Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fresh Color, Old Fabric

This Louis XVI armchair (France, c. 1880) turned out so beautiful that I may just have to keep it for myself.

Originally, it was a brown piece. I felt the gorgeous beaded and acanthus carvings needed a lift, so I did a swedish finish on it. Although I regularly update upholstery, I decided that the original chartreuse/gold silk damask was absolutely perfect as is. What do you think?

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend wherever this post finds you.

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  1. Absolutely LOVE the chair. Your eye for detail and style is truly distinguishable from any other designer/stylist!! What a beautiful piece this chair is!! Looks perfect with that desk and those lamps!!

  2. Thanks, Dorothy. What would I do without you?????

  3. Karina .... gorgeous piece and the beading and acanthus detail is stunning! Love the gold .... feels very regal and you have once again done a fabulous job. I do think this belongs in your beautiful home. I can't get my mind off those new tub tufted chairs of yours .... they are truly gorgeous.
    best wishes and lots of hugs


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