Anne wrote in from Chicago regarding her great score of FREE Danish chairs. She is in a bit of a quandary because she is not sure if she wants to the integrate them into her living room. The biggest problem is that her style leans towards traditional, and these chairs are certainly Danish modern. But when she saw them on her neighbor's curb (and grabbed them) she was immediately drawn to their lines.
Anne has already sanded one down and stained it a darker color, (which I think looks great) but she is stuck on the upholstery. She added she would like to recover the chairs but I'm not sure which direction to go in.
Well Anne since your style is a bit traditional how about adding a little animal print to the room? You already have a lot of solids in your living room so going with a subtle animal print could add a little unexpected texture to the room. If you are not sold on a "real" animal print you may want to consider a faux look.
Above is a chair that is the inspiration for the pair. Hope you like it and consider it for your living room!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
A designer friend of mine (and her husband) are coming to stay in LA for the month of August and are looking for a place sublet. Preferably they would like to be near the beach but are open to other areas. If you know of someone or you yourself might be out of town and want to rent your place out, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Photos above are of: Samuel Moyer's furniture designs along with Yuniic, Ronald Cadiz, Shabd-Simon Alexander, Laser Rosenberg, Jason Houchen, Troy Murrah, Yvette Dudoit. These items will be available for purchase at the showroom until July 9th, so come by and take a look!
Last night I went out with my dear friend Paula Smail from Henry Road to an opening of a new store called Poolside. Poolside is located at 1740 Ocean Park in Santa Monica and owner Stephanie Addis specializes in outdoor vintage/mid century furniture. The pic listed above was taken last night and more images will be added to AT-LA this week.