LA Store: The Loft (Michael Levine's Upstairs)

LA Store: The Loft (Michael Levine's Upstairs)

Abby Stone
Mar 3, 2008
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA

Our friend got a new orange tweed couch. To spice it up, she wanted a chaotic mix of colored and patterned pillows. We headed downtown to find the fabric. Our first stop, as always, was The Loft. More pictures, and the resulting pillows, after the jump...

Two flights above Michael Levine's home fabrics store, The Loft is just that: a spare, barren space with fabric folded on hangers, piled in boxes or jammed onto shelves. We often strike out but on this day we hit paydirt. We came home with 15 pounds of fabric -- yep, it's priced by the pound here -- $2 per pound, no cutting. Our haul included some material we'd seen downstairs, across the street or at other stores for many times the price we paid. We picked up some trim downstairs and dropped the fabric at her upholsterer. The result:

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