Making it Yours (MiY)

Making it Yours 8D: Leather Chesterfield

I’ll be putting together the next edition of Making it Yours soon, but I want to revisit the first look in the eighth edition first. As a reminder, here was the story…

Tom is an English lit professor in his early forties who has put a lot of thought into his home. He loves his living room, but his boyfriend, a vegan, is moving in. Thus the leather has to go! (The brindle, too, but he’s moving that to his office.) Tom’s younger sister, Frances, has been making do with a sad little sofa that has seen better days, so she’s the lucky recipient of the leather chesterfield. We’ll see it in her decidedly feminine space next.

We saw the couch in his sister’s home, but many of you asked for a spinoff! What replaced it? Let’s see.

Tom loved his leather sofa and brindle chair, but he loved his boyfriend, a vegan, more. When it came time for him to move in, the animal products had to go. In their place came a fabric sofa in custom teal upholstery, and a geometric wood chair, along with a new cheeky pillow. The walls got a fresh coat of paint too. Tom’s more in love than ever now.

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  • Tineke
    April 10, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Love these transitional home designs you do! The Ankara Chair is so beautiful. I would recover the cushion in a brighter color for my taste, but this all has such a wonderful warm feeling that just makes me smile.

  • Lena
    April 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I was one of those asking for a spin-off, so thanks!!!!

  • Sarah K
    April 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I LOVE this spin-off. Thanks.

  • Molly the Waffler
    April 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    So jealous of Tom and his boyfriend! I’ve been eyeing the Ankara chair for forever. Could your next spin-off possibly be called “Making it Molly’s”?:)

  • Christina
    April 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    The Ankara Chair is in Christine Baranski’s character’s office on “The Good Wife.” Yet another reason to love that show…

  • TieDye64
    April 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Love this! Can’t seem to get enough. I am still lusting after that noir pendant lamp.

  • veri kurtarma
    April 11, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for sharing!

  • kate
    April 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Great color palette! I love that sofa.