09 August 2011

decorating excitement

sometimes it's easy to forget how exciting (and transformative) decorating can be. when a good friend of mine was recently accepted into grad school at USC (yay, diane!), as a congratulation gift i offered to help her transform her completely unused dining room into a home office where she can comfortably study away for the next two years. today, a battered old wing chair she has owned forever was delivered after being transformed by my upholsterer and i think i was more excited than she was to see her get her first ever piece of furniture made just for her; now she has a comfortable spot near a sunny window to curl up and hit the books. we can't guarantee that a new chair will make her get straight A's (she'll do that anyway) but she's already started using her new office more over the last month than she probably has in the last five years, so in way, having an inviting space in which to study really might help her to graduate with honors! couldn't hurt, right?
a detail of my friend diane's new reading chair...
we'll share pictures of the finished space once the curtains and artwork are hung...

6 comments:

katiedid said...

Can't wait!

And you are so right. Just tidying up my office and rearranging a few things has brightened my whole day and made me want to be in the space.

Now I MUST slipcover my sad wingback chair. Yo have inspired me!

Elizabeth said...

oooh.... I think I love that chair already! well done.

Karena said...

Gorgeous chair, gorgeous fabric, she has to love it!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Cecilia said...

I'm always drawn to blues - but especially love the combination of the fabric with the tufting and nailhead trim. Gorgeous lines on that wing chair.

jones said...

Hi Christian,
I love the fabric on the chair (which looks amazing). That exactly what I want for my bedroom drapes. Who and what is it. thanks. Mary

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Oh that turned out GREAT!