When she’s at her California home, a Houston interior designer marks the seasons by tying on new slipcovers—colors and prints for the fall and winter, and calmer pastels for spring and summer
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Slipcovers allow you to make changes at home without making changes—or much of one. Old furniture becomes new. Add tassels and piping, trims and fringes, skirts and pleats to the slipcover, and the possibilities for transforming furniture and the rooms in which they figure become even greater—as Katrin Cargill, MILIEU's European Style Editor, proves here.
Maria Hummer-Tuttle understands the objects she owns—that they needn’t be valuable to be of value. Although she has long appreciated this perspective on the artworks, statuettes, jewelry, dishware—even the crayon drawings done by her grandchildren—in her possession, Hummer-Tuttle came to understand it in a profound way years ago while in her Los Angeles home.
FREUD ARMCHAIR Freud armchair, HOWE LONDON, howelondon.com, covered in Taza, color: Indigo, GUY GOODFELLOW COLLECTION, guygoodfellowcollection.com, trimmed in Inca tassel fringe, color: Azul, SAMUEL & SONS, samuelandsons.com; cushion in Poulton stripe (item #L-061), FERMOIE at WELLS ABBOTT, [...]
BREWSTER CHAIR Brewster chair, GEORGE SMITH at BROOKS THOMAS, brooks-thomas.com, in Armand Stripe, color: Catnip, CLASSIC CLOTH, wellstextiles.com, trimmed in Torero beaded fringe, color: Nopal, SAMUEL & SONS, samuelandsons.com. Background fabric in Georgina, color: Oatmeal, OTIS TEXTILES, [...]
JULES SOFA Jules sofa, GEORGE SMITH at BROOKS THOMAS, brooks-thomas.com, covered in Georgina, color: Oatmeal, OTIS TEXTILES, otistextiles.com, trimmed in Scallop (item #TSB20/02), CHELSEA TEXTILES, chelseatextiles.com; Glynn, color: Juniper, COLEFAX AND FOWLER, cowtan.com, trimmed in Harbour Barrel [...]