A lot of you asked where I got the upholstery yardage charts that I hung in my office. It was definitely one of those “make it work” ideas.
Originally I had grand plans of photoshopping out my favorite pieces from the various upholstery charts floating around the web (I posted a few of the ones I reference here) and making the lines a bright reddy orange and then taking the files to the printers.
I was inspired by these orange prints from the first season of Top Design on Bravo (remember that show from back in the day?).
Well, the long and the short of it is I ran out of time to go with the original plan. So I grabbed an orange artist’s marker with a brush tip and a roll of white butcher paper and whipped these three “posters” up in about 30 minutes (I was really out of time and needed art up fast). I used these charts for reference and literally held up the paper to my laptop screen to roughly and quickly copy the “yardage chart” title.
I have plans to go back and redraw them all because I like the concept a lot, but I started to get pretty sloppy with the execution by the third poster (the one with the sofas). Also, most of the pieces I drew were straight from the old upholstery charts which (I realized in the middle of my time crunch) were pretty generic (read: boring). But how cool would it be to do real iconic furniture pieces, or even some of the new pieces currently available online and in stores? I’d happily spend an afternoon sifting through 1st Dibs listings to get an inspiration file going!