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As summer winds down, I digress from fabric and look to the garden for inspiration. I'm planting chairs these days. What grows in your garden?
Sweet sweet summer is slowly slipping away … and will end with the annual ferry over to Ocracoke Island … but I'll take a look back before welcoming autumn.
I'm a sucker for a book signing. Nice to hear talented expert Christophe Pourny speak in High Point last week. Oui! Oui!
Spotted my slipcovers in the current issue of
"Where Women Create".
I'm a secret source!
Shhhhhh. It's a secret.
Single ladies with broad exposed shoulders and lots of curves wanting to strut their stuff. If you got it, and want to flaunt it, I can make a muslin for you. Contact me for a fashion fitting for your furniture.
Some of you inquired about this photo from the previous post, spotted in the "EATALY" pavilion at EXPO MILAN 2015. So I imagine pasta inspired this "ARMCHAIR IN LOW PRESSURE HEAT EXTRUDED MULTICOLOR POLYURETHANE". I am most curious about the two windows that seem to be eyes that personify this spaghetti monster. The title of the work by Gaetano Pesce "SENZAFINE UNICA" translates "ENDLESS ONLY".
Here's an up close view of my Italian "FIND". Spotted first by my Antiques Diva Guide, Susan, at one of her secret sources. This secret source was a harmonious fusion of furniture showroom, workshop, carpenter's shop, and architectural design studio, and specialized in items restored, reinterpreted, and reimagined for the home. We climbed the attic to dig in the archives of wait listed projects to find this Florentine footrest. I fell in love with the gilded bees and green paint that is aged and chipping. Now what to do for a slipcover?
Breaking up is hard to do? Not so for this lovely lime pair of tufted attached back swivel rockers in very nice condition. One would be used in the den filled with darling grandchildren and would require a washable fabric. The other desired a more sophisticated look for the master bedroom, and likely would serve as a modern day butler and lady's maid.
As you will see in the gallery below, the end use of the cover, as well as the weight and hand of the fabric choices, influence the overall design and construction details. The cotton ticking stripe was loosely fitted with ties and the chenille animal print tightly tailored. Of course that leaves us with the chance that someday the lovely lime pair will reunite.