Monday, November 12, 2007

my desk chair...



so i have had my desk chair for 3 yrs now and it still remains how i bought it- with ugly white (well dingy white) damask fabric on it and around the arms the fabric is actually unattached from where i had my upholster look at it so the horsehair is exposed. i am not a damask kind of girl...well maybe funky damask but definitely not traditional. i love my chair...the lines on it are amazing...i call it a lady's chair b/c it hugs your body when you sit in it. it is an antique that i purchased at a flea market with all intentions of reupholstering it and placing it in my LR. however, once i started my own design company it became my desk chair (no staples roller chair would do). i have always known that it would be recovered and look fabulous one day. it has just had to sit here b/c upholstery is expensive, especially in c'town b/c everyone seems to jack up their prices.
i am so excied about the fabric that i have chosen to use on my chair. i have been in love with geometrics since i received the very first domino magazine. i just drooled over the camel back sofa that ruthie sommers had in her house (now i think its in her amazing store). i contemplated using that fabulous lee jofa fabric but with all of the wonderful geometrics out there i decided on china seas aga. it gives me the amazing geometric pattern that i am in love with. and to throw a twist into the chair (and to save some cash), i am going to pipe the double cording and back in either a pink, kelly green, or tourquise linen fabric. i cannot wait to see the results. i went with the brown and cream colorway b/c it will easily go with the rest of my house if i ever want to pull it out when company arrives. now all i have to do is save for the small fortune it will cost me to have this done....but xmas is only a month away...maybe santa will surprise me....

6 comments:

Brilliant Asylum said...

Great idea. That geometric is great. I just bought a pair of chairs yesterday that need re-upholstery and I am seriously considering copying you. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Things That Inspire said...

I love that China Seas fabric. Isn't China Seas one of those fabric lines with 3 yd minimums? I saw a great line last week, Glabraith & Paul, and they have 5 yard minimum (hate that, when you see the perfect fabric for a pillow).

Things That Inspire said...

Oops...I meant Galbraith & Paul.

patricia gray said...

I think your chair will look fantastic.

Maciolek Family said...

may i ask where the fabric is from ? i love it!

Maciolek Family said...

may i ask where the fabric is from ? i love it!