A couple of days ago, One Kings Lane asked me what my favorite chair was. Hmmm… what a great question. As an Interior Designer, I have to admit that I really can’t say I have “A” favorite of anything. Being exposed to so many beautiful things on such a regular basis, choosing one thing out of everything would be like choosing a favorite meal. Is Lunch your favorite? Or Dinner? How about Dessert? Well, it all depends on what you have an appetite for at the moment the question is asked. What is the chair’s purpose? Does it exist solely for one to admire? Does it live to wrap you in comfort as you read your favorite novel? Is it’s most important job serving you up for good food and good conversation? There are favorites everywhere I turn.
I’m in love, at the moment, with the new Thibaut furniture collection. I am anxiously awaiting a couple of pieces for a client. I so enjoyed visiting the showroom up in High Point a couple of weeks ago. There are many beautifully tailored, expertly crafted pieces. Here’s a favorite; I love the lines of the Sutton Chair.
Such a sweet, feminine chair.
This is a great dining chair from Caracole Light, the dining wing chair.
1st Dibs never fails to have the best. Here is an awesome find from the LA dealer, Reform. 18th Century Denmark, a pair of Poul Kjaerholm PK 22 Lounge Chairs, E. Kold Christensen. Mid-Century Modern rocks on.
At the moment, I am in the process of redoing this tired Louis XVI chair that was found at a barn sale by the side of the road. A European antique? Anyone’s guess but it is obviously old. It’s been sitting around here for the past 15 years. Who knows how long it sat at that barn. I finally got fed up with looking at it every day.
And the makeover begins, thanks to Ronda Gilliard.
We were shocked that it was stuffed with straw. Hmm, hence the uncomfortable seat. Poor Ronda, she was pulling out nailheads for days. Certainly more work than she had anticipated when she took this beast on. But finally an end was in sight and she arrived at the fun part- painting.
She uses Annie Sloan paints, of which I adore the color palette. We went with the French Linen with a dark wash.
A little French Linen never hurts anything. I love the detail on this and with the new color, it’s truly showcased.
Now, it is sitting here waiting to be picked up by the upholsterer who will, no doubt, work absolute magic on this. The big question now is….. What should I cover this chair in so that it can become my new favorite?
More on fabrics on my next post… Welcome any suggestions.