The trip to New York was anything but boring. Our daytime adventures were packed with showroom after showroom of classic and contemporary styled furniture. I loved the unique chairs we found in our furniture showroom journey, including new chairs from Zulu craftsmen to a vintage “Question Mark” chair, circa 1962, and valued at over $20,000.
Unique chairs can create interesting focal points, add some whimsical relief to a formal space, or used to evoke a reaction or start a conversation. A distinctive chair has the power to entirely alter the look and feel of a space, so they need to be used carefully.
I loved the vintage Louis stools covered in hot pink velvet, and the pattern and color combinations in the pillow section of Barney’s home store were truly inspiring. Using a modern fabric on a vintage mid-century chair really makes it look fresher and more contemporary.
I captured many inspiring images while sourcing fabric and furniture during our New York trip. Many of the pictures I took were simply meant for myself as a visual reminder about a certain style, color, potential client idea, specific vendor name, or just because I found it aesthetically pleasing. But, when later uploading my photos, I found a common thread: Many of my images were round or circular in form.
I was smitten at the Baker showroom over the hanging pendant with round gold glass discs in various lengths. (I recently ordered this for a client’s dining room!) I was intrigued by crystal spheres from Moura Starr, and the dramatic reflections on the glamorous furniture that were cast from the round pendants above.