before and after

before & after: spruce’s sofa and loveseat + jutta’s lamp

by Kate Pruitt

i’m signed up to take an upholstery class this fall, and even though i will never come close to making something of this size and skill, i plan to look at more amazing projects like this to get me inspired. spruce is a furniture and design studio in austin, tx that specialized in custom upholstery. i love their decision to update this neutral piece with a bold graphic print from skinny la minx; the pattern creates a lovely contrast to the classically shaped frame. i would be over the moon if i had this amazing sofa to greet me every time i entered my living room. in addition to custom work, the ladies at spruce also sell refurbished furniture and home accessories in their etsy shop and offer weekend workshops on how to tackle your own smaller upholstery projects. if i lived in austin i would be there in a heartbeat. great work, ladies! –kate

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CLICK HERE for spruce’s love seat and jutta’s lamp after the jump!

when her little sister moved into a new flat and needed help decorating, jutta decided the first thing the place needed was color. while i love the color palette she chose for the room, the best touch for me is definitely the polka dot lamp! it provides just the perfect amount of small scale pattern in an unexpected place, and an added bonus is that jutta cut the dots out of a vinyl book cover, so the lamp can always be returned to its original white if needed. the marimekko curtains and the bright red chairs add to the whimsy of the room; it’s fun while also being sophisticated. much like the lamp itself! great work, jutta!

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