The upholsterer is ready for renovating a lot of our old furniture: There are 6 chairs, 2 sofas, 3 big wing chairs, a modern couch of elements and a stool to be made.
This is the oldest piece of furniture that has to be upholstered, a kitchen sofa from the time my granny married, but maybe it is older. I think that it is about 1900. It is still completely original and it is a shame to remove the fabric, but it has to be done, because there are vermins in the old upholstery. So everything has to be renovated. The upholsterer can do it the same way it was common in 1900, same techniques. But we can't get a similar fabric with the rose garlands. So we have to find another solution that does not destroy the old design.
This is the sofa with the original fabric
I made a pic with similar sofas I found in the internet for showing the upholsterer what I want and what would be the ultimative horror for me:
This was my idea, but I am very unsure:
I'm no photoshop artist, so my little pic is VERY bad. The idea was using some oliv green fabric, maybe velour, in combination with this fabric for imitating the former garlands:
But I am very afraid that it will look like one of the horror-examples. So maybe I should chose an olive colored velour or velvet or some fabric with stripes like these two examples here:
Glossy striped fabric
What do you think? Any ideas?