Monday, September 17, 2007

a chair fit for lovey.

with the profusion of floribunda upholstered chairs everywhere, one will certainly have to channel their inner, lovey howell to get on this trend train. (i just know that this would be right up her design alley) personally, i love a crazy colorful chair in a room.
these chairs are like the lamp shade wearing, high-ball tossing, guest at the party. some may find it a bit of an overbearing bore, others of us will join the festive attitude and even turn it up notch, by bouncing on its 8-way, hand-tied spring construction, while waxing rhapsodically about the beauty and fun of it all.
just a passing thought- would lovey and tim gunn ever be friends? you know if he was a made-up character or if she were a reality t.v. star? the above images were snagged from the pottery barn, anthropologie and urbanoutfitters sites.

12 comments:

Melissa said...

Oooooh!! I love them! Especially the 1st one! I don't think it's possible to have a bad day if you have any of these prints hanging around...
It would prob be much less tempting to color than the plain "stone" color couches we have now. If I have to was them one more time I may just leave them with the crayon on them...thank Gawd (and Mitchell & Gold) they are machine washable ;)

beachbungalow8 said...

oh i know, that top one (pottery barn) and the second to bottom are killer!

katiedid said...

I just have to start by saying that I am just in love with the way you write. The connections you make are a "hoot".

OK, back to the chairs...luv 'em. All of 'em.

beachbungalow8 said...

thanks katie! i never know if anyone "gets" my thought process. so it's nice to know somebody isn't reading it going wtf?

Cote de Texas said...

I get your thought processes -- and they can be wickedly funny sometimes!

Love the PB chair, unreal! I want it!!!!


JOni

Alison said...

Oooooo BB8 ! ! !
Have foreva coveted Joseph Frank's fabrics - the "Grona Faglar" (2nd from bottom chair) SO positively fetching......
If you have not yet perused, go here:
www.svenskttenn.se

Plan your day around it - it'll take you awaaaaay!
The "Paradiset" and "Varklockor" wallpapers make ya weep...

80+ years later.....that fabulous & keen Swede, Estrid Ericson knew what she was doing when she laid eyes on ol' Joe Frank, wouldn't you say?!?!?!..........Cheers, Alison
..

beachbungalow8 said...

i had no idea that was a josef frank print! thanks for that info! i love it! no wonder it's amazing. those swedes-- something about their aesthetic.

thanks joni ;)

robyn said...

Love this post Meagn :) & the chairs.

Style Court said...

Very clever with your Lovey Howell connection Megan. You're the first I'm aware of to mention her along with these chairs.

Jackie Von Tobel said...

I adore the idea of channeling Lovey as a design icon. You should take this one all the way and do a modern day Howell Collection. Too much fun :)

Melissa said...

If you notice your site meter has gone up, it's just me coming back like a million times to look at these chairs you posted...I love them...

coco+kelley said...

Love this little collection! I would be so afraid to use these fabrics on a sofa... but a chair? Perfection! Great post :)

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