Exploring images of La Maison Champs Elysees, a hotel in Paris’s right bank, we came across this wonderful linen slipcover that unites three upholstered chairs into a kind of sofa. Wonderful.

How to do it?

We’re reminded of the time we had a dressmaker make a linen slipcover for an old sofa we’d inherited. We draped the fabric, pinning it to fit, as one would a dress. We made it fit closely on the essential form, then let the too-long hem drape on the floor.

Our plan of attack would be to assemble three chairs and drape fabric, so see where the material “dictated” it should go. We can also imagine buying a big canvas painter’s dropcloth or heavy linen sheet (California Kings is the biggest seemless swath of linen we know of), and just draping and tucking it in to the chairs to make a unified “sofa”.

fabric draped sofa The Selby
The Selby

bridget ? for rough linen
bridget ? for rough linen

These images of deconstructed slipcovers in the style of Paola Navone’s Ghost Chair offer some good strategies…

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honeybearlane.com

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honeybearlane.com

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