19 January 2011

nothing wrong with a bit of color...

or a bit of pattern- we're using lots of both in a project we've been working on for a while now, and which is finally coming to fruition! (you may recognize some of these elements from past posts...)


the above custom-made big, fat, down pillows, covered in an inexpensive pink & white ikat print,  will dress up the below traditional camel-backed skirted sofa (replacing the black and white pillows shown in the stock photo). 
we are bringing lots of color, pattern and shine into this apartment transformation- all will help to distract from the deadly dull beige carpet we were stuck with throughout (see, there is a method to our cheerfully colorful madness!)

our client selected a chrome wire warren platner coffee table for in front of the sofa in the living area, to keep things fresh and modern:
a little classic modernism is always a good thing- in the dining area we are using a another mid-century classic, a carrera marble-topped saarinen table)

on the opposite side of the large room, in the pink-walled dining area, we're using these amazing refinished vintage faux-bois chairs, recovered in trina turk indoor/outdoor "zebra" fabric by schumacher, around the mentioned modern classic saarinen table.
we are LOVING using indoor/outdoor fabrics whenever possible these days- not even ted's muddy paws (or your drunken clumsy guest's spilled cocktail) will harm the sofa or chairs, both of which are covered in it.

we added this lantern to the dining area as well (which took 6 months to walk here from china, and still arrived with damage- not so happy with the process, but the end result is pretty):


and this mirror from empiric (which seems to be becoming a m21 staple- it looks so fab that we've used it twice in the past year and just specified it yet again for a new project):

some major pieces haven't arrived yet- like the dining table (back-ordered), and a mirrored media console (again, back-ordered!), but once we've got 'em, and done a 'lil accessorizing,  we can't wait to share how all of these wildly disparate elements will come together to create a chic and happy home!

13 comments:

The Glam Lamb said...

loving that orange and black chair! Sick my friend, SICKY!!

jones said...

I like this project--especially the black lacquered chairs with the Saarinen table.

Heidiopia said...

Love it-- can't wait to see the finished product!

eclecticrevisited said...

call me crazy, but I love splashes of pink in a room...I think your designs are turning out really spectacular... can't wait to see the completed project images...
maureen

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love all the elements you've selected. Can't wait to see the magic when you put it all together!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love, love the chairs, the lantern, and that precious Ted!!
Teresa
xoxo

Squeak said...

I want that faux bois chair upholstered in faux zebra fabric. And Ted!

Divine Theatre said...

Must...have...that...lantern! Those chinese kids do great work, don't they?

Bromeliad said...

Can't wait to see ikat and Platner together.

Rachel said...

Will definitely be a fun project to see completed! All those bright colors!

You know, I was at the Wisteria Outlet (they're having a huge sale right now) yesterday over lunch, and they had a couple of those lanterns in their outlet sale... both were slightly damaged. Guess they were on the same shipment as yours. But they are great looking lanterns in person!

tdclassicist said...

An interesting combination of delightful furnishings. __ The Devoted Classicist, http://tdclassicist.blogspot.com

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore COLOUR... LOVE the look on your assistant's face... très ADORABLE!

julia wheeler said...

i am dying to find that platner table in a dumpster someday. sitting next to a womb chair. free for the taking. it could happen!!! ;)