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Loose-Fitting Slipcovers: Shabby or Chic?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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by Anna Hoffman (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Aug 05, 2011

For my first apartment, I lugged my parents' old sofa and matching armchairs, circa 1982, out of storage. I needed the free furniture, but it was hard for me to overlook the gray, pink and blue twe




 

 

For my first apartment, I lugged my parents' old sofa and matching armchairs, circa 1982, out of storage. I needed the free furniture, but it was hard for me to overlook the gray, pink and blue tweedy upholstery (which, for the record, was not as bad as I thought it was at the time). In spite of this I refused to slipcover them, because to me, at the time, slipcovers were sloppy and weird. But lately I've been seeing — and loving — lots of loose-fitting slipcovers that I might not have appreciated in my callow youth. What do you think, shabby or chic?

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