Have a Seat

At Chairloom’s new showroom in Ardmore.

A turn-of-the-century antique sofa outfitted in a hot-pink fabric is a focal point of Chairloom’s new showroom in Ardmore. It’s a perfect example of what owner Molly Andrews excels at: reinventing old pieces of furniture with a hip, fresh look.

Granted, Chairloom’s online portfolio of before-and-after shots is impressive. But after five years of relying on the Web to spread the news about her business, Andrews has taken the plunge, opening a showroom for both finished and unfinished pieces—all of them for sale—and fabric consultations.

Andrews carries a variety of modern and traditional fabric lines, including Victoria Larson, Hable Construction, Proud Mary, Mod Green Pod, Rubie Green and Michael Devine. “None of these is available at [Philadelphia’s] Design Center,” says Andrews, who prefers smaller manufacturers.

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And while chairs and sofas are the bread and butter of her business, Andrews also specializes in pillows, headboards and window treatments to beautify your abode.

38 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore; (914) 484-5498, chairloom.com.
 

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