Sunday, February 23, 2014

Before & After

I often wonder, when people move from house to house, or outgrow furniture - where does the furniture go? It's not like we have thrift or antique stores in Bahrain where you can sell these pieces at a nominal price.  So seriously - where does it go?

I had two arm chairs that I wanted to get rid of.  I wanted to get rid of them because I had no space for them.  Plus, they were worn out and faded.  Their style however went nicely with my house.  So I figured, why not rejuvenate it with a great upholsterer?

And then my mission began.  Find the right fabric.

I went around the island but couldn't find the right shade or pattern.  I didn't even know what I wanted but I know I wanted to be inspired.

Enter Lumineux - a growing interior design firm. Design director Manal is hands on in selecting all fabrics, accessories, and all things beautiful.  I probably visited their store over a dozen times - because every time I made up my mind, I would go again to pay and then see something else and be inspired all over again.

So this is how the old arm chairs looked like: drabby and shabby.

And this is the very same armchair, resurrected, and redone at Oriental Furniture.

So if you have some furniture you want to get rid of - think again and give it a facelift.

2 comments:

  1. It is joyful to end up your day with such sweet, thoughtful words from a person who appreciate simplicity by transforming a solid item to lovable piece! Thank you for choosing Lumineux Interiors & our main goal is to inspire our precious Clients.  Manal Bukamal

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  2. It is joyful to end up your day with such sweet, thoughtful words from a person who appreciate simplicity by transforming a solid item to lovable piece! Thank you for choosing Lumineux Interiors & our main goal is to inspire our precious Clients.  Manal Bukamal

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