Above, Vanessa De Vargas photographed by J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times.
Interior designer Vanessa De Vargas, owner of the chic Venice, California showroom, Turquoise, is known for giving vintage furniture a glamorous new life. Now, if you have a needy piece that could benefit from a makeover, Vanessa will come to your rescue. Send her two photos -- one image of the item in need and another image of the room where the piece will be placed -- and tell her what colors and design styles you prefer. After evaluating your piece, she will post on her blog a mini inspiration board complete with fabric samples, lacquering options, and tear sheets from magazines. For details visit the Turquoise LA blog.
Lulu de Kwiatkowski's hand-printed cotton Moondance in light blue has long been a favorite of mine, and I love how Vanessa used it, above, to reinvent this vintage Louis XV-style armchair. So fresh!