Browsing through last month’s Lonny Magazine an advertisement caught my eye for Chairloom. I clicked over which is completely unusual for the girl that waits 15 minutes after a show starts to begin watching so I can fast forwards through commercials. Still expecting an underwhelming run of the mill upholstery shop I was quickly blown away by what I found and have been a bit of a stalker ever since.
Based in Pennsylvania “Molly Andrews & Tracy Jenkins share a love and appreciation for vintage an d antique furniture as we ll as a vision to customize pieces in need of reupholstery using unique and beautiful, fresh & often unexpected textiles”.
They work with local and online clients on restoration & reupholstery projects, custom furniture and cushions as well as sell a select few pieces finished and waiting to be finished on their site.
I’m so in love with all of their fabric choices and am dying to go visit their showroom (shown below) to have a piece of my own transformed.
Images 1 –3 via Chairloom.com, Image 4 via Spearmint Decor
Can anyone believe Thanksgiving is just three weeks away!? No? Me neither! Thanksgiving is usually out our house and tends to be the least formal of the upcoming holidays. This year I want to try and use what I have on hand as well as add just a couple touches. An eclectic table lends itself to the casual atmosphere and still maintains it’s pretty but put together vibe. Below I’ve put together some of my favorite finds that have me thinking about adding to my table setting stash.
1. Wisteria Table Cloth, 2. Wood cake stand, 3. Glassware, 4. Candleholder, 5. Wood Bowl, 6. Flatware, 7. Dinnerware 8. Napkin Rings, 9. Rattan Placemat, 10. Apron
I’m dying to pull the trigger on that fantastic Anthropologie apron. What’s your favorite item on the list?
Well I would like to tell you that our planters boxes are up and finished, and I could except that would be a blatant lie on my part ;-). In truth we’ve gotten a little bit derailed by BBQ’s and an abundant amount of rain. Hopefully they’ll be finished this weekend.
So anyway my living room is in desperate need of some side chairs to fill up an empty wall. The room is relatively narrow at around 12 feet wide and we have a sectional in there so the chairs need to be somewhat smallish in scale like my bedroom chairs. A recliners wont fit (sorry Bryan).
The chairs will sit to the right where the TV once did since it’s now hung on the wall above the fireplace. As you can see in this recycled picture from Christmas. Amazing that I haven’t taken a picture since then!
There’s no real rush so I have been keeping my eyes open for just the right kind of chair that will fit. Lately I have been loving all kinds of cane and rattan chairs. Who knows where we’ll end up or when the right chair will pop up but here’s some of my favorites right now.
I love the emerald green color of this wonderful chair redo. The can was broken and she fixed it using upholstery webbing and nailhead traim. Sheer Genius
The black frames on these two make my heart go pitter patter both have a modern edge but would be equally comfortable in a traditional space.
This rattan beauty from Pottery Barn could be equally at home indoors or out. I love it.
I really like the unique square shape of the arms combined with the circle design on the arms. Such a beautiful designed piece.
I love than the cane and rattan chairs can lend themselves to a beachy relaxed feel.
Well that’s all for me today. I’m off to scour craigslist. Talk to you all Monday
It’s no secret that I’ve been on an outdoor decorating spree; first by sewing my own outdoor cushions, then potting flowers and recently my Target ombre pillow score. More and more though, I’ve turned my attention from decorating to outdoor dining. Nothing says summer BBQ’s, picnics and practicality like plastic plates. Designers have been taking notice and upping the anti on the traditional white plastics plates with stellar versions in melamine. They look so good you won’t believe they’re plastic.
Here are 9 of my favorites that have me itching to reach for my wallet.
1 Botanical 10” Melamine Plate $18.00
2 Patio Garden 11” Melamine Dinner Plate $4.99 (on sale)
3 Clinton Friedman 9” Melamine Plate $1.99 (on sale)
4 Raj French Bull Side Plate $9.95
5 Honeycomb 9″ Melamine Side Plate $39.60 (set of 6)*
6 French Bull 8-Inch Melamine Salad Plate $12.21*
7 Coral Stripe 10.5” Dinner Plate $15.99 (set of 8)
8 Kaleidobug 10.5 Melamine Plate $4.95 (on sale)
9 Positano Melamine Dinner Plate $12.00
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Did you spot which ones remind you of my Target pillows? Yes number 7. Target is clearly the Master of taking the same design and translating it many different ways.