What’s happening this week …..

Posted on Sat, 8 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’m on to my next project even though my others are in various stages of completion (or should that be lack of completion?). I call them UFOs or unfinished objects. I’ve narrowed down the field on fabric for my Grant Featherston Numero chairs. I have 2 singles and an end chair as shown above. I’m leaning heavily towards the houndstooth but the wide pinstripe is coming second. The suite will go in my office and must withstand our dog Mickey and his never ending search for a comfortable seat so much as I would love this by Diamond Baratta at Lee Jofa or a Paul Smith Bespoke Stripe wool, I don’t think so. Now I just have to make up my mind so the upholsterer can get to work.

Windows and walls

Posted on Fri, 31 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Time for another trip to the retro vault. This time a look at wall coverings and window treatments. Images scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 17, Greystone Pres, 1971.

Atelier September

Posted on Thu, 30 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’m drawn to the Gustavian look. Love the Scandinavian take on distressed antiques, monotones, simple ceramics and hemp and linen fabrics. I’m particularly loving the grey on grey. Just a peep inside this beautiful Danish antique store, Atelier September.

Images from Atelier September

Allegra Hicks

Posted on Tue, 28 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Allegra Hicks, fashion designer, interior designer, furniture, fabric and home accessory designer. Her husband, Ashley Hicks, an architect and designer of interiors, furnishings, and textiles (and son of late decorating icon David Hicks). It’s a dynasty in the making. Although not as flamboyant as her father-in-law the influence is definitely there. Check out her website for all its lovely bohemian eclectic but luxury lifestyle products. The Allegra Hicks lifestyle is easy, stylish, individual, fun and enduring.

Glam bam thank you Ma’am!

Posted on Mon, 27 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Couldn’t stop at one post about Beale Lana (see post below). I almost titled this one “If I was another room”. This amazing foyer was their contribution to this year’s Kips Bay Show House. Stunning! And yes those are silver egg chairs!! Glam punk and a dash of high style goth meets classic antiques and surfer chic. What a sense of fun!