The Dirty Dozen Vol. 3


Sotheby’s Home: Investment Pieces

Investing in quality furnishings with great lines is always a good our humble opinion. Finding quality pieces at a fraction of their retail value is an even better investment! And the easiest way to find a curated collection of amazingly priced, pre-loved luxury pieces is on Sotheby’s Home - an online consignment store for luxury furnishings. The pieces are all from venerable brands constructed to last a lifetime – and worthy of revitalizing again and again. We've selected our top Viyet picks we'd love to get our hands on for a makeover! 


Harvey Probber Love Seat Reupholstery

  • Like a runway model, everything looks good on this frame!

  • Take advantage of this versatile frame and reupholster in a zig zag pattern like "Funky Stripes" from Dedar.

  • $2475 on Sotheby’s Home


Lacquering Lane "Brutalist" Dresser

  • To be brutally honest - this piece is rad.

  • The geometric blocks are begging to be color blocked! Lacquer in subtle shades of gray for a sophisticated look or vibrant colors for a youthful style

  • $1510 on Sotheby’s Home


Reupholstering Jan Ekselius Lounge Chairs

  • Groovy.

  • Turn up the mojo on these groovy chairs by upholstering a textured metallic like Zinc Textiles "Penthouse" fabric.

  • $2525 on Sotheby’s Home


French Art Deco Daybed Restoration

  • Sophisticate.

  • Honor the decadence of this piece and reupholster in extra plush faux fur like Caroline Dow's "Fuzzy Wuzzy" in mink.

  • $9875 on Sotheby’s Home


Reupholster a Vintage Italian Bench

  • Those legs – bellisimo!

  • Embrace the sex appeal of those legs and reupholster in a faux python leather.

  • $5200 on Sotheby’s Home


Vintage Club Chair Reupholstery

  • Bodacious!

  • Accentuate the curves of this chair by adding welting (aka piping). We love the look of tone on tone like Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca fabric with Desginers Guild satin welting.

  • $1435 on Sotheby’s Home


Refinish a Karl Springer Waterfall Desk

  • Gushing over this waterfall design.

  • Refinish the top with an exotic wood veneer that has gorgeous graining like a macassar ebony.

  • $2275 on Sotheby’s Home


Louis XV Dining Chairs Restoration

  • Je suis Louis.

  • Lacquer the frames in black high gloss for a modern twist. Replace the caning with a fun printed fabric like Madeline Weinrib's "Dapne Ikate"

  • $1150 on Sotheby’s Home


Lacquering a Chippendale Sideboard

  • Neo trad wannabe.

  • Modernize this traditional piece by lacquering a vibrant color (we love Hermés orange) and replacing the hardware with more contemporary pulls.

  • $970 on Sotheby’s Home


Reupholster Eugenio Escudero Dining Chairs

  • Unique lines.

  • These super unique framed chairs warrant an equally unique fabric - we love a laser cut hair-on cowhide from Theo.

  • $5835 on Sotheby’s Home


Refinish a Hickory White Cabinet

  • Dapper.

  • Lacquer the body in a super saturated color, like Hague Blue from Farrow and Ball, and line the front door panels with a textured paper like faux shagreen.

  • $2880 on Sotheby’s Home


Reupholstering 1980s Brass Swivel Chairs

  • Executive class.

  • A favorite combo: polished brass pieces from the 80s paired with feminine colors like Schumacher's "Gainsborgh" velvet in blush.

  • $1495 on Sotheby’s Home


Have you found great furniture on Sotheby’s Home that you want to revitalize? We’d love to help!