Resources: Lauren Leiss' Pure Style Home - Chairs - Washington DC Showhouse.
Please check out her blog (one of my favs) and new line of fantastic fabrics. Congratulations Lauren-your line is impressive, I like your designs very much.
Introducing a new member of the Living Room - I'll call her Genevieve.
This little beauty was sitting alone in the back of a truck at my upholster's studio, and I asked "where was she going"? "She" ended up coming home with me!
The lines on this chair are classic and unique at the same time. It has just enough wood and nailhead detail on the arm to make it interesting, but to me doesn't evoke too much stuffiness.
Most importantly, it fits comfortably snug to the left of my fireplace.
I can't wait until she's finished! Stay tuned.
In a few weeks we'll have Gen out of that orange tattered tweed. (She looks like she's been clubbing all night in a cheap knock-off chanel suit).
Her profile is the best, which is why I plan to place the chair on an angle and get sneakity peeks of the back.
I took my time finding a suitable fabric to dress it in, and was inspired by Pure Style Home's Lauren Leiss' set of chairs that she designed for the WA DC Design House. I love the idea of putting two different fabrics on a chair, front and back. These are incredible. Thank you Lauren for the inspiration.
Here's where the fabric goes!
I know, you may be thinking, stripe on stripe, but trust me, it'll work!
For a commitment-phobe like me, the bold stripes would be too much for me on the entire chair, besides I saw the azure striped feed sack fabric, and thought it offered just enough "French" to complete my "Saint-Malo" room (more on that soon). I'll be getting enough of that to recover a 36 inch lumbar pillow for the settee I have in the room now.
The bold stripe fabric is Robert Allen Hull in Aegean and photos don't do it justice. It appears to be a tiny bit sun washed, it's soft to the hand, and has little chenille vertical stitches that give it a classic grosgrain ribbon look to it in French Coast sea blues and faded greens. Classic. Ocean-inspired, without an obvious "nautical theme".
Soon to be married. Now, what to do with the wood finish...?
Either paint in a color (deep blue) or refinish to raw wood. What do you think?