Slipcover heaven

If you follow me on Instagram or have been reading my blog long you know I love slipcovers and over the past year I have been collaborating with a new slipcover artist and team! All of the seamstresses I use are great and Michelle Fritz my friend that has MAKE slipcovers iss so talented too but she is out from Houston and not always looking for crazy deadlines and volume.  When my client Stacy told me about Laura and her team I knew she would be able to help me with some clients and she has proved an amazing talent.

Aren’t they the cutest!

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{Laura K, Jeanie, Laura S and Nathan!}

Today I want to show some of their most recent work and a fun recent colloboration for one of my favorite clients.

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First off, these amazing chairs! This popcorn detail (its actually a zillion perfect little french knots but I like to call it popcorn) and the length of the skirts just make my heart flutter…of course the amazing photography of Becki Griffin highlights the work of LS so well…Pretty shots Becki!

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Perfection huh?  I don’t even usually like pink (sin i know) and I want these chairs!  Laura has her own linen fabrics in stock in white and flax and various weights so you don’t even have to worry about finding the perfect linen for your project. She has already done the work and keeps in stock and washed so it doesn’t shrink after the slipcovers are made . . . I love this flax color but I also love white of course!

 Becki captured these wonderful images (above and below) of Laura pinfitting at her house! Love these shots, it really shows the process. (And isn’t Becki’s house so pretty!)

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So much work goes into a slipcover. And it happens in your home for the most part, Laura comes to you! Her team helps her with the rest of the sewing and other part of running a business like bookeeping etc. But she does the design for the most part and pin fitting and cutting. Truly handcrafted in America!

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Photos by Becki Griffin of Curious Details

As you can see, LS Slipcovers has also mastered the ballerina tie as well.  Laura K was the lead designer on this project and did a great job! Love this chair skirt. They can do this on piano stools and barstools.

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The possibilities are endless. She is really creative and can help you sketch and determine what is the best treatment of the furniture you want to slip. She can even design a custom monogram and hand monogram your fabric!

Laura and I recently colloborated on a special monogram and treatment for my client Rachel Guidry in Louisiana. You can see more of the Guidry home here in my portfolio.

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This chair is for a guest room and we wanted it to be special so we decided on a scalloped skirt, ties and tone and ton monogram.  I always feel like I am writing wedding gown descriptions when I am blogging or describing to clients how and what Laura can do with slipcovers and monograms.  It’s because the details truly are dressmaker, special and frankly couture. Look at this monogram!

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And Rachel is so happy as you can tell (isn’t her baby bump the sweetest so happy for their family).

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So here is the deal if you want to work with Laura and her team and you live in Houston you are lucky, her prices are reasonable considering the craftsmanship and work is amazing and turnaround is good.  Click here to read about her prices and fabric requirements so you can get a quick idea of the investment. If you live further away like Rachel, or even states away, you can still work with Laura with a little planning and flexibility. Email her to discuss ways to make travel work and see about the travel cost.  If you really want a custom look and you have found furniture you want to repurpose the price to have her travel may be more feasible that  you think.  And if not you still enjoy her work with her Ready To Wear line for IKEA, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware chairs. She did these linen slips for my client Beth and they look amazing…those are IKEA Hendriksal chairs y’all and they never looked better!

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So there ya go, explore her site if you love this look.  And you can also email them photos of your furniture for more specific pricing. I get so many questions about Laura and her work and I wanted to share more with you of our recent designs and her process and where she will travel.  I have even more to show you and hope to soon! It’s such a joy to work with people who are creative and LOVE WHAT THEY DO! Blessings on you Nathan and Laura and your beautiful sons (and Laura K and Jeanie too!) I love what you do and love your American “maker” spirit!

Also be sure and follow them on Instagram and facebook..rumor has is LS is doing a fun giveaway soon from the READY TO WEAR line!

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Leftovers Antiques home tour

You have heard me mention and show Leftovers Antiques a lot on my blog.  They are a large antiques and home goods store near my home and near the famous Round Top Antiques Fair. They have an amazing selection of bedding, antiques, rugs, homegoods, books and more.

And they love dogs.

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Well it is “Round Top Time” in Texas and I know how my readers love to not only shop, but also look inside great houses. So I have a tour today of the home of Leftovers’ Co-owner Ed Fulkerson.  Michael Breddin, the other half of Leftovers Antiques, has an amazing house too that I will show you another time.  Michael is a native of Brenham and has quite a long history with Texas antiques and the Round Top show. They both have great taste but different looks and collections so it will be great to see it all.  I want to be clear I did not design this house or help decorate it. I am just taking you on a tour. I have been working with Leftovers on their new website and branding and I can’t to show you that SOON but for now, let’s take a look at Ed’s Victorian farmhouse. It’s so handsome even with the winter landscape, things are slowly blooming and warming up here!

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The outside is painted dark gray and has a wrap around porch. I adore the brick work at the street.

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Inside there is a big central hall.

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Ed used lots of basic grays throughout the house on walls and floors.  A great backdrop for his collection of antiques and art. His friend dear friend and wonderful artis Neltje did the abstract art.

Off of the central hall is the living room with new black leather and Ed’s quirky animal art collection. He grew up in Kansas showing cattle so these people are both sentimental and fun.  I believe they said the dog statue was from a department store window?

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The antique sheep is so interesting. But that dog has my heart.

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How about this vintage wallpaper book I found in the drawer!

From the living room you walk directly into the dining room and wow what a room! Notice the floor changed colors. Love that.

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The dining room is stunning with museum quality 18th century American and European antiques mixed with industrial lighting and leather chairs! Ed is all antiques with a dash of rock n’ roll! (I can hear him laughing and blushing at that but he is cool!)

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How appropriate is the junk dealer sign???  And the post office cabinet from England used for wine storage.  It fits the wall so well….meant to be!

From the dining into the square kitchen there is an island, old sink, vintage signage, old cabinets and exposed brick.  All in one room. I love Ed’s use or red in the kitchen!

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He set up bar in this antique cupboard, works well! They have those fab German brushes at store.

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On from the kitchen there is amazing signs in hallway and darling powder and this great little man cave/tv room.

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And then he made the cutest  little tiny guest room out of this old sleeping porch.  So sweet and serene.

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And then the master bedroom complete with Dash & Albert stripe rug and yummy bed linens from the store!

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Vignettes

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These curved doors are so perfect and lead from Ed’s bedroom into his dressing and bath area.

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I love the utilitarian charm and railroaded beadboard.

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Darn I don’t think  we got a picture of his classic clawfoot bathtub!  My fave thing in his bathroom is that striped light. I am hoping Ed will hop on the blog comments and tell us the backstory on some of the antiques show in the photos. He and Michael always have the best stories about where pieces came from and their adventures bringing them home.

Fun tour huh?  Well I can’t wait to tell you more about what I have been doing with Leftovers, along with my friends Kate Baird and Whitney English, we have been working on new logo and website for the store.

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We plan on launching in the next day or two and I can’t wait to show you the the entire site. In the meantime, here is a peak at their new “style guide” so fun. Whitney really captured their style I think!

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Thanks for looking and thanks Ed for sharing your home with my readers!

Photography by Becki Griffin of Curious Details.

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