11 February 2011

work in progress...

above is one of a chic pair of custom 'ashbury' chairs from the fabulous folks at plantation, delivered to a client's home this afternoon, to be used as extra seating in an intimate, family-friendly media room off a kitchen. the chairs are a great size for our needs- somewhere between a lounge chair and a side chair, and we covered them in a hard-wearing white vinyl, so they'll still match the sophisticated look, and black & white color palette of the adjacent kitchen, yet can stand up to whatever abuse the resident toddler may accidentally inflict- no reason why kid-friendly can't be stylish too! we are very pleased with the finished look of the chairs...

as you can see from the floorplan, the chairs will be sitting on what we think is an incredibly stylish b&w geometric dash and albert indoor/outdoor rug, (available here in LA @ hd buttercup). again, completely kid proof, and looks like a million bucks, though it didn't cost anywhere near that! and if a pb&j is accidentally squished into the rug, it can simply be hauled out on the adjoining patio and hosed off- how's that for easy care?

last, here's an installation photo of the gorgeous polished nickel hicks pendants we shared with you on an earlier posting, which hang above the island in the adjacent kitchen (the good folks at circa provided stellar customer service when one of the glass globes arrived with a minor flaw, btw). we've cropped the above photo to a) preserve a little mystery as to the look of the finished project, and b) not lessen the prettiness of the fixtures, as the room was covered in dropcloths and construction debris when the photo was snapped. plus, we're really hoping you'll finally get to see all these elements pulled together in their finished glory when the home graces the pages of a future issue of house beautiful! (hey, a decorator can dream can't he?)

enjoy your weekend!

13 comments:

Madina Aryeh said...

The chair is simple and elegant; love the color. It's incredible how wonderful vinyl can look!
The pendants are beautiful!

maison21 said...

thank you, madina!

jones said...

Hi Christian, Your upholsterer did a super job on the chairs! Of course, they are my favorite neoclassical style. Do you want me to call up my friends at House Beautiful? Mary

jones said...

Hi Christian, Your upholsterer did a fantastic job on the chairs and they are a great barrel shape. Mary

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Christian,
This chair looks great, and the pendants are to die for!
Have a great weekend.
Teresa
xoxo

bcarlouet said...

Love this! We, too, have a small media room off the kitchen with young children. Your design will be so convenient and usable for your clients (as well as good-looking). The rug and vinyl are genius.

David said...

You're good, Sir. We have a recurring peanut butter problem here too, although not because of any todlers.

Tree said...

I've been meaning to send you compliments on your blog for quite a while.

No matter the story, what comes through most is heart - especially when it comes to animal companions. Bravo for all your good endeavors on their behalf!

maison21 said...

thank you one and all- i'm glad you like!

Linda Merrill said...

Love the chairs and the lights - can't wait to see you in HB (we can all dream together). btw - what software do you do your floorplans in?

shiree segerstrom said...

Great chairs and love the lighting! Shiree'

Bromeliad said...

Love the Hicks. And, since I'm as messy as a kid, the kid-friendly upholstery and rug.

Topaz said...

Ooh, just found your blog through Easy and Elegant Life and love it. And I've got four dining chairs very similar to these, so I already know I love your taste as well. And thanks for showing a floor plan. It always helps me understand a project better.