"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."

Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Yet another pair of vintage chairs

I asked your opinion on two vintage chairs that I was going to purchase and then reupholster.  You can see the chairs here.  By the time I pay for shipping, fabric and labour they would be too much.  I have a whole living room to redo so I need to be a little more practical!  I just found these chairs and they are a lot less money.  And when I say a lot less I mean substantially less.  I would love your thoughts on these babies!  I have decided to use the Trina Turk orange fabric pictured below.  I would also reupholster them without the skirt.  Am I losing my mind or do these have some great potential?

I love how one side is taller than the other

My fabric choice


  1. Andrea, these would be STUNNING! This is totally my style, I'd love to see you make over these fab chairs!!
    Nancy xo

  2. Thanks Nancy! I think they would look great:)

  3. I love these chairs!! And great choice in fabric. Check out this set I sold last year (still sad about it) http://www.etsy.com/transaction/38190033.
    Can't wait to see pics!

  4. Great chairs Ceri!! I hope these turn out as well as yours did.

  5. What a great shape on those chairs! I hope you have a before + after post when they're finished.

    Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!
    xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

  6. They look like they're from the 20's. Cool find.

  7. They will be stunning! I can't wait to see the finished product. Be brave!

  8. Hi Andrea, I am one of your newer followers and I think these two beauties will look amazing after you get done with them! Your choice of fabric is just beautiful! I can't wait to see the finish product.


  9. GASP! Those are going to be so amazing! I just found your blog and am going to keep reading on! So excited to follow you!

  10. I can't wait to see what you do with these chairs!! They are fabulous! And that orange fabric is gorgeous. LOVE!