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After almost 6 years in my house, I’m fiiinally getting around to doing something about my living room. It’s a long narrow space that connects to my dining room and I’ve had close to a million ideas about things I could do, but never anything I really loved. 
It’s never as easy as you would think for me, because I’m constantly finding vintage things I absolutelycannotnowaynohow live without, until I run across the next piece I feel the same way about. So instead of focusing on the details, I’m starting big and working my way down. 
Chairs, pillows, piping, banding, drapery/roman shades.  

Adding black accents for my dining room. I’m keeping my tuxedo-style sofa and having 3 vintage chairs reupholstered. The lavender geometric print and lavender solid are for these chairs: 
Which were in perfect condition but clearly not going to work with anything I had planned.  Seating is at a premium in my itty-bitty living room,  so I’m getting rid of an old armoire and replacing it with my soon-to-be-fab club chair. I also 
  • moved my vintage sputnik chandelier from the entry to the LR
  • got rid of a sisal rug
  • swapped a vintage Henredon coffee table for round glass & brass number, vintage of course
  • moved a chest with no clear home to the garage where it belongs 

And all of this means I should have a pretty rockin’ reveal.  Chairs will be done next week!


  1. Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    February 3, 2012 at 7:17 am (6 years ago)


    Im back. Cant wait to see more! Coming on down to the A!!!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  2. Kristen
    February 3, 2012 at 9:27 am (6 years ago)

    AHHHH i cant wait to see those chairs reupholstered! gonna be so pretty.

  3. Holly
    February 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm (6 years ago)

    I love love love those fabrics that you’ve pulled together for your living room – especially the geometric fabric. It’s all going to be so pretty! Can’t wait to see it come together.

  4. Michelle
    February 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm (6 years ago)

    I can’t wait to see the results.

  5. Stacy Curran
    February 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm (6 years ago)

    You’re so talented Dayke…I love the colors and can’t wait to see it done!

  6. Kristen
    April 26, 2012 at 9:24 am (6 years ago)

    i’m coming back to this post…again…i wanna see the final product! also i need to know about some of those fabrics…might be emailing you. 🙂


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