The new Nancy Meyers film “It’s Complicated”, with its gorgeous set, courtesy of the amazing Beth Rubino, has a slip covered living room and I always feel that a family living space should be designed with comfort as well as beauty in mind. The slipcover is perfect for this. No need to cringe when you have a dinner party if your good friend has had a few to many wines and takes her banana pudding with butterscotch sauce over to the sofa to join the men on a debate about cars…just throw it in the soak bucket when they leave, wash and voila! new sofa again.
The famous set of Nancy Meyers “Something’s Gotta Give”, which was also designed by Beth Rubino, has set many a heart a flutter and a rush was made by those who could wield a sewing machine to cover their unloved sofas and breathe new life into them. I also love the fact that you can make seasonal covers for Winter, Summer and all in between for the small cost of some fabric.
Heiberg Cummings Design
Anything can be covered with a slip and I have done many of my own pieces, like our wing back chair, Chaise, sofa…..
Anyway you look at it, the slipcover is here to stay!