Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Today had been a big day for one of my clients: The final delivery was scheduled this morning and over the last days the excitement had been rising and finally the truck arrived.
We had ordered a side board, a beautiful hall chest and the anchor for our living room: A large sofa. See left for green upholstery fabric.
Before unloading we checked the sofa and to our utmost horror it had been made entirely with the accent fabric, an expensive striped silk we had selected for the two accent pillows. No sign of our original sofa fabric, no sign of fringes on the cushions, we checked the order and apparently no mistake had been made with a sofa mix up. Our sofa was wrong! It looks hideous! Of course we did not accept it, of course there will be a new sofa, but our hope is, we will not have to wait another 8 weeks to get into the home.
I can't tell you my client's disappointment and anger, but we will master that last hurdle too! These are the only to common pitfalls in interior decorating and design...