I’ve finally got my act together to put pen to paper!!!!
A mom with 3 kids, 10 and under, and quite a bit of travel, keeps me on my toes, so bear with me.
I’ll document my process here, help with ideas to solve pattern/cloth conundrums, and celebrate interior design and the many, many amazing designers, craftspeople and artists in the trade these days.
This month we are re upholstering this darling little chair we found pegged to the wall of a local junk shop, having survived the winter.
I’ve been looking for a chair to use as you head out the door to sit on while putting shoes on and to dump a bag. Our entrance way is a little featureless so I love the idea of the added inlay detail this chair possesses. This chair I got for a song, which frees up the budget to focus on quality upholstery work.
I often paint up a vignette to give the sense of what I’m looking for.
Here are my thoughts on fabrics for this project, I want something rich and strong to liven up a drab space, enhance the wood of the chair and not outshine the detail, my faves are: Common Stripe on that rich Mallard ground, and the aero finish gives it a great hand, Cheetah in Aubergine same gorgeous richness, or knowing me, The Dash in ginger and blush will win out, I just love the modernity next to the trad, that’s my bag baby!
……and I have to admit I love the old trim too. I’d like to try and use the original trim.
The chair is Victorian, and I can’t help wondering about its life before being bartered and ending up pegged to a shed wall. Was it a bedside chair in Victorian London? Was it the side chair of a dour Nanny McFee type, a young mother, a busy worker? Who knows.
Check in at the end of the month to see the results.