Fit for a king or queen? Believe it. This grand high backed chair is more than up for the task. You say “but that upholstety is garish”. I say that is an easy fix. Train your minds eye to a glossy black painted finish on the wood and a black and gold brocade fabric, then tell me you would not want to play king or queen holding court for a day (or lifetime). Exalted indeed.
This mirror is definitely for the Federalist at heart. I scoped this gem on a recent trip upstate (they always have good stuff) and began to covet it. Now you may say “Samiayah, what in the world would I do with this mirror?”. To which I’d say, just about anything. For instance, you can go full “period style” and place it in your entry way with a fantastic Federal style bench. Or if you’re feeling more eclectic, like me, try one with a little more visual punch with animal print or a graphic pattern. You can also place the mirror as the centerpiece to a vintage mirror installation. But, if you’re feeling really fun, give your guest a little taste of the funhouse and mount it in the powder room. It would probably guarantee that they won’t be in there for too long. Interesting and fun design is only limited by a limited imagination. So have a great time with it!
You know how people have fantastic bar carts fully stocked in their homes? Seeing these fabulous retro coffee and tea pots got me to thinking. Why not have a coffee and tea bar cart? There are people like myself that live on tea and coffee and love to serve it while entertaining. Why not do it with style? One of these pots with decorative teacups and saucers, a French press, milk frother, and chic containers to hold your coffees and teas, you can’t lose. I can read it in the leaves!
The details are not the details, they make the design.” – Charles Eames
Clearly, It’s a Great Option
Plexiglass, acrylic, lucite. Semantics are of no concern, its all about the look. Translucent furniture will quickly add that “oh how about that?” effect to any place (if you are or aren’t going for that). I especially think acrylics are a winning addition to a small space. Since they add little visual weight to your space you can have the function without your space looking cramped. An added bonus is the freshness that they can bring. When the light changes in a room and travels through the piece to create that interesting shadow or reflection on the wall or floor, it’s almost like having moving art. Acrylics run the range of styles and prices so shop around. I’ve linked to a great online site that even does custom work. Test the waters with an accent chair (like above), side table, or bar stools. You just may surprise yourself.
This is begging to be in a bachelor pad or man cave. Place it prominently on the wall over a tufted leather sofa. Cowhide rug and aviator chairs from Restoration Hardware and the room would slay. Just sayin’.
Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them.
To develop in taste, quality, and personality one is obliged to respect the past, accept the present, and look with enthusiasm toward the future.
Eleanor Brown, The Finest Rooms by America’s Great Decorators
What I have figured as a reason many people dont like having file cabinets is because they lack character. They are usually these metal rectangualar boxes that are plain but make a lot of noise. When I happend upon these vintage wooden ones my outlook was widened. These simply exude class, charm, and character. Not to mention they are very chic. Simply put a change of construction material can make all the difference. Sort of like changing from sneakers to heels with your white T and Jeans. Simple upgrade.
Quiet on the set! I love this lamp. A bit of the unexpected. It’s a nod to movie magic without being kitschy. I see it in a masculine space next to a well worn brown leather Chesterfield sofa. Throw in a low trunk for a coffee table on top of a zebra skin rug and the Copenhagen chair in denim from Restoration Hardware and you’ll be ready to light up your cigar.