Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jonathan Adler, Vintage REFAB!!!

I have followed the work of Jonathan Adler for several years.  I was thrilled when he opened a store in Washington D.C.  Two years ago, I came across a sofa at a thrift store.  It was hiding under an old slipcover and several platters etc. had been placed on top of it. This vintage sofa had been at the shop in McLean, Virginia for over a year.  I purchased it for $45.00 and delivered it to my fabulous upholsterer for a complete furniture REFAB.  Today the sofa is in my home for a cost of $500.00 and a bit of heavy lifting.  With a good eye and some  great fabric you too can have a modern, tufted and stylish upholstered sofa.  I was inspired by many of the pieces in the Jonathan Adler collection then as I am now.  Here are some of the photos and pieces from JA's collection..I have also included the before and after of my vintage sofa designed by Dorothy Durbin!




The lampert sofa along with many other pieces in Jonathan Adler's furniture collection can be customized in many ways.  Check out the video below!
http://www.jonathanadler.com/lampert-sofa/?cat=991

















 Below is my vintage sofa before it was reupholstered.


 And, here are the AFTER photos of my vintage sofa REFAB!




I have to admit, it was difficult to post the before photos because the sofa looked so awful.  It does make for a dramatic before and after contrast.
















All photos are from
 Jonathan Alder's website, www.jonathanadler.com with the exception of my vintage sofa before and after photos by Dorothy Durbin

Thank you to Hakan at Simply Upholstery for continuing to make my furniture REFABS a reality.