are you a purist or a radical?

Louis XVI chairs:

allo there! how’s your summer going? we’re in full swing and it’s a time of sunshine and creativity. i’ve been working on a few different projects and would like to get your opinion on some of the things i’ve been contemplating. many of us have a passion for repurposing and also doing things with a twist. i’ve always loved furniture and see it as a canvas and a good way to find creativity in everything from emotion to self expression. today i’d like your take on mixing it up a little with chairs in particular. are you more of a traditionalist or do you see them as an object of playfulness? below are some favorites i’ve been collecting on pinterest. you can find them all here, specifically in the likes and pins: i’m curious to see what you think; whether they’re just trendy or could become the new classics, and which are your faves. so i ask you, are you a radical?

Arm/Side Chair - Eclectic with pop...have 2 for your dining the bright upholstery & painted backs!:

Needlepoint armchair. In.Sane. So gorgeous!:

mudcloth upholstery on gilt Louis:

interior design, home decor, furniture, seating, chairs, wood furniture, black, white, black and white, stripes, patterns, roy lichenstein, art:

Beach Arm Chair. Upholstering a chair coastal style:

love this...:

Patchwork chairs ♥:

digitally printed ultrasuede:


Carolyn Quartermain is a London-based designer and stylist! She designs beautiful fabrics made of silk and floaty chiffons in magical colors. I love how she mixes beautiful fabrics of vibrant pastels and gold combined with timeless antiques.:

stripes....accent chairs:

a purist,

Louis XVI chair:

Grey Chair ~ French:

LOVE everything about this.  I need that pillow.  The pillow is by Ralph Lauren.  Does anyone know the name of the bedding pattern?:

chair fabric:

antique chair:

Soothing and soft silver/grey fabric and aged patina. Love this chair.:

Love this old chair:

pink velvet french chair and a half!:

I found these at the Clignancourt market in Paris...still with the original fabric:

yellow and gold chairs:

Desk Chair (Fauteuil De Cabinet) /   Date:19th–20th century  Culture: French:


or somewhere in between?

beautiful french chair:

leopard chair:


Upholstered chair in Kimono-Bluemoon:


Purple velvet chair:

red striped chair:

Best chair EVER.:

~♥~♥~ French chair ~:

worn velvet:

June 30, 2016. Tags: , , . Antiques, Chairs, Furniture. 18 comments.

my turn

hi everyone. how’s everything? all’s well here. but i do miss my paris markets.

i’ve been holding back for weeks on posting maison et objet coverage and now i can finally share it! i’m not used to censoring myself and by writing and taking pics for a team of pros like lonny’s made me have to focus and compartmentalize things.

my usual m.o. is to take tons of pics and keep them on external  hard drives and in forgotten folders. but no more! with my trusty newfound organization underway, i can happily say here’s the first installment:

maison et objet, paris 2011: upholstery trends

mixing textures and contrasting fabric on sides and top, herringbone wool fabric, two types of piping

super-soft but durable linen as upholstery, contrasting armrests, cotton rope piping

linen stripes

box mattress seats and  cushions, small graphic prints, moderne furniture

traditional techniques, durable materials like burlap

linen with a hint of metallic, pink ribbon under nailheads

edged in ribbon trim and covered-button nail heads

contrasting covered buttons in velvet

suit fabrics on sofas mixed with piped removable seat covers

cozy is key stripes=cozy

what’s underneath is just as important. traditional french furniture making allows freedom for anyone to design a chair

classic styles offer endless versatility

everything ready to be upholstered, timeless shapes, deco club chair

bright lacquer chair frames

hi gloss edges in bold colors

contrasting edges, fabric on furniture, black and white check


ameythst linen, pink satin ribbon

navy and gray velvet chair. turquoise piping, vibrant velvets, quilting on cushions

a nod to art nouveau. contrast is the last word!

hope you enjoyed it! more tomorrow, bonne nuit!

September 30, 2011. Chairs, Furniture, Maison et Objet, Paris, Upholstery. 17 comments.