Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My chair update

You may remember 2 months ago I bought a small antique chair and wanted some fabric advice.I had so many great responses and emails, it was admittedly overwhelming as each person said something different! I decided to go with my gut (and wallet) and use the leftover fabric I had from my dining room chairs, a turquoise velvet from Ralph Lauren Home.While not my usual taste, the ornate chair will be a great accent piece in my new apartment.I love how it turned out, what do you think?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Another 'modern' house plan

Again from the unbuilt section of the book "Domestic Architecture of H.T. Lindeberg" I bring you this modern houseplan.I love this melding of classical and modern. The plan is so rational it is strange to see the 1-story service spaces spilling out so organically on the upper right hand side; A strange after thought? It seems to have been hidden with the landscaping though, not a service wing in sight! I believe it was Frank Lloyd Wright who said he hid his mistakes with Ivy? How would you have solved this problem?