It was love at first sight the first time I saw this chair. It may have been in House Beautiful or on Decor8. I am not sure. But I am smitten. The bad news is that this is a very rare – and therefore very expensive – chair. The good news is that it's not one of the pantheon of iconic mid-century pieces. So perhaps some unsuspecting homeowner may put one out in a yard sale one day. A girl can dream!
Although we looked at the Best Sleeper Sofas of 2012 a couple weeks ago, there are small spaces where even a sofa bed won't fit. In those instances, sleeper chairs and ottomans may work in a pinch. While they may not be comfortable enough to sleep on every night, convertible chairs and ottomans expand for quick and easy small space guest rooms.
We opened a can of worms (in the best sense) when we posted about American made furnishings earlier this month. Since that post ran we've been hearing about a lot of other American-made products, like North Carolina's Younger Furniture.
Lately we've been spotting quite a few of these vintage safari chairs in interiors across the web. Their shape is clean and minimal, but the materials are rustic — perfect for injecting a bit of warmth into a modern interior.
Watching traditional skills, like sewing and quilting, get reclaimed and applied in new ways is totally inspiring. Case in point: all the embroidery currently threading its way through today's decor. Here's a look at pillows, wallpaper, bedding and art that are totally killing it in the embroidery department. With neon thread and abstract designs, it's clear they aren't your granny's decor (although I'm sure she would applaud some of the handiwork).
Furnish Me Vintage is tucked out of sight on the second floor of an antique mall in St. Petersburg, Florida. What it lacks in curb presence is made up for in a well-curated selection; this place is a mid century enthusiast's dream. The large space (7,000 square feet) is filled with vintage finds, from all the big names like George Nelson, Paul McCobb, and Jens Risom.
From sea to shining sea and every limpid pool in between - blue represents peace and calm to me. Deep indigo, nautical navy, electrifying cobalt, cool cerulean, tantalizing turquoise and the most subtle of sky - each imbued with a wonderful wistfulness, the promise of refreshment, of longing and delight.
Queen, for a day. From Lady Stark to dragon-rearing silver-haired beauties, bawdy dames and ladies in waiting, the women of Westeros and beyond the Wall are no Disney Princesses. They're strong, exotic, armored and sexy. Who wouldn't love a room where any of these women would feel at home, plotting their next move and making those silly kings feel like they wear the crowns in the family?