field of dreams

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good morning and happy monday. how are you doing? over here i’m still on the path of transformation and working on changing it up. as you know, it’s been a few months and i’ve tried everything from videos, to blogging to self assessment and philanthropy, focusing on figuring out a new direction. it’s finally paying off after the 6 month mark with your helpful friendship. you may ask how, so i’ll answer before you ask, that whether i heard directly from you or not, i know you’re there and that alone gave me the determination and strength not to throw in the towel when i was facing burnout at the 20+ year mark of the paris apartment’s anniversary. the new website will be launching soon and things are moving along quickly.

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first i want to thank all of you who commented on the post about the chairs. i also wanted to let you know that it’s official, i’ll be working with desirant in asheville, nc to design a line of furniture! we’ll be making the pieces right here in the good old US of A using local craftsmen, painters and upholsterers to create unique pieces. i’m thinking that it would be fun to do a couple of different styles and have each represent those of you who commented. that said, i’d love your opinion on the styles we’ll use for starters. what do you think of these frames and would they be useful in your home? if so, how so? looking forward to hearing your valued opinion!

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we’ll be using frames that are already available like the sofa above and these chaises,

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armchairs,

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benches,

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desk chairs,

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and honestly not sure about this one…do you think it’s just too much of a muchness?

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along with these we’ll be creating pieces from some antiques and renderings i’ve been saving for years. more to come on that so let me know if you’re looking for anything in particular. if you get a chance, i’d like to help them get the word out about their store, brand and general existence. these are the links to their social media. would LOVE it if you joined in. if you do let me know which you’re most into socially…thanks again for being here, love you!

pinterest.com/desirantonline

facebook.com/DesirantOnline

instagram.com/desirantonline

July 11, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Asheville, Desirant, Friends, Furniture. 23 comments.

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 area...love 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: http://www.completely-coastal.com/2012/06/upholstering-chair-coastal-style.html:

love this...:

Patchwork chairs ♥:

digitally printed ultrasuede:

chairs:

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,

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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:

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or somewhere in between?

beautiful french chair:

leopard chair:

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Upholstered chair in Kimono-Bluemoon:

french...:

Purple velvet chair:

red striped chair:

Best chair EVER.:

~♥~♥~ French chair ~:

worn velvet:

June 30, 2016. Tags: , , . Antiques, Chairs, Furniture. 14 comments.

back to basics

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allo monday…evening that is.  it’s a day coming to a close and i decided to stop the presses and get here for a minute. between having my guy in town, starting a new project, working on TPA dailys and hosting neo’s birthday, every moment’s been filled to the brim. not that i minded…but suddenly it all stopped. now the place is quiet and well, i’m alone for the first time in a long while. it was a day of hard knocks, mostly business stuff which makes me realize i need to keep working on this paradigm shift. you know the saying about doing what you love and then it’s not work? that’s how i’ve always felt but somewhere along the way i thought i had to be something else with regard to my business. but i can’t follow a trend, not for one more minute and finally have the kick in the culottes i needed to be sure not to repeat the same mistakes anymore. sometimes you don’t have to make the change yourself, being in the zone does it for you. like yesterday, when i fed into my lust for beautiful french furniture at the flea market in miami beach and got this little chair. today it’s reminding me that i love  to blend home and at work by living around beautiful things i enjoy. i also love buying and selling, sometimes donating,  sometimes a trade. why i stopped is something to ponder, but for now this petite siège is helping me to get back to my roots and remember that it’s quality over quantity and tomorrow my mantra for the webmakeover will be edit edit edit! et alors, the sun is setting and it’s time for dinner, good nuit~

May 17, 2016. flea markets, Fleamarkets, Florida, Furniture, Life. 10 comments.

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