Swanky Swell Settee
July 28, 2010
Oh the fabulousness just keeps on coming! I received pictures of this settee revamp from a reader, and I am loving it. Nina is a textile designer in San Francisco with a company called Swanky Swell, don’t you just love that name ?
“I love your blog! I’d like to share with you the before and after of an antique settee I recently restored. When I found this old settee, the fabric was outdated and the webbing was a complete shot. However, I was drawn to the shape of the frame and its Victorian style. It had great bones to work with and I really saw potential in it, so I decided to give it another life.
I am a textile designer from the San Francisco Bay Area and I decided to restore this settee using one of my organic prints for the front and a matching solid in eggplant color for the back. The fabric is an upholstery weight certified organic cotton. The frame was lacquered in high gloss black and new webbing and foam were installed. Double welt in the solid eggplant finishes the look.”
Nina’s original textile designs are available for you online at Swanky Swell. Here’s a few of her stylish prints I’d love to bring into my home!
Aren’t they lovely ? You can also purchase Nina’s fabrics in her Etsy shop.