Reveal of the Longest Upholstery Project In History

After about a million ideas for paint colors and fabrics, here they are:

In case you somehow missed all the prior posts about these chairs, I I started here:

and in the end decided to not use any paint at all, leaving the wood as is and to go with this fabric:

I just love how they turned out! They’re neutral enough that I have options for using them in other rooms and different pillows to change them up now and then. (All of you who change your decor as much as I do know how important that is!)

I didn’t end up taking the settee in yet but that’s next so stay tuned.

I’ll say it again: reupholstering is so much fun!

(Photos: FTRB)

Hotel Picks From The Right Bank: La Maison Champs-Elysées, Paris

I just learned that Martin Margiela designed a hotel in Paris. One of my all time favorite fashion designers + a hotel + Paris? I flipped out when I heard the news. And when I saw these first photos, I really flipped out. La Maison Champs-Elysées is scheduled to open in a few weeks and here is a first peek.

I’m going back to Paris in a couple of weeks and I’ve already booked my hotel but you can bet I will be paying La Maison Champs-Elysées a visit!

For more about Hotel Picks FROM THE RIGHT BANK, click here. For all of my past hotel picks, click here.

Art Walls, Part 10

It’s time for another art wall roundup! This first one is definitely one of the most interesting so far. Look how it starts above the fireplace and is carried over to above the windows. A very clever use of that empty space, don’t you think?

If you missed any of my prior art wall posts, you can find them here.

(Photos: 1.via Tumblr (sorry I lost the exact source) 2.Elle Decor 3.Architectural Digest 4.Atlanta Home & Lifestyles 5.Skona Hem 6.Martha Stewart)

Pink and Yellow Rooms

I bought this block print tablecloth in India last year. I’ve always loved the combination of pink and yellow – especially mustard yellow  – so I snapped this up right away. The other day, I went to bring it out to see how it would look in the dining room and this sent me off on a tangent to see what pink and yellow/mustard rooms I could round up. Here’s what I came up with:

I’ve posted this room before and I still love it:

It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea but I think it’s a great combination, especially for this time of year. Are you a fan?

(Photos: 1.FTRB 2.Kelly Wearstler 3.via Bright Bazaar 4.Design Sponge 5.via Pinterest 6.via Isabella & Max Rooms 7.Quadrille 8.This is Glamorous 9.Ngoc Minh Ngo)

Burlap, Animal Prints and More Reupholstering Fun

So I went shopping for burlap fabric to finally reupholster those green chairs of mine.

For those of you who asked about different types of burlap, for any furniture that you’re actually going to be sitting on, you don’t want to use pure burlap like grain sacks because they tend to shed and are scratchy and not very comfortable.  Instead, look for a blend with a good weight. I ended up getting this European linen burlap (at Lewis & Sheron) and it has that great texture I was going for but is also very smooth and soft.

It’ll look beautiful on those chairs, right? Right. But the story wouldn’t be interesting if I actually stuck with a plan, would it? Of course not. So I also got this:

I always love me some animal prints and this neutral one just jumped out at me. I brought it home and draped it on the chairs to see how it would look:

and I absolutely love it, especially against the dark wood! So as of this minute, I’m 99% sure I’m going with this. (I can use the burlap on something else.)

It’s to the upholsterer tomorrow! I’m also going to try to take the settee if it’ll fit in the car. Reupholstering. So much fun!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

(Photos: FTRB)