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?
or somewhere in between?
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
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!