who’s calling the shots?
happy tgif everyone! hope you’re gearing up for a great weekend. i’m enjoying some down time and making an effort to really edit my paris pics. as i was going thru the flea market stuff i started to notice that a lot of the same upholstery trends at the high end trade show were the same as the flea market. kind of makes you wonder which came from where. on the other hand i don’t wonder at all and believe that all trends start at the flea markets of paris!
bright velvets, two tone
contrasting fronts and backs
cottony stripes, rough burlap textures and nail heads
attention to detail, two kinds of piping
ticking, stripes and deconstructed cozy casual
box pleat seats and rough linen
stripes and linen
more navy linen
bold colors and detailled frames
black and white, floral toile patterns
velvet covered furniture
and greek key trim from the turn of the century. guess everything old really is new again thanks to the creative minds of the paris markets who know just how much to leave on or take off when it comes to showing their wares and chairs. i’m a chair lover and it’s comforting to know that the french understand that ripping all the old fabric off, even if it’s tattered, is an art, creating a sculpture almost, so the new owner will see the history and still be able to put his or her vision on it to make if fresh and mod. well, i’m off, bon weekend!