The Dirty Dozen Vol. 3
Sotheby’s Home: Investment Pieces
Investing in quality furnishings with great lines is always a good idea...in 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
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
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
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
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
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
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