Inspired

Interior Design by Tilton Fenwick

I was out on Friday sourcing vintage and antique flea for a client, and ran across the most beautiful French inspired sofa, with a chesterfield button tufted back, high arms – almost like a genuine knole sofa, upholstered 100 years ago in a sumptuous orange velvet that has worn down to the perfect humble fray … gorgeous! And did I mention it had a feather down cushion, and beautiful hand carved feet? It really is the perfect sofa for the right room, a room I don’t have or have access to right now.

But have you ever ever loved something a lot you obtain it for a time whilst you wish you will be able to use it? Or throw caution to the wind, start all over, and construct a room around the appropriate piece you fell head over hills in love with?

I’m so tempted, in fact, I even took Scott to take a look at it. With his exceptional "Oh my God, Artie, an orange velvet couch" face, he stated, "purchase it if you need it!" It facilitates that this as soon as $4900 couch is good deal basement priced for the Memorial Day Weekend. I noticed that sofa and immediately concept of Windsor Smith:

She’s certainly not afraid of orange, and embraces that high-end bohemian look like no other. I wondered, how much do I have that I’m not using now that would make this one of a kind perfect orange velvet sofa work in my living room? I thought of my beautiful Turkish silk rugs now tucked away in my guest room closet:

Marc Jacobs President, Robert Duffy’s Library through ElleDecor

I have two beautiful French bergere chairs that I have been wanting to reupholster. I’ve even sent the cushions off to my friend Gina of Slipcover Chic while I search for fabric:

Interior Design through Suzanne Rheinstein

And that’s really all I have room for. It’s not a giant room – so it’s not like it would cost a fortune to completely redo it. Plus, now that I’m 30 – eeeek! I said it!!!! – I want to embrace my affinity for color and vintage/antique fabrics. I had my “this relationship is young so I’m not going to test the limits quite yet” phase in the beginning of the story of this house, then I had my “I’ll work with what we have and try to make it what I want” phase, which didn’t do anything more than aggravate me. I spent some money and did my “everyone has white slipcovers, and maybe if I buy some I’ll get more followers on the blog” phase, which worked by the way – but just wasn’t right in my 100 year old house with wood I can’t paint. Now I’m at my “buy what you love” phase, and I figure if I buy what I love – it won’t matter who does or doesn’t like it – because I’ll love it, and it’s my house. You think I’m growing up? Or do I just REALLY want that sofa?

Of path, due to the fact the rooms of CDLV are enfilade in style, I’d need to perform a little minor tweaks to the eating room … I’m wondering a antique suzani thrown over the round desk:

Interior Design through Miles Redd

And I’d want new material for the seats of the eating room chairs … Perhaps something in a test, like this stormy blue and white test?

Afterall, I did love Mark D Sikes eating room chairs, featured in House Beautiful some months lower back:

So, that’s it parents. I think I talked myself into that orange velvet couch. Now, the shop is closed today and reopens on Sunday. If the couch made it through Saturday nighttime, then I suppose she might simply grow to be with a brand new domestic at CDLV. What do you suspect? Are you equipped for some coloration round right here?

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