job—the neoclassical silk honors its history and also achieves aesthetic perfection. Merely 1.5 yards of Lee Jofa Le Cygne was needed.
Before and after
Merely 1.5 yard of this silk gives a glorious rebirth of these antique chairs! Our client certainly chose the right fabric!
Warp printed silk has a water color effect like no other textile. It is light weight but surprisingly durable! Here is the fabric by Scalamandre: https://silkresource.com/store/?product=scalamandre-paradiso-turquoise-blue-bird-tropical-floral-silk-wa