The couple enlisted the help of stylist
Michael Walters in designing a smaller space
that is comfortable (and durable) enough for
kids yet sophisticated enough for grown-ups.
For Carole, the move also meant “stepping
out of my comfort zone” in terms of style.
“I’m a traditionalist, at least I always have
been,” she says. When Walters suggested
a sleek white sofa to give the living room
a more urban feel, Carole worried that it
wouldn’t be practical. But she discovered
that the microfibrc upholstery is more than
a match for sticky little fingers. Positioning a
flat-screen TV over the fireplace was another
tough sell for the couple, since Carole
previously kept her electronics hidden.
A butterfly print,
captivated Carole and
inspired the room’s warm
orange and brown accents.
Because the living and
dining areas are one open
needs to look good from
Recycling upholstery is a
great economical move.
Stylist Michael Walters
used a fabric remnant
on chair backs to create
a high-end custom look
for “next to nothing”.
Check with your interior
designer or upholsterer.