These two sitting chairs have been recovered in my Annika Avalon fabric, an organic cotton/hemp blend canvas. This is an extra-special fabric sighting b/c these chairs live here...with me! I'll be able to visit them everyday, maybe with a good book or crossword in hand, too. Or perhapsies I'll just gaze admiringly at the pattern until my eyes become nap-heavy. Can't wait!
Until now, I've never given myself the privilege of indulging in this much of my own design work at one time, and it feels pretty, pretty cool! When the upolsterer unloaded them from his truck today, I was in full-on-happiness-runneth-over mode and his craftsmanship did not let me down!
above: Piping details are well-done! Pillow cover is from Sam at Inklore. (Sam, you'll be happy to know adorning this chair with your pillow was my first order of business - it's been wrapped in tissue waiting since you sent it!)
below: This is a vintage chair rocker I antiqued 2 summers ago. Right now, I'm enjoying the patina of the arms - but I may spruce them up a little bit this summer now that I see what the fabric really looks like next to it. Or maybe not.
Here's where they'll be staying. This living room is a work-in-progress. The lamp & round table are placeholders for now. I'd like to find a big, chrome lamp with a swooping arm since we don't have an overhead light in this room. I also hung the artwork knowing that a table w/ a lamp would be placed btw the chairs, too. Will be on the lookout for a very slender loveseat to sit opposite these chairs. Something in a solid color - like garnet or gold or chartreuse or tiffany blue. It's a very small space - the 9' ceilings make it feel taller than it is wide or long. I'm trying to achieve a cozy, casual look without overwhelming the space.
What do you think?